PR Newswire/Les Echos/ PRESS RELEASE June 4, 2013 Energy storage ERDF and Saft announce an industrial cooperation agreement for energy storage Tuesday June 4th, at the occasion of the SGPARIS conference and exhibition 2013, Michèle Bellon, Chair of the management board of ERDF, and François Bouchon, Managing Director Delegate of Saft SAS, signed, in the presence of Delphine Batho, French Ecology, Sustainable development and Energy minister, a first industrial partnership agreement on energy storage. This agreement sets out the conditions for using each group's knowledge and expertise developed in the French demonstrators, and lays the foundations for a future international cooperation between the two groups. Saft and ERDF have already combined their strengths in several demonstration projects in France (Venteea, Nice Grid) in order to test different solutions for integrating solar and wind renewable energy into the distribution grid. Energy storage is at the heart of the experiments currently underway to validate its conditions of use and thus enable the grid to accept increasing quantities of renewable energy installations in satisfactory economic and technical conditions. Energy storage is one of the "disruptive technologies which could change lives, business and the world economy" (McKinsey report on disruptive technologies - May 2013). Électricité Réseau Distribution France (ERDF), formed on 1 January 2008, manages 95% of the electricity distribution networks in metropolitan France. The company, with a workforce of 35000, operates, develops and maintains 1.3 million km of electric lines serving 35 million customers. In this capacity it carries out numerous operations on this network such as connections, entries into service, repairs and changes of supplier. For more information: www.erdfdistribution.fr Press contact: Tel. + 33 01 47 74 75 58 Saft (Euronext: Saft) is a world leader in the design and manufacture of advanced technology batteries for industry. The Group is the world's leading manufacturer of nickel batteries and primary lithium batteries for the industrial infrastructure and processes, transportation, civil and military electronics markets. Saft is the world leader in space and defence batteries with its Li-ion technologies which are also being deployed in the energy storage, transportation and telecommunication markets. Saft's 4,000 employees present in 18 countries, its 15 manufacturing sites and extensive sales network all contribute to accelerating the Group's growth for the future. For more information, visit Saft at www.saftbatteries.com Saft Press contacts: Jill Ledger : Tel. +33 1 49 93 17 77, firstname.lastname@example.org Catherine Jouatel : Tel.+33 1 49 93 17 68, Catherine.email@example.com FTI Consulting Strategic Communications Caroline Guilhaume, Tel.: +33 1 47 03 68 10, firstname.lastname@example.org Astrid Villette, Tel: ++33 1 47 03 69 51, email@example.com The content and accuracy of news releases published on this site and/or distributed by PR Newswire or its partners are the sole responsibility of the originating company or organisation. Whilst every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of our services, such releases are not actively monitored or reviewed by PR Newswire or its partners and under no circumstances shall PR Newswire or its partners be liable for any loss or damage resulting from the use of such information. All information should be checked prior to publication. -0- Jun/05/2013 07:24 GMT
ERDF and Saft announce an industrial cooperation agreement for energy storage
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