ISGAN : Nominations Open for Fourth Smart Grid Award of Excellence

International Smart Grid Action Network (ISGAN), in partnership with the Global Smart  Grid Federation (GSGF), launched its fourth Award of Excellence competition to showcase  leadership and innovation in smart grid projects around the world. With a theme of “Excellence  in Smart Grids for Flexibility,” the competition highlights the critical role that modern grid  technologies and approaches can play in creating more flexible power systems that are able to  respond quickly to fluctuations in electricity supply and demand.  
Karin Widegren, Chair of ISGAN’s Executive Committee, said, “The electric power sector is getting  more complex, as more renewable and distributed energy resources, electric vehicles, smart  devices, and other technologies are added to power systems. As a result, there is a growing need  to ensure that our electric grids can react rapidly and cost‐effectively to sudden shifts in power  generation and power consumption. Such control is the essence of smart grids and the reason  why we are very excited about this year’s Award of Excellence competition.”  

Projects nominated for the ISGAN competition are also eligible to win the GSGF Best Smartgrid  Project Award.  

“This year’s competition focuses on a critically important objective for modern power systems,”  stated Reji Kumar Pillai, Chairman of the GSGF. “In developed and developing countries alike,  more flexible power systems are also more reliable, efficient, affordable and clean. By bringing  together advanced communications, sensors and control systems, smart grids are a key tool for  enabling that flexibility. The GSGF is proud to join ISGAN in sponsoring this competition.” 

ISGAN and GSGF encouraged entities engaged in grid modernization or smart grids to submit  their projects by 13 October 2017 for consideration for both awards. Official rules, nominations  forms,  and  other  information  can  be  found  at  http://www.iea‐  The  winning projects will be selected by an international jury of smart grid experts. They will receive prestigious recognition during an awards ceremony at the Ninth Clean Energy Ministerial, a global  gathering of energy ministers and high‐level international organizations scheduled for Europe in  May 2018. They will also be showcased in ISGAN and GSGF products and events, affirming their  position as global exemplars of excellence. 


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Smart Grid Bulletin February 2019

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