RE-PROSUMERS at Intersolar, Munich, Germany

The IEA-RETD presented at the Intersolar Europe event hosted by the French-German Office for Energy Transition (DFBEW) in Munich on 1 June 2017. The workshop welcomed almost 100 guests and was translated in German and in French.

In a session dedicated to PV self-sufficiency, Kristian Petrick, acting for the Operating Agent, presented the main findings of the RE-PROSUMERS project, especially focusing on requirements and barriers for massive deployment of PV prosumers. Overall, the workshop confirmed that prosumer business models require better regulation for real uptake.

Date: Thursday 1 June 2017

Time: 12:30 to 15:30

Location:  ICM – Internationales Congress Center, Messe München, 81823 Munich, Germany

More information on the event can be found here.

IEA-RETD Workshop in Tokyo, Japan

The IEA RETD Technology Collaboration Programme, together with the Japanese New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO), organized a workshop in Tokyo in Japan on 15 May 2017 to present results of three recent RETD studies.

By combining findings from international research and knowledge from key experts, and by sharing experiences, the workshop delivered further insights into renewable energy technology deployment.

The workshop was translated live (English-Japanese) and documents were available in Japanese.


The workshop was organized in three parts, each including a presentation of the key conclusions and recommendations of the projects followed by a roundtable discussion among all participants:

RE-INDUSTRY: Fostering renewable energy integration in the industry
Presentation of the project findings by David de Jager (Operating Agent)

REWind Offshore: International Offshore Wind Energy Deployment
Presentation of the project findings by Michael Stephenson (Carbon Trust)
Presentation of Insights into the evolution of wind offshore costs with lessons learnt from European tenders by David de Jager

RE-CRI: Using the Commercial Readiness Index as a tool in renewable energy policy design
Presentation of the project findings by David de Jager (Operating Agent)

Agenda – IEA-RETD Workshop Tokyo – 15 May


Date: Monday 15 May 2017

Time: 13:00 to 16:30

Location:  NEDO Branch Office, 1-4-2 Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan


REWind Offshore at the All Energy Exhibition and Conference, Glasgow, UK

The IEA-RETD project on the Comparative Analysis of International Offshore Wind Energy Development (REWind Offshore) was presented at the All Energy Exhibition and Conference in Glasgow in the UK on 10 May 2017.

In the session, ‘Offshore Wind Trajectory’, Kristian Petrick (acting for the Operating Agent of the IEA-RETD) presented the main results, especially focusing on major policy differences between countries with regard to Offshore Wind developments.


  • Competitive wind auctions 2016-17 – what can we learn about the new offshore wind LCOE trajectory?
  • Offshore wind policy and market evolution – the journey to industry maturity and cost reduction
  • A path to low risk LCoE of £75/MWh for UK offshore wind
  • From Barrow to Taipei: Intercontinental offshore wind development
  • Critical mass: Outlook for offshore wind in the U.S.
  • Q&A and panel discussion


Date: Wednesday 10 May 2017

Time: 11:45 to 12:30

Location:  Room 12

For more information on the event, go to



IEA-RETD at Offshore Wind Energy 2017, London, UK

The IEA-RETD TCP will present the outcome of its Comparative Analysis of International Offshore Wind Energy Development at the Offshore WInd Energy 2017 Conference, co-organized by RenewableUK and WindEurope, in London in the UK on 7 June 2017.

As one of the leading conferences in the world on Offshore Wind, it will address the most important technical, political and market developments from industry experts, particularly focusing on innovation and forward-thinking.

Responding to these objectives, the IEA-RETD project REWind Offshore will be presented in a session entitled ‘Further reducing the costs of capital’. This session will focus on how projects are financed, and the costs of securing that financing have a significant effect on the overall costs of delivering and operating offshore wind farms.

David de Jager (Operating Agent) will set the scene by presenting the recent findings of REWind Offshore, especially regarding offshore wind policy and market evolution towards industry maturity and cost reduction. The presentation will be followed by a panel discussion.

The programme can be found here.


Date: Wednesday 7 June 2017

Time: 11:30 to 12:45

Location:  Royal Victoria Dock, 1 Eastern Gateway, Room 12, London E16 1FR, UK

For more information on the conference visit




RE-INDUSTRY at the IEA Renewable Energy Working Party (REWP) Workshop, Paris

The IEA Renewable Energy Working Party (REWP) hosted a workshop on “Scaling-up renewables through decentralised energy solutions” in Paris on Tuesday 28 March.

The rise of decentralised and variable power generation, in particular through the combination of solar PV, electric vehicles, storage, district heating and demand response, offers opportunities for integrated local energy solutions. The workshop aims to take a closer look at these opportunities in driving the global energy transformation.

The IEA-RETD was invited to present RE-INDUSTRY (Renewable Energy in Industry). David de Jager summarized the final results and conclusions of the project in a session dedicated to “Drivers for change – the role of cities, industry and smart solutions”. More particularly the session examined:

  • What have been the drivers behind city and industry decentralised energy investments?
  • How can these players help provide greater energy system integration?
  • How essential are smart energy systems and data in facilitating these local energy solutions?

This event brought together senior decision-makers, experts and key players from governments, municipalities, energy industries as well as IEA members, partners and Technology Collaboration Programmes.


Date: Tuesday 28 March 2017

Time: 11:45 am to 1:00 pm

Location:  UIC-P Espaces Congrès, 16 rue Jean Rey, Paris, France

Participation is on invitation only.




