Technology Collaboration Programme


2020 Annual Report

2020 has been challenging, but if it has proved anything, it is that social and behavioural change are important and achievable in the face of a crisis. It was also the year in which the IEA launched its Global Commission on People-Centred Clean Energy and the World Energy Council declared the 2020s to be the decade of the customer.

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2019 Annual Report

2019 was a turning point for our TCP. After a fundamental review in 2018 we collectively recognised both the strength of our 25 year history in Demand Side Management and the need to reinterpret and reinvigorate this in the light of the fundamental challenges posed by the energy transition.

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Subtask 2 – HTR Characterisation

The purpose of this document is to outline a preliminary framework for characterising “Hard-to-Reach” (HTR) energy users targeted for energy efficiency (EE) and demand response (DR) programmes in the U.S. and Canada.

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Subtask 1 – How to reach the hard-to-reach?

Do you work with energy users that are hard to reach? Who do you think of first when you hear the term hard-to-reach (HTR) energy users? Vulnerable users in the residential sector or energy users that are geographically remote or maybe ones that are hard to motivate or engage?

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