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. DSM Day: The role of DSM to provide flexibility in electricity systems
    13 October 2016 - 14 October 2016
    Renaissance Brussels Hotel
    REGISTER HERE Purpose The share of intermittent renewables in the electricity system is rapidly growing all over the globe. In the EU they will represent  35% of electricity production by 2020 and are expected to reach 50% by 2030. But already today, at peak moments renewables make up for over 50% of production. This is a challenge for network operators, policy makers and regulators, but will also create business opportunities for old and new players. In this context, it is essential to grasp the full flexibility potential throughout the system, coming from the demand side, network operation, storage and production. Discussions are currently ongoing on both the national, regional and European level. The topic is going to be addressed in several legislative proposals, which  the European Commission plans to publish in the second semester of 2016. The Demand-Side Management Technology Collaboration Program (DSM TCP) is one of more than 40 co-operative energy technology programs within the framework of the International Energy Agency (IEA). It promotes research and knowledge exchange among its members to further develop the use of DSM, have it fully integrated in the market, to improve operation and use of flowing renewable sources and enhance system security by reducing dependency on vulnerable supply resources The following aspects will be covered: * What are the sources of flexibility in electricity systems and how/when should these be deployed? * What synergies and what trade-offs between energy efficiency and flexibility? * How should system operation change on the road towards 100% renewables? * How can the new market design facilitate business models that enhance flexibility? Agenda 9h30 Introduction * Jean-Marc Delporte for FOD economie * Rob Kool for IEADSM 10h00 Towards a flexibility tracker for EU electricity systems, including case studies for B, NL, D (Edwin Haesen, Ecofys) 11h00 Coffee break 11h15 Recent and upcoming Initiatives of the European Commission 11h35 Flexibility in the Pentalateral Energy Forum 11h55 Focus on demand response * Business models for demand response (Renske Bouwknegt - IEADSM T25) * The role of industry (Michael Van Bossuyt - Febeliec) 13h00 Lunch 13h45 Focus on integration * Mapping flexibility in industry (Jef Verbeeck - EnergyVille on behalf of www.industre.eu) * Flexible demand as a counterpart to variable renewables (Rene Kamphuis - IEADSM T17) 14h45 Focus on market design * Barriers to market for the demand side (Frauke Thies - SEDC) 15h15 Interactive workshop: future-proofing the new market design on the road towards near 100% renewables (moderated by ...) 16h15 Conclusion 16h30 Adjourn Organisation * Convener: Hans De Keulenaer, European Copper Institute & Francois Brasseur, FOD economie * Rapporteur: Denzil Walton * Meeting format: public meeting ~ 85 participants
  2. Webinar: Energy-intensive industries – energy efficiency policies and evaluations
    19 October 2016
    Register here The webinar will review results from academic evaluations of energy efficiency and climate mitigation policies that have targeted energy-intensive industry on EU and Member State level. The EU emissions trading system, by some portrayed as Europe´s flagship policy to tackle climate change, has had little effect in triggering innovative low-carbon solutions. Other policy approaches taken by Member States have centred on site-level energy management practices linked with national incentives and obligations that stimulates industrial energy efficiency as a strategy aiming at multiple objectives. Remarks are also made about policy design and the role of evaluation to foster policy improvements.   christian_stenqvist Christian Stenqvist is an evaluator and energy analyst with a research background in public policies and markets for energy efficiency improvement. He holds a Ph.D. in Environmental and Energy Systems Studies (from Lund University, Sweden) and currently works as a self-employed evaluation consultant at EvalPart. He has ten years of experiences accumulated from research, evaluations and market development projects/collaborations on EU, Scandinavian and national/Swedish level, covering topics such as: energy efficiency policy and program evaluation, energy efficiency service design, voluntary agreements for energy-intensive industry, industrial energy management systems, EU emissions trading system and corporate climate strategies.
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