Interview with Matthieu Terenti, Enedis
Head of Major Projects
Enedis Alps Regional Division
Matthieu TERENTI, Tell us about Enedis
MT : "Enedis is a public service company that manages the electricity grid. We have 38,000 employees and serve 35 million customers. Our mission is to develop, operate, and modernize 1.4 million kilometers of low- and medium-voltage (220 V and 20,000 V) electrical infrastructure and manage the associated data. Enedis hooks customers’ homes up to the grid, is on call for repairs and outages 24/7, reads meters, and does all technical work on the equipment. The company is separate from the utilities, which sell energy and manage contracts. Enedis has its sights set on the future, and is poised to support and facilitate the energy transition. Some of the ways we are already doing this are by implementing the Linky communicating electricity meter, hooking renewables up to the grid, installing electric vehicle charging infrastructures, and supporting local governments in their economic, development, energy, and environmental policies."
What made you decide to join Minalogic ?
MT : " Enedis recently went through a major digital transformation, which made our people want to join the Minalogic digital technology cluster. Membership has given Enedis the opportunity to meet some well-known startups, to reach out to a substantial portfolio of customers, and to keep our eye on the latest technology by getting our information right from the sources of digital innovation."
What collaborative R&D projects are you involved in ?
MT : "Enedis is not engaged in any collaborative R&D projects in the strict sense of the term. However, we are contributing to broader projects, like the partnership between FrenchTech, Minalogic, and Enedis and the Grenoble Maker Faire this year, where we are going to show how connected objects are making their way into our electricity grids, effectively transforming them into smart grids."
What services have you used since joining Minalogic ?
MT : " As a new member, we got a chance to do an introductory pitch where we explained how the energy landscape—especially electricity—is changing, with the impacts on grid operation and the need to leverage digital technologies to transform the grid.
With the launch of the Smart Grid Institute in our region, we hope to build new partnerships around the Linky communicating meter and the integration of renewables into the grid."
What kinds of partnerships are you looking for as a Minalogic member? Business? Innovation?
MT : " We are currently looking for innovation partnerships with a responsible, customer-oriented approach to the energy transition and smart cities. We would like to explore what web-based or digital services would best meet the needs of our customers, local governments, and other stakeholders."