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Smart Grids (ISGAN)

The International Smart Grid Action Network (ISGAN) was launched in July 2010 under the Clean Energy Ministerial to spur the accelerated development and deployment of Smart Grid solutions worldwide through activities to develop a better global understanding of smart grids, address gaps in knowledge and tools, and foster improved knowledge sharing and project collaboration.  ISGAN activities centre on those aspects of the smart grid where governments have regulatory authority, expertise, convening power, or other leverage, focusing on five principal areas: policy standards and regulation, finance and business models, technology system development, workforce skills and knowledge, and user and consumer engagement.  Apart from its broad membership, It is also acknowledged that network operators, manufacturing industries, business companies, research centres, academia, and consumers are also important stakeholders of the electricity system and will be engaged as appropriate.

Signatories : Australia | Austria | Belgium | Canada | China | Finland | France | Germany | India | Ireland | Italy | Japan | Korea, Republic of | Mexico | Netherlands | Norway | Russian Federation | Singapore | South Africa | Spain | Sweden | Switzerland | United Kingdom | United States | Commission of the European Union |
For more information: http://www.iea-isgan.org/

Current Projects (Annexes)

Annex 1. Global Smart Grid Inventory
The purpose of this Annex is to collect and catalogue the existing experiences of smart grid developments, demonstration and deployment under way in different countries, highlighting drivers, barriers and opportunities, taking into account the metrics (Key Performance Indicators or KPIs) developed and tested in Annex 3.