The Renewable Industry Advisory Board (RIAB) was established to enhance industry contact with the IEA and its Renewable Energy Working Party. RIAB is made up of a selected group of leading industrial stakeholders from the renewable energy sector, represented at Board Level, and meets two or three times a year.

RIAB contributes to IEA work on renewables by:

  • Providing additional up-to-date industry insights on significant industrial, market, regulatory, financial and innovation trends
  • Providing a forum for strategic discussion among RIAB members, governments and the IEA on key issues which can aid the implementation of solutions for large-scale deployment of renewable energy technologies inside and outside OECD countries.

Click here for RIAB Annual Meeting information (RIAB members only).

RIAB Events

"Low fossil fuel prices - bad news for renewables?"

15 March 2016, IEA Headquarters, Paris, France

Meeting Summary RIAB

"RE solutions to power Africa: bridging the gap for off-grid Redeployment"

4 October 2015, Cape Town, South Africa

A zip-file with materials from the event can be downloaded here


"Peak Electricity, distributed generation and oil at USD 50/barrel. Threats or opportunities?"

23 March 2015, Paris, France

Agenda RIAB

Meeting Summary


IEA-IRENA Executives’ Dialogue: "renewables in the future energy mix of the Middle East and North Africa"

21 January 2015, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

This meeting reviewed the role of renewables in the MENA energy supply, given the major recent changes in global and regional markets. As part of the Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week/World Future Energy Summit (WFES), the event took place at ADNEC in partnership with the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), the Renewable Industry Advisory Board (RIAB) of the International Energy Agency (IEA), Masdar, and REN21. The moderated discussion examined recent developments in the market, including the advent of nuclear, the spread of LNG and possibly coal, record-breaking solar bid results (5.98 US cents/kWh) and new global hydrocarbon prices and production costs.

The agenda can be downloaded here

The Transformation of the Power System: a Consistent Path for the Integration of Renewables and Gas - Partners or Competitors?"

24 March 2014, IEA Headquarters, Paris, France

The 2014 annual meeting of the Renewable Industry Advisory Board (RIAB) attracted more than 30 participants to the IEA headquarters in Paris. The participants, from OECD countries worldwide represented most of the leading companies in the renewable energy industry as well as banking and business services.

The summary note from the meeting can be accessed here.


"Renewable energy investment in GCC, moving beyond targets: opportunities and challenges"

22 January 2014, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

The GCC renewable energy market has seen a dramatic shift in the last two years, with over 60 GW of new capacity announced by 2032 and introduction of targets in all six member countries. Yet project implementation - and mechanisms for cost-efficient deployment - remain uncertain across the region. In this context, the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs, International Energy Agency (IEA) Renewable Industry Advisory Board (RIAB), International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), Masdar, and REN21 hosted a special session of key market players to review policy and commercial options for GCC governments and companies to move beyond targets.

The agenda can be downloaded here

A zip-file with materials from the event can be downloaded here.

A resume of the meeting can be found here.