The Global Smart Grid Federation (GSGF) is committed to creating smarter, cleaner electricity systems around the world. By linking major public-private stakeholders and initiatives from participating countries, the federation is facilitating the sharing of best practices, identification of barriers and solutions, fostering innovation, and addressing key technical and policy issues. These and other activities help member organisations initiate changes to their countries’ electricity systems to enhance security, increase flexibility, reduce emissions, and maintain affordability, reliability, and accessibility.
EDSO is represented on the GSGF board of directors, cooperating with other members to advance smart grid development around the world and facilitate consensus-building within the international community to address electricity system and climate change concerns.
The GSGF works with the International Smart Grid Action Network (ISGAN), the organisation set up under the International Energy Agency (IEA) Implementing Agreement for a Co-operative Programme and made up of national experts representing national governments.
In April 2012, the federation released its first report on key challenges for the deployment of smart grids, as well as highlights from leading projects. The report is based on extensive research from current GSGF members: Australia, Canada, Continental Europe, Great Britain, Ireland, Korea, Japan and the United States.