South African Smart Grids Initiative SASGI is a stakeholder participation driven initiative. The SASGI industry representation reflects an all-inclusive stakeholder grouping of relevant government departments, utilities and industry related representative organisations. The main objectives of SASGI are to facilitate cooperation, to contribute to policy formulation, to provide guidance in the establishment of standards, identify technology functionality and to provide leadership in the deployment of appropriate technology.
SASGI continuously holds its quarterly meeting throughout the year, hosting stakeholders ranging from policy makers, technical experts, researchers, utilities and municipal officials in the industry. The discussions that take place in the meetings are valuable through the dissemination of information and the contribution of ideas and practices that brought to the table for discussion.