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.
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.
Sandia National Laboratories is a multi-program laboratory managed and operated by Sandia Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Lockheed Martin Corporation, for the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration under contract DE-AC04-94AL85000.