Participants in IEA DSM

Austria Netherlands United Kingdom
Belgium New Zealand United States
Finland Norway
India Spain RAP (sponsor)
Italy Sweden ECI (sponsor)
Republic of Korea Switzerland

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

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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


  1. Talk to Us
  2. Meet with Us
  3. Write to Us

And You Are In!!

Details below:

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.

  • Chairman

    Mr. Rob Kool
    Box 8242
    1269 Utrecht
    The Netherlands
    Telephone: (31) 8 650 6733

  • Executive Secretary

    Ms. Anne Bengtson
    Liljeholmstorget 18
    117 61 Stockholm
    Telephone: (46) 70 781 8501

  • Desk Officer IEA

    Mr. Tyler Bryant
    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 Energy Technology Initiative, Short version

Steps to join the IEA DSM Energy Technology Initiative  Long version 

Strategy 2014 – 2019, read more HERE

Strategy Flyer, read more HERE

Benefits, read more HERE

DSM Energy Technology Initiative countries and Tasks read more HERE 

DSMETI Policy and Procedures Guideline, download HERE


Tasks open for participation

Current participation by Task

Current Participation by Task