ISGF Affiliations/Collaborations


 

 

International Affiliations/Collaborations

 

1.

Global Smart Grid Federation (GSGF)

2.

IEC – IEEE

3.

Green Business Certification Inc (GBCI)

4.

New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO), Japan

5.

WI-SUN Alliance

6.

Think Smart Grid, France

7.

Energy Web Foundation

8.

SAARC Energy Centre

9.

CEN - CENELEC

10.

Edison Electric Institute

11.

World Bank

12.

ASEAN Secretariat, Jakarta

13.

World Wide Fund (WWF-India)

14.

Energy Blockchain Consortium (EBC)

15.

ISGAN - International Smart Grid Action Network

16.

SGIP - The Smart Grid Interoperability Panel

17.

CIGRE

18.

OpenADR Alliance

19.

Seconded European Standardization Expert for India (SESEI)

 

Indian Affiliations/Collaborations

 

1.

Aligarh Muslim University (AMU)

2.

India Energy Storage Alliance (IESA)

3.

Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation (SSEF)

4.

Yes Bank

5.

Veermata Jijabai Technological Institute (VJTI)

6.

McArthur Foundation

7.

Alliance for Energy Efficiency Economy




 

International Affiliations/Collaborations

 


Global Smart Grid Federation (GSGF)


GSGF is a global stakeholder organization comprising of national smart grid organizations, leading utilities, academia and think tanks from 5 continents which is committed to create smarter, cleaner electrical systems around the world. From November 2016, ISGF President Reji Kumar Pillai has been unanimously elected as the Chairman of GSGF and reelected for the second term in 2018. ISGF was instrumental in formation of a Working Group on Cyber Security under the Global Smart Grid Federation (GSGF) which is chaired by one of our experts (Dr Shailendra Fuloria). The objective of this working group is to publish a report containing best practices, current scenario and the level of maturity of the implementing cyber security for utilities. ISGF is also serving as the technical secretariat for GSGF since March 2018.

http://www.globalsmartgridfederation.org/

 


IEC – IEEE


ISGF conducts IEC-IEEE World Smart Energy Standardization Coordination Workshop in March 2017, 2018 ,2019 and March 2020 in Delhi, India.

https://www.iec.ch/

 

 

https://standards.ieee.org/

 


Green Business Certification Inc (GBCI)


ISGF and GBCI signed a MoU which sets forth the principles, intent, and scope of the cooperation between both the organisations to collaborate on sustainable power market transformation in India and Southeast Asia. The objectives of ISGF and GBCI under this cooperation are to promote sound and rigorous sustainable power system standards in India and Southeast Asia. GBCI is a fully owned subsidiary of GBCI, a U.S. non-profit organization that owns the Performance Excellence in Electricity Renewal (PEER) Rating System and promotes the certification of PEER for sustainable power systems performance globally. Performance Excellence in Electricity Renewal (PEER) is a dynamic, adaptive rating process designed to measure and improves sustainable power system performance. The PEER program provides a set of criteria for guiding design and assessing the performance of sustainable project grids. The program is designed to arm electricity professionals with key performance outcomes, capabilities, design considerations, metrics and examples of best practices that will enable customer satisfaction. PEER System was announced during India Smart Grid Week 2018.



https://gbci.org/

 


New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO), Japan


NEDO has successfully demonstrated Japanese technologies in Panipat by completing smart grid pilot project, which is inaugurated by Chief Minister of Haryana on 25-Jan-2018. On NEDO's request ISGF has conducted a study "Smart Grid Market Scenarios in India" describing the various Smart Grid Technologies that have been implemented in the electricity Distribution Companies (DISCOMs) in India so far to help NEDO to choose the next level of projects that can be supported through Japanese assistance



https://www.nedo.go.jp/english/

 


WISUN ALLIANCE


The Wi-SUN Alliance has collaborated with ISGF (ISGF) to accelerate deployment of standards-based, scalable and interoperable wireless communications.

https://wi-sun.org/

 


Think Smartgrid, France


ISGF and Think Smartgrids Association, France, have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). The objectives of this MoU are to establish a framework for mutual cooperation in the field of Smart Grids. An exchange program of students and professionals between India and France is also envisaged under the scope of this MoU. The signing ceremony took place on 08 March 2018 during the Gala Dinner of the India Smart Grid Week (ISGW) 2018. The formalization of the signing between Philippe Monloubou, President of the Think Smartgrids Association and Reji Kumar Pillai, President, ISGF took place on 10 March 2018 as part of the state visit to India by the President of the French Republic, Emmanuel Macron, on the occasion of the bilateral economic event organized between France and India in New Delhi. The first India-France workshop on smart grids for smart cities was also held on 07 March 2018 during the India Smart Grid Week 2018 in New Delhi.

