The CTP TCP also known as the Technology Collaboration Programme on Co-operation on Tokamak Programmes, functions within a framework created by the International Energy Agency (IEA). Views, findings and publications of the CTP TCP do not necessarily represent the views or policies of the IEA Secretariat or of all of its individual member countries
The objective of this Agreement is to advance toroidal physics and plasma technologies by strengthening cooperation among tokamak programmes, to enhance the effectiveness and productivity of the research and development effort related to the development of the tokamak fusion concept, to contribute to and extend the scientific and technology database of toroidal confinement concepts, and to provide a scientific and technological basis for the successful development of fusion power.
The programme consists of scientist exchanges and workshops designed to share information on advances in the following areas:
The members share the work and the research results.
In 2016 the CERT established the Communications Framework. The Communications Framework is designed to enhance the dialogue between the TCPs, the Working Parties (i.e. FPCC) and the CERT.
The Communications Framework comprises three elements:
Beginning in 2016 the TCP is to submit Annual Briefings.
Annual Reports may also be submitted.
Beginning in 2016 the CERT revised the process and requirements for the Request for Extension (RfE) to include submission of three elements (Supporting Documentation) two months before the end of term date:
The IEA Secretariat will provide templates to the TCP and establish a timeline for submission.
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The IEA Energy Technology Network (ETN) is comprised of the Committee on Energy Research and Technology (CERT), its Working Parties (WPs) and Expert Groups, as well as the Technology Collaboration Programmes (TCPs). At the direction of the Governing Board, the CERT Comprised of senior experts from IEA member governments, the Committee on Energy Research and Technology (CERT) considers effective energy technology and policies to improve energy security, encourage environmental protection and maintain economic growth. Under the guidance of the IEA Governing Board, the CERT oversees the technology forecasting, analyses and the research, development, demonstration and deployment strategies of the IEA Secretariat, notably through its technology flagship publication, Energy Technology Perspectives, and the series of energy technology roadmaps. The CERT also provides guidance to its working parties and experts' groups to examine topics that address current energy technology, or technology policy, issues. The CERT is supported by four Working Parties:
Each Working Party coordinates the research activities of relevant TCPs. The CERT directly oversees TCPs of a cross-cutting nature.
The IEA Technology Collaboration Programmes (TCPs) are international groups of experts from government and private sector to lead programmes and projects on a wide range of energy technologies and related issues. The first TCP was created in 1975. Today there are 38 TCPs in operation with over 6000 experts from around 300 public and private-sector organisations from over 50 countries. The term TCP indicates the collaborative programmes under the IEA Framework for International Technology Co-operation. Each TCP is formally organised under the mechanism of an “Implementing Agreement”, which is also the term used to describe the legal text of a TCP. TCP activities and programmes are managed and financed by the participants. To learn more about TCPs, please consult the short promotional film, the Frequently Asked Questions brochure or the IEA website www.iea.org/tcp.
The activities of the TCP on Tokamak Programmes (CTP TC) are coordinated by the Fusion Power Co-ordinating Committee (FPCC). Views, findings and publications of the CTP TCP do not necessarily represent the views or policies of the IEA Secretariat or of its individual member countries.