This fact sheet provides information about the International Smart Grid Action Network (ISGAN), which was launched to accelerate the development and deployment of smart electricity grids around the world.
The focus of ISGAN is on the promising suite of technologies capable of cost-effectively reducing greenhouse gas emissions while responding to changing electricity generation and demand. It is expected to facilitate dynamic knowledge sharing, technical assistance, peer review and, where appropriate, project coordination among participants, and sponsor activities that accelerate smart grid deployment and address gaps in five key areas of engagement:
1. Smart grid policy, regulation and finance;
2. Standards policy;
3. Research, development, and demonstration of pre-competitive technologies;
4. Workforce skills and knowledge; and,
5. Engagement of smart grid users and consumers at all levels.