Philippe Monloubou, director of commerce of the EDF Group, has been assigned to the development of the company’s smart metering program.

The six-month assignment will focus on the development and financing of the project, taking into accounts activities internationally.

The project, which is expected to lead to the rollout of 35 million smart meters by 2020, will be carried out by EDF’s distribution network company, ERDF.

Monloubou is also expected to be proposed for the presidency of the Board of ERDF in January 2014, on the retirement of Michèle Bellon.