IEA Demand Side Management Energy Efficiency (DSM TCP)

Demand Side Management (DSM) refers to the implementation of energy efficiency improvements and service management measures on the side of end users for optimising energy systems overall. This IEA-research programme pushes development of suitable technologies, applications and methods for end users and thus facilitates their preferential adoption in all political decisions on energy policy.

Short Description

The aim of the IEA's Demand-Side Management Technology Collaboration Programme (DSM TCP) is to promote tools and information on demand-side management and energy efficiency with view to global development and new market openings. Positive results of this collaborative work between over 14 countries include more reliability and security of energy systems, a reduction of carbon dioxide and other harmful gases as well as less system costs and price volatility.

The DSM programme focuses on topics such as load management, energy efficiency, smart grids, energy services, and the role of individuals in energy consumption and related activities. DSM thus provides a sort of "toolkit" for governments and energy companies, in order to optimise energy supply and the provision of energy services.

Tasks with Austrian involvement

Finalised tasks


Publications are available on the website of IEA DSM


Austria, Belgium, Finland, Great Britain, India, Italy, Korea, Netherlands, Norway, New Zealand, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United States

RAP (Regulatory Assistance Project) and the ECI as sponsor.

Contact Address

Exco representative

Dipl.-Ing. Maria Mayor-Mähr
Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG)
Tel.: +43 (5) 7755 5040

Exco deputy

Mag. Sabine Mitter
Austrian Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology (BMVIT)
Tel.: +43 (1) 711 62 - 652915