User-Centred Energy Systems Academy

The UsersTCP Academy builds on the success of a half century of webinars delivered through the DSM University. The new series provides access to the knowledge developed through our research programme and the wider work of our partners. The Academy is active through monthly webinars.

Next webinar:

To be confirmed

 April 19, 2023 @ 1pm CET


Upcoming Webinar Details


Date: 19 April 2023 @ 1pm CET




Latest Webinars
User-Centred Energy Systems Academy

#36 How to support efficient heating (& cooling) by profiling and nudging energy consumers – Filippos Anagnostopoulos, IEECP, NUDGE project coordinator. Presentation slides

#35 How an EU Renovation Loan can fill the finance gap for European homeowners –  Peter Sweatman, Climate Strategy & Partners.  Presentation Slides

#34 Taking the burn out of heating for low-income households – Louise Sunderland (Regulatory Assistance Project). Presentation slides.

#33 Recent IEA Analysis from the Energy Efficiency Market Report 2022.

#32 Gender, expertise and control in Dutch smart grid pilots.   Interoperability of smart energy management and household management – Sylvia Breukers (DuneWorks, Netherlands).
Presentation slides.

#31 Passing a social tipping point: why achieving consensus on climate action just got a lot harder and what it means for the energy transition – David Shipworth. Presentation slides.

#30 Energy Retrofits: The One Stop Shop as a solution to Consumer Hesitancy and Supply Chain Growth in Ireland – Josephine Maguire (SEAI). Presentation slides.

#29 How are energy communities/districts contributing to energy transition? – Selin Yilmaz (Senior Researcher and Teaching Fellow @University of Geneva). Presentation slides.

#28 Project LEO – understanding the power of flexibility in a smart local energy system – Saskya Huggins (Low Carbon Hub) and Charlotte Hewes (SSEN).

#27 The tokenization of energy assets – The jump starter for decentralized energy markets – Kai Siefert (Managing Director of Riddle & Code Energy). Presentation slides.

#26 How can energy standards help to promote Gender Equality and Social Inclusion? – Reihana Mohideen (Australia), Greg Adamson (IEEE) and Anna Åberg (Sweden). Presentation slides.

#25 Introducing a new toolkit to apply behavioural insights to energy policy – Jesper Akesson & Ondrej Kacha (The Behaviouralist). Presentation slides.

#24 How to engage hard-to-reach energy users – case study examples from around the world – Dr Sea Rotmann (NZ) and Dr Danielle Butler (UK). Presentation slides.

#23 Recent IEA Analysis from the Energy Efficiency Market Report 2021. Speakers – Emi Bertoli and Nicholas Howarth, IEA.  Presentation Slides.

#22 Regulating peer-to-peer energy trading and community self-consumption models. GO-P2P Task.

#21 Are we getting the best out of Smart Home Technologies? The role of usability. Speaker – Tom Furlong, Energy Systems Catapult, UK.
Presentation Slides.

#20 Hard to decarbonise and hard to reach: developing solutions that work for planet and people. Presented by Professor Aimee Ambrose, Sheffield Hallam University, Chair of the Fuel Poverty Research Network and Professor Rokia Raslan, Vice Dean for Innovation and Enterprise, University College London.
Presentation Slides.

#19 Encouraging heat pump adoption in Ireland: Insights from Behavioural Economics. Presented by Karl Purcell, the Program Manager of the Behavioural Economics unit at the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI). Presentation Slides.

#18 Including gender: policy choices towards a just energy transition. Presented by Mariëlle Feenstra – University of Twente, Joy Clancy – University of Twente and Martin Hultman – Chalmers University. Presentation Slides.

#17 Making a social license to automate demand side flexibility. Presented by Dr Sophie Adams and Dr Declan Kuch (University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia) Task Leaders of the UsersTCP “Social License to Automate” Task. Presentation Slides.

#16 What’s the right method to find how much energy smart meters save? Presented by Andrew Schein (BIT) and Kevin Gornall (BEIS). Presentation Slides.

#15  The world after Covid – How have behavioural changes affected energy demand and what does this mean for the future?  Jeremy Sung (IEA), David Shipworth (UsersTCP Chair/UCL) and Linda Steg (University of Groningen) joined a discussion following a presentation of findings from Energy Efficiency 2020 and the World Energy Outlook 2020 which show the IEA’s latest analysis on Covid-19 related behaviour changes. Presentation Slides.

