2021 / Design For Society / Design for Environment / Professional

Smart load-shifting device

  • Prizes
    Winner in Design for Society/Design for Environment
  • Company
    Orange, France
  • Lead Designer
    Clément Laurenziani
  • Design Team
    Jérôme Augui
  • Project Link
  • Other credit
    Gregory Roger

With the development of renewable energies, the issue of electricity storage and balancing of supply and demand becomes crucial.
Our smart-load shifting battery is charged during off-peak periods and takes over on the electrical network during peak time or shortages. With a base of 21Million broadband customers worldwide, this product could reduce significantly electrical production at peak time and therefore prevent from turning on coal-fired power plants.
By storing electricity close to the customers, and managing the network load, this battery plays a role in making electricity greener.

Photo Credit: Orange
Credits: Gregory Roger