Visionary Goal

Dramatically accelerate the transition to low emission and low cost, secure, and reliable power systems, contributing to >50% emission reductions over the next 10 years, with $2 billion of government and donor support for technical, market, and workforce solutions that unlock $10 trillion+ of private sector investment.

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Our Mission is to bring together key actors to foment a rapid clean energy transition at unprecedented scope and scale by providing coordinated and holistic “end-to-end” support and knowledge infusion to power system operators across the 5 Action Pillars.

About G-PST Consortium

In 2019, the chief executive officers of the six fastest decarbonizing energy systems in the world came together to form the Global Power System Transformation (G-PST) Consortium. These Founding System Operators lead and disseminate G-PST’s cutting-edge, applied research to solve pressing challenges for the world’s leading system operators.

G-PST is not a single organization, but convenes expertise across a network of system operators, manufacturers, utilities, standards bodies, and research institutions to accelerate proving solutions that enable grids across the world to run on 100% renewable energy and help keep global temperature rises below 1.5 degrees Celsius. G-PST’s Core Team organizations coordinate and contribute expertise to its technical pillars and inform G-PST’s strategic approach.

G-PST also coordinates peer learning networks and country-level technical assistance delivery efforts for Africa, Asia, and Latin America and the Caribbean through regional partner organizations. International agencies and multilateral and regional development banks are also serving as key implementing partners to ensure G-PST activities complement and reinforce existing programs.

The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory currently functions as G-PST’s secretariat, which coordinates cross-pillar work programs, partnerships and support, and outreach.

For more detail about G-PST’s operations, roles, and responsibilities, review the G-PST Consortium Governance Structure document.

  • National Grid ESO (Great Britain)
  • Ireland’s EirGrid
  • Denmark’s Energinet
  • California’s Independent System Operator (CAISO)
  • The Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO)
  • The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT)
  • The Energy Systems Integration Group (ESIG)
  • Imperial College London
  • Fraunhofer Cluster of Excellence for Integrated Energy Systems
  • National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
  • Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)
  • Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO)
  • The Danish Technical University (DTU)
  • VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
  • Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)
  • Latin American Energy Organization (OLADE)
  • REnovables in Latin America and the Caribbean (RELAC)
  • The ASEAN Center for Energy (ACE)
  • World Bank
  • United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
  • German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ)
  • International Energy Agency (IEA)
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
  • European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD

Governance Structure

Governance Structure

Activity Type



Executive Leadership & Oversight

Founding System Operator (FSO) CEO Group

  • Provide advice/guidance to Consortium on key activities
  • Approves Annual Work Program for Pillar 1
  • Established December 2019
  • WHO: Six FSO CEOs, representatives from ESIG (Pillar 1 lead) and G-PST Secretariat for logistical support

Steering Committee & Advisory Board

  • General oversight and strategic guidance; selects/oversees Secretariat
  • Approves Annual Work Program for Pillars 2 – 5
  • Oversees technical performance of country/global programs
  • Established December 2021
  • WHO: Representation from FSO CEOs, developing country system operator CEOs, Pillar leads, G-PST Forum, implementing partners, sponsors, and the Secretariat

Operational Management & Control

Research Agenda Group

  • Set research direction of G-PST Consortium
  • Drafts Annual Work Program for Pillar 1
  • Supported by ESIG as Pillar 1 Core Team lead
  • Ensures efforts are globally coordinated/disseminated efficiently
  • Steers research proposal writing efforts
  • Established April 2020
  • WHO: Senior technical staff from six FSOs, ESIG, and other Core Team and non-Core Team Technical Institute staff

G-PST Secretariat

  • Overall program management, operational oversight and support across all G-PST Consortium activities
  • Provides continuous quality control and monitoring of activities
  • Ensures that all activities follow approved global/country work plans
  • Drafts Annual Work Program for Pillars 2-5
  • Established October 2019
  • WHO: NREL (Interim Secretariat); G-PST Secretariat will be formally appointed by Steering Committee for fixed term
G-PST Business Structure Infographic