A business interest grouping called IDEA to invent the electrical distribution system of the future
EDF, Schneider Electric and INPG (Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble) announced the creation of « IDEA » a GIE business interest grouping whose aim is to « Invent the Electrical Distribution System of the Future. »
These 3 partners have decided to pool resources in order to invent innovative solutions in the field of electrical energy distribution systems, in light of the arrival of new technologies in the areas of :
Research in this field aims to anticipate significant changes in electrical distribution networks. These networks are likely to evolve because of a decentralized electrical system added on an essential traditional centralized network structure.
This evolution will be amplified with the growing need for Secured Power Supply and, in specific countries like USA, with the global Energy crisis cause by a steady under investment in Energy infrastructures (both electrical and petrochemical ones).