The smart grid is given to promote the development and utilization of renewable energy, the development of electric vehicles, improve the power grid task efficiency, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, the current major countries all attach great importance to the research and construction of smart grid. By the Ministry of science and technology in 2012 with the approval of China formally joined the International Energy Agency smart grid (IEA ISGAN) protocol implementation of energy technology cooperation. Recently, the Ministry of science and technology of high-tech company, international cooperation department approval for establishment at the Shanghai Jiao Tong University ISGAN China Liaison Office (external said actuator) liaison office and foreign bear the ISGAN Secretariat and the other members of the daily liaison work, internal contact with stakeholders and government; tracking the progress of ISGAN ISGAN, to participate in relevant meetings and activities; the establishment of information and cooperation platform, open Webpage, in a timely manner to the domestic research institute, University, enterprise and other related units to provide related information and contact, coordination of domestic units involved in the ISGAN related activities and cooperation projects.
International Smart Grid Action Network (ISGAN) is the first session of the 2010 clean energy Ministerial Conference (CEM) initiated the establishment of the international science and technology cooperation mechanism, China joined the initiative. Since then ISGAN for the evolution of the International Energy Agency (IEA) protocol implementation of energy technology cooperation under the framework of (IA) and officially launched in 2011 April. ISGAN aims to establish a multilateral cooperation mechanism between the government to carry out knowledge sharing, technical support and project coordination, promote the development and deployment of smart grid technology, practice and system, and urge governments to adopt policies to promote related to smart grid. In addition to government departments, ISGAN to the enterprise, industry association, the international organization of opening and the establishment of cooperative relations with other smart grid organization. The ISGAN Secretariat is located in South Korea Smart Grid Research Institute, the official website of http://www.iea-isgan.org/.