by: Regional Council of Brittany and Bretagne Développement Innovation (regional agency for economic development and innovation) (Public authority, Economic and/or innovation agency)
S3 domain: Smart grids are one of the Strategic Innovation Areas featured in the Region’s S3: SIA 7 - Observation, and energy and ecological engineering, 7B- Smart grids.
Energy topics: Smart Grids / Energy storage / other Energy Efficiency (in Industry, Transport, Services...)
Innovation type: Technological / Commercial / System
Level of Good Practice implementation: Regional
The SMILE project aims to act as an industrial catalyst for energy transition and network upgrading thereby fulfilling multiple goals: combating climate change, improving local energy solidarity, spurring innovation, and fuelling community engagement. Thanks to the development of a series of pilot projects deploying and testing innovative smart grids technologies over a large and densely populated area (27 133 km2 – 3,4 M population), SMILE will provide concrete examples of innovative market solutions, validation of business models, regulatory innovations, awareness raising and mobilization of prosumers in the field of smart grids.