France – CRE consults on development of smart grid at LV level


France’s energy regulator Commission de régulation de l’énergie (CRE) has launched a public consultation on the development of smart grid at LV level with a view to providing guidance to regulated parties and making recommendations to the broader industry.

Specifically the consultation is focused on six areas that have been identified in work to date:

  1. Inserting electric vehicle charging in the electricity network, including charging business models and the management of charging
  2. Integration of renewable energy to LV electricity grids, including the need for new regulatory provisions
  3. Services that could support storage and the associated business models, including the valuation of storage services
  4. Active demand management and how this may be implemented
  5. Specificities of the island territories, with limited (Corsica) or no interconnections (Reunion, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Mayotte, etc.), and whether specific regulations are required for these territories
  6. Common problems to these themes, including the relationship between local and global system management, the role of communities in the development of smart grids, the management of the new data collected through smart grids technologies, interoperability and sustainability of the technologies deployed, and the encouragement of innovation.


Comments should be submitted by December 8.

View the consultation HERE