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Monday, September 19, 2016

International Smart Grid Action Network Publishes T&D Casebook Version 2.0

International Smart Grid Action Network Publishes T&D Casebook Version 2.0

The Clean Energy Ministerial’s International Smart Grid Action Network (ISGAN) has released a new casebook, Spotlight on Smart and Strong Power T&D Infrastructure Version 2.0, which provides insight and knowledge on smart grid approaches to managing increasingly complex power systems.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Spotlight on Smart and Strong Power T&D Infrastructure Version 2.0 (English)

Spotlight on Smart and Strong Power T&D Infrastructure Version 2.0 (English)

This casebook shares experiences from 12 countries and from different levels in the electrical system, from the high-voltage transmission grid through the distribution grid and at the consumer level. Although conditions vary among countries, there is significant common ground for sharing experiences.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

T&D de Potencia — Casos de estudio ver. 2.0

T&D de Potencia — Casos de estudio ver. 2.0

Spotlight on Smart and Strong Power T&D Infrastructure Version 2.0 (Spanish)

This casebook shares experiences from 12 countries and from different levels in the electrical system, from the high-voltage transmission grid through the distribution grid and at the consumer level. Although conditions vary among countries, there is significant common ground for sharing experiences.

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

ISGAN and GSGF Announce Winners of Annual Smart Grids Competitions

ISGAN and GSGF Announce Winners of Annual Smart Grids Competitions

CenterPoint Energy Smart Grid won the ISGAN Award of Excellence and the GSGF Best Smartgrid Project Award for 2016, by exemplifiying the competition's theme of ‘Excellence in Smart Grids for Reliable Electricity Service.' The ISGAN and GSGF awards showcase global leadership and innovation in smart grids.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Smart Grid Award Competition Open for Nominations

Smart Grid Award Competition Open for Nominations

Prestigious international awards honor excellence in smart grids for reliable electricity

The International Smart Grid Action Network (ISGAN) is sponsoring its third annual Award of Excellence competition, with a focus this year on excellence in smart grids for reliable electricity. Projects nominated for the ISGAN competition are also eligible to win the second annual Best Smartgrid Project Award, presented by ISGAN’s private sector partner, the Global Smart Grid Federation (GSGF). These prestigious international awards will showcase leadership and innovation in smart grid projects around the world.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

2015 ISGAN Award of Excellence: KEPCO Interview

2015 ISGAN Award of Excellence: KEPCO Interview

In 2015, the Clean Energy Ministerial’s International Smart Grid Action Network (ISGAN), in partnership with the Global Smart Grid Federation (GSGF), launched the second ISGAN Award of Excellence international competition to showcase leadership and innovation in smart grid projects around the world. This video presents an interview with Woo-Hyun Hwang, senior vice president of Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO), whose project SmartGrid Station of Korea Electric Power Corporation received a silver ISGAN 2015 Award of Excellence.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

2015 ISGAN Award of Excellence: Eirgrid Interview

2015 ISGAN Award of Excellence: Eirgrid Interview

In 2015, the Clean Energy Ministerial’s International Smart Grid Action Network (ISGAN), in partnership with the Global Smart Grid Federation (GSGF), launched the second ISGAN Award of Excellence international competition to showcase leadership and innovation in smart grid projects around the world. This video presents an interview with Robbie Ahern, program manager of DS3 (Delivering a Secure, Sustainable Electricity System) at Ireland’s Eirgrid, which received a silver ISGAN 2015 Award of Excellence.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

2015 ISGAN Award of Excellence: GRID4EU Interview

2015 ISGAN Award of Excellence: GRID4EU Interview

In 2015, the Clean Energy Ministerial’s International Smart Grid Action Network (ISGAN), in partnership with the Global Smart Grid Federation (GSGF), launched the second ISGAN Award of Excellence international competition to showcase leadership and innovation in smart grid projects around the world. This video presents an interview with Remy Garaude-Verdier, project coordinator at GRID4EU, part of Électricité Réseau Distribution France (ERDF). The GRID4EU project Large-Scale Demonstration Of European Smart Distribution Networks received a gold ISGAN 2015 Award of Excellence.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

2015 ISGAN Award of Excellence: Overview

2015 ISGAN Award of Excellence: Overview

In 2015, the Clean Energy Ministerial’s International Smart Grid Action Network (ISGAN), in partnership with the Global Smart Grid Federation (GSGF), launched the second ISGAN Award of Excellence international competition to showcase leadership and innovation in smart grid projects around the world. This video presents an overview of ISGAN Awards of Excellence.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

France Hosts Third Session of the Global Sustainable Cities Network

France Hosts Third Session of the Global Sustainable Cities Network

From 13 to 16 April, France hosted the third session of the Global Sustainable Cities Network. The four-day programme included a combination of site visits, moderated workshop discussions and formal conferences that took place in Nantes, Paris and Montpelier, France. The session provided a unique opportunity for multilateral exchange and to develop partnerships of city level actors in the Global Sustainable City Network.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Smart Grids & Smart Cities: A Practitioner's Approach

Smart Grids & Smart Cities: A Practitioner's Approach

During the third session of the Global Sustainable Cities Network (GSCN), Eric L'Helguen of Embix presented on smart grids' and energy management systems' role in smart cities, with a focus on "IssyGrid," an operational district-level smart grid in France.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Smart City Projects

Smart City Projects

During the third session of the Global Sustainable Cities Network (GSCN), Javier Lopez of Alstom Grid presented on multiple initiatives, in France and elsewhere, leading to future energy systems and smart cities.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Smart Grids: The French Know-How

Smart Grids: The French Know-How

During the third session of the Global Sustainable Cities Network (GSCN), Cécile Gracy of l'Agence de l'Environnement et de la Maîtrise de l'Énergie (ADEME), France's environment and energy management agency, presented on smart grid status and initiatives in France.

