The International Energy Agency provides support for international collaboration on energy technology research, development, deployment and information dissemination. These energy technology collaboration programmes (formally known as Implementing Agreements or ‘IAs’) function within a framework created by the IEA - the International Framework for International Energy Technology Collaboration - in support of energy security, economic growth, environmental protection and engagement worldwide.
The experts participating in the activities of the TCPs represent public and private sector entities worldwide. Together, these experts share knowledge – and resources – to advance energy technologies.
This IEA technology collaboration programme is open to IEA member and non-member countries. Typically, participants are:
Each Technology Collaboration Programme has a unique scope and range of activities. There are currently 40 IAs working in the following areas:
Renewable energy technologies provide clean, flexible, standalone or grid-connected electricity and heating or cooling. Ten IAs deal with renewable energy technologies:
Further information is available at: www.iea.org/tcp