ISGAN Secretariat

What is International Smart Grid Action Network (ISGAN)?

ISGAN is a Technology Collaboration Programme of the International Energy Agency (IEA).
  • The co-operative programme was formally established in 2011 and is also an initiative of the Clean Energy Ministerial.
  • ISGAN creates a strategic platform to support high-level government attention and action for the accelerated development and deployment of smarter, cleaner electricity grids around the world.

Organization Structure

  • Executive Committee (ExCo): Each Contracting Party appoints a delegate and an alternate to the ExCo. This is the decision-making body of ISGAN who convenes twice a year. The ExCo’s main aims are to discuss new developments, identify knowledge gaps and implementation barriers, and shape ISGAN’s Programme of Work accordingly.

    (members) Energy governments and research institutes from 27 countries, including Korea, US, Italy, and European Committee(EC) (as of 2022)

  • Co-Secretariat: ISGAN is supported by two co-Secretariat.

    Korea Smart Grid Institute (KSGI) and AIT Austrian Institute of Technology

  • International Joint Research

    Facilitate knowledge exchange, such as policy and technology reports, through active collaborative research among members and working groups (WG)

    Communication Working Group (CWG) Synthesis of Insights for Decision Makers
    SG Case Studies
    Smart Grid Academy
    WG3 Cost-Benefit Analysis and Toolkits
    WG5 Smart Grid International Research Facility Network (SIRFN)
    WG6 Power T&D Systems
    WG7 Smart Grid Transitions
    WG9 Flexibility Markets
  • International Awards of Excellence

    The ISGAN Award of Excellence seeks to leverage leadership and innovation in smart grids to accelerate global exchange of best practices and promote replication or adaptation of proven concepts in other markets, countries, and regions.
    By showcasing exemplars in the global smart grid community, ISGAN Awards ceremony will promote a shared global understanding of the value that smarter electricity systems can bring, address gaps in related knowledge and tools, and create opportunities for more peer-to-peer learning and engagement. It will also draw attention to the value offered by smart grid systems.

  • Support for Ministerial-Level Meetings

    Facilitate global communication within high-level (ministerial) cooperation platforms, such as Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) and Mission Innovation (MI), to exchange insights for smart grid policies