The IPEEC is an autonomous, independent organisation. IPEEC's work programme is separate from that of OECD and IEA. The Partnership relies on voluntary contributions (VCs) of IPEEC members and other entities.
IPEEC’s technical work programme spans several sectors. Member countries lead and participate in dedicated Task Groups that design and implement the IPEEC's technical work programme. The Secretariat leads two additional technical initiatives. The Task Groups are funded directly by their participating members. The IPEEC is run by an Executive Committee (ExCo), a Policy Committee (PoCo) and a Secretariat.
Both the Executive Committee (India as current Chair) and the Policy Committee (USA as current Chair) provide overall guidance on administrative, policy and technical issues. They are made up of representatives of the IPEEC members. The Policy Committee governs the overall framework and policies of the IPEEC, follows the progress of the Task Groups as well as the work of the Executive Committee and the Secretariat.
The Executive Committee adopts the proposals of the member countries, examines membership requests, provides guidance and oversight to the Secretariat, and develops proposals for the Task Groups while reviewing some of the Task Groups’ work.
The Secretariat, working under its Executive Director (currently Mr. Amit Bando), is the co-ordinator of the IPEEC's communications outreach and activities. Its administrative functions include the organisation of Policy Committee and Executive Committee meetings, the screening and forwarding of membership requests to the Executive Committee, and the co-ordination of IPEEC information (status, activities). In addition, the Secretariat provides overall guidance to IPEEC’s technical work programme and monitors work progress, while providing critical technical input to several initiatives.
The IPEEC Secretariat is hosted at the International Energy Agency in Paris "so that the IPEEC can make full use of the knowledge, experiences and capacity of the IEA". The formal hosting agreement has been in place since 24 May, 2009.
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