Michele de Nigris,
ISGAN chair and
Paddy Turnbull,
GSGF chair
 
Seoul, Korea and Washington, DC, U.S.A. --- (METERING.COM) --- April 29, 2013 - The International Smart Grid Action Network (ISGAN) and Global Smart Grid Federation (GSGF) last month agreed on a framework for formal cooperation.

The framework is aimed to bring together the leading global private and sector initiatives on smart grid, and provide a forum to share best practices, address key technical and policy issues, and foster innovation to accelerate the deployment of smart grid systems globally.

As such the agreement paves the way for cooperation on important topics like business models and benefit-cost tools, recognizing that the modernization of the electric power system will not be accomplished by either the public or private sectors alone.

ISGAN provides a forum for multilateral government-to-government collaboration on smart grids, with 24 country participants currently. GSGF brings together national smart grid initiatives, with 15 members currently.

The agreement was signed by Michele de Nigris, chair of ISGAN and Paddy Turnbull, GSGF chair.