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. Roadmaps to Urban Electrification
    30 May 2016
    CEN/CENELEC Meeting Center
    Register here Venue: Room Newton - CEN/CENELEC Meeting Center - Avenue Marnix 17 (4th floor), 1000 Brussels Purpose The project "Urban electrification – impact of electrification of urban infrastructure on costs and carbon footprint" explored potential paths in the development of the energy infrastructure for a city of 150,000 residents. Several scenarios, for residential heat supply and personal transport, have been developed and assessed showing the increased use of electricity in a virtual city. For each, the financial impacts have been analysed and compared both from a system and an end user perspective. The key findings from the project will be presented in a workshop during the 2016 EU Green Week’s thematic day on 'Investing for greener cities'. The presentation will be followed by a discussion of their implications. Hypotheses investigated by this project: * While EU energy policy should be technology neutral, individual cities need to make infrastructure choices for heat and transport * The choices made have long term implications and cannot be changed easily * Infrastructure choices have a strong impact on energy costs and on the quality of service to end-users Agenda 13h00 Networking lunch 14h00 Workshop * Introduction (15') * Presentation of study results (60') * Discussion on findings & implications (60') * Summary & Conclusion (15') 16h30 Adjourn Organisation * Convener: Hans De Keulenaer (European Copper Institute) * Workshop moderator: Thomas Boermans (Ecofys) * Rapporteur: Denzil Walton * Public event
     Register here
  2. 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
  3. Webinar - Energy Efficiency: A strategy at the heart of the G20
    16 June 2016
    Register here In November 2014, the G20 countries representing 80% of the World GDP, the World Energy Consumption and GHG emisions, launched the G20 Energy Efficiency Action Plan. The Action Plan comprises a series of 6 concrete international collaboration on EE in buildings, networked devices, industry, power sector, transport and finance. In 2016 under the Chinese G20 Presidency, the collaboration on energy efficiency is being consolidated. The Webinar will explain the latest achievements of the G20 Collaboration on energy efficiency. Each work stream generate outcomes, recommendations, principles that G20 Countries are invited to adopt. benoit_lebot Speaker: Benoit Lebot As the Executive Director of IPEEC, Mr. Lebot has had an extensive career in the fields of Energy Efficiency, Climate Change Mitigation, and Clean Energy Policies. Before joining IPEEC (www.ipeec.org), he worked 10 years as Climate Change & Sustainable Energy Policy Advisor for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Europe, Africa and Latin America. From 1997 to 2003, Mr. Lebot worked at the International Energy Agency (IEA) as an advisor within the Energy Efficiency Policy Analysis Division. He started his professional career first at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in California, then in ADEME, the National Energy & Environment Agency of France. Mr. Lebot is a Civil Engineer from France’s National School of Public Works (1986) and holds a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California in Berkeley (1987). Register here DISCLAIMER: The IEA enables independent groups of experts – the Technology Collaboration Programs, or TCPs. Information or material of the TCP 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.
  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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