SIRFN - Smart Grid International Research Facility Network SIRFN evaluates pre-competitive technologies and systems approaches in a wide range of Smart Grids implementation use cases and geographies using common testing procedures. Data from these tests will be made publicly available to the Smart Grids community to accelerate the development of Smart Grids technologies and systems, and enabling policies.
Annex 4: Synthesis of Insights for Decision Makers Organization of knowledge, key issues, important themes, insightful analysis for the benefit of decision makers.
Cost - Benefit Analyses and Toolkit The objective is to develop a global framework and related analyses that can identify, define, and quantify in a standardized way the benefits which can be realized from the demonstration and deployment of smart grids technologies and related practices in electricity systems.
Global Smart Grid Inventory Identify gaps, opportunities, synergies among smart grid activities and programmes. Catalogue the wide range of smart grid activities underway, mapping the actual activities against the drivers and interests.
ISGAN Academy on Smart Grids Offer the ISGAN community of high level engineers and decision makers a means of rational and efficient continuous technical skills complement and update in the field of smart grids. The Academy is proposed as a set of e-learning core modules dealing with the entire value chain of smart grid.
Smart Grid Transitions Preparation of a prototype of a smart grids foresight process to help policy makers to orchestrate a sustainable transition. Evaluation of processes of market forming, actor involvement and integration