The breadth and coverage of analytical expertise in the IEA Technology Collaboration Programmes (TCPs) are unique assets that underpin IEA efforts to support innovation for energy security, economic growth and environmental protection. The 38 TCPs operating today involve about 6 000 experts from government, industry and research organisations in more than 50 countries1.

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Workshop on intelligent market design - boosting smart grid deployment

How should energy markets be designed to allow for energy system integration and a greater variety of stakeholders and roles? This and other key questions will be discussed during a side event organised by the ISGAN TCP at the Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) on 23 May 2018 in Malmö. The outcome of the dialogue will provide input to a high-level panel discussion the following day - in connection to CEM - focusing on concrete policy recommendations pushing the market design agenda forward. Register here

DSM TCP 2017 Annual Report

The 2017 Annual report from the DSM TCP features a summary on "What is the benefit of collaboration for your country in the DSM TCP?" Eleven TCP members talk about what it means for their national experts to participate in the work of this TCP and what the value of international collaboration means at the national level. Download here

Interactive tool catalogues high-temperature superconductivity projects at a glance

A web-based tool developed by the TCP on High-Temperature Superconductivity (HTS TCP) catalogues HTS projects around the world, and highlights projects having made recent progress. Data is separated by region and updated on an as-needed basis.  More... 

HTS TCP Annual Report 2016

High-temperature superconductivity has come a long way since its discovery in 1986. The 2016 Annual Report from the HTS TCP provides a succinct summary of the challenges faced by the technology generally, and an overview of the projects currently managed by the HTS TCP. Download here 

High Temperature Superconductivity: roadmap for the electric power sector

This report from the HTS TCP examines the state-of-the-art of the HTS industry and what steps it should take to realise widespread adoption of superconducting based devices. It outlines research and development challenges and needs in the short-, mid- and long-term that can be tracked using metrics. It is also intended to serve as a roadmap for managers in the power sector and their technical advisors, and to facilitate their efforts to guide and support future work towards commercial use of HTS-based technology. Download the Executive Summary

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