Collaborative Projects

Smart Campus





Smart Campus
project coordinator
Aurore Klepper
background and objectives

The project aims to build up a smart grid supported by two demonstrators (based in France and Belgium) which will take care of both issues by (1) deploying a real life local energy– solar production centre where all production will be used locally (2) improving electricity network and transversal usages through the production and deliverance of locally produced energy to mixed usages fleet of electric vehicles and street lighting, this being allowed by an aggregator.
The French demonstrator is located in the University of Versailles campus. 10 electric vehicles will be managed through a car sharing system and connected to the microgrid. The issue is to manage production and consumption with those specific usages.
The project is lead by Cofely INEO, Renault, Alstom, the University of Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, Solaredge, DBT


The project will work on interaction between the user, the car and the grid using information and communication technologies in order to manage and optimise the reload: connecting the vehicle to the grid by enabling a flow of energy and real time data-implemented monitoring of power and load. Likewise, a specific model of supervision software dedicated to optimise energy management according to consumption will be tested, allowing close circuit energy balance and redistribution between different environments/devices: energy not needed by a device/environment, could therefore be immediately used by another, energy not needed by a building will be automatically used to load vehicles.
Combined with studies and assessment on behaviour and needs of electric vehicle users (about car sharing, mobility, public transport, …) the smart grids will be perfectly fitted to car charging and car sharing services of electric vehicles as it will allow a real time service matching any daytime need. It will improve the efficiency of all the energy systems facing the demand of energy.

outcome and expectations

The project intends to enable novel technologies to contribute to the development of electro-mobility and new services through the implementation of electric car-charging and electric car-sharing electric vehicles. Mobility usages represent 1/4 of the total energy consumption world wide. An efficient harnessing of primary energies thus automatically implies working on this issue.
The project will enhance knowledge of business international requirements, as well as consumer practices standards.

special features

he project’s real-life deployments will be done through a European network of campuses located in the heart of neighbourhoods and cities, therefore having a driving role to play in deploying widespread sustainable usages’ culture that will in the end generate a complete acceptance of such practices by all social actors and individuals. Breakthrough education and training modules as well as proper best practices dissemination will come along technological testing and advancement, be delivered to institutional actors, compelling decision-makers and developers to innovate as they move towards these technologies and sustainable cities.

more informations

Aurore Klepper, project manager,


Aurore Klepper, project manager,

Governance ePLANETEe Blue, RCE members
Ile de France
thematic field
Energy and climate