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The Technology Collaboration Programme includes the collaboration, the exchange of relevant information and networking in the area of fluidized bed conversion of fuels applied for clean energy production.
IEA UsersTCP Empowering all: Gender in policy and implementation for achieving transitions to sustainable energy (Working period 2022-2024)
Previous work in the Task suggests that countries with higher income levels pay little attention to inclusive energy (-technology) use and its implications. Therefore, this project focuses on obtaining more data on the gender aspects of energy users through a survey, developing guidelines on inclusive technology development, and communicating the overall research results with interested stakeholders.
IEA UsersTCP SLA 2.0: Inclusive and Community-Oriented Approaches to a Social License to Automate (Working period 2022-2024)
The energy transition is critical in solving the climate crisis. Automated demand side management has great potential in this process but struggles with social acceptance. In SLA2.0, the role of gender and diversity factors will be investigated with regards to flexibility and engagement and the contribution potential of energy communities to a social license to automate will be explored. Results will provide guidance for flexibility profile identification and stakeholder-specific recommendations.
Automation applications for load shifting, also in the homes of end customers, will play an important role in the current transformation process of the energy system. The project “Social License to Automate” examined the question, which aspects are important for the success of these innovations and technologies, and under which circumstances end users are prepared to accept or reject energy-related automation processes.
IEA UsersTCP: “Empowering all” Gender in policy and implementation for achieving transitions to sustainable energy (Working period 2020-2022)
The Annex supports the design of a more efficient and inclusive energy system by integrating gender perspectives. Based on case studies and best practice examples, country-specific recommendations for inclusive energy policies are being elaborated.
The mission of the Wind TCP is to stimulate co-operation on wind energy research and development and to provide high quality information and analysis to member governments and commercial sector leaders. The focus lies on technology development and deployment, as well as market and policy instruments.
The international experts elaborated two guidelines on the current state of wind energy utilization under icing conditions: the "State of the Art Report" and the "Recommended Practices Report". On a national level, Energiewerkstatt compiled a comparative report on international approval procedures with the assessment of icefall risk, a report regarding operational experience with a stand-alone power supply unit as well as a report on the evaluation of different ice detection systems.
IEA Wind Task 19 deals with the challenges of the utilisation of wind energy in Cold Climates (i.e. under icing-conditions) and offers through global networking and mutual exchange of experience, the possibility of collecting and generating additional know-how. Aim of the subtask was to share experiences with international partners and standardising of icefall risk assessments. In addition, an evaluation report on the functionality of the new Vestas rotor blade heating system was published.
The project deals with the challenges of wind power utilisation in icing conditions and provides a strong opportunity to generate new knowledge by global networking. Energiewerkstatt leads a subtask in the field of icefall risk and works on deriving rules of thumb for the risk assessment of the ice throw risk of turbines in operation during icing conditions.
To ensure safety, reliability and productivity of small wind turbines (SWT) the experts of IEA Wind Task 27 developed a standard consumer label for small wind turbines. Since 2013 Task 27 is focussing on small wind turbines in high turbulence sites. By actively participating in the IEA Implementing Agreement Wind Energy Task 27, Austria’s stakeholders will become participants in the global small wind network. The establishment of a national working group as well as the organisation of an annual small wind conference in Austria will foster a durable collaboration and provide new impetus to the Austrian Small Wind Community.
Since 2013 Task 27 is focussing on small wind turbines (SWT) in high turbulence sites. By actively participating in the IEA Implementing Agreement Wind Energy Task 27, Austria’s stakeholders will become participants in the global small wind network. The establishment of a national working group as well as the organisation of an annual small wind conference in Austria will foster a durable collaboration and provide new impetus to the Austrian Small Wind Community.
By participating in the IEA Wind Task 27, a number of goals could be achieved, including the development of a site assessment scheme for wind turbines in areas with high turbulence intensities, the further development of the IEC 61400 standard, the participation in the “Compendium of IEA Wind TCP Task 27 case studies “And the update of the “Small Wind Power Report 2018” as well as activities such as holding the event “Small Wind Power Conference” in Austria.
IEA Wind Task 32 (since 2022: Task 52) deals with the challenges of using Wind-LiDAR-Systems and provides a strong opportunity to generate new knowledge by global networking. Energiewerkstatt elaborated in this phase of Task 32 an analysis regarding data availabilities of LiDAR measurement campaigns at different sites in Austria and resumed an organisational role regarding the assessment of uncertainties of LiDAR measurements in complex terrain.
Since 2012 Task 32 of IEA Wind has been concerned with the development and the multiple challenges in the application of LIDAR (light detection and ranging) applications in wind energy. The aims of this international research cooperation are the compilation of existing knowledge and experience as well as the elaboration of new conclusions through mutual exchange and global networking.
IEA Wind Task 41: Enabling Wind to Contribute to a Distributed Energy Future (Working period 2019 - 2023)
IEA Wind Task 41 aims to create framework conditions for decentralised small and medium-sized wind turbines in order to establish them as a competitive and reliable technology for decentralised energy generation. A strategic focus in the pursuit of this goal is the revision of the IEC standard for wind turbines, taking into account the latest research results.
Task 52 works towards the widespread adoption of wind LiDAR-systems and provides a strong opportunity to generate and spread knowledge and experience through global networking. Energiewerkstatt contributes to Task 52 with a comparative study of data availability of different LiDAR measurement principles under Alpine conditions and will take an organisational role in the creation of guidelines for the use of ground-based LiDAR in wind energy applications.
In order to achieve the development targets for renewable energies, generation plants will increasingly have to be installed at locations with more demanding technical and environmental conditions in the future. For wind energy, this means planning and operating turbines under icing conditions in many countries. The task investigates and evaluates technological solutions in this environment and publishes procedural recommendations in the form of technical reports and guidelines.
The goal of the Annex Electric Motor Systems is to raise awareness on the large savings potential in motor systems, while showing the realization method of such a path. Currently, Austria leads the task Energy Audits for Motor Systems to develop recommendations for carrying out energy audits for motor systems based on international standards.
The task deals with the analysis and dissemination of relevant information concerning biorefineries. In the last period the focus was on the development of an open-access tool for the TEE-evaluation (Technical/Economic/Environmental Assessment) of biorefineries.
The potential of alternative heat sources is highest at low system temperatures, but current district heating networks are usually high-temperature systems. The aim of the IEA DHC Annex TS2 is to support the transformation of district heating networks towards lower temperatures (the so-called 4th generation). For this purpose, Annex TS2 forms an international platform that enables an exchange on the topics of technology, system, demonstration and competitiveness.