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 Energy Technology Initiatives, or ETIs1.
The next webinar from the ETI covering demand-side management (DSM) will report on relevant behaviour change research and practical recommendations and approaches in the transport and SME domains. It will take place on 13 May 2015 at 15h00 central European time. Register here.
Jointly organised by the ETI on smart grids (ISGAN) and the Clean Energy Solutions Center, this webinar-based training on the RealValue project, a smart electric thermal storage project that involves smart grid demand-side management and demand forecasting, will take place on 22 april 2015 at 16:00 CEST. Register here.
The ETIs on smart grids (ISGAN) and photovoltaics (PVPS) will join forces in a joint, free-of-charge workshop to examine the use of variable renewables as flexible resources to support grid operation and power transmission and distribution interaction (TSO-DSO). The event will take place at the Austrian Institute of Technology in Vienna on 18 May 2015. More...
This recently completed project under the ETI examining 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.
A compilation of video interviews with energy efficiency experts from the ETI focusing 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...
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 ETI focusing 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.
Twelve case studies of the Demand Side Management Case Book of the ETI focusing 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.