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Mesa del Sol Project Is Finalist for International Smart Grid Action Network 2014 Award of Excellence

The microgrid powers Mesa del Sol’s Aperture Center, a 78,000-square-foot mixed-use commercial building at the center of Forest City’s Mesa del Sol model sustainable community. It is the heart of a planned community with 18 million square feet of office, retail, and industrial space and 4,400 acres for residential development.

The microgrid powers Mesa del Sol’s Aperture Center, a 78,000-square-foot mixed-use commercial building at the center of Forest City’s Mesa del Sol model sustainable community. It is the heart of a planned community with 18 million square feet of office, retail, and industrial space and 4,400 acres for residential development.

The Mesa del Sol microgrid project was selected as one of eight finalists among many entries worldwide to receive the 2014 International Smart Grid Action Network (ISGAN) Award of Excellence. ISGAN will recognize all finalist projects on their website and in future ISGAN publications.

The ISGAN Award of Excellence competition showcases the innovative and effective approaches used to engage and empower consumers within smart-grid deployments. The Mesa del Sol microgrid project is one of two smart-grid demonstration projects in New Mexico deployed by Japan’s New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO), in collaboration with multiple Japan and U.S. partners, including Sandia, Mesa del Sol, University of New Mexico, Public Service Company of New Mexico, Shimizu Corporation, and Tokyo Gas. Sandia’s participation in this project was funded by the U.S. Department of Energy.

ISGAN was launched at the first Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM), a July 2010 meeting of energy and environment ministers and stakeholders from 23 countries and the European Union. ISGAN creates a mechanism for multilateral government-to-government collaboration to develop and deploy smarter electric-grid technologies, practices, and systems. It aims to improve the understanding of smart-grid technologies, practices, and systems and to promote adoption of related enabling government policies. ISGAN facilitates dynamic knowledge sharing, technical assistance, and project coordination, where appropriate.

ISGAN membership is voluntary, and currently includes Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, China, Finland, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Norway, the Netherlands, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

Read the Mesa del Sol fact sheet.

Read the New Mexico Microgrid Collaboration fact sheet.

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