First territories of the smart grids roll-out

We support SMILE, Flexgrid and You&Grid, winners of the call “Réseaux Electriques Intelligents – REI” (Smart Grids). We invest around 40M€ in the first massive roll-out of smart grids solutions.

Three leading projects are the smart-grids showcases of the French industry

SMILE, Flexgrid and You&Grid are three leading projects selected by the Ministries of Energy and Industry during the call 'Réseaux Electriques Intelligents – REI' (french translation of smart grids). These projects are a key element of the program 'Nouvelle France Industrielle' (New Industrial France).

The goal is:

  • To promote overseas the French know-hows and technologies in the smart grids sector,
  • Go further into the energy transition trend .


To have more information about a project, click on its geographical area.

More about Smile project
SMILE, led by the Régions Bretagne and Pays de la Loire, and the cities of Nantes and Rennes
More about Flexgrid project
Flexgrid, led by the Région PACA and the cites of Aix-Marseille Provence, Marseille and Nice Côte d’Azur.
More about You&Grid project
You&Grid, led by the Région Hauts-de-France and the city of Lille

40 M€ are invested in a first massive roll-out

Flexgrid and SMILE have been selected to become the show-cases of the French industry. We are committed to the energy transition in these territories. That’s why we invest 40 M€ in a concentrated and accelerated roll-out of matures solutions in the distribution grid.


We also support the projects within these territories with our digital solutions and our expertise : energy planning backing, online simulation for the connection of charging points and renewable production points, data provision, metering for self-consumption, etc.


In parallel, between 2015 and 2021, we deploy smart meters throughout the national territory.


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To find out more

The actors of the French smart grids industry gathered into the Think Smartgrids Association