IEA Hydrogen Task 41: Data and Modelling

In IEA Hydrogen Task 41, the TIMES Austria model of the Austrian Energy Agency and the experiences from the showcase energy region WIVA P&G will be brought into the international cooperation of modellers.

Short Description

A quantitative estimation of the future role of hydrogen as an energy carrier in the future energy system requires suitable powerful energy models and agreed realistic assumptions, especially for technology development. Task 41, which focuses on data and modelling of hydrogen in the energy system, will be divided into five subtasks from 2020.

  • Subtask A - Consolidation of parameters describing hydrogen technologies: Here, the relevant parameters describing the individual components of the conversion chains for hydrogen technologies are recorded, verified, checked for plausibility and documented. Austria is contributing the results of projects of the Energy Showcase Region WIVA P&G.
  • Subtask B - Improvement of existing methods for modelling hydrogen in the value chain: The aim is to improve the modelling of hydrogen in energy models and to understand the different conditions and approaches of the individual models and countries better.
    Using the TIMES Austria model of the Austrian Energy Agency as well as the data collected in Subtask A, scenarios will be developed to illustrate the effects of hydrogen conversion paths on the development of the Austrian energy system and key climate and energy policy variables.
  • Subtask C - Exchange of experience with ETSAP and the IEA in working with energy models: Within the framework of the cooperation with TCP ETSAP (Energy Technology Systems Analysis Program, note: Austria is not a member) and the modellers in the IEA Secretariat, joint work on model questions is carried out, experiences are exchanged and data for parameters are compared.
  • Subtask D - Reviewing of IEA publications
  • Subtask E - Life Cycle Analysis: This subtask is at an early stage of preparation and will be developed during 2020. Life Cycle Sustainability Assessment (LSCA) comprises an ecological life cycle analysis (LCA), life cycle costing (LCC) and a social life cycle assessment (SLCA).


Australia, Austria, Belgium, China, Denmark, European Commission, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Israel, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Lithuania, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom.

Contact Address

Österreichische Energieagentur
Dr. Martin Baumann
Mariahilfer Straße 136
1150 Wien
Tel.: +43 (0)1 586 15 24-167
Mobil: +43 (0)664 810 78 94