IEA 4E Mapping & Benchmarking Electric Motor Systems Solid State Lighting Standby Power Electronic Devices & Networks

Task 8 - Total Energy Model for Connected Devices

This task involves developing a quantitative model of the “total energy cost” of connected devices, globally.  The objective of the report (and model) is to quantify the total additional energy that results from devices becoming connected to a communications network.  

The model will be developed as a living document, which can be updated as additional data becomes available.  The purpose of the model is to provide a reputable source of energy use information for connected devices, e.g. for use by policy makers.

Publication of a report is expected in late 2018.