The HydroFlex project aims to develop new technology permitting highly flexible operation of hydropower stations. Flexibility of operation here means large ramping rates, frequent start-stops and possibilities to provide a large range of system services. All this within (strict) excellent environmental and social conditions while being economically competitive compared to alternative solutions.
HVDC Inertia provision
Future power systems are facing new challenges when traditional thermal generation units are replaced by renewable energy sources with power electronic grid interfaces.
PRIBAS – Pricing Balancing Services in the Future Nordic Power Market
The Nordic power market is in transition, both in terms of technologies used for power generation and market structures.
LORCENIS – Long Lasting Reinforced Concrete for Energy Infrastructure under Severe Operating Conditions
The main goal of the LORCENIS project is to develop long lasting reinforced concrete for energy infrastructures under extreme operating conditions.
The main objective for the MonitorX project is to develop a model, and an additional software prototype, for optimal utilization of the lifetime of a component in a hydropower plant.
Snow conditions have an important impact on nature and human society. In Norway, one third of the annual precipitation falls as snow and snow information is important economically (hydropower), for infrastructure (construction safety and transport) and for recreational purposes (outdoor life and skiing).
Day-Ahead Bidding with Multiple Short-Term Markets (MultiSharm)
This project aims at learning how hydropower producers should bid in day-ahead markets that are integrated in a sequence of balancing markets.
Models for Aggregation and Disaggregation - MAD
The players in the Nordic power market, i.e. producers, transmission system operators and regulators use computer models to plan for the best possible utilization of the system and energy resources. Calculation of the operation strategy for hydro storages is the most important and complicating factor in these computations. Emptying the reservoirs too soon may result in curtailment of electricity an to cautious operation may result in unnecessary spillage is a loss to the society.