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Internationale Energieagentur (IEA)

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.

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IEA DSM Task 17 - Extension: Integration of Demand Side Management, Distributed Generation, Renewable Energy Sources and Energy Storages (working period 2013 - 2016)

The aim was to exchange experiences and developments in the field of integrating renewables with the help of DSM in residential and commercial buildings. Technologies like PV systems, electric vehicles, electric storages, heat pumps, micro-CHP in combination with energy management systems (via gateways), and implementing dynamic tariffs using smart meters offer huge potential to increase energy efficiency. Phase 3 of this Task addressed the current role and potential of flexible buildings and their related implied changes and impacts on the grid and markets. The scalability and applicability of successful projects with respect to specific regional differences and requirements was also explored.

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IEA DSM Task 17: Integration of Demand Side Management, Distributed Generation, Renewable Energy Sources and Energy Storages

The main objective of the proposed Task is to study how to achieve the optimal integration of distributed generation, energy storages and flexible demand, and thus increase the value of distributed generation and demand response and decrease problems caused by intermittent distributed generation (mainly based on RES) in the physical electricity systems and at the electricity market. The Task deals with distributed energy resources both at local (distribution network and customer) level and at transmission system level where large wind farms are connected.

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IEA DSM Task 24: Behaviour Change in DSM – Helping the Behaviour Changers (Working period 2015-2017)

More than 20% of the use of energy for small consumers can be saved by changed behaviours. Past efforts to tap these potentials through DSM-interventions are not effective. The Task 24 dealt with the most important actors groups as well as tools, which support the behaviour changers in their daily work. In addition, an assessment method for DSM-interventions in the frame of the Austrian law on energy efficiency was elaborated.

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IEA DSM Task 25 – Business Models for a more effective market uptake of DSM energy services

This task aims at the identification and development of effective business models for energy services, which lead to a sustainable growth of energy efficiency services. Therefore the various national framework conditions and contexts have been analysed, that are necessary for a successful development of such business models. Examples for start-ups and entrepreneurs have been discussed, their challenges and deficits as well as success factors in terms of capabilities/skills identified and out of these findings a web based analysis tool been developed.

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User-Centred Energy Systems (UsersTCP)

The UsersTCP provides evidence from socio-technical research on the design, social acceptance and usability of clean energy technologies. Users play a central role within energy systems. The findings will support political decisions for a clean, efficient and safe energy system.