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Nasdaq OMX Clean Edge Smart Grid Infrastructure Index (QGRD)

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The Nasdaq OMX Clean Edge Smart Grid Infrastructure Index (QGRD) is designed to act as a transparent and liquid benchmark for the smart grid and electric infrastructure sector. The Index includes companies that are primarily engaged and involved in electric grid; electric meters, devices, and networks; energy storage and management; connected mobility; and enabling software used by the smart grid and electric infrastructure sector (including both pure play companies focused on the smart grid sector and diversified multinationals with smart grid sector exposure).

An exchange traded fund, GRID, is based on the Nasdaq Clean Edge Smart Grid Infrastructure Index and is sponsored by First Trust Advisors L.P. See index components and learn more about our methodologies, up-to-date performance, and licensed products below.

facts Click above to access the Nasdaq Clean Edge Green Energy Index (CELS) Fact Sheet.

Clean Edge Smart Grid Infrastructure Index Components (Last updated March 2024)

AEISAdvanced Energy Industries
AESAES Corporation
ALFENAlfen Beheer
1514Allis Electric Co., Ltd.
ALUP11Alupar Investimento SA
AMSCAmerican Superconductor Corp
ADIAnalog Devices
ATKRAtkore, Inc.
AZZAZZ Incorporated
EBRCentrais Eléctricas Brasileiras SA - Electrobras
1513Chung-Hsin Electric & Machinery Mfg. Corp.
TRPL4Companhia de Transmissão de Energia Elétrica Paulista
CPLE6Companhia Paranaense de Energia – COPEL
6622Daihen Corporation
DGIIDigi International
EDPEDP-Energias de Portugal S.A.
ELIElia Group
EMREmerson Electric Co
ENPHEnphase Energy
EQTL3Equatorial Energia S.A.
ESEESCO Technologies
FLNCFluence Energy, Inc.
FTS  Fortis, Inc. 
1519Fortune Electric Co., Ltd.
GNRCGenerac Holdings
GEGeneral Electric
ENGI11Grupo Energisa S.A.
6674GS Yuasa Corporation
HPS.AHammond Power Solutions, Inc.
267260HD Hyundai Electric
HONHoneywell International
HUBBHubbell, Inc. 
HHydro One Ltd.
298040Hyosung Heavy Industries Corp.
IBEIberdrola S.A.
103590Iljin Electric Co. Ltd
IFXInfineon Technologies AG
ITRIItron, Inc.
JCIJohnson Controls International PLC
LANDLandis & Gyr
LFUSLittelfuse, Inc.
10120LS Electric Co., Ltd.
MTZMasTec, Inc. 
6508Meidensha Corp
MYRGMYR Group, Inc.
NGNational Grid
NEXNexans S.A.
5333NGK Insulators
NVTnVent Electric PLC
NXPINXP Semiconductors
6644Osaki Electric Co., Ltd.
PLPCPreformed Line Products Co.
PWRQuanta Services
RENERedes Energéticas Nacionais, SGPS, S.A.
6723Renesas Electronics Corp.
6400Samsung SDI Co Ltd
SUSchneider Electric
SIESiemens AG
S92SMA Solar Technologies
SEDGSolarEdge Technologies, Inc
SJStella Jones
STMSTMicroelectronics – ADR
5802Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
1609Ta Ya Electric Wire & Cable Co., Ltd.
1440Taihan Electric Wire Co., Ltd.
6617Takaoka Toko CO LTD
TXNTexas Instruments Inc.
TAEE11Transmissora Alianca de Energia Elétrica S.A.
TRMBTrimble Inc.
VMIValmont Industries
VERVerbund AG
6409Voltronic Power Technology Corp.
3393Wasion Holdings Ltd.
WCCWesco International
WLDNWildan Group Inc.

constituents Click above to access an overview of all QGRD Index constituents.

Nasdaq OMX Clean Edge Smart Grid Infrastructure Index Semi-Annual Changes

As a result of the March 2024 evaluation and/or intraquarterly changes, the following securities were most recently added or removed from the index: 

Additions: Wasion Holdings Ltd. (Hong Kong: 3393)

Deletions: Copel (São Paulo: CPLE3)

Historical changes are available here.

Clean Edge Smart Grid Infrastructure Index Performance

Historical index performance is available here.

Clean Edge Smart Grid Infrastructure Index Methodologies

Index Calculation

The Nasdaq OMX Clean Edge Smart Grid Infrastructure Index (QGRD) began on September 22, 2009, at a base value of 250.00.  Click here  to learn more.

Eligibility Criteria

To be included in the Index, a security must meet the following criteria (see complete list of index screens by clicking on the Methodology link below):

  • the issuer of the security must be classified as a smart grid, electric infrastructure, EV network, smart building, software, and/or other grid related activities company according to Clean Edge;
  • the security must be listed on an index-eligible global stock exchange approved by the Index Administrator

The component securities are classified as Pure Play or Diversified. Pure Play securities are given a collective weight of 80% and the diversified securities are given a collective weight of 20% in the Index.

  • Pure Play (must receive a significant portion of revenue from smart grid and grid infrastructure activities)
  • Diversified (must have activities that contribute to broader grid modernization and smart grid market)

QGRD is the world’s first exchange-listed index to track smart grid and electric infrastructure companies. Our goal is to act as a transparent and liquid benchmark for companies active in this sector.

methodology Click above to access detailed QGRD index methodology information.

Nasdaq OMX Clean Edge Smart Grid Infrastructure Index (QGRD) constituents must pass a rigorous screening test:

  • Must be listed on eligible exchange
  • Must have a minimum float-adjusted worldwide market capitalization of $100 million
  • Must have a minimum three-month average daily dollar trading volume of $500 thousand
  • Must pass qualitative criteria established by Clean Edge

Clean Edge Smart Grid Infrastructure Financial Products 

The  First Trust Nasdaq Clean Edge Smart Grid Infrastructure Index Fund (GRID)  is based on the Nasdaq OMX Clean Edge Smart Grid Infrastructure Index (QGRD) and is sponsored by First Trust.

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