The unrivalled 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.
|Demand-Side Management (DSM TCP)|
|High-Temperature Superconductivity (HTS TCP)|
|Smart Grids (ISGAN TCP)|
Recent activities and findings
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.
Energy efficiency: a profit center for companies! A discussion on the multiple benefits of energy efficiency - webinar
The aim of this webinar brought to you by the DSM TCP is to discuss a methodology to describe and analyse the industrial non-energy benefits of energy efficiency. Linking energy, operational, strategic and financial aspects, this new conceptual framework enables moving away from the view of energy as a commodity and adopting a new perspective on energy and energy services as strategic value for businesses. Register 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.
DSM Spotlight newsletter
GRID4U wins Award of Excellence in smart grids
The "GRID4U Large-scale Demonstration of European Smart Distribution Networks" has won the 2015 ISGAN Award of Excellence, announced at the Clean Energy Ministerial on 27 May. The award is supported by the (ISGAN TCP) and the Global Smart Grid Federation (GSGF). For more on all the prize winners visit the ISGAN TCP website here.
Developing a framework for the branding of energy efficiency
This completed project under the DSM TCP has published two reports looking at Best Practices in Branding of Energy Efficiency, and Case Studies in the Branding of Energy Efficiency. Both reports can be downloaded from the website.
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- IEA Executive Director calls for new push on energy efficiency
- IEA releases Oil Market Report for May
- Encouraging consumers to make more efficient transport choices
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