Responsable du projet : Nadia MAÏZI  Think Smartgrids


Given the significant changes in electricity production and consumption patterns, France needs to build intelligent electricity networks, or smart grids.

Integrating new information and communication technologies into the electricity grid should make it easier to manage electricity consumption and production in the country.

In 2013, the government therefore initiated a study entitled Réseaux Electriques Intelligents de la Nouvelle France Industrielle (REI), coordinated by RTE’s chairman, Dominique Maillard. Nadia MAÏZI, Professor at Ecole des Mines de Paris, represents the Institut Carnot on the project and ensures MESR correspondence.

The research done on this project led to a 10-point road map designed to consolidate the French electricity and computing industries on new high-growth markets that create jobs.

Two of the ten action points set out in the plan are led by Nadia MAÏZI:

- The first of these is Action 3, which is to create an intelligent electricity network academy offering courses on smart grids to develop the industry in France and abroad. Work carried out on this project has resulted in an initial mapping of smart grid courses listed on the internet, and discussions and research on establishing a classification of courses under the REI label, including the production of a form.

-  Action 9 involves defining the research and development strategy for deploying the French smart grid industry. The research carried out in this area has led to a number of R&D recommendations.

In April 2015, the plan was renamed the Think Smartgrids Association. MINES ParisTech is a member of this association.

Association's website


Ms MAÏZI has been appointed to the board and named Chairwoman of the training commission.

 The training commission, with active input from the CMA, has created a web application that lists and maps training courses featuring smart grids at companies and institutes in France. The aim of this list is to identify any training gaps in terms of smart grids, with a parallel evaluation of industrial requirements, and to inform students and companies who want to learn about smart grids. 

The long-term objective is to create an smart grid institute to establish the French electricity and computing industries in new, fast-developing markets that create jobs.

If you work with a training course connected to smart grids, you are invited to include it on the list, here 

The first processing of the listings gave the following results:


These tools were developed by Evariste CHAINTREAU.


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