Task 18 – Demand Side Management and Climate Change

Synopsis

The fourth IPCC Working Group III Report “Mitigation of Climate Change” identified demand side management programs as a mechanism that may be effective in reducing emissions.

Task 18 investigated the potential contribution to mitigating GHG emissions that can be made by demand side management measures. Task 18 also examined the extent to which GHG emissions mitigation measures can provide benefits to electricity systems.

 


Achieved Results

Participation in Task 18 enabled countries and organisations to:

  • understand the interactions between DSM and climate change
  • develop methodologies for assessing the GHG emissions reductions available from specific DSM measures
  • gain information about using DSM programs to mitigate GHG emissions, and about using GHG emission mitigation programs to deliver benefits to electricity systems
  • identify opportunities for funding DSM programs with revenue from GHG emissions trading schemes
  • explore whether use time of use pricing can be used to achieve mitigation of GHG emissions
  • gather the information necessary to launch and participate in deployment programmes for demand-side technologies.

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Databases

DSM Projects Database

Enables access to detailed case studies of 17 DSM projects.  The list of case studies contains links to print hard copies of the text of each case study.  Some case studies include figures and tables in an Appendix; these can also be printed.

Emissions Reduction Projects Database

Enables access to descriptions of 13 greenhouse gas emissions reduction projects. The list of products contains links to print hard copies of the text of each description. Some descriptions include figures and tables in an Appendix; these can also be printed.

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Publications

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Participation

Australia, France, India and Spain

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Contacts

Operating Agent David Crossley, Australia

Expert
Ian McNicol, Australia
Eric Vidalenc, France
Balawant Joshi, India
Miguel Ordiales Botija, Spain
Javier Argüeso Montero, Spain

Task Duration:  March 2008 – November 2010

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