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; and enabling software used by the smart grid and electric infrastructure sector.
Clean Edge Smart Grid Infrastructure Index Components (Last updated March 2018)
Clean Edge Smart Grid Infrastructure Index Semi-Annual Changes
As a result of the September 2018 evaluation, the following securities were most recently added or removed from the Index :
Additions: American Superconductor Corp (NASDAQ: AMSC), Landis & Gyr (SWX: LAND),
Removal: Autoliv, Inc. (NYSE: ALV).
Historical changes are
Clean Edge Smart Grid Infrastructure Index Performance
Historical index performance is available
Clean Edge Smart Grid Infrastructure Index Methodologies
The Nasdaq OMX Clean Edge Smart Grid Infrastructure Index (QGRD) began on September 22, 2009, at a base value of 250.00. Click
To be included in the Index, a security must meet the following criteria:
- the issuer of the security must be classified as a smart grid, electric infrastructure, EV network, smart building, software, and/or other
grid relatedactivities 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
signficantportion of revenue from smart grid and grid infrastructure activities)
- Diversified (must have activities that
contibuteto 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.
For detailed methodology information
Nasdaq OMX Clean Edge Smart Grid Infrastructure Index (QGRD) constituents must pass a rigorous screening test:
- Must be listed on
- 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.
The information contained above is provided for informational and educational purposes only, and nothing contained herein should be construed as investment advice, either on behalf of a particular financial product or an overall investment strategy. Clean Edge, Inc., does not make any recommendation to buy or sell any financial product or any representation about the financial condition of any company or fund.