The smart grid evaluation toolkit is part of the ISGAN Working Group 3 activities.

WG 3 deals with methods and techniques aimed at guiding stakeholders’ investment decisions related to Smart Grid technologies by considering economic and social welfare aspects. The scope of this WG spans the development of tools for analysts, regulators, utilities and other actors to define and decide on system needs and priorities for Smart Grid system investment along with necessary regulatory changes. WG 3 therefore seeks to develop a global framework and related toolkits, which would provide a way of identifying types of benefi ts of demonstration and deployment of Smart Grids technologies in a standardized way and put them in relation to their relevant costs.

The smart grid evaluation toolkit helps decision makers in identifying the best smart grid planning option.
In the smart grid evaluation toolkit the tecno-economic assessment of the alternatives integrates the Cost-Benefit Analysis (CBA) within a Multi-Criteria Analysis (MCA) framework.

The smart grid evaluation toolkit is free-to-use. Visit the How to page to discover how to use it.

ISGAN is the short name for the International Energy Agency (IEA) Technology Collaboration Programme (TCP) for a Co-operative Programme on Smart Grids (ISGAN – International Smart Grids Action Network). It is also an initiative of the Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) and was formally established at CEM2 in Abu Dhabi, in 2011 as an Implementing Agreement under a framework of the International Energy Agency (IEA). The International Smart Grid Action Network (ISGAN) creates a strategic platform to support high-level government attention and action for the accelerated development and deployment of smarter, cleaner electricity grids around the world.
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This work has been cofinanced by the Research Fund for the Italian Electrical System under the Contract Agreement between RSE S.p.A. and the Ministry of Economic Development in compliance with the Decree of March 8, 2006.