IEA AFC Annex 33: Stationary Applications (Working period 2019 - 2024)

The main objective of Annex 33 “Stationary Applications” is to identify potential markets and possible fuels for fuel cells.

Short Description

Market implementation and transformation will be supported by the analysis and development of the necessary political framework and instruments. Markets for high temperature fuel cells will be analysed. The current technological, economic and political barriers are to be identified, solutions developed and recommendations elaborated.

The Austrian Energy Agency represents Austria in Annex 33 - Stationary applications and is leading Subtask 3 of Annex 33.


In Annex 33 the following tasks are on the agenda:

  • Investigation of markets for residential stationary fuel cells taking their competitiveness with comparable systems into consideration (Subtask 1)
  • Identification of potential fuels for fuel cells (including power to gas, biomethane etc.) (Subtask 2)
  • Analysis of the regulatory framework (Subtask 3)
  • Investigation of technology development for high temperature fuel cells and identification of markets for such plants, which are often deployed in sensitive markets like hospitals, warehouse etc. (Subtask 4)


From the Austrian side the primary objectives of the project are as follows:

  • Analysis of the revised fuel-cell-relevant Directives, including the upcoming "Gas Directive", whereupon the resulting impacts will be elaborated focusing on the intended Austrian "Enefarm" program and recommendations will be developed
  • Design of a concept for the intended Austrian Enefarm program, taking success factors of other international programs into account and extending Austrian specifics by involving relevant Austrian key players
  • Dissemination of the findings mainly on national level


Austria, Denmark, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, Japan, Mexico, USA, South Korea, Sweden and Switzerland

Contact Address

DI. Dr. Günter Simader
Österreichische Energieagentur
Mariahilfer Straße 136, 1150 Wien
Tel.: 0043 1 586 1524 124