France: what are the expected competencies of industrialists regarding smart grids?

Paris, June 8, 2017. The Think Smartgrids association, which aims to develop the Intelligent Electrical Networks (REI) network in France and to promote it in Europe and abroad, has released its study on the competencies regarding smart grids expected by industrials. France ranks first in smart grids in Europe and […]

Member of the Month: Smart Grids Flanders

A new organization with a new name, new goals and new faces At the Smart Grids Flanders new year’s reception on 19 January, President Kris Van Daele (Fifthplay) passed the torch to Jan Jaeken (Milvus). In April 2017, Smart Grids Flanders will officially be rebranded to the Flemish Energy Cluster. […]

The full liberalization of electricity retail market in Japan started.

Up until now, the low voltage (consumers below 50 kW of maximum demand) electricity retail market in Japan has been a local monopoly market, with 10 vertically integrated electricity companies (the electricity market for factories and office buildings has been deregulated in 2000, for consumers above 500 kW in 2004, […]

Winners of Annual ISGAN & GSGF Smart Grids Competitions

San Francisco, CA (May 31, 2016) – Today, the International Smart Grid Action Network (ISGAN) and the Global Smart Grid Federation (GSGF) announced that the CenterPoint Energy Smart Grid had won the ISGAN Award of Excellence and the GSGF Best Smartgrid Project Award for 2016. Michele de Nigris, Chair of […]

INTERVIEW: “Connecting the Belgian and Dutch energy sector”

In January 2016 Smart Grids Flanders welcomed a new face to its Brussels office. Muriel Denayer is seconded by the Dutch energy network company Alliander to reinforce SGF’s team on a part-time basis. Muriel is the representative of a consortium of Dutch organizations, connected through the program Partners for International […]