G-PST Consortium News

2021: U.S. Secretary of Energy and U.K. Secretary of State of Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Join CEOs and Energy Leaders to Launch the Global Power System Transformation (G-PST) Consortium during U.S. Climate Action Week

The G-PST Consortium hosted its formal launch event on April 21st at 8 a.m. US EDT, convened in association with US Climate Action Week. U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm and U.K. BEIS Secretary of State Kwasi Kwarteng, together with several executives of power system operators and institutions from around the world, officially launched the G-PST Consortium. The event also showcased the G-PST Consortium’s inaugural research and teaching agendas.

2020: World’s Leading Power System Operators Announce Global Consortium

Earlier today during the BloombergNEF Summit, Audrey Zibelman, CEO of the Australia Energy Market Operator (AEMO) announced the launch of the Global Power System Transformation Consortium (G-PST). Speaking during the European Energy Infrastructure in Transition Session, Zibelman highlighted the need for a major global collaborative effort in overcoming technical barriers related to the integration of clean energy into power systems at an unprecedented scope and scale.
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G-PST Consortium Events

Pillar 1 Webinar: Survey of Grid-Forming Inverter Applications

June 9, 2021 | Online via WebEx

Featured Speaker: Julia Matevosyan, Lead Planning Engineer, ERCOT

Webinar Abstract: Grid-Forming technology is viewed as one of the necessary enablers for high penetration of inverter based resources. While it continues to be an area of active research, grid-forming battery energy storage systems are already commercially available and are being used in an number of applications around the world (e.g. US, Australia, and a number of Island applications). This webinar will provide an overview of existing and ongoing projects, focusing on the drivers behind the choice of technology and project performance. The webinar is based on the whitepaper “The Role of Grid Forming Technology to Enable Energy Systems Integration” on which the ESIG High Share of Inverter-Based Resources Task Force is currently working.

Register for the webinar.

G-PST Consortium at Enlit Africa-Connect: Bringing Renewables onto the Grid

June 9, 2021 | Online Conference Session

Enlit Africa-Connect is a free conference that brings together a community of energy leaders in a blended live and digital setting for 3 days to inform and inspire one another. The G-PST Consortium is hosting a live virtual session with our partners at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, Eskom Holdings, and National Grid that will cover the G-PST Consortium’s work in Africa so far and and give insight into opportunities for African utilities to collaborate with the G-PST Consortium.


  • Dr Jarrad Wright, CSIR Principal Engineer, South Africa


  • Julian Leslie, Chief Engineer, National Grid ESO, United Kingdom
  • Amy Rose, Senior Researcher, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, USA
  • Isabel Fick, General Manager, Eskom System Operator, SA

 Learn more about the session.

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G-PST Consortium Quarterly Newsletter

Edition 1: June 2021