June 20, 2018
13 Jun 2018 @ 14:00 CEST
13 Jun 2018 @ 14:00 CEST
June 15, 2018
In the era of deployment of a smarter and more sustainable energy system, an overall perspective of system efficiency becomes increasingly important.
System efficiency is a multifaceted concept, which in the present document is broken down in the dimensions of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, energy and economic efficiency.
In order to improve the efficiency of a given system there are a number of available solutions at the disposal of policymakers and market actors. In this work, five action areas have been chosen and defined – multi-energy systems, electric storage, electric mobility, demand side management and automation & sensor technologies – and a review of activities and initiatives currently underway in several countries has been presented.
The efficiency measures and indicators identified in this report are key for bringing about the vision of an environmentally friendly and economically profitable electrical energy system, although some alternatives are not yet at a stage where they could be readily deployed in a systematic or widespread manner. In these cases and depending on the specific circumstances, regulatory policies and support measures can provide guidance and sustenance to overcome the uncertainties of future developments and promote potentially promising solutions.
February 13, 2018
Webinar of the ISGAN Academy “Planning of Distribution Systems in the Era of Smart Grids”, which will took place on February 14th, 2018.
The webinar deals with distribution planning in the era of smart grids. It is based on the CIGRE WG C6.19 activity. The main topics of the webinar are:
Watch the webinar or find out more at Leonardo Energy.
December 21, 2017
The Case Book includes 10 cases on Consumer Engagement & Empowerment of the top 10 winning projects from the 1st ISGAN Awards Competition. Countries that are included in the CaseBook are Belgium, Denmark, France, Japan, Portugal, Netherlands, and USA.
The objective of Annex 2 is to assess outstanding examples of current case studies, develop and validate a common case study template and methodological framework, and then develop in – depth case studies using this framework. The template is currently the “Case Book” to contain
descriptive information. The common frame work for case studies will allow comparison and contrast of policies and technologies adopted in different regulatory, legislative, network (grid), and natural environments. The overarching aim is to collect enough information from case studies around the world to extract lessons learned and best practices as well as foster future collaboration among participating countries. The Consumer Engagement Case Book reflects one way that ISGAN brings together experts and stakeholders from around the world to increase the awareness of consumer engagement in the field of smart grid.
Customer engagement and empowerment offers opportunities to save energy for customers and to operate the grid in a more efficient and reliable way for grid operators. Grid operators want to shift or reduce energy consumptions during times of peak consumptions, so they have engaged and empowered customers to do that by proposing some benefits.
Cases of customer engagement and empowerment in this book share lessons learned in developing and deploying these technologies to stakeholders.
November 18, 2017
Today, flexibility in energy end-use, particularly by households, is not sufficiently stimulated in many countries. Hence system-level benefits such as reduced electricity bills, better integration of renewable electricity generation and lowering of grid costs, are not realized.
Therefore, a widespread adoption of active demand1 by households is needed to tilt the cost-benefit balance of the investment in advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) towards a net benefit for society.
Although a variety of interventions aimed at activating households have been piloted in smart grid projects, a consistent and integrated view on how to incentivize end users to change their behavior is still lacking. From an energy policy perspective, it is important to understand key enabling factors that contribute to active demand by households, in order to leverage them by targeted policy interventions. From a research and innovation policy perspective, social innovations and involving end users in the innovation process are important fostering factors to overcome the barriers in bringing smart grid technologies from technological readiness to system wide deployment. This policy brief therefore aims at highlighting key success factors for active household engagement in smart grids. Based on experiences from existing programs and projects, it has become clear that two phases for active end-user engagement need to be distinguished:
For each of the two phase’s, diverse success factors were identified, with the main conclusion that a more differentiated, phase-sensitive view is needed on how to encourage greater user engagement through policy measures.
As the aim of ISGAN is to facilitate global knowledge sharing, this policy brief intends to disseminate these finding on user-engagement to a broader audience of policy makers dealing with smart grid policy.
November 13, 2017
ISGAN Knowledge Exchange on Distributed Generation, Microgrids, and Smart Metering Bangalore, India, 13-15 November 2017 Organized by the International Smart Grid Action Network (ISGAN), in partnership with National Smart Grid Mission, Ministry of Power, Government of India.
