Networked Devices Task Group (NDTG) Connected Devices Alliance (CDA)

Networked Devices Task Group (NDTG) Connected Devices Alliance (CDA)

The Networked Devices Task Group (NDTG) is a platform for international cooperation between governments, experts and industry to develop innovative solutions to the challenge of increasing energy consumption by networked devices. To widen the reach to the industry sector, this group conceived the Connected Devices Alliance (CDA), which consists of more than 350 governments and industry participants that have come together to work on the energy efficiency opportunities provided by connected devices. Read more

Membership

Leading members: The United Kingdom with the International Energy Agency.

Participants: Australia, Austria, Canada, China, Denmark, the European Commission, France, Germany, Japan, South Korea, Netherland, Mexico, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and the United States.

Networked Devices Task Group (NDTG) Connected Devices Alliance (CDA)

Recent developments

Current activities

The CDA explores ways to:

  • Raise awareness and educate industry stakeholders and policy makers on the energy implications of a connected world;
  • Encourage industry to develop devices, which use non-mains energy to provide network standby connectivity; and
  • Promote the concept of “Network Zero” - an aspirational “stretch” goal to stimulate innovation in the area of network standby energy use.

Achievements

During the past years, the CDA has successfully encouraged globally coordinated action on connected devices through:

  • Promotion of the CDA Voluntary Principles for Energy Efficient Connected Devices, which provides valuable guidance and a common understanding for policy-makers and industry on key elements of energy-efficient connected devices;
  • Expansion of the CDA Centre of Excellence, an online publications library that provides an accessible source of information on best practices and energy savings opportunities in networked devices and the network;
  • Organisation of G20 Networked Devices Workshops to shape recommendations to G20 members on connected devices; and
  • Contributions to CEM Roundtable discussions in 2017 on the “Digitalisation of the Energy Sector to Enhance Energy Productivity and Renewables Integration”.

Related publications

Networked Devices Initiatives under the G20 Energy Efficiency Action Plan

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IPEEC-G20 report: Advancing energy efficiency in G20 economies

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G20 Energy Efficiency Action Plan

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