International Smart Grid Action Network (ISGAN)
Launching of the International Smart Grid Action Network at the Clean Energy Ministerial in 2010 in Washington D.C.
The International Smart Grid Action Network (ISGAN), launched July 2010 at the first Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM), fulfilling a key recommendation of the December 2009 MEF Global Partnership’s Smart Grids Technology Action Plan; Smart grid being a key enabler for the application of most low‐carbon energy technologies, ISGAN offers a mechanism for multilateral collaboration between governments to advance the development and deployment of smarter electric grid technologies, practices and systems.
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- ISGAN activities center on aspects of smart grid where governments have regulatory authority, expertise, convening power or other leverage, with a focus on five principal areas: policy, standards and regulation; finance and business models; technology and systems development; user and consumer engagement; and workforce skills and knowledge.
- ISGAN has developed a strategic plan and program of work, identifying the following four foundational projects:
- The Global Smart Grid Inventory,
- The Smart Grid Case Studies,
- Benefit Cost Analyses and Toolkits,
- Synthesis of Insights for Decision Makers