India Smart Grid Forum (ISGF) is a public private partnership initiative of Ministry of Power (MoP), Govt. of India for accelerated development of smart grid technologies in the Indian power sector. The main objectives of ISGF are: • To help the Indian power sector deploy smart grid technologies in an efficient, cost effective, innovative and scalable manner by bringing together all key stakeholders and enabling technologies. • To create a platform for public and private stakeholder members, research institutions and power utilities to exchange ideas and information on smart grids and develop use case scenarios for India. • To bring together experts from regulation, policy, and the corporate sector to build support for smart grid policies. • To conduct research on the capabilities of smart grids in the Indian context through case studies, cost-benefit analysis, study of technical advancements in renewable energy sources and other ancillary activities. • To make recommendations to the Government, Regulators, Utilities and Consumers through reports, white papers, technical seminars, etc. 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 has over 200 members covering ministries, government institutions, regulators, utilities,technology companies, non-profit organisations, educational and research institutions and students from renowned institutes. ISGF has 10 working groups focussed on different aspects of smart grids such as: WG1: Advanced Transmission; WG2: Advanced Distribution; WG3: Communications for Smart Grids; WG4: Metering; 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.
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Last Updated : on 2021-09-13