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 39 TCPs operating today involve about 6 000 experts from government, industry and research organisations in more than 50 countries1.

TCP news


The role of demand-side management to provide flexibility in electricity systems 

This one-day workshop, organised by the DSM TCP, will take place in Brussels on 13 October 2016. It will look at the sources of flexibility in electricity systems and how/when these should be deployed, synergies and trade-offs between energy efficiency and flexibility, system operation on the road to 100% renewables, and business models that could enhance flexibility.  More...

Energy efficiency obligations - a toolkit for success - webinar

The next webinar in the DSM University series from the TCP on Demand-Side Management will draw on the recently published "Toolkit for Energy Efficiency Obligations" and take place on 21 September. It will discuss elements of energy efficiency obligation (EEO) design, specifically the main considerations for designing, implementing and improving EEOs, best practices that have led to successful schemes, frequent barriers and how they might be overcome. Register here

CenterPoint Energy Smart Grid wins the ISGAN 2016 Award of Excellence

The 2016 ISGAN Award of Excellence, which focused on the theme of "Smart Grids for Reliable Electricity Service", was awarded to CenterPoint Energy Smart Grid from the United States. Two other projects were given an Honorable Mention: "ESS for Frequency Regulation of KEPCO", from Korea, and "Automated Impedance Fault Map Prediction for Smart Grid Systems", from the United States. More...

DSM Spotlight newsletter

The June 2016 issue of DSM Spotlight from the DSM TCP features an article on innovation in Korea's energy sector. Download here

TCP on High-Temperature Superconductivity Annual Report

For an overview of the challenges facing HTS technology generally, and the most recent activities of the HTS TCP, consult their Annual Report 2015

The Role of Smart Grids in Integrating Renewable Energy

Flexible, strong, and smart grids play a crucial role in the integration of variable renewable energy (RE). As high levels of variable RE penetration become increasingly common across power systems, attention to grid operations and planning become more important. This discussion paper from the ISGAN TCP explores the intersection of smart grid technology, policy, and regulation from a non-technical point of view, focusing on some specific questions relevant for decision makers.  Download here

High Temperature Superconductivity: A 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

ISGAN TCP Annual Report 

This recently released Annual Report from the ISGAN TCP contains a summary of activities and outcomes for its seven project annexes, and a variety of other activities that took place from March 2014 - February 2015. Download from the ISGAN TCP website here.  

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