SoMel SoConnected

A project experimenting innovative business models based on the deployment of smart grid solutions in urban area


Number of customers concerned:

  • 200,000 inhabitants


Total budget:

  • 20 M€ of which 11 M€ from Enedis


Led by the European Metropolis of Lille and technically directed by Enedis, the SoMel SoConnected project is experimenting new added-value services and is setting up smart grid solutions, in line with future urban developments.This three-year long pre-industrialization project will provide the basis for a large scale generalization of smart grid solutions, services and business models.


  • Information provided to customers
  • Demand management / peak shaving
  • Installation of innovative equipment (observation, control)
  • Gestion of ev charging station
  • Big data management
  • Power demand and generation forecasting models and tools
  • Advanced functions for managing the grid (status estimation, voltage regulation, self-healing, demand / production balance, active management of distributed resources...)
  • Communication systems and protocols


Key stages