About G-PST Consortium
The chief executive officers of National Grid Electricity System Operator UK, California Independent System Operator (CAISO), Australia Energy Market Operator (AEMO), Ireland’s System Operator (EirGrid), Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), and Denmark’s System Operator (Energinet) are champions in developing the consortium mission and activities. Importantly, these system operators are leading a Research Agenda Group to identify common, cutting-edge research questions that can inform large- scale national research and development investments. Relevant results and lessons from this process will be broadly shared for learning across all countries. The G-PST Consortium is also partnering with around 10 emerging economy and developing country system operators from Africa, Asia, Latin America and Eastern Europe who will also guide the G-PST Consortium vision and collaborate with the G-PST Consortium to advance power system transformation with a focus on technical collaboration, peer learning and exchange, and workforce development to support local power system transformation priorities.
A core team, including the Energy Systems Integration Group (ESIG), Imperial College London, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Fraunhofer Cluster of Excellence for Integrated Energy Systems, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Latin American Energy Organization (OLADE), IEEE, Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO), the Danish Technical University (DTU), and ASEAN Center for Energy, is actively developing the consortium and will be engaged in implementation of technical work as well as coordinating specific pillars.
International agencies and multilateral and regional development banks, including 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) and others are serving as key implementing partners to ensure the consortium complements and reinforces existing programs.
Structure of Consortium
- Founding System Operators – Lead and disseminate cutting edge applied research to solve pressing challenges for the world’s leading system operators.
- Core Team Members – Coordinate and contribute expertise to technical pillars and inform the Consortium’s strategic approach
- Regional Leads – Coordinate regional peer learning networks and country-level TA delivery efforts for Africa, Asia, and Latin America and the Caribbean
- Interim Secretariat – Coordinates the work program, partnerships and support, and outreach