ENTSO-E, the European Network of Transmission System Operators, represents 43 electricity transmission system operators (TSOs) from 36 countries across Europe. ENTSO-E was established and given legal mandates by the EU’s Third Legislative Package for the Internal Energy Market in 2009, which aims at further liberalising the gas and electricity markets in the EU. ENTSO-E promotes closer cooperation across Europe’s TSOs to support the implementation of EU energy policy and achieve Europe’s energy & climate policy objectives. The main objectives of ENTSO-E centre on the integration of renewable energy sources (RES) such as wind and solar power into the power system, and the completion of the internal energy market (IEM), which is central to meeting the European Union’s energy policy objectives of affordability, sustainability and security of supply. ENTSO-E contributes to the achievement of these objectives mainly through the drafting of network codes, the development of pan-European network plans (TYNDPs), the technical cooperation between TSOs, the publication of summer and winter outlook reports for electricity generation and the coordination of R&D plans.
For more information visit: www.entsoe.eu
EDSO for Smart Grids gathers leading European electricity distribution system operators (DSOs) cooperating to bring smart grids from vision to reality a prerequisite to reaching the EU’s energy, climate, internal market and energy security objectives. EDSO’s members are committed to this challenge while promoting the reliability, optimal management and technical development of its grids. EDSO is the key interface between DSOs and the European institutions, promoting the development of smart grid technology, new market designs and regulation.
For more information visit: www.edsoforsmartgrids.eu
The Global Smart Grid Federation (GSGF) is a global stakeholder organization committed to creating smarter, cleaner electrical systems around the world. GSGF is comprised of national smart grid organizations from ten countries. GSGF brings together the intellectual capital of smart grid stakeholder organizations to facilitate the collaboration of (inter)national Smart Grid (non)governmental organizations, to conduct and foster research in the application of Smart Grid technologies, to support rapid implementation of these technologies, to foster the international exchange of ideas and best practices and finally to create avenues for dialogue and cooperation between the public and private sectors on issues relating to the deployment of Smart Grid technologies.
For more information visit: www.globalsmartgridfederation.org
India Smart Grid Forum (ISGF) is a Public Private Partnership initiative of Ministry of Power (MoP), Government of India for accelerated development of smart grid technologies in the Indian power sector. Mandate of ISGF is to advise government on policies and programs for promotion of Smart Grids in India, work with national and international agencies in standards development and to help utilities, regulators and the Industry in technology selection, training and capacity building. ISGF work closely with government institutions such as CEA, CPRI, CERC, NSGM and NCIIPC; ministries such as MNRE, DoT, MoUD, MoHI etc and other stakeholders like state governments, electric utilities and electricity regulatory commissions. With 200+ members comprising of ministries, utilities, technology providers, academia and research, ISGF has evolve as a Think-Tank of global repute on Smart Grids and Smart Cities.
For more information visit: www.indiasmartgrid.org
The OSGP Alliance, founded in 2006 as the Energy Services Network Association (ESNA), is an independent global, not-for-profit association that promotes the adoption of the Open Smart Grid Protocol (OSGP) and related services and infrastructure for smart grid applications. Members include utilities, software, hardware and service providers, and solution integrators that share a common goal and vision for promoting open standards for energy demand side management, smart grid and smart metering systems.
For more information visit: www.osgp.org
PAC World is a content independent magazine established in 2007 with the mission to help the electric power system protection, automation and control community understand and implement new and emerging technologies; support the application of open solutions and interoperability between multiple vendors’ devices and systems, as well as to provide a global forum for top industry experts to express in a non-commercial way their opinion in order to establish the state-of-the-art of the industry.
For more information visit: www.pacw.org
Digital Substation is a magazine that covers the field of intellectual subsystems of contemporary electric power stations, substations and control canters (protection and control, SCADA, wide-area measurement systems, revenue metering and etc). The magazine has been established in 2008, and today is available in online and print editions both in English (www.digitalsubstation.com/en) and Russian (www.digitalsubstation.com) languages. The Online edition is updated with news, community discussions, technical papers and overviews on a regular basis. The Print version is issued 2 times a year and includes best publications of the online version.
For more information visit: digitalsubstation.com
The European Energy – Information Sharing & Analysis Centre (EE-ISAC) is an industry-driven, information sharing network of trust. EE-ISAC helps utilities to improve the cyber security and resilience of their grid by enabling trust-based data and information sharing. Founded in 2015, EE-ISAC is a joint initiative of 4 major European utility companies together with universities, governmental bodies and technology providers.
For more information visit: www.ee-isac.eu