Renewable energy Energy systems
SINTEF contributes to a reliable, environmentally friendly and cost-effective energy system
Our research is developing the future’s system solutions for hydropower, wind power and the power grid at the Norwegian, Nordic and European level –including in production planning, the development of offshore wind power and smart grids. We conduct internationally leading research that covers the entire energy chain, from production through storage and distribution, to end-use and environmental impacts.
DipLab - Mobile short circuit laboratory
This laboratory will be used both in research and development to identify and improve manufacturing unit properties during network failures.
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.
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.
EMPS - multi area power-market simulator
EMPS (EFI's Multi-area Power-market Simulator) is a tool for forecasting and planning in electricity markets. It has been developed for optimization and simulation of hydrothermal power systems with a considerable share of hydro power. It takes into account transmission constraints and hydrological differences between major areas or regional subsystems.
Fuel of the future
Heavy-duty trucks will soon be driving around in Trondheim, Norway, fuelled by hydrogen created with solar power, and emitting only pure water vapour as “exhaust”. Not only will hydrogen technology revolutionize road transport, it will also enable ships and trains to run emission-free.
Norwegian to lead energy research in Europe
Nils Røkke, Director of Sustainability at SINTEF, is the new Chairman of the European Energy Research Alliance.
SINTEF receives UN award for green leadership
After winning first prize in a UN competition, SINTEF will be leading a project to promote solar-powered electric vessels in North Africa and the Middle East.