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Clean Energy Grid Integration Network Launches

Clean Energy Grid Integration Network Launches

Partnership supported by CEM's Clean Energy Solutions Center and 21st Century Power Partnership (21CPP)

The new Clean Energy Grid Integration Network (CEGIN) for policy makers will help governments around the world strengthen policies and programs to enable high levels of renewable energy generation for electricity systems along with related demand response, smart grid and storage solutions. 

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

ISGAN Award of Excellence, GSGF Best Smartgrid Project Award Winners Recognized at CEM6

ISGAN Award of Excellence, GSGF Best Smartgrid Project Award Winners Recognized at CEM6

Second annual ISGAN Award, inaugural GSGF Award celebrate excellence in smart grids for renewable energy integration

At the sixth Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM6), the International Smart Grid Action Network (ISGAN) and the Global Smart Grid Federation (GSGF) announced the winners of the second-annual ISGAN Award of Excellence and the first-ever GSGF Best Smartgrid Project Award. The winning projects receiving these prestigious awards serve as global exemplars of the value that smarter, cleaner electric grids can offer.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

The Clean Energy Ministerial Recognizes Energy-Efficient Motors, Innovative Smart Grid Initiatives, and Clean Energy Ambassadors

The Clean Energy Ministerial Recognizes Energy-Efficient Motors, Innovative Smart Grid Initiatives, and Clean Energy Ambassadors

CEM Awards ceremony highlights global leaders in clean energy policy and technology

Today, during the sixth Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM6) in Mérida, Mexico, a Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) Awards ceremony honored several global clean energy innovators working to advance appliance energy efficiency, smart grid technology, and clean energy education and empowerment.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Solutions Center, ISGAN Partner to Provide Expert Policy Assistance on Smart Grid Topics

Solutions Center, ISGAN Partner to Provide Expert Policy Assistance on Smart Grid Topics

The Clean Energy Solutions Center and the International Smart Grid Action Network (ISGAN) are partnering to provide smart grid policy expertise to a global audience through the Solutions Center’s Ask an Expert service.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

ISGAN Report Assesses System Operators’ Interaction in Evolving Grid Operations Sector

ISGAN Report Assesses System Operators’ Interaction in Evolving Grid Operations Sector

The International Smart Grid Action Network (ISGAN) recently released a discussion paper that explores the increasingly close interaction between transmission system operators (TSOs) and distribution system operators (DSOs) in the rapidly changing grid operations sector and presents potential methods of increasing future cooperation.  

Monday, March 2, 2015

TSO-DSO interaction

TSO-DSO interaction

An Overview of current interaction between transmission and distribution system operators and an assessment of their cooperation in Smart Grids

This report, prepared by the International Smart Grid Action Network (ISGAN), provides an overview of current interaction between transmission and distribution system operators, identifies gaps to achieving full smart grid interaction, and presents potential methods of increasing future cooperation.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Nominations Open for 2nd Annual Smart Grid Award of Excellence

Nominations Open for 2nd Annual Smart Grid Award of Excellence

Honoring excellence in smart grids for renewable energy integration

The International Smart Grid Action Network (ISGAN), in partnership with the Global Smart Grid Federation (GSGF), launched its second annual Award of Excellence competition to showcase leadership and innovation in smart grid projects around the world. This year’s competition theme is “Excellence in Smart Grids for Renewable Energy Integration."

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Children's Investment Fund Foundation and 21st Century Power Partnership Team Up to Help Mexico Transform Its Power Sector

Children's Investment Fund Foundation and 21st Century Power Partnership Team Up to Help Mexico Transform Its Power Sector

The Children's Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF) will provide up to $3.9 million to the 21st Century Power Partnership to create and operate a platform for power sector technical support for the Mexican federal government. This program will help Mexico achieve secure, reliable, and clean electricity as part of its energy reform agenda.

Monday, May 12, 2014

ISGAN and GSGF Recognize Entergy New Orleans’ “SmartView”  AMI Pilot as 2014 ISGAN Award of Excellence Winner

ISGAN and GSGF Recognize Entergy New Orleans’ “SmartView” AMI Pilot as 2014 ISGAN Award of Excellence Winner

Awards program showcases world’s leading smart grid consumer engagement programs

Today, during the fifth Clean Energy Ministerial in Seoul, Korea, the International Smart Grid Action Network (ISGAN) and the Global Smart Grid Federation (GSGF) announced Entergy New Orleans, Inc.’s “SmartView” Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) pilot project as the winner of the first-ever ISGAN Award of Excellence.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Side Events Announced for the Fifth Clean Energy Ministerial

Side Events Announced for the Fifth Clean Energy Ministerial

The fifth Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM5) will feature several side events aimed at raising awareness about the CEM and its initiatives, including a Model CEM to engage university students, a “PlugFest” to advance efficient off-grid appliances, and an awards ceremony to recognize global achievements in clean energy.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

International Awards Competition on Smart Grids Launched, Nominations Period Extended

International Awards Competition on Smart Grids Launched, Nominations Period Extended

Nominations due 26 March for ISGAN Award of Excellence in "Consumer Engagement and Empowerment"

The first ISGAN Award of Excellence competition will recognize excellence in smart grid projects around the world, with a focus on "consumer engagement and empowerment." Nominations may be submitted through 26 March 2014. 

Monday, December 16, 2013

Joint EVI–ISGAN Workshop Explores Collaboration to Improve EV–Grid Integration

Joint EVI–ISGAN Workshop Explores Collaboration to Improve EV–Grid Integration

Through this workshop and closer collaboration, EVI and ISGAN participants are working to identify EV-grid integration topics that require more research or other attention.
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