Grenoble INP, officially founded in 1900, is the first French engineering university and one of Europe’s leading technology universities. With respect to smart grids, Grenoble INP is particularly involved in research on innovative ICT-based tools for the energy management in the electrical grid, improved coordination between multiple stakeholders, as well as reliability and security of the associated multiple infrastructures. The Grenoble INP – G2Elab (Grenoble Electrical Engineering laboratory) is one of a major laboratories of Grenoble INP in energy field. The “Network & Electrical System” Group within Grenoble INP – G2Elab is particularly involved in research on the architecture, control and security of the transmission and distribution electrical grids and the devices connected to them (security of power system again terrorist attacks, blackout mitigation strategies, congestion management, power quality, fault isolation, demand side management and smart grids), in cooperation with the main TSO/DSOs and Power companies especially through a joint research centre GIE-IDEA.

The Grenoble INP – G2Elab is one of founder and an active shareholder of the International Institute for Critical Infrastructures (CRIS). It is also involved in FP5 “CRISP” project on Distributed intelligence in critical infrastructure for sustainable power, and FP6 “FENIX” IP on new architectures of distribution networks highly dependant from ICT, “INTEGRAL” STREP project on ICT platform supporting among the others the self-healing capacities of distribution networks, “GRID” Coordination Action on ICT vulnerabilities in Power Systems, and FP7 “SEESGEN-ICT” thematic network about the use of the ICT to support the energy efficiency in the smart generation grid. Grenoble INP-G2Elab is now involved in the FINSENY (FP7) Future Internet Private Public Partnership (FI-PPP) and is also coordinating the FP7 project DREAM, which will lay the foundations for a novel heterarchical management approach of complex electrical power grids, providing new mechanisms for stable and cost effective integration of distributed renewable energy sources, as well as for enhanced consumer involvement in economic and ecological electricity use.

Within the FLEXMETER project, INGP will mainly contribute on:

  • WP4 – Smart meter services and data management
  • WP6 – Demonstration and evaluation
  • WP7 – Dissemination and Exploitation6