WASHINGTON, May 1, 2012 /CNW/ - The Global Smart Grid Federation (GSGF), an international collaborative effort among national smart grid associations, today announced that Israel Smart Energy Association (ISEA) has joined the Federation. ISEA promotes technology innovation, economic development while enhancing cooperation for the electricity network of the future, bringing Smart Grids from vision to reality.
"It is with great pleasure that we welcome ISEA to the Global Smart Grid Federation. The members of GSGF believe that by directly linking national and regional associations they can facilitate the global sharing of best practices, finding workable solutions around barriers to the deployment of smart grid technologies; increasing consumer engagement; and promoting innovation and capacity building," said Guido Bartels, GSGF Chairman. "The ISEA membership, representing the Israeli energy, technology, and sustainable business ecosystem will greatly enhance the reach of the GSGF and make it an even more effective advocate in helping governments to understand the challenges and benefits of smart grid deployment," he went on to say.
"ISEA is pleased to be joining the Global Smart Grid Federation," said Amos Lasker, ISEA Chairman. "Smart Grid development is an important factor in building a sustainable and secure energy infrastructure in Israel including energy, transportation and the security of energy supply in our region. The ability to collaborate on a global scale will result in a clearer understanding of the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead."
"The smart grid is an essential foundation for low carbon energy," said Jesse Berst, founder and chief analyst of Smart Grid News, the Internet's oldest and largest smart grid site. "If you are in favor of renewables, or demand response, or electric vehicles, you are in favor of the smart grid because it is the enabler. I congratulate the GSGF for leading the way to true global collaboration in an area so critical to our future."
The Israel Smart Energy Association is the tenth member of the GSGF, joining GridWise Alliance (U.S.), EDSO for Smart Grids (EU), India Smart Grid Forum, Japan Smart Community Alliance, Korea Smart Grid Association, Smart Grid Australia, Smart Grid Canada, SmartGrid GB (Great Britain), and SmartGrid Ireland.
For more information about the Global Smart Grid Federation, please visit: www.globalsmartgridfederation.org.
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