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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Upcoming Events

  1. International Symposium on IEA Energy Experts Exchange on Demand Flexibility and RES Integration – Smart Grids week
    9 May 2016 - 10 May 2016
    International Symposium on IEA Energy Experts Exchange on  Demand Flexibility and RES Integration SMART GRIDS Week 2016, LINZ AG, Wiener Straße 151, 4021 Linz, Austria Monday,            9th May 2016 Contact:             Matthias Stifter (matthias.stifter@ait.ac.at) – Operating Agent IEA DSM Task 17 René Kamphuis (rene.kamphuis@tno.nl) – Operating Agent IEA DSM Task 17 Demand and generation flexibility is needed in order to in effectively integrate renewables and distributed generation in the future energy system. The transition from passive demand side to responsive and active demand integration involves many different domains, from the technical capabilities of individual components (e.g. heat-pumps, storages, inverters) to the aggregated operation and market participation and new services. These different aspects are target by various activities of the International Energy Agency by means of technology focused tasks and annexes. This symposium brings together the different viewpoints and domains dealing with enabling flexibility and integration of renewables at the demand side. Among others cost-effective demand response includes the interaction of:
    • prosumer’s generation (PV, µCHP)
    • electric storage capabilities (electric storage, electric vehicles)
    • thermal storages like buildings or heat networks
    • user behavior, participation and interaction
    • components (heat-pumps)
    • grid and market services
    Speakers from expert activities of various energy technology initiatives will discuss recent research results, technology options and international viewpoints together with academics, distribution network operators and representatives from industry. Experts from industry, researchers, entrepreneurs and policy makers are invited to join the symposium and take part in the active discussions and panel sessions. Further information is available at: http://www.smartgridsweek.com/ The symposium is organized and supported by IEA DSM Task 17: Integration of Demand Side Management, Distributed Generation, Renewable Energy Sources and Energy Storages. IEA-DSM Task 17 addresses the current role and potential of flexibility in electricity demand and supply of systems of energy consuming/producing processes in buildings (residential and commercial) equipped with DER (Electric Vehicles, PV, storage, heat pumps, ...) and their impacts on the grid and markets. Link: www.ieadsm.org Support The following IEA Energy Technology Initiatives have been invited to contribute with their valuable expertise to the cross-domain topic of demand flexibility:
    IEA Demand Side Management – Task 17: Integration of Demand Side Management, Distributed Generation, Renewable Energy Sources and Energy Storages
    IEA DSM - Task 24 Closing the Loop: Behaviour Change in DSM – From Theory to Practice
    IEA DSM - Task 25 Business Models for a more effective market uptake of DSM energy services
    IEA HPP Heat Pump Program – Annex 42: Heat Pumps in Smart Grids –
    IEA ECES Energy Conservation through Energy Storage – Annex 28: Distributed Energy Storage for the Integration of Renewable Energies“ (DESIRE)
    IEA ECB Energy in Buildings and Communities - Annex 58 – Reliability and Energy Performance
    IEA ECB Energy in Buildings and Communities - Annex 67 – Energy Flexible Buildings
    ISGAN – Annex 6: Power T&D Systems
    IEA PVPS - Task 14: High Penetration of PV Systems in Electricity Grids
    IEA Hybrid & Electric Vehicle – Task 28: Home grids and V2X technologies
  2. Webinar: Energy efficiency - a profit center for companies! A strategic and financial discussion of the multiple benefits of energy efficiency
    12 May 2016
    Start/Stop Date:
    12 May 16
    DSM University in co-operation with Leonardo Energy
    Webinar 15:00 - 16:00 CET
    Focus Areas:
    Multiple benefits of energy efficiency
    Type of Event:
    Register here picture-126406-1412191578   Speaker: Catherine Cooremans Investments in energy efficiency not only result in a reduction of energy consumption —the energy benefit— but they also entail non-energy benefits such as improved product quality, reduced production time or improved comfort in sales area. Non-energy benefits significantly improve the business case of energy-efficiency investments in the business sector by raising their strategic character. Within this context, the aim of this webinar is to discuss a methodology to describe and analyze the industrial non-energy benefits of energy efficiency. Linking energy, operational, strategic and financial aspects, this new conceptual framework enables to move away from the common view of energy as a commodity (where the only goal is to save kilowatt-hours) to adopt a new perspective on energy and energy services as strategic value for businesses.

