International Multilateral Programmes

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2.1International Energy Agency (IEA)


The declaration of cooperation between IEA and Ministry of Power, Government of India was signed on 30th April, 1998. Under the aegis of this declaration, BEE signed the Implementation Agreement of IEA DSM Task and jointed two task initially in January, 2007 in presence of the Secretary (Power) and Executive Director, IEA.


BEE on behalf of MoP /GoI is associated with the following Task of IEA-DSM IA:


  1. Task XV : Network Driven DSM

  2. Task XVI : Competitive Energy Services (Energy contracting, ESCO Services)

  3. Task XVIII: DSM & Climate Change

  4. Task XIX : Micro Demand Response

  5. Task XX : Branding of EE Services; Task initiated by India

  6. Task (New Task XXII): EE Portfolio Standards; Task Initiated by India






  • To identify a wide range of DSM measures which can be used to :


  1. Relieve electricity network constraints and/or
  2. Provide network operational services.


  • To further develop the identified network – driven DSM measures so that they will be successful in cost-effectively achieving network-related objectives.


  • To investigate how existing network planning processes can be modified to incorporate the development and operation of DSM measures over the medium and long term.


  • To develop ‘best practice’ principles, procedures and methodologies for evaluation and acquisition of network-driven DSM resources.


  • To Communicate and disseminate information about network-driven DSM to relevant audiences.


  • To investigate in detail the role of load control and smart metering in achieving network-related objectives.

Status: Task completed




  • To design, elaborate and test innovative energy services and financing models and to publish them in a series of manuals.

  • To develop the follow up country specific activities for implementation energy services in the market with a focus on selected market segments, like public buildings, elderly homes or private service building.

  • To position the IEA DSM energy services expert platform as a competence center for international dissemination and assistance services (e.g coaching, training) in the field of energy services and to contribute to an IEA DSMC Center of excellence.


Status: Task is in progress and will be completed in 2nd quarter of 2012




  • To identify circumstances in which DSM may mitigate GHG emissions and in which emissions mitigation programs may delivers benefits to the electricity systems.

  • To identify the principals involved in methodologies for assessing the GHG emissions reduction available from specific DSM measures.

  • To identify ways in which DSM programs can be modified so they contribute to mitigating GHG emissions.

  • To identify ways in which GHG emissions mitigation programs can be modified so they benefits to electricity systems.

  • To identify opportunities for  funding DSM programs with revenues from trading GHG emission reduction.

  • To explore whether use time of use pricing can be used to achieve mitigation of GHG emission.

  • To identify and engage stakeholder and communicate and disseminate information about DSM as a resource and as mechanism for mitigation GHG emissions.


Status: task has been completed in September, 2010




Define DR and Energy Saving products to meet system operator, Supplier, Government and Customers requirement:


  • Identify develop and define packages of DR and energy savings services products for residential and SME customers, based on EUMF, TOU pricing and demand control to meet the above requirement.

  • Develop mechanism to deliver DR and energy saving services products.

  • Evaluate how ESSP/DAG business can provide DR and energy saving services products for residential and SMEs customers.

  • Develop ESSP/DAG routes to market for residential and SME customers.

  • Make an overall assessment of common ground technologies to be shared with smart metering infrastructure.

  • Estimate incremental costs of implementation of products delivery system

  • Quantify the business case for the provision of DR and Energy Saving Products;


Status: task has been completed in April, 2010




The primary objectives of this task would be to ‘Develop cogent and comprehensive framework for promotion of branding of energy efficiency in electricity markets at different level of maturity’


Sub-task 1: Energy Efficiency Offerings Analysis

Sub-task 2: Energy Efficiency Consumers Analysis

Sub-task 3: Assessment of relationship between EE products pricing and maturity of electricity market

Sub-task 4: Review of branding strategies in similar areas

Sub-task 5: Identification of Best Practices in Branding BEE




The primary objectives of this task is Development, Implementation and Monitoring of Energy Efficiency Portfolio standards through:


  • Analysis of various approaches to promote EE and their relative efficacy.

  • Development of best practices in design of EEPS

  • Communication and Outreach.


Sub Task I: Analysis of various approaches to promote EE and their relative efficacy.

Sub Task Objective: The objective of this task is to analyse various approaches including EEPS like approaches adopted to promote EE and assess their relative efficacy in achieving the desired objectives.

SubTask Deliverable: A report on various approaches for promotion of energy efficiency measures

Sub Task II: Development of best practices in designs of  EEPS

Sub Task Objective : The objective of this sub task is to analyse design parameters and to develop best practices in designs of EEPS

Sub Task Deliverables: A report on Best practices in Design of EEPS

Sub Task III: Communication and outreach

Sub Task objectives: The objective of this sub task is to identify and engage various stakeholders to communicate and disseminate information on setting and development of EEPS

Sub Task Deliverables: Information dissemination would be carried out by preparing two newsletters and  by conducting one regional workshop to discuss various aspects of EEPS


Status: Activities completed in 2010


  • Preparation of report for sub task-I which is under internal review stage activities planned for 2011

  • Completion of Sub-task I & II

  • Publication of Task Newsletter


2.2 International Partnership for Energy Efficiency Cooperation (IPEEC)


The International Partnership for Energy Efficiency Cooperation (IPEEC) is a high-level international forum which includes developed and developing countries. Its purpose is to enhance global cooperation in the field of energy efficiency (EE) and to facilitate policies that yield energy efficiency gains across all sectors globally. Its foundation in May 2009 represents a key milestone in the improvement of energy efficiency. The IPEEC promotes energy efficiency worldwide by exchanging information related to energy efficiency, developing partnerships between energy efficiency actors and supporting energy efficient initiatives. IPEEC supported initiatives are open to both member and non-member nations as well as the private sector.


The IPEEC is run by an Executive Committee (ExCo), a Policy Committee and a Secretariat. Both the Executive Committee (France as current Chair) and the Policy Committee (Mexico as current Chair) provide overall guidance on administrative, policy and technical issues. They are made up of representatives of the IPEEC members. The Executive Committee examines and adopts the proposals of the member countries and the budget for each year, examines membership requests, provides guidance and oversight to the Secretariat and develops proposals for the Task Groups while reviewing some of the Task Groups’ work.