What’s New with the International Smart Grid Action Network

30 November 2016

The International Smart Grid Action Network (ISGAN) has been busy recently. A recent collaborative event series, organized by ISGAN and the 21st Century Power Partnership (21CPP), focused on Mexico’s path towards smart grids and grid modernization. An interactive workshop encouraged interaction and learning for all participants. It was the first meeting of its kind in which the key Mexican stakeholders tasked with managing the transition of the power sector came together for an in-depth dialogue with international peers. The second event was a public conference that included stakeholders from the private sector, public sector, and academia to share their ideas for Mexico and smart grid deployment experiences through panel discussions and a few brief presentations.

Annex 6, ISGAN’s transmission and distribution working group, has traveled around the world to present its work on renewable energy integration and coordination between transmission system operators (TSOs) and distribution system operators (DSOs). At October’s Innovation Cool Earth Forum in Tokyo, ISGAN representatives presented on power conversion technologies for large-scale renewables integration. In November, ISGAN participated in European Utility Week and in September, Annex 6 released two reports: storage and balancing in market planning and design and microgrid-central grid interactions.

ISGAN is a multilateral collaborative that seeks to advance the development and deployment of smarter electric grid technologies, practices, and systems.