Several countries, regions, and states are leading the transition to electricity systems primarily powered by renewable energy and other low-emissions energy sources. Complementary storage, efficiency, and smart grid technologies are helping advance this transition, along with increased sector coupling. Countries around the world are seeking to follow this path to modern, low-emissions energy systems to meet a range of environmental, economic, and reliability goals. However, governments, system operators, research and educational institutes, and other actors face significant challenges in acquiring and applying the requisite knowledge to rapidly transform power systems.
There is a clear need for a global consortium to overcome these common barriers cross all regions and foment clean energy transitions at unprecedented scope and scale. To address this need, the Global Power System Transformation (G-PST) Consortium, an expert- and practitioner-driven initiative, engages key power system operators, research and educational institutions, governments, businesses, and stakeholders in all regions of the world to accelerate clean energy transitions at the ambitious scope and scale that is required.
The G-PST Consortium provides coordinated, holistic end-to-end support and knowledge infusion for system operators pursuing clean energy transitions, including performing cutting edge research, providing implementation support for world-class engineering and operational solutions; supporting workforce development; building and disseminating open-access data and tools; and accelerating localized technology adoption, standards development, and testing programs.
Our Operating Principles
- “Get Stuff Done” – Focus on practical action and results
- Remain driven by needs of implementers (e.g., system operators, regulators, businesses)
- Enable access to the world’s best expertise, tools, and solutions with rigorous quality control and objective products and activities
- Absolutely no advocacy, promotion of business interests, or prescriptive solutions
- Balance developing and developed country leadership
- Achieve broad diversity and inclusion in power system transformation workforce and solutions
- Operate through distributed leadership and implementation that reinforces and complements existing programs with an efficient administrative structure
System Operator Research & Peer Learning
Perform and globally disseminate cutting edge applied research to solve pressing challenges for the world’s leading system operators.
System Operator Technical Support
Provide implementation support to scale established best practice engineering and operational solutions for developing country system operators.
Build the inclusive and diverse workforce of tomorrow through enhanced university curriculum and technical upskilling for utility and system operator staff.
Localized Technology Adoption Support
Adapt modern power system technologies to individual country contexts through standards development activities and testing programs.