#14 What can entrepreneurs and their business models contribute to accelerating the energy transition? – Dr. Ruth Mourik (DuneWorks B.V.), Operating Agent for the UsersTCP Business Models and Systems Annex. Presentation Slides.

#13 Time to step up performance-based energy efficiency measurement and verification efforts in EuropeClaudia Canevari from the EU Commission, Samuel Thomas from the Regulatory Assistance Project and Mark Lister from the Efficiency Valuation Organization.  Presentation Slides

#12 Introducing the Global Observatory on Peer-to-Peer, Community Self-Consumption and Transactive Energy Models (GO-P2P) – Alexandra Schneiders, GO-P2P Operating Agent.  Presentation Slides.

#11 Applying behavioural insights to demand side energy policies and programmes: where do we stand? Elisabetta Cornago from the International Energy Agency. Presentation Slides.

#10 Power to the people: shifting control over electricity to citizens and consumers – David Robinson from the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies. Presentation Slides.

#9 “Households are happy to join together and provide power flexibility for climate action.” – Pierre Bivas from Voltalis.  Presentation Slides.

#8 Smart, Energy-Saving Homes: What’s Stopping Us? – Steven Beletich, Operating Agent, 4E TCP Electronic Devices and Networks Annex.  Presentation Slides.

#7 How to reach the hard-to-reach (energy users)? – Dr Sea Rotmann, Operating Agent, HTR Annex, Users TCP. Presentations Slides.

#6 Using human-centred design to improve energy efficiency policy – David Pryor (New South Wales Government, Australia).  Presentation slides.

#5 How do countries legislate to support renewables to meet the needs of domestic consumers and renewables producers – Professor Penelope Crossley, University of Sydney.  Presentation slides.

#4 Recent IEA Analyses on behind-the-meter energy system trends – Jeremy Sung and Tim Goodson, IEA

#3 Entrepreneurship in the Energy Transition – Ruth Mourik, Operating Agent Annex on Energy Services Supporting Business Models and Systems.  Presentation slides.

#2 Peer-to-Peer Energy Trading and Community Self-Consumption in St. Gallen – Verena Tiefenbeck, ETH

#1 Putting users at the centre of EV grid integration Julia Hildermeier and Christos Kolokathis, Regulatory Assistance Project (RAP)

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Archived Webinars

DSM University webinars

1. The Logic of DSM

#9: Behavioural changes are necessary to get the full impact on energy efficiency. What works and what doesn’t (part 1), Ruth Mourik, Task 24
#11: Capturing the Multiple Benefits of Energy Efficiency, Nina Campbell, IEA

#13: “Do not take away their steering wheel!“ How to achieve effective behavioural change in the transport and SME domain” (part 2), Ruth Mourik, Task 24
#24: Energy Efficiency: A strategy at the heart of the G20, Benoit Lebot and Zoe Lagarde, IPEEC
#27: DSM for the 21st century, Hans Nilsson, DSM TCP
#42: Changing energy behaviour – what works? Karl Purcell, SEAI
#43: Energy Consumption in Europe – why is it increasing and what are the policy implications? Samuel Thomas, RAP

2. Governance

#5: Impact evaluation of Energy Efficiency and DSM programmes, Harry Vreuls, Task 1-9
#19: Energy Efficiency Labels. What can be learnt from the European Success Story, Benoit Lebot, IPEEC
#20: Involving people in Smart Energy: A toolkit for utilities, energy agencies and smart city developers, Ludwig Karg, CEO of B.A.U.M Consult GmbH
#21: Advancing Utility Sector Energy Efficiency in the U.S.: Highlights of the ACEEE National Conference on Energy Efficiency as a Resource, Martin Kushler, ACEEE
#22: Energy savings and greenhouse gas emissions: international standards & harmonised savings calculations in practise, Harry Vreuls Task 21
#25: Energy Efficiency Obligations – A Toolkit for success, Edith Bayer and Eoin Lees, RAP
#28: The IEA Energy Efficiency Market report 2016 – What it means for DSM!, Tyler Bryant, IEA
#30: From programmes to markets – how to leverage market forces for energy efficiency. Jan Rosenow RAP, Richard Cowart RAP and Samuel Thomas, IEA
#35: Perform, Achieve and Trade (PAT) – An Innovative Programme for Promote Industrial Energy Efficiency, Ajay Mathur, TERI, India
#46: Irish public sector programme. Ryan Alan, Sustainable Energy Authority Ireland (SEAI)
#51 Ex-post impact evaluations of energy efficiency policies in Europe, Gregor Thenius, Austrian Energy Agency and Jean-Sébastien Broc, Institute for a European Energy & Climate Policy (IEECP)

