Press releases


Microgrids: from pilot to commercial deployment

Today, the Global Smart Grid Federation published the report ‘Status and Insights on Microgrids: From Pilot to Commercial Deployment’. The report identifies various functions of microgrids, determines barriers to their commercialization and presents solutions for promoting microgrid commercialization, based on insights from existing microgrid pilot projects. One of the main […]


Ensuring security and reliability in smart meters

Close collaboration is key in fighting security issues Today, GSGF published a report on the cyber security issues in smart meters and the associated advance metering infrastructure. While smart meters offer significant benefits, it is also understood that as software and communications become more pervasive, systems will become prone to […]


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 […]


Adapting distribution network tariffs to a decentralized energy future

European Distribution System Operators for Smart Grids (EDSO) has issued a position paper highlighting the need for distribution network tariff-setting to be adapted to the increasing integration of distributed renewable energy sources (DRES) and to the transition toward a more decentralised energy system. EDSO notes that its views, for example, […]


Battery energy storage has a viable future in grid operation support

Today, GSGF published a report on electrical storage in power grids, assessing the possibilities of battery storage in the electrical grid as viable, on a global scale. GSGF envisions that batteries will be firstly used for frequency control, followed by local peak shifting. When this happens, battery production should increase […]