The International Energy Agency (IEA) Demand Side Management Programme has appointed Ross Malme, President and CEO of Retx, as the operating agent for a multinational demand response project called Demand Response Resources (DRR). The project, which will be led by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), has been approved by the IEA Programme Executive Committee and is expected to involve at least 12 programme member countries, including the U.S., UK, France, Netherlands, Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Norway, Spain, Australia, Japan and Korea.
The objective of the project is to deliver the necessary methodology, business processes, infrastructure, tools and implementation plans for the rapid deployment of demand response into the electricity market of each of the participating countries. It will then be up to each country to determine how best to implement demand response if it so chooses.
The United States through the US Department of Energy will be the host country for the project, which will be based out of Atlanta, Georgia.
The IEA Demand-Side Management Programme started its collaboration in 1993, and since then 17 member countries and the European Commission have been working to promote energy efficiency and demand side management for global sustainable development and for business opportunities.