You&Grid – Northern France

What is the ambition of You&Grid?

You&Grid aims at deploying before 2020 a set of services and mature technologies in smart grids, to solve energy transition challenges.

Today more than ten projects are labelled; some are financed by the ADEME or european funds, some other by private funds. These projects are led by the Région Hauts-de-France and the Métropole Européenne de Lille (MEL).



You&Grid is in accordance with the ambition of the Région for a carbon-free economy.


What do we do in You&Grid?

Distribution grid is at the core of the energy transition of the Région Hauts-de-France, thanks to smart grids solutions:


In You&Grid we concentrate our actions around following challenges:



  1. So Mel, So Connected: this projects deals with self-consumption, exploitation of the local energy potential, electric mobility and energy insecurity.  We are technical director for this project, which is led by the MEL and financed by the French Agency ADEME.
  2. Electric Mobility: we support the Région Hauts-de-France in its program for electric mobility expansion.  2000 charging stations will be connected to the distribution grid after we investigate how to optimize their localization. Related services will be put in place with the ambition to extend to neigboring regions.
  3. Energy efficiency and citizens acculturation: before 2021, we will deploy 3 millions of Linky meters, the first step for energy-demand management.
  4. Local projects and renewable production: we also support several actors of the region in their eco-districts and solar production projects. More than 50 000 m2 of roofing will be soon equiped with solar panels.