Electricity Technology Collaboration Programmes (TCPs)
Demand-Side Management TCP
The Demand-Side Management TCP focuses on strategies for modifying the demand of energy from end-users using technological solutions, regulatory or financial incentives, and other means of encouraging behavioral change. By reducing or shifting demand according to a power system's needs, investment in power generation and grid capacity can be deferred or avoided, with benefits in both fast-growing economies where much power infrastructure is yet to be built, and in established systems where ageing infrastructure needs to be replaced.
High-Temperature Superconductivity TCP
The HTS TCP aims to analyse superconductivity technology, monitor developments in industry standards, and assess the benefits and existing barriers to deployment. It brings together manufacturers, cryogenics research, laboratories and trade organisations to enable significant improvements in the generation, transmission, distribution and use of electric power. The recent roadmap for the widespread integration of high-temperature superconductors into the electricity supply network highlights both traditional and innovative applications.
Smart Grids (ISGAN) TCP
The ISGAN TCP aims to advance policy, technology and related standards for smart grids by raising awareness of their benefits, developing tools for implementation, and co-ordinating joint projects. The annual ISGAN TCP Award of Excellence has become a global mark for outstanding projects and best practices on smart grids development and deployment.
About Technology Collaboration Programmes
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 countries.
Our work on Electricity
In May 2015, the Group of Seven (G7) Energy Ministers asked the IEA to help determine the best means of improving electricity security, including through increasing system flexibility
Electricity Market Design
Improving the design of electricity markets is critical to developing sustainable, secure, and affordable power systems
Electricity Technology Collaboration Programmes
IEA Technology Collaboration Programmes (TCPs) are unique research partnerships that underpin IEA efforts to support innovation for energy security, economic growth and environmental protection
Free monthly electricity production and consumption data for OECD countries as well as annual trends and paid data services
Learn more about the IEA's modeling and analysis on the future role of nuclear power in the energy system
Future Scenarios for Electricity
Access our latest long-term scenarios to gain insight into role of electricity in the future of the global energy system
Electricity Information 2018 Overview
Detailed electricity and heat supply by sources and demand balances by country and by product for OECD
Market design and regulation during the transition to low-carbon power systems
Electricity Security Across Borders
Case studies on cross-border electricity security in Europe
- Preview of World Energy Outlook 2018
4 June 2018
- IEA report highlights need for policy action to improve power system flexibility
24 May 2018
- Only 4 out of 38 clean-energy technologies are on track to meet long-term climate goals
23 May 2018
Events & workshops
WorkshopCross-border Energy and Capacity Trading WorkshopLong Beach, California, USA
WorkshopSystems Integration Side EventYokohama, Japan