micro vs MEGA trends
micro vs MEGA: trends influencing the development of the power system
Ancillary services from distributed energy sources
Ancillary services from distributed energy sources for a secure and affordable European system: main results from the SmartNet project
Policy Messages on Upscaling of Smart Grid Research and Innovation
As part of the umbrella initiative “Public Support to Smart Grid Research and Innovation” (2017-2019), an interdisciplinary group of stakeholders from nine countries (Austria, Belgium, Germany, India, Korea, Netherlands, Russia, Spain and Sweden) have jointly explored and shared knowledge on different types of barriers to upscaling of smart grid research and innovation. The project, developed within the ISGAN Knowledge Transfer Platform, focused on the role of public sector institutions, in particular funding agencies, and on identifying solutions to overcome identified challenges. The results of the project have been summarized into “Policy Messages on Upscaling of Smart Grid solutions” for decision makers, especially relevant for stakeholders involved in developing policy and strategies related to public funding of smart grid research and innovation. These policy messages were produced in an interactive workshop on 30th of September 2019 in Montreux, Switzerland, in conjunction with the ISGAN ExCo18 Meeting.
ISGAN emphasizes the importance of strong, reliable, resilient, flexible, and affordable power grids, supported by the digitalization of the electricity system for achievement of goals on the “grid edge” (e.g., integration of EVs, RE, energy storage, and demand side management)
A guide to the implementation of Integrid smart grid functions in future networks
The replication roadmap, developed within the InteGrid project, is based on the outcomes of the collaboration between system operators, service providers, regulators and customers has ensured that all stakeholders, along with each of their respective objectives, are accounted for, such that a holistic approach is achieved. The roadmap incorporates a set of guidelines and bests practices which are based on the outcomes of the lessons learned in order to ensure that potential risks are mitigated and that a successful endeavour is achieved. These recommendations ensure that all stakeholders are able to achieve a common objective in a fast, efficient and ‘easy to follow’ approach. More specifically, this roadmap will facilitate various stakeholders such as network owners, aggregators and flexibility owners with respect to the process required to select, plan and implement the smart grid functions and tools that have been developed within InteGrid.
ISGAN and ETIP SNET join forces to promote the energy transition
ISGAN and ETIP SNET sign an MoU to cooperate on common fields of research and innovation areas related to smarter, cleaner electricity grids around the world On 7th July, the International Smart Grid Action Network (ISGAN) and the European Technology and Innovation Platform Smart Networks for Energy Transition (ETIP SNET) signed a Memorandum of Understanding to raise awareness of the innovation needs of the energy system and help foster collaboration and knowledge sharing amongst their stakeholders
19th ISGAN Executive Committee Meeting (ExCo19)
A highly successful meeting of the ISGAN Executive Committee took place from 19-20 May 2020, premiering as an online meeting due to the circumstances caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
ISGAN is the short name for International Smart Grid Action Network in the framework of the International Energy Agency (IEA) Technology Collaboration Program. It is the only global, government-to-government forum on Smart Grids.
Webinar: Smart4RES – Data science for renewable energy prediction
The prediction of Renewable Energy Source (RES) production is a worldwide challenge for Smart Grids. In this webinar, you will learn next-generation solutions proposed by the European Project Smart4RES: • Future power system applications based on RES forecasting, • Innovative weather and RES forecasting products to increase performance by 10-20%.
Webinar: New business models for distribution grid stakeholders under high penetration of DER
In a context with high penetration of distributed energy resources, the smartening and digitalization of distribution grids enable unlocking the potential of distributed flexibilities. However, new business models are necessary to make this a reality. This webinar will explore some of these new business models, with a focus on four main agents, namely DSOs, aggregators, end-users, and data service providers. The challenges and opportunities for these stakeholders are discussed, with an emphasis on perspective of the DSO as neutral market facilitator and distribution system optimizer. The work presented in this webinar is part of the European H2020 project Integrid (https://integrid-h2020.eu/).
Webinar. Assessment of smart grid initiatives: the ISGAN smartgrideval toolkit
Smart grid initiatives have grown the complexity of planning activities, the related wide-range impacts require broad approaches for being properly accounted. The webinar analyses current practices and use cases of the assessment approaches. The advantages of combining Cost-Benefit and Multi-Criteria analyses are presented. A tutorial on the smartgrideval software developed as a part of ISGAN activities is provided.