https://www.thinksmartgrids.fr/en/think-smartgrids-french-solutions-for-smartgrids

 


Energy Web Foundation


ISGF and Energy Web Foundation have signed an MoU on Energy Blockchain Innovation and Promotion in India. ISGF and Energy Web Foundation (EWF) from Switzerland have signed an MoU in April 2018 to conduct collaborative research and education activities and to organise workshops and events related to Energy Blockchain Innovations in India. The MoU was singed between ISGF President, Reji Kumar Pillai and EWF President, Herve Touati and Vice President Ewald Hesse. Both the MoU between ISGF and Energy Web Foundation on Energy Blockchain Innovation and Promotion in India organisations also agreed to engage relevant stakeholders from energy and blockchain companies, service providers, regulators, academic community with goal to promote energy blockchain innovation to foster a democratized decarbonized energy market.


https://www.energyweb.org/

 


SAARC Energy Center


SAARC Energy Centre has awarded the project “Study on Infrastructure and Enabling Environment for Road Electric Transport in SAARC Member States” to ISGF on 1st June 2018. The objective of the study is to identify and evaluate key enablers of electric vehicle implementation and assess the readiness of SAARC member countries in terms of policy, technology, commercial and institutional aspects. Based on the assessment, implementable action points will be developed to facilitate electric vehicle penetration in SAARC member states.

SAARC Energy Centre has also awarded the project Study “Development of Roadmap for Implementation of Smart Grid-Concepts, Practices and Technologies in SAARC Region” to ISGF on 16th May 2018. The objective of the study is to develop a smart grid framework and to identify a list of potential smart grid interventions along with a clear way forward for all the stakeholders in each of member states in terms of policy & regulatory requirement, strategy to be adopted, institutional changes etc. for smooth transition from existing grid to smart grid.


https://www.saarcenergy.org/

 


CEN & CENELEC


CEN, the European Committee for Standardization, is an association that brings together the National Standardization Bodies of 34 European countries. CEN is one of three European Standardization Organizations (together with CENELEC and ETSI) that have been officially recognized by the European Union and by the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) as being responsible for developing and defining voluntary standards at European level. CENELEC is the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization and is responsible for standardization in the electrotechnical engineering field. The organizations are collaborating to promote the international harmonization of standards in the framework of ISO (International Organization for Standardization) and IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission); cooperate on a technical level and share information on the development and promotion of standards in the fields of Smart Grids and Smart Meters


https://www.cencenelec.eu/Pages/default.aspx

 

 

 


Edison Electric Institute


The Edison Electric Institute (EEI) is the association that represents all U.S. investor-owned electric companies. ISGF and EEI both have signed a MOU for the facilitation of modernization and transformation of smart grids. Both the parties will further these goals by periodically sharing experience, best practices and pursuing joint activities that advance the interest of both the parties.


https://www.eei.org/Pages/default.aspx

 


World Bank


World Bank awarded the project on “Establishment of Charging Infrastructure to Support Deployment of Electric Buses” in Kolkata in order to ensure successful pilot implementation and operation of the electric buses and charging stations procured by West Bengal Transport Corporation for Kolkata city. The project required ISGF to review the technical specification of both the electric bus, its components like battery, motor and the chargers that are being supplied by Tata Motors as a part of this project. ISGF and World Bank have also jointly organised a Brainstorming Session on Fast Tracking E-Mobility Plans in India on 25 September 2018 in New Delhi. The objective of the day long Brainstorming Session was to bring together senior management professionals and experts from different segments of entire value chain of the EV ecosystem to discuss on existing challenges and innovative methods that need to be adopted to accelerate the E-mobility deployment in India. This has also helped World Bank to understand the respective business cases from different stakeholders and subsequently facilitate them in charting out concerned action plan to support the growth of E-mobility in India. The session witnessed a wide range of participation from manufacturers of EVs, charging stations and batteries, fleet operators, state transport authorities, investors and other stakeholders.


https://www.worldbank.org/

 


