There are no quick fixes to long-term energy challenges. To find solutions, governments and industry benefit from sharing resources and accelerating results. For this reason the IEA enables independent groups of experts - the Energy Technology Initiatives, or ETIs1.
The Open Bulletin Technology Spotlight zooms in on a particularly interesting outcome reported
by one of the 39 IEA Energy Technology Initiatives.
The Electronic Devices and Networks Annex (EDNA), which operates under the Energy Efficient End-Use Equipment initiative, focuses on monitoring, measuring and reporting on the energy consumed by network connected devices and their associated networks. Network connected devices offer enormous opportunities for energy management. At the same time, there is a responsibility to ensure that these devices use a minimal amount of energy to stay connected. This short video explains what is meant by network connected devices and why we should care about their energy use.