The initial results of the FLEXGRID call for expressions of interest are in: the Smart Region is up and running!

The Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur (PACA) Region and the Capenergies and SCS competitiveness clusters have launched a call for expressions of interest under the FLEXGRID smart grids industrial deployment programme.

Some 126 applications have been received to date, including around 50 new projects or project components. The applications are currently being assessed for short-listing by a committee comprising the PACA Region and the Capenergies and SCS competitiveness clusters. The aim is to identify the competitive strengths and benefits of the proposed services and technologies, so they can be promoted to target buyers by the FLEXGRID programme.

The FLEXGRID call for expressions of interest is now closed for products and services for FLEXGRID projects and solution integrators. The call for entities wishing to submit new projects has been extended until 16 December. Potential bidders will have further opportunities to join the FLEXGRID programme in 2017.

The initial results of the FLEXGRID call for expressions of interest:
Approx. 130 applications received.
including 50 new projects or project components
Uniform distribution across the entire

spectrum of existing projects and requirements

Demanding requirements
to enable FLEXGRID
to create a competitive edge, foster synergies
and showcase offerings and achievements
76%
of applications from entities in the PACA region
More than 240
interviews conducted by Capenergies to support entities during the call for expressions of interest

 The FLEXGRID call for expressions of interest is aimed at all entities in the Smart Grids sector (businesses, training and research centres, local authorities, etc.) that want to join the FLEXGRID programme. Its aims are as follows:

• To promote French technologies and services within the FLEXGRID project portfolio to major buyers and solution integrators and, more generally, to emerging smart grids markets. In an effort to bridge the gap between supply and demand, a Smart Grids needs map has been produced to ensure that offers directly and efficiently target project needs and, more generally, markets where smart grids solutions are in demand.

• To bring new projects into the FLEXGRID programme.

Continuing the dialogue process with project initiators during the initial phase of the call for expressions of interest, we are available to answer your questions by email at rf.di1506443230rgxel1506443230f@tca1506443230tnoc1506443230