Welcome to IEA Demand Side Management Energy Efficiency Technology Collaboration Program

IEA Demand Side Management Energy Efficiency Technology Collaboration Program (DSM TCP)  is an international collaboration of 15 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.


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Research Spotlight

Upcoming Events

  1. BEHAVE 2016 conference and Task 24 workshop
    7 September 2016 - 9 September 2016
    University of Coimbra, Dept of Mathematics

    Behave 2016 - 4th European Conference on Behaviour and Energy Efficiency

    8 - 9 September 2016

    University of Coimbra, Portugal

    Special issue

    Behave 2016 aims to bring researchers and practitioners involved in end-use energy efficiency to share recent research, new technological developments and best practices on understanding and influencing behaviour related to energy efficiency. Research on behaviours associated with energy use plays a fundamental role to achieve a more sustainable energy system, in face of challenges such as security of supply, climate change and evolution to the smart grids.

    Contributions to Behave 2016 are expected to cover a wide range of topics related with energy efficiency and behaviours, namely:

    • promoting sustainable energy behaviours: instruments, interventions and evaluation of behaviour change
    • adoption and use of low carbon technologies
    • behavioural potential to facilitate the smart grid and demand response
    • end-use energy efficiency in buildings and organisations
    • behaviour in transport and mobility
    • behaviour integration into energy modelling
    • multidisciplinary approaches to energy behaviours
    • energy policies for promoting behaviour change

    Other topics related to energy efficiency and behaviours are welcome. Contributions reporting real-world studies are particularly appreciated.

    The official language of the conference is English. More information can be found here.

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    7 September 2016, University of Coimbra

    This workshop is designed to provide an overview to the wider systemic issues to do with behaviour change and to provide more hands-on solutions on how to solve them collaboratively.

    It is led by the International Energy Agency Demand Side Management Programme's (IEA-DSM) Task 24, called ‘Behaviour Change in DSM - Helping the Behavior Changers’.

    More information can be found here.

  2. 2nd IndustRE stakeholders workshop
    12 September 2016
    Room Newton A - CEN/CENELEC Meeting Center
    Register here Purpose The IndustRE project (www.industre.eu) was started in January 2015 and meanwhile produced key deliverables on business models and policy recommendations to stimulate industrial demand response. These are very timely in the context of the ongoing EU Market Design reform. Additionally, model contracts and a methodology for optimal valorization of flexible electricity demand in industry will be presented and debated. Participants Regulators, energy intensive industry, renewable energy sector, demand response, aggregators, utilities... Documents 1st Workshop (2015) Latest project results Agenda 12:30    Networking lunch 13:30    Welcome and introduction to the workshop (European Copper Institute) 13:45    Business Models and Market Barriers (IIT Comillas) 14:00    Policy Recommendations (IIT Comillas) 14:20    Discussion on policy / market design options 14:45    Coffe break 15:00    Best RES project short presentation (3E) 15:05    Model Contracts (BBH) 15:30    Methodology for optimal valorisation of industrial flexible electricity consumption (VITO) 16:00    Discussion on methodology and contracts 16:30    Panel Discussion 17:00    Adjourn Organisation * Convener: Fernando Nuño (European Copper Institute) * Rapporteur:  Denzil Walton (European Copper Institute) * Moderator: Michael Papapetrou (WIP) * Format: interactive workshop + web broadcasting of the event Register here
  3. Webinar: Energy efficiency obligations - a toolkit for success
    21 September 2016
    Register here Description Energy Efficiency Obligations (EEOs) are a strong driver of energy savings in Europe and around the world. Many Member States have chosen EEOs as an important policy to support compliance with Article 7 of the Energy Efficiency Directive. This webinar draws on the recently published “Toolkit for Energy Efficiency Obligations” to discuss elements of EEO design, and specifically to answer: What are the main considerations for designing, implementing, and (over time) improving EEOs? What are examples of best practices that have led to successful schemes? And what are some of the most frequent barriers and how might they be overcome? Speakers Edith_Bayer Edith Bayer is an Associate with the Regulatory Assistance Project, based in Brussels. She supports RAP’s programmes on energy efficiency and demand-side management in Brussels and in Central/Eastern Europe. Ms. Bayer has advised policymakers and stakeholders on the design and practical implementation of energy efficiency obligations, overcoming regulatory and market barriers to energy efficiency and demand response, the principle of “Efficiency First,” and on low-cost pathways to the power sector transition. Prior to RAP, Edith worked on climate and energy policy in Moscow, Russia. She earned her Juris Doctor from New York University School of Law.   Jan_Rosenow Dr Jan Rosenow is a Senior Associate at the Regulatory Assistance Project (RAP) and a Senior Research Fellow at SPRU, University of Sussex. He has more than 12 years of experience in energy and climate change policy. Previously Jan led the energy efficiency policy work of a large energy and climate change consultancy which is part of a global engineering and consultancy business with 3,000+ staff. In addition to his background in consulting, Jan also has a strong track record in energy research - he has held research appointments at leading institutes in the UK, Germany and the United States.  
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