The IEA enables innovation through a wide range of international Energy Technology Initiatives, or ETIs1. Through the ETIs, more than 6,000 experts from over 50 countries work together to accelerate advances in energy technologies. The Open Energy Technology Bulletin circulates news of activities and findings of these initiatives.
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.