Several countries, regions, and states are playing a leading role in the transition to electricity systems primarily powered by renewable energies and other low-emission energy sources, as well as complementary storage, efficiency, and intelligent grid technologies, with increased coupling between sectors. Across the world, countries are eager to follow a path towards modern, low-emission energy systems to meet various environmental, economic, and reliability goals. However, governments, system operators, research and education institutes, and other actors often encounter challenges with the acquisition and application of the knowledge needed to transform energy systems rapidly.
There is a clear need for a global consortium of system operators, researchers, governments, corporations, and other stakeholders to promote the transition to clean energy on unprecedented scales, while overcoming common barriers across regions.
To meet this need, the Consortium for Global Power System Transformation (G-PST), an initiative driven by experts and practitioners, brings together key actors such as energy systems operators, research and education institutes, governments, businesses, and many others across every region of the world to accelerate the ambitious scope and scale required by the energy transition. The G-PST consortium will provide coordinated, holistic “end-to-end” support and knowledge infusion for clean energy transitions, including applications of world-class technical and operational solutions, workforce development, national and regional assessments, visions, and marketing campaigns, as well as on-site adoption of technologies, standards, and tests.
The consortium will lead campaigns in 4 areas:
- Planning and analysis of energy systems using open data and tools
- Promotion of first-class solutions for system operators and network integration through research, implementation, and scaling of best-practice solutions for technology and operation by system operators
- Fundamental workforce development by building up the inclusive and diverse workforce of the future to support PST efforts
- Localized adaptation of modern technologies to individual contexts through test programmes and standards development