RE-INDUSTRY at the ‘Renewables and Clean Energy for Industries’ workshop in Washington DC

The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) and the International Energy Agency (IEA) are organizing a workshop ‘Renewables and Clean Energy for Industries’ in Washington DC on 28 and 29 November 2016.

The preliminary results of the RE-INDUSTRY project will be presented by the Operating Agent of the IEA RETD TCP, David de Jager.

In this workshop, experts from industry, research groups, and multilateral institutions will share their experiences in dealing with the challenges and opportunities in advancing clean technologies across various sectors and countries. Concrete case studies in various countries, industry sectors and technologies, will be presented and discussed.

Workshop sessions include:
•  Setting the Scene – Global Perspective on Decarbonization
•  Clean Energy Deployment – Challenges & Opportunities
•  Solar Heat for Industrial Processes
•  Electrification of Industry
•  National Perspectives and Enabling Policies


Date: Tuesday 28 and Wednesday 29 November 2016

Time: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Location: Hotel Monaco Washington DC, 700 F St NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20004, USA





REvLOCAL at the EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW)

The Institute for European Environmental Policy (IEEP) presented the preliminary findings from the ‘Revitalisation of local economy by development of renewable energy project (REvLOCAL)’ at the Policy Conference of the EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW).

These findings shed light on successful approaches to maximising the benefits for the local economy, and thereby increasing deployment of renewable energy. Through six case studies (St Dizier and Le Mené in France; Nord Norge in Norway; Santa Cruz in the US; Bay of Fundy in Canada; Hamburg in Germany; and Furness peninsula in the UK) which have involved dozens of interviews with local actors, the IEEP team is uncovering how renewable energy across a range of locations and technologies (biogas, offshore wind, in-stream tidal, solar PV and more), create jobs and business. The impacts are encouraging: lasting jobs for local people are established thanks to activities directly or indirectly linked to renewable energy projects. From transport, industry match-making, safety equipment rental, to high-tech research and consulting, the examples of business opportunities that link to renewable energy investments are abundant. What’s more, existing jobs and businesses can be sustained, as Le Mené (agricultural activity) and Barrow (ports and marine transport) show. The case studies will contribute to wider understanding of the economic co-benefits of renewables investment, and could help in framing the sometimes difficult local debates on siting of renewable energy infrastructure.


The Policy Conference of the EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) organised by the European Commission is among the most important events dedicated to sustainable energy policies. The aim of the EUSEW is to encourage both: networking between stakeholders promoting energy efficiency and renewable energies and learning about best practices of successful policies. The EUSEW took place in Brussels from 14 to 16 June 2016. The REvLOCAL project won, through a call for application, the opportunity to present at the Speaker’s Corner.


Date: Wednesday 15th June 2016

Time: 11:00 to 11:30 am

Event: Networking village, Speaker’s Corner

Location: Residence Palace, 155 Rue de la Loi, Brussels, Belgium

In the meantime, visit our REvLOCAL webpage. Final delieverables are expected end of July 2016. If you wish to review the final draft deliverables, please send an email to before 27th June 2016.

Launch of the Coalition for Action to Bolster Public Support for Renewable Energy

IEA-RETD one of the 36 founding members

IEA-RETD is one of the 36 founding members of the “Coaltion for Action to Bolster Public Support for Renewable Energy”  which was officially launched at the IRENA Assembly on January 19 in Abu Dhabi, see: and the flyer.

The coalition – whose future name is still to be decided upon – is the result of the stakeholder workshop held in October 2014 (see and can also be seen as a promising step resulting from the IEA-RETD scoping study on “Communication Best-Practices for Renewable Energies – Scoping Study” (RE-COMMUNICATE), see

19 January 2014, Abu Dhabi, UAE

IEA-RETD at Renewable Energy Jobs Conference

The Renewable Energy Jobs Conference, organized by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), took place on Tuesday, 21 January 2014, in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE), in connection with the World Future Energy Summit. The Conference discussed how the renewables sector has become a significant employer with potential for creating millions more jobs worldwide in coming years. IEA-RETD was represented in two sessions: Matthew Kennedy (SEA Ireland and IEA-RETD co-chair,) participated in the 2nd panel on “enabling policies for renewable energy job creation”, highlighting the importance of RE policies which create new jobs as co-benefits. Kristian Petrick (All Green Energies and acting for the IEA-RETD Operating Agent) had contributed to the chapter on “skills, education, occupation and training” and participated in the respective panel. He emphasized that RE policies have to be underpinned by educational policies to ensure adequate skill development.

The IRENA Jobs report can be found at:

The summary of the IRENA Jobs conference can be found at:

The press release can be found at:

In 2008 IEA-RETD had already conducted a scoping study on “Renewable
Energy and Education”, see here:

IRENA Workshop: Social Acceptance of Renewable Energy

On 7-9 October 2013 IEA-RETD joined a workshop hosted by IRENA in Abu Dhabi on strengthening social acceptance and dispelling lingering misconceptions about renewable energy. The RE-COMMUNICATE project was presented in the first panel. Representatives of about 40 leading organisations advocating the transition to renewable energy discussed synergising their existing efforts to dispel misconceptions and harmonising their arguments and communication strategies.

The RE-COMMUNICATE presentation can be found on this page and more information about the workshop at the IRENA website.