ASEAN Secretariat, Jakarta


ISGF received interest from ASEAN Secretariat, Jakarta for conducting series of study tours for participants from ASEAN Member Countries on Smart Grid Foundation Course Workshop, Cyber Security Workshop. ISGF organised the Smart Grid Foundation Course for ASEAN Delegates with a grant from ASEAN Secretariat from 01st to 05th October 2018 in New Delhi India. The delegates joined from Indonesia, Brunei, Singapore, Cambodia, Vietnam, Malaysia, Laos PDR and Thailand. The Workshop was attended by the Working Group members of HWG-3 Project on the Smart Grid Roadmap of ASEAN Member Countries and staff of the HAPUA, HWG-3 Secretariat and the ASEAN Centre for Energy.


https://asean.org/

 


World Wide Fund (WWF-India)


ISGF and WWF-India, Climate Change and Energy Division have signed a contract to conduct a feasibility study on introducing electric vehicles in the Indian Sundarbans Landscape with special focus on the forest fringe island parts of Sundarbans1. Also, preparing a feasibility study report and an action plan on October 2018.


https://www.wwfindia.org/

 


Energy Blockchain Consortium (EBC)


The Energy Blockchain Consortium (EBC), USA is the first and only Energy specific consortium that addresses Energy problems and solutions based upon an open architecture approach. In January 2019, ISGF and EBC did a tie-up in which Mr. Reji Pillai, President, ISGF was appointed as Chairman – India of Energy Blockchain Consortium (EBC) India Chapter.

http://energy-blockchain.org/

 


ISGAN - International Smart Grid Action Network

ISGAN is the short name for the International Energy Agency (IEA) Technology Collaboration Programme (TCP) for a Co-operative Programme on Smart Grids (ISGAN – International Smart Grids Action Network). It is also an initiative of the Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) and was formally established at CEM2 in Abu Dhabi, in 2011 as an Implementing Agreement under a framework of the International Energy Agency (IEA). The International Smart Grid Action Network (ISGAN) creates a strategic platform to support high-level government attention and action for the accelerated development and deployment of smarter, cleaner electricity grids around the world.


http://ww.iea-isgan.org/

 


SGIP - The Smart Grid Interoperability Panel


The Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA) is a nonprofit organization that envisions a carbon-free energy system by 2050. We are one of many entities globally required to make this vision a reality. 

http://www.sgip.org/

 

CIGRE

Established in 1921 in Paris, France, CIGRE is a global community committed to the collaborative development and sharing of power system expertise. The community features thousands of professionals from over 90 countries and 1250 member organisations, including some of the world’s leading experts. At its heart are CIGRE’s 59 in country National Committees offering diverse technical perspectives and expertise from every corner of the globe.

CIGRE operates the world’s foremost knowledge programme, spanning 16 domains of work encompassing all the core areas of the power system. Across these domains 250+ Working Groups draw and build on practical expertise to solve existing and future challenges facing the power system.

CIGRE’s knowledge programme includes an extensive range of local and international events, culminating every two years at the Paris Session in France – a unique thought leadership congress and the number one global power system event.

Over the last 100 years the work of CIGRE has contributed to many of the key technical cornerstones of the modern power system. CIGRE’s renowned publications, developed through the collaborative sharing of ‘real world experiences’, are in many cases the authoritative source of reference information.

All this means that when electricity industry professionals look for the unbiased, fact-based answers they need, they turn to CIGRE, the world’s preeminent source for power system expertise.


http://www.cigre.org/

 

OpenADR Alliance

OpenADR is an open, highly secure, and two-way information exchange model and global Smart Grid standard. OpenADR standardizes the message format used for Auto-DR and DER management so that dynamic price and reliability signals can be exchanged in a uniform and interoperable fashion among utilities, ISOs, and energy management and control systems. While previously deployed Auto-DR systems are automated, they are not standardized or interoperable. OpenADR was created to automate and simplify DR and DER for the power industry with dynamic price and reliability signals that allow end users to modify their usage patterns to save money and optimize energy efficiency, while enhancing the effectiveness of power delivery across the Smart Grid.

OpenADR 2.0 Certified Products are helping organizations around the world standardize DR and DER communications, automate DR/DER processes, simplify customer energy management, and eliminate stranded assets.

Adoption for OpenADR 2.0 is occurring throughout many parts of North America including: California, Nevada, Texas, Florida, Arizona, Hawaii as well as across the globe in Europe, China, Japan and Korea.

