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Department Electric power technology

The department do R&D related to electric power technology, through analyses, testing and development of electric power equipment.

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Cable research
Cable research, Photo: SINTEF/Thor Nielsen

About department Electric power technology

Our research is done in close cooperation with the Department of Electrical Power Engineering at NTNU. Our state-of-the-art electric and materials technology laboratories and test equipment are vital tools that support our research.

We have pressure tanks that are used to simulate different service conditions for the offshore industry. In our modern equipment park we also have instrumentations for numerous field measurements onshore and offshore.

We perform contract research for the Norwegian and international electrotechnical industry, energy distribution and supply, and maritime activities. We are also cooperating with NTNU in their education of MSc and PhD students.

We opened the SINTEF Energy Lab in 2015
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 tackling the many domestic energy challenges 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

The department is located in Sem Saelands Road 11
Employees Electric Power Technology


 

Main activity areas

Batteries

Batteries

SINTEF performs research covering large parts of the battery value chain, including development of Li-ion technology, materials for new battery chemistries, battery cell design and prototypes, sensor technology, cooling and control systems (BMS) for...

Energy systems

Energy systems

SINTEF contributes to a reliable, environmentally friendly and cost-effective energy system

Electric power components

Electric power components

Reliable electric power components in the transmission and distribution grid are crucial for the power system’s ability to provide society with secure, sustainable and competitive electricity at any one time.

Hydropower

Hydropower

We work together with our customers to achieve efficient hydropower production that also respects nature, the local environment and wildlife.

Offshore wind

Offshore wind

Making offshore wind power the cornerstone of the future energy system

Laboratories

Electrotechnical laboratories

Electrotechnical laboratories

SINTEF Energy Research operates laboratories for high voltage, high power and climatic testing. Customers are manufacturers, suppliers and users of electric power equipment.

ElPowerLab

ElPowerLab

We will develop a national laboratory facility for reliable future electric grid components.

SATS

SATS

SATS Certification is an association of manufacturers' and independent test laboratories and end user organisations set up according to the guidelines of EN 45011: General requirements for bodies operating product certification systems.