    This methodology will be further developed and documented by Task 26 Multiple Benefits of Energy Efficiency, a project of IEA Demand Side Management Energy Efficiency Technology Collaboration Program, in close collaboration with practitioners, academic researchers and public programmers. People or Institutions interested by Task 26 are most welcome to contact me.

      Moderator: Hans de Keulenaer   DISCLAIMER: The IEA enables independent groups of experts – the technology Collaboration Programs, or TCPs. Information or material of the TCPs focusing on demand-side management (IEA-DSM) does not necessarily represent the views or policies of the IEA Secretariat or of the IEA’s individual Member countries. The IEA does not make any representation or warranty (express or implied) in respect of such information (including as to its completeness, accuracy or non-infringement) and shall not be held liable for any use of, or reliance on, such information.
  3. E2 Energy Efficiency for Industry Conference
    13 June 2016 - 16 June 2016
    Renaissance Brussels Hotel
    E2 is a new initiative from Nadim Chaudhry, founder of Green Power Conferences (http://www.greenpowerconferences.com). Green Power Conferences was established in 2003 and has successfully run over 400 exhibitions, conferences and training courses in over 35 countries, from Maputo to Copenhagen from Denver to Jakarta. Nadim recognised that a swathe of changes were taking place in the energy efficiency market and has launched E2 to disseminate knowledge, spread best practice and accelerate energy efficiency in industrial markets. A highly focused information and live events platform, the E2 business is highly focused on accelerating the uptake of energy efficiency projects and reducing GHG emissions in industry. The topics will range from project financing, data management and insights, cultural and behavioural practices to a whole host of industry specific technologies including energy management systems, lighting, process technologies, voltage optimisation, variable speed drives, CHP cogeneration, waste heat recovery, waste gas reuse and Internet of Things. Agenda Register More information Information about E2 Energy efficiency in industry
  4. C4E Forum: Central and Eastern European Energy Efficiency Forum
    22 June 2016 - 26 June 2016
    Lighthouse Golf & Spa Resort, 9000
    Central and Eastern European Energy Efficiency Forum The European Climate Foundation, Chance for Buildings and Bulgarian Green Building Council invite you to the first Central and Eastern European Energy Efficiency Forum, which will take place from 22 to 25 June 2016 on the Bulgarian Black Sea coast.
    What is C4E Forum? In short — not your average conference. Our aim is to create Central and Eastern Europe’s first community building event in the space of energy efficiency in buildings. There are so many interesting efficiency projects happening in the region — it’s time to share and build upon them!
    • Half-week interactive programme combining practical sessions, creative workshops and evening plenaries with high-level speakersand plenty of informal networking opportunities.
    • Professionals in the area of energy efficiency in buildings from government, business, industry, financial institutions, project developers, NGOs, consumer organisations, consultancies, think tanks, etc. from across CEE region all in one place.
    • Hosted on the Bulgarian Black Sea coast—a breathtaking location at an affordable cost.
    Need to extend your knowledge or network? C4E Forum is the place for that.
    Why now? 2016 will be an important year for Energy Efficiency, it will see the review of both the Energy Efficiency and the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive. At the same time, implementation of energy efficiency programmes needs to come up to speed to deliver on the 2020 energy savings target and reduce import dependence, improve local air quality, reduce fuel poverty, and in general, bring a better quality of life for the citizens in Central and Eastern Europe. Look for more details at http://c4eforum.net
    Registration Information Registration is open at http://c4eforum.net/registration Early-bird registration with significant discount ends 31 January 2016.
