Welcome to the Demand Side Management Technology Collaboration Program (DSM TCP)
The Demand Side Management Technology Collaboration Program (DSM TCP) is an international collaboration of 16 countries and 3 sponsors working together to develop and promote opportunities for demand-side management (DSM). DSM offers solutions to problems such as load management, energy efficiency, strategic conservation and related activities.
The work of the DSM Technology Collaboration Program is organised through a series of Tasks and reported in a number of publications. It is managed by an Executive Committee (ExCo). Visit the News page for the latest information on our activities.
Behaviour Change & Energy NewsBehaviour Change & Energy News – published weekly by Dr. […] 17 September 2019
Annual Report 2018This report is the twenty-fifth Annual Report of the DSM […] 31 January 2019
Issue 70 – Spotlight Newsletter - September 2018Issue 70 – Spotlight Newsletter – September 2018 Task 24: […] 23 September 2018
Issue 69 - Spotlight Newsletter - June 2018Spotlight Newsletter – Issue 69 – June 2018 Task 16 […] 20 June 2018
Task 24 releases cross-country case study comparison on Energy Saving Kit ProgrammesAs part of Task 24 Phase II we first undertake […] 14 June 2018
Hard-to-Reach Energy Users in the Residential & Commercial Sectors
We believe that there may be a significant percentage of the human population that is currently not engaged or informed by our many efforts to elicit change in their energy-efficient technology uptake and energy consumption. This is even more so the case once you expand from hard-to-reach individuals and groups in the residential, to those in the commercial sector, and across all fuels and energy services, including mobility. This, potentially very large energy user group is the focus of this new DSM Task.
Task 25 Phase 2: Energy services supporting business models and systems
This Task will focus on identifying energy systems that support the creation and uptake of new user-centered energy services and business models.
Task 24 Phase II – Helping the Behaviour Changers
Phase II of Task 24 takes the theory into practice. Building on the solid theoretical foundations of Phase I, we now look at the: What? Who? How? Why? and So What?
We use a Collective Impact Approach methodology and storytelling as the overarching language and bring together Behaviour Changers from all sectors (industry, government, research, middle actors and the third sector) with the end users whose behaviour they are ultimately trying to change.
Task 17 – Integration of Demand Side Management, Energy Efficiency, Distributed Generation and Renewable Energy Sources
As countries implement energy policies that promote energy efficiency, distributed generation and renewable energy resources, the share of distributed energy increases, particularly the intermittent type such as wind, solar, small hydro and combined heat and power (small and micro-CHP). Due to the fact that intermittent types of electricity generation are difficult to predict, electrical networks— both local and transmission— are turning to integrated distributed energy resource.Read More…
Task 16 – Innovative Energy Services (Energy Contracting, ESCo Services)
Energy Contracting – also labeled as ESCo or Energy Service (ES) – is a many times proven DSM instrument to implement performance-based energy efficiency measures for lighting, HVAC-technologies or even comprehensive refurbishment of buildings. An Energy Service Company (ESCo) takes over the technical and commercial implementation and operation risks and has to guarantee for it’s cost and results. ESCo services are also well suited to implement innovative energy technologies and renewable energy systems.
Task 25 – Business Models for a more effective uptake of DSM energy services
This task will focus on identifying and creating effective business models providing viable DSM value propositions that lead to the growth of the demand market for energy efficiency. In addition, this task will focus on identifying and supporting the creation of energy ecosystems in which these business models can succeed.
Task 24 – Closing the Loop – Behaviour Change in DSM: From Theory to Practice
The IEA DSM Programme has initiated work to focus on the complexities of human energy-using behaviour. Experts from participating countries will begin to unravel these complexities in order to access the large end user behaviour change potential for DSM programmes. Only once the ‘loop’ between behaviour change researchers, funders, policymakers, DSM implementers, and energy end users is closed will this potential be realised.