The IEA’s Renewable Energy Division closely works with a range of strategic partners to get advice and insights from governments, industry and other renewable sector experts.
Working Party on Renewable Energy Technologies (REWP)
The principal objective of the Working Party on Renewable Energy Technologies (REWP) is to provide advice to the IEA Committee on Energy Research and Technology and other IEA bodies on renewable energy sources and technologies, related policies, trends, projects, programmes and strategies which address the energy security, diversity and environmental interests of IEA Member countries.
As part of the IEA’s Global Engagement Strategy, the REWP also increasingly encourages collaboration with IEA partner countries and international bodies such as the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).
The REWP oversees the work of the nine IEA Technology Collaboration Programmes (formally known as Implementing Agreements) dedicated to renewable energy and hydrogen sources. Finally, it ensures a dialogue between governments and the private sector by monitoring the role of finance and markets through the Renewable Industry Advisory Board (RIAB), an informal body created by the CERT in June 2011.
Renewable Industry Advisory Board (RIAB)
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).
Our work on Renewables
Released October 2017
Explore the key findings from our latest report on renewables, including market analysis and overview of renewable electricity, biofuels, and heat
System Integration of Renewables (SIR)
The IEA aims to identify global best practice for integrating renewable energy into power grids and the wider energy system
Policies and Measures Database (PAMS)
The Joint IEA/IRENA database provides country-validated information on the renewables policies and measures of more than 140 countries
Good data is an essential component of effective policy making on renewable energy. Access our global datasets here
The IEA’s renewables work receives valuable inputs from governments, industry and technical experts through the working party (REWP) and the industry advisory board (RIAB)
Future Scenarios for Renewables
Access our latest modelling and analysis to gain insight into potential future scenarios for renewables globally
Renewables Information 2018 Overview
Summary of the most recent trends in the world and OECD renewables market
Status of Power System Transformation 2018
Provides a comprehensive overview of how power plants can contribute to making power systems more flexible
Renewable Energy Policies in a Time of Transition
Joint report by IRENA, the IEA and REN21, identifies key barriers and policy options to boost renewable energy deployment
- Commentary: Decline in renewables investment is a warning signal for clean energy transitions
24 July 2018
- Commentary: Progress with solar heat in India
3 July 2018
- IEA report highlights need for policy action to improve power system flexibility
24 May 2018
Events & workshops
WorkshopSystems Integration Side EventYokohama, Japan
WorkshopEU4Energy Policy Forum on BioenergyVienna, Austria