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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Mission

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

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 several 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

Governance Structure

Governance Structure

Activity Type

PILLAR 1

PROGRAM WIDE ACTIVITIES & PILLARS 2 – 5

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

  • General oversight and strategic guidance; selects/oversees Secretariat
  • Approves Annual Work Program for Pillars 2 – 5
  • Oversees technical performance of country/global programs
  • Aiming for launch January – February 2021
  • WHO: 2 FSO CEOs, developing country system operator CEOs, major sponsors, key partners (supported by G-PST Secretariat & ESIG)
Coordination

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