The Global Smart Grid Federation (GSGF) has announced that the European Distribution System Operators (EDSO) for Smart Grids has been admitted as the ninth member of the federation.

The other members are: GridWise Alliance (USA), India Smart Grid Forum, Japan Smart Community Alliance, Korea Smart Grid Association, Smart Grid Australia, Smart Grid Canada, Smart Grid GB, and Smart Grid Ireland.

The GSGF was launched in July 2010, with the objective of facilitating the global sharing of best practices, finding workable solutions around barriers to the deployment of smart grid technologies, increase consumer engagement and promoting innovation and capacity building.

Guido Bartels, Chairman of the GSGF, said: “The EDSO membership, representing 27 distribution companies from 16 countries of the EU, will greatly enhance the reach of the GSGF and make it an even more effective advocate in helping governments to understand the challenges and benefits of smart grid deployment.”

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