SINTEF Energy Lab represents the next generation in energy laboratories and is a vital tool for the development of tomorrow's efficient electrical power systems. The new laboratory will be an essential aid in meeting the many domestic energy challenges that Norway faces today. This will be achieved by the development of:
- Tomorrow's electrical power grid technology
- The vital know-how and systems needed to exploit offshore wind power
- Electrical power supply systems for deep-water subsea installations
SINTEF Energy Lab strengthens the combined energy research community both in Trondheim and Norway as a whole. It provides opportunities for greater levels of experimental research and development to benefit our clients. Work at the laboratory will be carried out in close collaboration with NTNU.
The laboratory also provides new opportunities for the development and testing of high-voltage grid components with high reliability requirements. This will mostly involve power lines and cables, but components such as electrical substations and switches will also be the subject of research.
SINTEF Energy Research has invested NOK 165 million in the new laboratory. It is located next to Statnett's electrical substation at Blaklia in Trondheim, which is a vital hub in the electrical power supply infrastructure in Mid-Norway.