Welcome to IEA Demand Side Management Energy Efficiency
IEA Demand Side Management Energy Efficiency is an international collaboration of 16 countries and 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 programme 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 November 2015
Issue 58 Spotlight Newsletter September 2015– Task 24 – Helping the Behaviour Changers – Note […] 29 September 2015
Issue 57 Spotlight Newsletter June 2015- Task 15 – Network Driven DSM: Impacts of Demand-Side […] 20 June 2015
Issue 56 Spotlight Newsletter March 2015- Task 25: Beware: Energy Efficiency Services in the Making! […] 19 June 2015
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 – Competitive 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.