International support for the OpenADR standard was advanced by the recent action of the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), which approved the OpenADR 2.0 Profile Specification as a Publicly Available Specification (PAS) and the standard is now on the path to become an international standard (IS) of the IEC.

http://www.openadr.org/

 

Seconded European Standardization Expert for India (SESEI)

The Seconded European Standardization Expert for India (SESEI) project was launched in March 2013. Its general objective is to raise awareness on the European Standardization System, values and assets in India. The project is supported and operated by the European Committee for Standardization (CEN), the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) and the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI), as well as by the European Commission’s Directorate General for Enterprise and Industry (EC DG ENTR) and by the European Free Trade Association (EFTA).

The SESEI’s mission is to enhance the visibility of European standardization activities,increase the cooperation between Indian and European standardization bodies and support European companies facing standardization related issues hampering market access to India. The project also supports India in standardization related aspects of its integration in the WTO trading system, by identifying all potential opportunities for enhanced international cooperation and global harmonization of standards. Ultimately, the SESEI project aims at reducing the Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) both between EU and India and globally, thus supporting European and Indian industries by facilitating international trade.

http://www.eustandards.in/

 

 

Indian Affiliations/Collaborations

 


Aligarh Muslim University (AMU)


ISGF and Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) have signed a MoU for the facilitation of campus Microgrid in AMU Campus, Aligarh. Both AMU and ISGF have also agreed that they shall encourage interactions between the Engineers, Scientists, Research fellows, faculty members and students of both the organizations.

https://www.amu.ac.in/

 


India Energy Storage Alliance (IESA)


IESA (an ISGF Member organization) and ISGF have been working towards promoting Electric Energy Storage (EES) and microgrid technologies and their applications in India. Also, IESA and ISGF have been providing insights to technology developers and system integrators on the policy landscape and business opportunities in India through frequent interaction with key stakeholders.


https://indiaesa.info/

 


Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation (SSEF)


ISGF with support from Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation (SSEF) has conducted a study to prepare for making transport electrification targets of Government of India a reality. The study has valuable contribution of West Bengal Transport Corporation, World Bank, CESC and Ideation Technologies. The study proposes prioritized EV and charging infrastructure deployment plans for electrification of public transport under most efficient and economical terms. Finally, the study prescribes policy changes to scale the deployment of EVs. The analysis framework and results in this study can be adopted, as a model to deploy EVs in other Indian cities, to create new business and manufacturing opportunities, and improve energy security and air-quality. Apart from that ISGF with support from Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation embarked on a task of compiling “Smart Grid Handbook for Regulators & Policymakers.


https://shaktifoundation.in/

 


YES Bank


YES Bank and ISGF signed an MoU with regards to advisory, consultancy, project development assignments, and knowledge-based initiatives in India and internationally, in the Electric Vehicles sector and other domains of interest to both organisations. The areas for cooperation mutually agreed upon are: 1. Electric Vehicles (EVs): Utilizing their particular organizational expertise, the organisations will work towards implementing collaborative work, which would include advisory services related to drafting EV policies for states in India, preparation of EV implementation roadmap and other related studies to government entities and multilaterals for various projects in EV sector. 2. Knowledge Partnership and Publications: The organisations could jointly publish reports, white papers, research papers, concept notes etc. on pertinent and emerging issues, to be released and published at various national and international forums. The Parties would also look at joint knowledge partnerships in key event platforms offered by industry chambers, central ministries, state government and the private sector.

https://www.yesbank.in/

 


Veermata Jijabai Technological Institute (VJTI)


ISGF in collaboration with VJTI established the SCADA Cyber Physical System Laboratory. The main purpose of the test bench is to perform study on risk evaluation and mitigation framework for critical infrastructure and industrial control systems.


https://www.vjti.ac.in/

 


MacArthur Foundation


ISGF has worked on a project funded by MacArthur Foundation to prepare Energy Storage Roadmap for India for the period 2018-2032 that will help policy makers and utilities in decision making related to investments in energy storage for integration of renewable energy leading to a reliable and low carbon grid in India. With guidance from Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (key stakeholder), ISGF is working on this Roadmap in collaboration

with India Energy Storage Alliance (IESA)


https://www.macfound.org/

 


Alliance for Energy Efficiency Economy


ISGF has signed a LOA with Alliance for Energy Efficiency Economy (AEEE) to partner in areas of mutual interest. AEE is a not for profit society for policy advocacy and energy efficiency market establishment. It advocates for data driven and evidence-based energy efficiency policies that will unleash innovation and entrepreneurship within the country to create an energy efficient economy.


https://www.aeee.in/

 


Smart Grid Bulletin June 2020


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