3. Efficiency – Load Level

#1: ESCo market development: A role for Facilitators to play, Jan W. Bleyl, Task 16
#4: Best Practices in Designing and Implementing Energy Efficiency Obligation Schemes, David Crossley, RAP, Task 22
#7: Customized, Systemic, Strategic – the way to succeed with energy efficiency in industry, Catherine Cooremans, Business School of Geneva
#8: Taking Stock – 40 years of Industrial Energy Audits, Peter Mallaburn, UCL (eceee)
#14: Improving energy efficiency in SMEs – an interdisciplinary perspective, Patrick Thollander, Linköping University
#18: Simplified Measurement & Verification for Energy Savings – the Task 16 approach, Jan W. Bleyl
#26: Energy-Intensive Industries – energy efficiency policies and evaluations, Christian Stenqvist
#32: Big data for greater energy efficiency. Kornelis Blok
#37: How to design, implement and evaluate behaviour change interventions in hospitals. Sea Rotmann, Reuven Sussman and Kady Cowan
#39: Key findings from the IEA’s Energy Efficiency 2017 report. Joe Ritchie, IEA.
#47: The International Energy Agency’s Efficient World Scenario. Joe Ritchie and Kevin Lane, International Energy Agency (IEA).

4. Flexibility – Load Shape

#2: ISGAN Annex 2 Spotlight on Demand Management, Laura Marretta, ISGAN
#3: Using Demand-Side Management to Support Electricity Grids, David Crossley, RAP, Task 15
#15: Smart Grid Implementation – how to engage consumers? Yvonne Boerakker, Task 23
#44: Demand Response in US Markets: Lessons for a low-carbon transformation Mike Hogan, (RAP)
#45: Demand Flexibility as a Resource. Matt Golden, OpenEE

5. Integration

#6: Managing Variability, Uncertainty and Flexibility in Power Grids with High Penetration of Renewables, Lawrence Jones, Alstom
#16: Integrating renewables and enabling flexibility of households and buildings – results and experiences from successfully implemented projects, Task 17, Matthias Stifter AIT, Austria, René Kamphuis TNO, Netherlands
#31: Integration of energy efficiency and renewable energy – multiple benefits!, Peter Lund
#33: Blockchain applications for peer-to-peer community energy trading. David Shipworth
#40: Energy Efficiency for Municipalities, Kaelan Keys, EfficiencyOne, Nova Scotia
#50: Regulatory Sandboxes in the Energy Sector, Alexandra Schneiders.

6. Business Models

#10: How to make the best technology even better, BAT becomes BAT+, Hans Nilsson, Task 3
#12: Consequences of learning curves for energy policy, Clas-Otto Wene, Wenenergy AB, Sweden
#17: From selling Energy Efficiency to creating value, Ruth Mourik, Task 25
#23: Energy efficiency: a profit center for companies! A strategic and financial discussion of the mutliple benefits of energy efficiency, Catherine Cooremans, Task 26
#29: Mind your business, towards a more user-centered businessmodel, Renske Bouwknegt, Task 25
#34: Innovative Business Models for Scaling up Energy Efficiency, Saurabh Kumar, EESL, India
#36: Building Deep Energy Retrofit: Using Dynamic Cash Flow Analysis and Multiple Benefits to Convince Investors, Jan Bleyl, Task 16
#38: Installer Power: unlocking low carbon retrofit in private housing, Catrin Maby, Research and Consultancy
#41: Better Homes: a cooperative business solution. Nils Kåre Bruun, Denmark
#48: From EU Project to Market Enabler: Creating the Marketplace for Sustainable Energy Assets. Caroline Milne, Joule Assets Europe.
#49: Global ESCO market updates. Jessica Glicker, IEA.