Working Party on Renewable Energy Technologies (REWP)

Central tasks of the Renewable Energy Working Party (REWP) are to support the IEA research programs, discuss current energy and technology policy issues among the IEA member states, advise the IEA Secretariat in Paris on issues related to R&D, technology and market introduction, and support the IEA in their outreach strategy.

REWP has been established in 1982 as an advisory body for the Committee on Energy Research and Technology (CERT).

Core functions of this working party

as stated in its mandate:

  • Provide a platform for information exchange and discussion
  • Provide advice to CERT and the IEA Secretariat
  • Review, add value to and develop shared key messages from the nine IEA TCPs which are under the umbrella of the REWP
  • Contribute to the development of the IEA's Energy Technology Network
  • Enhance the impact of IEA's work

All IEA Member States are represented in this body, with additional participation from Accession and Association Countries like Chile, China, Brazil, Indonesia and Morocco.

Technology Collaboration Programmes (TCPs)

Austria is participating in 5 out of 9 TCPs:

This set of topics clearly reflects Austria's goals in renewable energy technology policy. Participation in new TCPs is regularly evaluated.

REWP has established a Renewable Industry Advisory Board (RIAB) in 2013. RIAB has developed into a key platform for the dialog IEA with renewable energy's industry.



Andreas Indinger (Austrian delegate and Vice-Chair)
Austrian Energy Agency
Mariahilfer Straße 136
A-1150 Vienna
Tel.: +43 (1) 586 15 24-111
Fax: +43 (1) 586 15 24-340