    Presentation Submissions One thing that makes C4E Forum special is interaction among participants. We encourage all participants to consider submission of presentations about interesting developments in energy efficiency, either government, business or community initiatives,  in the wide Central and Eastern Europe region. For proposed areas to be covered and presentation applications, please look at http://c4eforum.net/your-presentation On behalf of our organizers, we look forward to seeing you on the Black Sea this June! Please email us with your inquiries at info@c4eforum.net  
  5. Energy Cultures 2 Conference
    6 July 2016 - 9 July 2016
    Mac's Function Centre
    The Energy Cultures Conference, ‘Sustainable Energy Futures: Understanding Behaviour and Supporting Transition’ will be held on the 6th and 7th July 2016 at Mac’s Function Centre in Wellington, New Zealand, and hosted by the Energy Cultures Research Group from the University of Otago. The energy sector is facing an uncertain future. The demands of development contrasted with the constraints of global climate change, peak oil, and resource availability underscore the need for a long-term transformation of energy systems. Yet achieving a sustainable energy future will require action and support of multiple actors across a range of scales. The purpose of this international conference is twofold: to share findings and conceptual advances from the Energy Cultures research programme; and to invite other research perspectives on energy-related behaviour and its role in transitioning to a sustainable energy future. The conference invites a broad focus on behaviour change that includes households, businesses and governments; energy and mobility; and from single-factor to systemic change. The programme will consist of plenary and thematic sessions and discussions in plenum. The conference will bring together academics and practitioners from different disciplines, backgrounds, and sectors, to strengthen the relationship between theory and practice, and to identify mechanisms for translating research outcomes into opportunities for transition. For further details and instructions on how to submit an abstract, please see the full call for abstracts. Why attend? The conference will bring together leading ‘thinkers’ and ‘doers’ from New Zealand and around the world to share their cutting-edge research into energy and mobility behaviours, behaviour change, and broader socio-technical transitions. It will provide the opportunity for scholars to share their insights with other researchers, practitioners, and policymakers. The conference will take place over two days (Wednesday 6 and Thursday 7 July, 2016) and include sessions showcasing research selected through a competitive abstract process . The first day will focus on contributions that extend theory or understanding around behaviour, behaviour change, and transition. The second day will have a stronger focus on implementation and implications for policymakers and practitioners. There will be four international keynote speakers across the two days, providing a range of insights into sustainable energy futures. Details of the keynote talks and speaker biographies can be found on the Keynote Speakers  page. Who should attend? The Energy Cultures Conference aims to bring together:
    • Researchers (e.g., economics, psychology, sociology, management, law, humanities, interdisciplinary)
    • Decision makers and practitioners (e.g., national and local government, utilities, businesses, entrepreneurs)
    • Influencers (e.g., community organisations, media, non-profits)
    We invite participants from any discipline or sector whose work relates to the conference theme. Timeframe 18 December 2015      Deadline for submission of abstracts – NOW CLOSED 08 December 2015      Registration now open 15 February 2016         Authors will be notified of acceptance 01 May 2016                 Deadline for presenters registration 15 May 2016                 Confirmation of final programme 6-7 July 2016                Conference                                                                                                                                                                                                      8 July 2016                   IEA DSM Task 24 workshop Cost Registration costs for the Energy Cultures conference have been subsidised by the Energy Cultures research programme, therefore the full two-day conference is just NZ$100, or $75 for one day only. This fee includes lunches and coffee breaks on both days, along with drinks and canapés on the first evening. A reduced rate of $50 is offered to students and non-waged. Location The conference venue, the Mac’s Function Centre is situated in New Zealand’s capital city, Wellington. A compact city, Wellington offers opportunities to explore Te Papa (the museum of New Zealand), Zealandia (a pest-free wildlife sanctuary) or enjoy the views from the Botanic Gardens at the top of the cable car. There is a good bus network, but most city centre locations are accessible by foot. For those arriving by air, Wellington has an international airport, and frequent, low cost airport bus providing connections to the city centre.  There is also a train connecting Auckland, New Zealand’s largest city, and Wellington which offers fantastic views of the North Island country, mountains and sea scape. Click here for more winter activities in New Zealand. Accommodation Click here for special delegate rates. IEA DSM Task 24 Workshop We are also pleased to announce another international workshop that will follow the conference on Friday, July 8 2016. You can find more information here. News & Inquiries For more news sign up for our e-newsletter and twitter account @energycultures #energycultures2016. For additional inquiries please contact energy.cultures@otago.ac.nz Conference Committee Conference Chair:                         Dr Janet Stephenson Conference Co-conveners:          Dr Debbie Hopkins, Dr Rebecca Ford Conference Manager:                   Jane Khan Committee Members:                  Dr Ben Wooliscroft, Dr Sara Walton, Dr Michelle Scott  
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