Regulatory Resources


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 […]


Demand Response Status and Initiatives around the World

After the new emission targets of the COP21 summit last year, many countries in the world are making a serious effort in reducing greenhouse gas emissions by integrating more renewable energy sources in their system. However, this is not straightforward, as important sources of renewable energy, such as solar power […]


A Smart Approach to Smart Cities moving to 2017

Slowly but surely we are beginning to see a transformation take place in many parts of the world, as governments and councils realise they need to take a holistic approach to future city-wide development. In Australia, for example, we see that Adelaide, Canberra, Newcastle, Lake Macquarie, Sydney, Ipswich and Sunshine […]


Smart energy needs smarter regulation by Ronnie Belmans

Many persons in the industry feel the regulation is braking the deployment of new technologies in such a way that the energy transition is slowed down seriously. The sense one gets when talking to colleagues in the sector is that energy policy and regulation is simply far too slow to […]


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 […]