Overview Dutch IEA- TCP activities with scope of TKI Urban Energy

This infographic shows an overview of a selection of the TCP's and Annexes within IEA. Read more >

Energy TKI connects and stimulates Dutch companies and knowledge institutes to participate in international networks, such as the IEA programmes.

International Energy Agency

The IEA is an autonomous organisation which works to ensure reliable, affordable and clean energy for its 29 member countries and beyond. Read more >

Energy in Buildings and Community (EBC)

The IEA (International Energy Agency) Energy in Buildings and Community (EBC) programme carries out research and development activities targeting near-zero energy and carbon emissions in the built-up environment. These joint research projects focus on energy-saving technologies and activities that support technology application in practice. The results are also used in the formulation of national and international energy conservation policies and standards. High-priority research themes include: integrated planning and building design; building energy systems; building envelope; community scale methods; and real building energy use.



Task 60
Next-generation computational tools for building and community energy systems
Task 67
Energy Flexible buildings
Task 69
Strategy and Practice of Adaptive Thermal Comfort in Low-Energy
Task 66
Occupant Behaviour
Task 64
LowEx Communities - Optimised Performance of Energy Supply Systems with Exergy Principles

Heat Pumping Technologies (HPT)

The IEA Heatpumping Technologies is a non-profit organisation through which participants in different countries co-operate on projects in the field of heat pumps and related technologies, such as air conditioning, refrigeration and working fluids (refrigerants). Under the management of an executive committee representing the member countries, the programme implements a strategy to accelerate the use of heat pumps in all applications where they can reduce energy consumption for the benefit of the environment.



Annex 42
Heat pumps in smart-energy grids for sustainable cities
Annex 44
Performance indicators for energy-efficient supermarket buildings
Annex 46
Domestic Hot Water Heat Pumps

Solar Heating and Cooling (SHC)

The IEA Implementing Agreement on Solar Heating and Cooling (SHC) was established in 1977 with the objective of co-operative research, development, demonstration and exchange of information regarding solar heating and cooling systems. The agreement is responsive to the participating countries’ energy policies and programmes, and has the flexibility to change as they do. Solar technology is relevant to many IEA Implementing Agreements, particularly the building-related agreements tabled by the Working Parties on Renewable Energy and End Use Energy. This is important for achieving system and building integration, and to generate energy savings. Over the past 10 years, the agreement has resulted in co-operation between solar thermal trade associations in Australia, Europe and North America, with the European Technology Platform on Renewable Heating and Cooling (ETP RHC) and, in particular, with its Solar Thermal Panel.



Task 53
New-Generation Solar Cooling and Heating Systems
Task 42
Compact Thermal Energy Storage
Task 46
Solar Resource Assessment and Forecasting
Task 50
Advanced Lighting Solutions for Retrofitting Buildings

Energy Conservation and Energy Storage (ECES)

The mission of Energy Conservation and Energy Storage (ECES) is to facilitate integral research, development, implementation and integration of energy-storage technologies to optimise the energy efficiency of all kinds of energy system and to enable the increasing use of renewable energy instead of fossil fuels. Storage technologies are a central component in energy-efficient systems. Since energy storage is a cross-cutting issue, expert knowledge of many disciplines (energy supply and all end-use sectors, as well as distribution) must be taken into account. To use this widespread experience efficiently and gain benefits from the resulting synergies, high-level coordination is needed to develop suitable working plans and research goals. ECES is responsible for fulfilling this important task. ECES’ strategic plan therefore includes research activities (strategies for scientific research and development, dissemination and market deployment), as well as co-ordination activities (aims and administration).



Annex 30
Thermal Energy Storage for Cost-Effective Energy Management
Annex 28
Distributed Energy Storage for the Integration of Renewable Energies (DESIRE)
Annex 27
Quality Management in Borehole System Design, Construction and Operation

International Smart Grid Action Network (ISGAN)

International Smart Grid Action Network (ISGAN) activities focus, first and foremost, on those aspects of the smart grid on which governments have expertise or over which they have regulatory authority, convening power or other leverage. ISGAN partners work together in five principal areas: policy, standards and regulation; finance and business models; technology and systems development; user and consumer engagement; and workforce skills and knowledge. Some ISGAN activities cut across multiple areas, while others focus on a single area. Acknowledging that network operators, manufacturing industries, businesses, research centres, academia, consumers, etc. are important electricity system stakeholders and have much to contribute to the development of ISGAN activities, these are also engaged as appropriate.



Annex 6
Power T&D Systems Management
Annex 7
Smart Grid Transitions on Institutional Change Renewable Energies (DESIRE)
Annex 5
Smart Grid International Research Facility Network
Annex 4
Synthesis of Insights for Decision Makers
Annex 3
Benefit and Cost Analyses and Toolkits

Photovoltaic Power Systems programme (PVPS)

The IEA Photovoltaic Power Systems programme (PVPS) conducts joint projects on the application of photovoltaic conversion of solar energy into electricity. Its mission is to enhance international collaborative efforts that facilitate the role of photovoltaic solar energy as a cornerstone in the transition to sustainable energy systems. Currently, seven research projects, so-called tasks, are established within the IEA PVPS programme.



Task 15
Enabling Framework for the Acceleration of BIPV
Task 13
Performance and Reliability of Photovoltaic Systems)