7.5 M€
4 years
project duration

The brainchild of CEA INÉS*, the Paradise project** rethinks the evolution of an electrical grid with a fully distributed approach.


It gives us the option of managing the intelligence of the grid at municipal and intermunicipal level with the notion of electricity clusters.

This approach allows us to cope better with the new challenges:

  • More and more buildings are either producers or consumers of energy;
  • The electrical grid must take into account mobile energy consumers, such as electric vehicles.


*National Institute of Solar Energy.

**Photovoltaïcs grid integration with distributed Storage.

The challenges of the project
Integration of distributed renewable energy

Define a new grid architecture to support the massive integration of distributed renewable energy and electric vehicles.

Modelling the production and the storage

Model the production, storage and control of an electrical grid across the community: the electricity cluster.

Achieving clusters

Propose technical solutions to achieve clusters using the potential of electronic power and information technology.

Socomec's role in Paradise project


Socomec solutions are at the heart of the electricity cluster concept. This innovation offers storage converters that incorporate the cluster control elements and have defined rules of conduct to ensure the stability and interoperability of the clusters.

Our energy storage references

Nice Grid
Storage for integrating renewable energy and islanding, a proven reality
Energy storage systems for reduced electricity billing
Solenbat optimises the active energy efficiency of buildings
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