July 20, 2010
The formation of the Global Smart Grid Federation was announced today at the Clean Energy Ministerial in Washington, D.C. The federation was established to accelerate deployment of smart grids around the world by linking country-based associations to facilitate the sharing of ideas and best practices across the spectrum of Smart Grid technology development, consumer engagement, and capacity building. The federation also serves as a vital mechanism for public-private dialogue on Smart Grid policy implementation informed by on-the-ground experience.
Countries around the world—including the United States, South Korea, Japan, Australia, Canada, India, and Ireland—are exploring ways to integrate Smart Grid technologies and, to support this process, have created public-private organizations and initiatives. Many other countries are in the formative stages of similar initiatives. The Global Smart Grid Federation will unite these worldwide efforts.
Current Global Smart Grid Federation members are:
- GridWise Alliance (United States)
- India Smart Grid Forum
- Japan Smart Community Alliance
- Korean Smart Grid Association
- Smart Grid Australia
- Canadian Smart Grid Alliance.
Membership in the Global Smart Grid Federation is open to national Smart Grid organizations; there are no individual corporate members.
The federation also seeks to forge relationships with other international organizations with a role in Smart Grids, such as the International Energy Agency (IEA) and the World Energy Council.
For more information, see the Global Smart Grid Federation Web site.