IEA Experts Group "R&D Priority Setting and Evaluation" (EGRD) - Working period 2017 - 2019

The IEA Experts Group (EGRD) was established by the Committee on Energy Research and Technology (CERT). It examines analytical approaches to energy technologies, policies, and research and development and evaluates the benefits of RTI policies. Its results and recommendations feed into IEA analysis, and enable a broad perspective of energy technology issues.

Short Description

The experts group advises the CERT on methods and research priorities in the area of energy technology. It thus deals with strategies for research (scenario development, roadmaps or implementation strategies for new energy technologies) as well as with the implementation of research projects.

In order to fulfil its mandate, the expert groups organises workshops twice each year. The workshops serve to bring together international experiences from the area of energy research for the preparation of national strategy papers.

Austria contributes with expertise and best practice examples from international cooperation as well. The results of these experts' discussions are documented in comprehensive reports.

The work programme 2017-2019 includes the following workshop topics:

These six workshops were complemented with half-day internal workshops each. These were reserved for planning future activities.


Blue Sky Research for Energy Technology (14. - 15. June 2017, Birmingham)

Towards a Consumer-Driven Energy System (12. - 13. October 2017, Lyngby)

Addressing the Energy-Water Nexus through R&D Planning and Policies (28. - 29. May 2018, Brussels)

Future Energy Market Designs: Research and Innovation Needs (22. - 23. October 2018, Berlin)

System Resiliency and Flexibility (13. - 14. May 2019, Vienna)

Green Fuels (21. - 22. October 2019, Paris)


Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Germany, European Commission, France, International Energy Agency (Secretariat), Italy, Japan, Korea, Netherland, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Sweden, Switzerland, United States

Contact Address

Dr. Herbert Greisberger
Grenzgasse 10
A-3100 St. Pölten
Tel.: +43 (699) 19 24 02 48

Mag.a Karin Granzer-Sudra
Hollandstraße 10/46
A-1020 Wien
Tel.: +43 (1) 315 63 93-26