The Smart Grids Rhône-Alpes Campus project was approved in May 2015 alongside 4 other projects: the Paris-Saclay Livegrid, Toulouse Neocampus, Lille RTI and the Nice Sophia Antipolis Smart Campus.

These applications, which are being reviewed by the Ministry for the Economy, were selected by an evaluation committee comprising international scientists who are specialists in smart grids and representatives of actions under the government’s industrial plan.

Smart_Grids-2The Smart Grids Campus project was initiated by the State as part of the “Smart Grid” industrial plan. ERDF responded to the call for proposals and gave the impetus for the project to deploy a platform on the Grenoble university campus, for research and innovation in the field of Smart Grids. The Rhône-Alpes Region has very extensive experience in this area: it alone accounts for 40% of experiments in this sector in France. Lyon, for instance, was one of the first cities to test Linky, a smart meter designed by ERDF.

This project, co-sponsored with Grenoble Alpes University, will make the campus a testing ground and a place that will foster the development of innovative solutions. These platforms are intended to enrich and intensify exchanges between the industrial and academic worlds.