We are pleased to inform you that the executive summary of India KTP workshop is now available for download as attached.
|ISGAN KTP India Workshop held on 14th November 2017, at CPRI Bangalore||Attachments|
|Challenges & Opportunities for Ensuring Efficient, Reliable Electricity by Vivek Goel||Download|
|Application of Smart Metering in Sweden by Johan Söderbom||Download|
|Japan-India Cooperation by Takamasa Murakami||Download|
|SG Deployment Project of KEPCO by Gun Bae Park||Download|
|EU Smart Meter Rollouts by John Cronin||Download|
|Jeju Smart Grid Testbed by Jung Hyo Bae||Download|
|Smart Grid Development in Norway by Kjell Sand||Download|
|Microgrid for Mines by Sandip Sinha||Download|
|Active Network Management by Shravana Musunuri||Download|
|Prosumers in India’s Future Grid by Rahul Tongia||Download|
|Lessons on Local Grid & Prosumer Empowerment by Ravi Seethapathy||Download|
September 12, 2017
Presentations and Summary of ISGAN public workshop on "Building the flexible power systems" held in Genk, Belgium
The FPS Economy, SME, Self-Employed and Energy – DG Energy & EnergyVille, would like to invite you to the public workshop of the International Smart Grid Action Network (ISGAN):
12 September 2017, 09:30-18:00
All over the globe, governments have set ambitious targets for the deployment of renewable energy sources. Unlocking the full flexibility potential throughout the power system is essential to enable these objectives. This ISGAN public workshop gathers world-class speakers from international organizations, public authorities, utilities and research institutes to exchange views on current and future energy policies, to showcase best practices and to bring together experts in various technologies to come to a power system vision.
At Thor Central
Thor Park 8000
|Session 1 – High-level introduction|
|10h00 – 10h15||Jean-Marc Delporte, Chairman FPS Economy, SME, Self-Employed and Energy|
|10h15 – 10h30||Mark Van Stiphout, Deputy Head of Unit for New energy technologies, innovation and clean coal, European Commission
SMART AND CLEAN ENERGY FOR ALL (PDF, 1.1 MB)
|10h30 – 10h45||Ronnie Belmans, CEO EnergyVille & CEO GSGF
Research into sustainable energy and smart energy systems (PDF, 767.27 KB)
|10h45 – 11h00||Karin Widegren, Chair ISGAN
ISGAN in a nutshell (PDF, 1 MB)
|Session 2 – Overview of International Activities on Flexibility|
|11h30 – 13h00||Moderator: Nancy Mahieu, Director General for Energy
Rui Luo, CEM secretariatSusanne Ackeby, ISGAN
Overview of International Activities on Flexibility
ISGAN, Annex 6 Power T&D Systems (PDF, 474.79 KB)
Edwin Haesen, EcofysPieter Vingerhoets, GSGF
Flexibility around the world (PDF, 847.22 KB)
|13h00 – 14h00||Lunch|
|Session 3 – Smart grids contributing to a flexible power system|
|14h00 – 15h30||Moderator: Roberto Zangrandi, EDSO for Smart Grids
Bob Hebb, Elia
Challenges and opportunities decentralised flex (PDF, 1.27 MB)
Atul Bali, NSGM-PMU, INDIA
Flexibility in Indian Power System (PDF, 370.48 KB)
Steven Hauser, GridWise Alliance
Donghan Feng, State Energy Smart Grid R&D Center of ChinaJohn Ward, CSIRO
Building the flexible power systems (PDF, 1007.1 KB)
|15h30 – 16h00||Coffee break|
|Session 4 – Towards a smart & flexible power system|
|16h00 – 17h30||Moderated: Michele de Nigris, IEA End-Use Working Party Vice-Chair Electricity
Russ Conklin, ISGANAdrej Jentsch, DHC
District Heating and Cooling as a key element of a smart power grid (PDF, 582.13 KB)
Roland Bründlinger, PVPS
Towards a smart & flexible power system (PDF, 528.96 KB)
Bert Gysen, ECES
Energy Conservation through Energy Storage (ECES TCP) (PDF, 638.9 KB)
Filip Johnsson, IETSSession 1 – High-level introduction
Increasing the value of wind and solar
Towards smart and flexible power systems (PDF, 528.96 KB)
|Session 5 – Conclusions|
|17h30 – 17h45||Wim Dries, Mayor of the City of Genk|
|17h45 – 19h00||Networking Reception|
May 16, 2017
Dealing with smart grids transitions, three years of activity of Annex 7 make it evident that policy makers are having many important questions about the dynamics of institutional change which need new answers.
However, rather than being able to provide ready-made answers about the institutional and social dimensions of smart grids, much more can be said about what-we-don’t-know. We identified two main reasons why we do not know enough about smart grid transition.
May 12, 2017
To use this flexibility in a coordinated way, an ever closer cooperation between System Operators will be required. Several approaches for the coordinated use of flexibility for system balancing and congestion management are imaginable.
In this work, the concept of a single marketplace for flexibility is introduced. Based on the requirements for TSO-DSO interaction, the concept of a single marketplace for flexibility has been assessed. This assessment does not provide a comparison with other ways to ensure a coordinated use of flexibility, but it shows the strengths and weaknesses of a single marketplace for flexibility.
The single marketplace is a lean and transparent concept to deal with the procurement of flexibility, which could theoretically lead to an economical optimum for the entire system, while respecting technical boundary conditions. On the other hand, the marketplace will not function properly without sufficient flexibility offers, there is no practical experience with this concept and the ICT requirements for its implementation are challenging.