Joining the Implementing Agreement, read more below or HERE
Final Strategy 2008 - 2012, read more HERE
IEA DSM Package, read more HERE
Task Participation Menu, read more HERE
Benefits, read more HERE
DSM Programme countries and Tasks read more HERE
The benefits of international collaboration and cooperative activities of this programme will be of value in a number of additional important ways.
The IEA DSM Programme provides an international platform of work. This is the only international organisation that addresses management of energy on the demand side of the meter in a collaborative manner.
Reflects latest trends and issues
New areas of work are continually added to the Programme's scope to address changes in the energy market.
Enables complex and/or expensive projects to be undertaken
Collaborative work allows countries to undertake projects that othwerwise would be prohibitive due to lack of expertise and/or resources.
Saves time and money
Countries fund a portion of the international team's work, but have access to all project results.
Creates important networks
Specialists active in Demand Side Management, Demand Response, and Energy Efficiency, have the opportunity to work with other key experts from around the world.
Increases the size of the technology database
Collaboration among multiple countries creates a pool of information much larger than a single country could assemble by itself.
Permits national specialisation
Countries can focus on particular aspects of a technology's development or deployment while maintaining access to the entire projetc's information.
Encourages the use and diffusion of standard terminology, notations, units of measurement, methodologies, and procedures and reporting formats to make interpretation and comparison easier.
Streamlined Steps for joining the DSM Implementing Agreement
If you are from a country that is a member of the IEA or that is currently participating in an Implementing Agreement, take these three steps and you can join the IEA DSM Programme:
THREE STEPS AND YOU'RE IN
1. Talk to Us 2. Meet with Us 3. Write to Us
Interested Party (IP)1
IEA DSM Programme
1. Talk to Us
IP expresses interest in joining the IA by contacting an Operating Agent, the Chairman or Executive Secretary
IA Executive Committee Chair promptly provides information on activities, participation obligations, benefits and the process for joining.
IA Executive Committee (ExCo invites the IP to attend an ExCo meeting and Task meetings of interest.
2. Meet with Us
IP representative(s) attends an ExCo meeting and Task meetings as Observer.
IA ExCo votes to invite the IP to join.
3. Write to Us
IP sends a letter to the IEA Executive Director (with copy to DSM ExCo Chair) specifying:2
a) Who will sign the Implementing Agreement on behalf of the Government or company.
b) Name and contact details of the new member.
c) The Task(s) in which the IP will participate.
Upon receipt of the letter, the IEA Legal office will send a signature page.3
Participation in the IA will begin on the date the signature page is signed.
1. There are two types of participants in IAs, Contracting Parties (entities designated by the government or international organisations) and Sponsors (entities not designated by governments or non-governmental international organisations).
2. A template will be provided.
3. If the IP is a government of a country or a sponsor that is not already participating in an IA, then an additional step is required before signature, which is approval by the IEA Committee on Energy Research and Technology (CERT). If favourable, all that is needed is signature of the Implementing Agreement.
If your country has not signed the Implementing Agreement, and is an IEA-member country, contact the Executive Secretary, Ms. Anne Bengtson, who will provide you with the name of your country´s representative to the IEA/CERT.
If your country has not signed, or is not an IEA-member country, contact the IEA Desk Officer, Mr. Steve Heinen at the IEA Secretariat who will provide you with information on how to proceed.