INNED is a French SME involved in activities in the energy domain and more specifically in the areas of PV energy production, electrochemical energy storage and energy distribution. INNED is a member of the SOREA group and is responsible for measurements and implementation of technical solutions (in the frame of R&D projects) with the aim to enhance the reliability and stability of the distribution grid in the Maurienne Valley area in France. In this sense INNED comprises the technical arm of SOREA and contributes to the distribution grid management.

INNED/ SOREA is active in electricity production and distribution and operates its own grid with hydropower and photovoltaic production. The grid supplies 18 000 customers (counters), private people and industry in the Maurienne Valley in France, near the Italian border.

INNED has to permanently improve the quality of its grid and supply services by testing and adding new devices or equipments and through new services to customers.

An important objective of INNED is to increase the part of renewable energies from the present 35% (mean annual value) to more than 60% within 4 years. This also requires a better use of energy and a reduction of the energy consumption.

INNED is also a player in the development of clean transports, including EVs or hydrogen cars and busses, particularly in the Maurienne Valley in connection with the ski resorts.

Role in InteGRIDy
INNED’s main involvement in the project is focused on the deployment of a large-scale demonstation of the inteGRIDy solutions in the Maurienne Valley distribution grid in France. INNED will be involved in all analysis, modelling and pilot deployment activities relevant to the French pilot site, considering local requirements and deployment constraints.

INNED will lead activities related to the Overall Evaluation and Impact Assessment of the project (WP8 Leader), spanning from the definition of the inteGRIDy evaluation framework to its actual application and overall assessment of the project impact in technical, operational, social, economic, market and environmental terms.

This project has received funding from the European Union’s H2020 research and innovation programme under the grant agreement No 731268