The standardization technical committee of TC 197 “Hydrogen Technologies” was created by order of the State Enterprise “UkrNDNC” # 130 dated 06.22.2020. The Certification Body “CERTATOM” was appointed as the base organization for the performance of the secretariat of TC 197.

TC 197 is an association of interested renewable energy generation companies, research and design organizations, manufacturers and suppliers of products in the field of using hydrogen as fuel and industrial gas for generating electric and thermal energy; systems for protecting hydrogen technological schemes and ensuring human and environmental safety when using hydrogen, etc.

The main goal of TC 197 is the development of national standards, including those harmonized with international and European standards in the field of systems and devices for the production, storage, transportation, measurement and use of hydrogen, which will contribute to organizational and methodological support in the field of fuel and energy security, efficiency and independence, the removal of barriers to trade, the recognition of domestic manufacturers in world markets.

In its work, TC 197 is based on the achievements of national and international scientific and technological progress and is guided by the current legislation of Ukraine, normative legal acts, standards of the national standardization system of Ukraine, which extend to the scope of TC 197, documents of international standardization organizations of which Ukraine is a member, and the Regulation on TC 197.

Scientific, technical, industrial and financial relations of TC 197 with organizations and enterprises of any form of ownership, as well as individuals interested in the work of the technical committee, are carried out on the basis of cooperation agreements, taking into account the current legislation of Ukraine, regulatory legal acts and governing documents of the National standardization body, and the Regulation on TC.

TC 197 operates in accordance with the provisions of DSTU 1.14. TC is headed by the Chairman and his deputies. The organization of ongoing work is carried out by the secretariat of the TC led by the executive secretary.

Membership in TC 197 is free and may be collective or individual. Collective members of the TC (organizations, enterprises, institutions) participate in the work of the technical committee through their authorized representatives. Individual members of the TC may be leading scientists and specialists who wish to participate in the committee. Joining TC 197 provides for consideration by members of a technical committee of a decision to accept the applicant as a member of the TC.