HVDC Inertia provission
Future power systems are facing new challenges when traditional thermal generation units are replaced by renewable energy sources with power electronic grid interfaces.
NorEUnergy - Establishment of Norwegian-EU networks in the bioenergy field
NorEUnergy II will focus on increasing the mobilization and participation of Norwegian actors in the field of bioenergy, as one of the prioritized scientific areas in the new integrated SET-Plan.
ProTrafo - Next Generation Protection of Transformers
The transformer is one of the key components in any electric power system. Its purpose is to convert between different voltage levels, thereby enabling transmission of power over long distances, and the distribution of power to the end customer. The failure of a transformer leads to substantial costs for the owner and often loss of power as well.
IntegER - Integration of energy storage in the distribution grid
The project's overall objective is to contribute with new knowledge and practical guidelines that enables energy storage (mainly electric batteries) to be used and integrated into the Norwegian distribution grid.
Short-circuit Current Making in Medium Voltage Switches with Environmentally Friendly Gas
ABB EPMV in Skien manufactures 12 - 40.5 kV compact, gas insulated switchgears for the world market. Sulphur hexafluoride (SF6) gas is used as the electrical insulation- and current interruption medium. However, since SF6 is an extremely strong "greenhouse gas", restrictions on its use are anticipated.
Lightweight Offshore Condenser Skid
The goal of the project Compact offshore condenser skid is to reduce the weight of such a skid by up to 50 percent.
The EarlyWarn project will develop AI-based monitoring systems to detect and identify problems in the high-voltage power transmission and distribution system, before the problems escalate and cause blackouts or destruction of expensive equipment.
ENERGYTICS will demonstrate how machine learning and artificial intelligence can increase the value of the new smart meters that are currently being installed in all Norwegian homes.
Currently, maintenance planning in the railroad domain is predominantly performed manually and involves: Crew scheduling (assigning maintenance tasks to crews dependent on skill set) and job shop scheduling (assign time slots for vehicles to depot workstations). These activities should be synchronised and coordinated with vehicles revenue generating activity (where the vehicles are scheduled to transporting goods or passengers). Due to the substantial fixed costs involved, improved planning is expected to generate significant cost savings.