Demand-Side Management Programs of the International Energy Agency

  • Amir Farahmand-ZahedEmail author
  • Alireza Akbari-Dibavar
  • Sayyad Nojavan
  • Kazem Zare


The International Energy Agency is an independent intergovernmental organization established in Paris in November 1973 after the 1973 oil crisis and has extensive power over energy security and other issues. Nowadays, the International Energy Agency plays an important role in all international energy cooperation issues such as supplying power, long-term policies, energy efficiency, etc. And one of its programs is the Demand-Side Management Technology Collaboration Program, which was initiated in 1993, and its main field is creating and promoting tools and information on demand-side management and energy efficiency. The Demand-Side Management Technology Collaboration Program has launched 25 Tasks, since its creation. In this chapter, first of all, a brief history of IEA and its working fields is presented. Then one of its programs named “International Energy Agency Demand-Side Management” is introduced, and in the rest of this chapter, a summary of its launched tasks is presented.


International Energy Agency (IEA) Demand-Side Management (DSM) IEA DSM Technology Collaboration Program Energy efficiency 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Amir Farahmand-Zahed
    • 1
    Email author
  • Alireza Akbari-Dibavar
    • 1
  • Sayyad Nojavan
    • 2
  • Kazem Zare
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of Electrical and Computer EngineeringUniversity of TabrizTabrizIran
  2. 2.Department of Electrical EngineeringUniversity of BonabBonabIran

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