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.
The main objectives of ISGF are:
ISGF has 10 working groups focussed on different aspects of smart grid such as: WG1: Advanced Transmission; WG2: Advanced Distribution; WG3 & WG4: Communications and Metering for Smart Grids; WG5: Consumption and Load Control; WG6: Policy and Regulations; WG7: Architecture and Design; WG8: Pilots and Business Models; WG9: Renewables and Microgrids; and WG - 10: Cyber Security.
ISGF is in operation for last 4 years and have played pivotal role in formulation of key policy initiatives of Govt of India on Smart Grids such as:
Some of the major activities undertaken (and under progress) by India Smart Grid Forum are:
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14 June 2017