There are no quick fixes to long-term energy challenges. To find solutions, governments and industry benefit from sharing resources and accelerating results. For this reason the IEA enables independent groups of experts - the IEA Technology Collaboration Programmes, or IEA TCPs1.
Recent activities and findings
First International Synchrophasor Symposium
The first International Synchrophasor Symposium, to take place on 22-24 March in Atlanta, Georgia, wil be co-hosted by the IEA TCP on Smart Grids (ISGAN) and the North American Synchrophasor Initiative (NASPI). The call for abstracts closes on 9 December. Visit the ISGAN website for more information here.
DSM Spotlight newsletter
The September issue of DSM Spotlight from the IEA TCP on Demand-Side Management (DSM) reports on developments in the projects dealing with behaviour change, the multiple benefits of energy efficiency, and performance-based energy services. Available from the DSM website here.
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 IEA TCP on Smart Grids (ISGAN) and the Global Smart Grid Federation (GSGF). For more on all the prize winners visit the ISGAN website here.
Developing a framework for the branding of energy efficiency
This recently completed project under the IEA TCP on Demand-Side Management (DSM) 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 DSM website.
Energy expert stories
A compilation of video interviews with energy efficiency experts from the IEA TCP on Demand-Side Management (DSM) showcases the many drivers, contexts, barriers, and models of understanding behaviour change encountered during a two-year research period. More...
Linking human behaviour and energy efficiency
The market 'failure' of energy efficiency is often due to the vagaries of human behaviour and choice. The best ideas, policies and programmes have been shown to fail again and again in achieving their desired outcomes. One project of the IEA TCP on Demand-Side Management (DSM) - Closing the Loop - sets out to investigate further in order to provide clear recommendations to policymakers. Download the DSM report here.
Accelerating the development and deployment of smarter electric grids
Twelve case studies of the Demand Side Management Case Book of the IEA TCP on Smart Grids (ISGAN) provide lessons learned and best practices into the complexity of deploying demand-side management initiatives. The case studies also cover programme and policy mechanisms, costs and the associated business cases for investment. Download the ISGAN report here.