Workshop: IEA Technology Collaboration Program for Demand Side Management

Thursday, December 6, 2018, Asia-pacific Solar Research Conference, Sydney, Australia

Workshop | IEA Technology Collaboration Program for Demand Side Management

The increasing penetration of renewable generation, electrification of transport and heat, digitalisation and the blurring of the boundaries between consumers and producers are reshaping the energy demand landscape. There is a need to understand the ways in which people and technologies interact within society in order to create the conditions for new business models to flourish, for social innovation to thrive and for energy transitions to be successful.

The Technology Collaboration Program (TCP) is a world-leading international collaboration platform, that is organised in to a series of tasks that bring together international networks of social researchers, economists, political scientist, industry participants and policy makers to work collaboratively on policy-relevant sociotechnical issues on demand side use of energy.

Australia is re-joining at a perfect time, when the TCP is relaunching with an updated strategic focus on understanding of the nexus between people and energy technologies. This includes the formation of new tasks on:
- Comparative analysis of the wide range of peer to peer trials, pilots and case studies
- Behavioural insights of driving the energy transition (industry wide, not just customer focused)
- and a task to understand how we achieving the social licence of automating demand side services required to provide stability on a network that has reduced system strength.

This workshop gave an update on Australia’s role in the program, the strategic drivers for being involved, explanation of future tasks and will seek your input on what value you would like to see from international collaboration and how you would like to be involved. More info.

Contact details:

Iain MacGill, UNSW Sydney

E: i.macgill[at][dot]au

Tony Fullelove, Monash University 

E: tony.fullelove[at]monash[dot]edu




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TCP – Demand Side Management Iain MacGill , Tony Fullelove