The 4E is an Impementing Agreement within the IEA Framework for International Energy Technology Co-operation.
The 4E Executive Committee is responsible for managing and leading the work of the Implementing Agreements, organising meeting and workshops, participating in international co-operation, collecting information and disseminating knowledge, best practice and innovative policies reagarding energy efficient electrical technology.
The Executive Committee elects a chairperson and one or more vice chairpersons for a period of two years. The chairperson and vice chairpersons can be re-elected. Each contracting party appoints a representative and an alternate representative. Also an operating agent will be appointed for the Executive Committee.
Research projects are established in the form of Implementing Agreement Annexes. An operating agent is appointed for each of the annexes. In November 2007, the Interim Executive Committee agreed to establish four initial Annexes. A number of future annexes has been proposed.