From 2016 to 2020, the BDI’s involvement in the bi-regional (Brittany – Pays de la Loire) programme, SMILE, contributed to the deployment of collaborative projects linked to smart grids across the Brittany territories. With SMILE, Brittany saw a new dynamic at the crossroads between digital and energy, bringing together stakeholders from private and public industries.

The Langouët (35) project, initiated in April 2017, arose from the desire of residents to boost local energy production. Their motivation was materialised by the implementation of a collaborative self-consumption loop for renewable energy in the village. The energy is produced via diverse photovoltaic installations on the rooftops of public and private buildings. The project’s

Entech smart energies, specialising in the production and storage of renewable energies, is putting the finishing touches to its new headquarters, known as the E-Factory, based in Quimper (Finistere). The building is due to be operational in May 2021. Energy storage, electric vehicles, photovoltaics and AI: the E-Factory project aims to demonstrate that an industrial