Régis Le Drézen, General Delegate of Think Smartgrids, asserts that France leads the global charge in digitalizing its electrical grid. In an exclusive interview, Le Drézen shares his journey and insights into France’s accelerated deployment of smart grids. From deploying Linky smart meters to navigating IoT advancements, discover how technology, regulatory frameworks, and innovative projects have propelled France to the forefront. Despite ranking first in the 2023 Smart Grid Index, Le Drézen unveils the challenges ahead and outlines Think Smartgrids’ strategic shift to address broader assets like renewables and electric vehicles. Explore their pivotal role in innovation, flexibility, and addressing the pressing needs of the energy transition. Dive into the association’s latest projects, including the industrial focus on demand-side flexibility solutions and their collaborations on the international stage, shaping the future of smart grids not only in France but globally.