2010, ISGAN is launched in Washington D.C. at the first Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) meeting. The initiative evolves from CEM’s commitment to policies and programs that accelerate the global transition to clean energy.
2011, ISGAN is formally established as the International Energy Agency (IEA) Implementing Agreement for a Co-operative Programme on Smart Grids, operating as a “Technology Collaboration Programme” under the IEA Framework for International Energy Technology Co-operation.
2013, ISGAN membership expands across five continents and includes 24 participating countries and the European Commission.
2014, ISGAN expands to include Annex 5: Smart Grid International Research Facility Network (SIRFN), bringing together a diverse array of research and testing facilities.
2015, The first annual ISGAN Award of Excellence is launched to celebrate exemplars in smart grid projects and promote the adaptation of their proven best practices in other countries and jurisdictions.
2016, Launch of the ISGAN Knowledge Transfer Platform (KTP). The KTPs offer dynamic spaces where interdisciplinary groups of participants with complementary competencies contribute to the development of joint ISGAN knowledge products, policy messages, and targeted technical assistance. ISGAN will complete its 9th KTP project in 2023.
2016, Beginning of ISGAN Virtual Learning webinars. Every year, ISGAN hosts dozens of webinars where participants from academia, government, non-profits, and industry gather to demonstrate and share best practices and the latest smart grid research.
2018, ISGAN continues to expand its international reach and to serve as a partner for domestic and international efforts including the Global Smart Energy Federation, and the India Smart Grid Forum.
2019, ISGAN Annex 3 releases the smart grid evaluation toolkit, which integrates Cost-Benefit Analysis (CBA) within a Multi-Criteria Analysis (MCA) framework.
2021, The Annexes are transformed into Working Groups (WGs) with WG 3-Cost Benefit Analysis Toolkit, WG 5-SIRFN, WG 6-Power T&D Systems, WG 7-Smart Grid Transitions, WG 9-Flexibility Markets, and a cross-cutting Communications Working Group (focused also on deep knowledge exchange).
2022, ISGAN signs a Memorandum of Understanding with the Global Smart Energy Federation and a letter of intent with the Mission Innovation: Green Powered Future Mission at the Global Clean Energy Action Forum in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
2022, A new strategy and structure process is completed, and Request for Extension (RfE) is finalized.