Participants in IEA DSM
|Austria||Republic of Korea||Switzerland|
|Finland||New Zealand||United States|
|Italy||Sweden||Nova Scotia (sponsor)|
Benefits of participation
- Enables complex and/or expensive projects to be undertaken
Many countries do not have the expertise or resources to undertake every desirable research project. A collaborative project enables the strength and contribution of many countries to undertake collectively what individually would be prohibitively expensive.
- Enhances national R & D Programmes
National researchers involved in international projects are exposed to a variety of ideas and approaches which will ultimately benefit and enrich their own work.
- Promotes standardisation
Collaborative work encourages the use of standard terminology, referencing, units of measurement, while also encouraging the portability of computer programmes, and common methodology, procedures and reporting formats make interpretation and comparison easier.
- Accelerates the pace of technology development
Interaction among project participants allows cross-fertilisation of new ideas, helping to spread innovative developments rapidly, while increasing the range of technologies and approaches employed.
- Promotes international understanding
Collaboration promotes international goodwill, and helps participants broaden their views beyond their national perspective. 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.
- 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, Behaviour Change 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 project’s information.
To learn more
- Project publications – handbooks, guidelines, technical reports and data bases
- IEA DSM Spotlight Newsletters
- IEA DSM Annual Reports
- Conferences, workshops, webinars and symposia
Streamlined Steps for Joining the IEA DSM Energy Technology Initiative (ETI)
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
- Talk to Us
- Meet with Us
- Write to Us
And You Are In!!
Country interested in the IEA DSM Energy Technology Initiative (ETI)
1. Talk to us – Your country expresses interest in joining the Energy Technology Initiative by contacting an Operating Agent, the Chairman or the Executive Secretary. The Executive Committee promptly provides information on activities, participation obligations, benefits and the process to join the Programme. The Executive Committee also invites country to attend Executive Committee meetings and Task meetings of interest.
2. Meet with us – Your country attends Executive Committee meetings and Task meetings as an Observer.
3. Write to us – If your country is interested in joining the IEA DSM ETI, your country sends a letter to the IEA Executive Director identifying the contracting party, who will sign the IEA DSM ETI, the Executive Committee member from that country, and the Task or Tasks that country will participate in. Immediately upon receiving a copy of that letter, the IEA DSM ETI will consider your country to be a participating country.
If your country is not a member country of the IEA or not participating in an IEA Programme, after Step 1 the Executive Committee will forward your country’s expression of interest in joining the DSM Energy Technology Initiative to the IEA Secretariat for consideration and approval. Once that approval has been received, the IEA DSM Executive Committee will vote to invite that country to join the DSM Energy Technology Initiative. If favourable, the Executive Committee will invite your country to the next Executive Committee meeting, leaving Step 3 to complete the process to join.
Ms. Anne Bengtson
Grindtorps Skolgränd 28
183 47 Täby
Telephone: (46) 70 781 8501
Desk Officer IEA
Mr. Jeremy Sung
International Energy Agency
Office of Energy Conservation
and Efficiency Division
9 rue de la Fédération
75015 Paris Cedex 15, France
Telephone: (33) 1 40 57 6729
Telefax: (33) 1 40 57 6759
How to participate
If your country has signed the IEA DSM Energy Technology Initiative, contact the Operating Agent of the Task(s) you are interested in, or the Executive Committee Member from your country. Refer to the ‘ExCo members’ linkage in the menu.
If your country has not signed the IEA DSM Energy Technology Initiative, 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. Tyler Bryant at the IEA Secretariat who will provide you with information on how to proceed.
Joining the IEA DSM Technology Collaboration Programme (TCP), Short version
Steps to join the IEA DSM Technology Collaboration Programme (TCP) Long version
Strategy 2014 – 2019, read more HERE
Strategy Flyer, read more HERE
Benefits, read more HERE
DSM Technology Collaboration Programme countries and Tasks read more HERE
DSMETI Policy and Procedures Guideline, download HERE
Tasks open for participation
- Task 16: Competitive Energy Services
- Task 17: Integration of Demand Side Management, Energy Efficiency, Distributed Generation and Renewable Energy Sources
- Task 24 – Phase II: Helping the Behaviour Changers
- Task 25: Business models for a more effective market uptake of EE energy services for SMEs and communities
Current participation by Task