"The second ISGAN Award of Excellencecompetition, sponsored by the International Smart Grid Action Network (ISGAN), in partnership with the Global Smart Grid Federation (GSGF). The award will recognize excellence in innovation, integration, and transformation of smart grid systems.
2018 Award Theme: Smart Grids for Flexibility
Consumers are becoming increasingly dependent upon a constant supply of electricity, and thus less forgiving of interruptions. However, as renewable energy generation is brought onto the grid, as well as the growth in electric vehicles and other connected devices, it introduces more variability in the electricity supply, presenting an energy management challenge. The increase in variability calls for greater power system flexibility in which electricity production or consumption is modified to respond to both expected and unexpected fluctuations in supply and demand. Because of the critical importance of sustaining a flexible grid and the role that smart grids can play to help facilitate and improve grid flexibility, ISGAN has chosen “Smart Grids for Flexibility” as the theme of the 2018 Award of Excellence.
The ISGAN Award of Excellence in Smart Grids for Flexibility will advance smart grids by improving the flexibility of the grid by balancing supply and demand simultaneously, thereby reducing customer losses from power disruptions."
Source : http://www.iea-isgan.org/awards/
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