ISGAN and GSGF Celebrate Global Excellence in Smart Grid Projects with special focus on ‘Smart Grids for Flexibility’
On June 24, 2018, ISGAN, in partnership with the Global Smart Grid Federation (GSGF), announced the winners of the fourth annual ISGAN Award of Excellence, during a special ceremony at the Ninth Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM9) in Copenhagen, Denmark. Ibrahim Baylan, the Swedish Minister for Policy Coordination and Energy, presented the ISGAN Award to the winning projects.
The ISGAN Award of Excellence international competition showcases leadership and innovation in smart grid projects around the world. The 2018 ISGAN Award of Excellence recognizes exemplars in the field of smart grids with a special focus on “flexibility” that will advance smart grids by improving the flexibility of the grid by balancing supply and demand simultaneously, thereby reducing customer losses from power disruptions.
For the fourth Annual ISGAN Award of Excellence competition, a wide range of smart grid project nominations were received, representing projects from 10 different countries throughout the world. The winning projects were selected by an independent, international jury of smart grid experts, led by Reji Pillai Kumar, Executive Director of the Global Smart Grid Federation (GSGF). The jury selected the winning projects based on the following four criteria: potential impact, economic rationale, potential for replication and adaptation, innovation and other benefits.
The 2018 ISGAN Award of Excellence, which focused on “Smart Grids for Flexibility,” was awarded to Sustainable Energy’s Coordinating Power Control, from Sweden.
Six other projects were also honored with the title “Finalists”: Smart Grid Deployment Project, from Korea, and Smart Operator–Efficient control and monitoring of the low voltage grid, from Germany, SysDL 2.0 – Ancillary services from large-area distribution grids, from Germany, Local Energy System with Customer Flexibility, from Sweden, OpenADR4Chile, from Italy, and Instability Detector of the Gaspésie Regional Power System: DIR-Gaspésie (CGART-ALGORES), from Canada.
EON’s Local Energy System with Customer Flexibility was also honored with the GSGF Best Smartgrid Project Award, which recognized its excellence of replication.
Coordinating power control
Sustainable Energy (Sweden)
Smart Grid Demonstration Project
Korea Electric Power Corporation (Korea)
Smart Operator – Efficient control and monitoring of the low voltage grid
Innogy SE (Germany)
SysDL 2.0 – Ancillary services from large-area distribution grids
DREWAG NETZ GmbH (Germany)
Local Energy System with Customer Flexibility
EON Energidistribution AB (Sweden)
Enel SpA (Italy)
Instability Detector of the Gaspésie Regional Power System: DIR-Gaspésie (CGART-ALGORES)