On April 26, 2018
Smart Grids in Distribution Networks – Expert Workshop in Support of Deployment and Integration
This workshop marked the global launch of the IEA “How2Guide for Smart Grids in Distribution Networks”. To support deployment of smart grid technologies, governments need to enable the policy environment that will allow innovative investment in smart grids by establishing clear and consistent policies and long term implementation plans. Mexico’s sweeping energy reform in 2014, following the historic constitutional amendment of 2013, have brought the country’s electricity networks under the spotlight. Against this backdrop, the event provided a timely opportunity to explore essential technology, policy and finance considerations for developing and implementing a national roadmap for smart grids. The overarching objective of this workshop was to support the Mexican government in its continued efforts to smarten the electricity distribution system, with a view to accelerate the transition to a clean and advanced power system. To accomplish this objective, the workshop focused on:
- (i) examining existing barriers or issues to technology deployment;
- (ii) engaging relevant stakeholders in discussions on policy and investment opportunities;
- (iii) identifying response actions that foster next steps towards energy innovation in Mexico.
The event also captured smart grid considerations for the future analytical work of the IEA, particularly with respect to the 2016 edition of Energy Technology Perspectives as well as feeding input to the 2016 update of the IEA global Technology Roadmap for Smart Grids. The workshop outputs may also inform future ISGAN work priority setting.
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