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. Webinar: From programmes to markets – how to leverage market forces for energy efficiency – 23 February @ 15:00 CET
    23 February 2017
    Start/Stop Date: 23 Feb 17 Organiser: DSM University in collaboration with Leonardo Energy Venue: Webinar: 15.00 - 16.00 CET Focus Areas: Energy efficiency, obligations Type of Event: Webinar Register here Summary The IEA and RAP are conducting an in-depth analysis for the G7 on the design of market-based instruments for the delivery of energy efficiency. The study examines market mechanisms and economic instruments such as auctions and tendering programmes, utility obligations, and white certificates, analysing the choices that policymakers face and the key factors behind successful programme design and implementation in different contexts. Speakers from RAP and the IEA will present initial findings including global best practices for market-based instruments, the strategic choices around policy instruments in the energy transition, and the issues facing policymakers on obligations, auctions and monitoring and verification. 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 Dr Rosenow 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 and is currently a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Sussex, SPRU and an Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Oxford, Environmental Change Institute. Dr Rosenow holds a Ph.D. in Energy Policy from Oxford University, an M.Sc. in Environmental Policy from the London School of Economics and an M.Sc. in Geosciences from the University of Münster. Richard_Cowart Richard Cowart is the Director of European Programs for the Regulatory Assistance Project. One of Northern America’s most experienced regulatory commissioners, he served as Commissioner and Chair of the Vermont Public Service Board (PSB) for thirteen years (1986-1999). He was elected President of the New England Conference of Public Utility Commissioners, and Chair of the NARUC Committee on Energy Resources and the Environment. Before his appointment to the PSB, Mr. Cowart was Assistant Professor and Director of the program in Planning and Law at the University of California, Berkeley (1980-85), and Executive Officer and General Counsel of the Vermont Environmental Board (1978-80). He received his B.A. from Davidson College, and the J.D. and Master of City Planning degrees from UC, Berkeley. Samuel Samuel Thomas is a senior energy efficiency analyst at the International Energy Agency (IEA) where he leads a programme of analytical work on energy efficiency, including
    • the IEA’s annual Energy Efficiency Market Report,
    • the Policy Pathway series and
    • current projects on market based instruments and behaviour and energy efficiency.
    Before joining the IEA in 2014, Sam was Deputy Director for Climate Change Economics and Energy Efficiency Analysis at the UK’s Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC), where he led the analysis supporting the UK’s
    • Climate Change Act
    • EU ETS implementation
    • strategies on energy efficiency, heat and fuel poverty; and the UK’s supplier obligations.
  2. Webinar: Integration of energy efficiency and renewable energy - multiple benefits! - 23 March @ 15:00 CET
    23 March 2017
    Start/Stop Date: 23 Mar 17 Organiser: DSM University in collaboration with Leonardo Energy Venue: Webinar: 15.00 - 16.00 CET Focus Areas: energy efficiency, multiple benefits, renewable energy Type of Event: Webinar Register here Summary Energy efficiency and renewable energies together constitute a major change factor in the transition towards sustainable energy. In the recent IEA scenarios these make up more than two-thirds of the required measures to reach the Paris Climate Agreement goals. This webinar will discuss the relation of local renewable energy production and energy efficiency measures. First part will discuss the integration of these two in the built and urban context (where most of the energy is used). We’ll show how energy efficiency, in particular DSM, together with renewable energy and Power-to-X (X=heat, mobility, gas, etc.) measures could provide mainstream energy solutions in large scale The second part of the talk will discuss the market side of the integration, in particular adoption and market take up of these new alternatives. The presentation will make use of research results from the following journal papers, among others: Peter Lund. Market penetration rates of new energy technologies. Energy Policy 34 (2006), 3317-3326. Peter .D. Lund. Energy policy planning near grid parity using a price-driven technology penetration model. Technological Forecasting & Social Change 90 (2015) 389-399. J. Salpakari, P. Lund. Optimal and rule-based control strategies for energy flexibility in buildings with PV. Applied Energy 161 (2016) 425-43. J.Salpakari, J. Mikkola, P.D. Lund. Improved integration of large-scale variable renewable power in cities through optimal control of DSM and power-to-heat measures. Energy Conversion and Management 126 (2016)649-661. Speaker Peter_Lund Dr. Peter D. Lund is Professor in Advanced Energy Systems at Aalto University, Finland, where he chairs the Multidisciplinary Energy Science Initiative. He has several visiting positions abroad, among others in China and Germany. He has 35+ years experience in energy technologies and systems, with interest in sustainable energy policies. His current research includes energy innovations, system integration, and transitions. Dr. Lund is active in senior roles with European Union initiatives in energy: he chaired the Advisory Group Energy of European Commission 2002-06 and chairs the Energy Steering Panel of European Academies Science Advisory Council (EASAC). He has served in advisory role for many energy programmes and evaluations worldwide, incl. IEA. He is Editor for Interdisciplinary Reviews: Energy and Environment, and Energy Research (Wiley). He has received the Environmental Award, Fortum and Jinling Prizes, among others. He has given numerous invited talks and written 500+ research papers on energy.
  3. 49th Executive Committee meeting – Dublin, Ireland – 10-12 May 2017
    10 May 2017 - 12 May 2017
    The 49th Executive Committee meeting will be held in Dublin, Ireland on 10 - 12 May 2017.
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