The France Smart Grid Project is a smart grid project located in Corsica, Guadeloupe and La Reunion, France. The installation of the project began in 2012 and the project was commissioned in 2016.

Description

The France Smart Grid Project was completed using smart grid as the technology category. It is an advanced grid infrastructure, renewable integration, smart homes and smart cities project with a rated capacity of 500MWh. It is implemented in the islands.

The smart grid project is owned by Electricite de France and developed by DELTA DORE , Saft Groupe , Schneider Electric France and Tenesol . Approximately $35.06m was financed by the authorities for the development of the project.

The France Smart Grid Project has the following equipment associated with it:

– Battery Storage System
– Energy Load Controllers
– Solar Power Supply

France Smart Grid Project development status

The development of France Smart Grid Project was started in 2012 and the commissioning was completed in 2016.

Contractors involved

Electricite de France has partnered with DELTA DORE, Saft Groupe, Schneider Electric France and Tenesol to construct and complete the France Smart Grid Project.

Additional information

– The project MILLENER (Thousand facilities for energy management in the islands) aims to reduce the electricity consumption of customers and to better integrate intermittent renewables into distribution networks in order to ensure real-time the balance between electricity demand and production.
– It takes into account the specificities of a non-isolated network interconnected, such as islands, and the need to educate users to control their consumption.

About Saft Groupe

Saft Groupe SA (Saft) a subsidiary of Total SA, is a designer, developer and manufacturer of batteries. The company provides non-rechargeable and rechargeable batteries thorough nickel, primary lithium, lithium-ion, and other technologies. It offers systems integration, and various turnkey solutions ranging from installation to commissioning services; and preventive and corrective maintenance, refurbishment, and recycling training among others. Saft serves various industries including aerospace and defense, medical, telecom and networks, oil and gas, transportation, utilities, building, mining, cement, chemical and others. The company distributes its products directly and also through a network of distributors worldwide. It operates in Africa, Asia Pacific, North America, Latin America, the Middle East, Europe and Oceania. Saft is headquartered in Levallois-Perret, France.

Methodology

All publicly-announced smart grid projects included in this analysis are drawn from GlobalData’s Power IC. The information regarding the projects is sourced through secondary information sources such as country specific power players, company news and reports, statistical organisations, regulatory body, government planning reports and their publications and is further validated through primary from various stakeholders such as power utility companies, consultants, energy associations of respective countries, government bodies and professionals from leading players in the power sector.