The French association Think smartgrids was present on the French Pavilion set up by Business France to showcase their smart grid know-how during the European utility week in Barcelona. Think Smartgrids and its members offered thematic tours that took place throughout the day during the 3 days of the event, on the topic of Asset management, IoT for smart grids, Flexibility management, Energy storage, and Smart homes / Smart buildings. About 30 companies were present on more or less 800 m2.
On November 14th, in the French cultural institute of Barcelona, the smartgrids platforms of Canada, France and Spain, supported by their respective embassies, organized a workshop aiming at sharing the challenges and opportunities of smartgrids R&D of the different countries. For France, Olivier Grabette, member of RTE board and vice chairman of the association presented these challenges. At the end the day, a discussion panel was organized in which several projects on smart grids and storage were explained by five different institutions, among them smart electric Lyon and SMILE for France.