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Energy systems

We perform modeling and analysis of energy systems with main focus on hydro power, new renewables and transmission grids. In particular, we develop optimization models for hydro power scheduling and transmission planning, perform modeling and analyses in hydrology and watercourse ecology and perform strategic energy system analyses on Nordic and European level.

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About Energy systems

Activities range from strategic energy analyses at European level to the integration of several local energy carriers, from analyses of the Nordic power pool to the simulation of rapid electric transients. or from the design of tailored solutions for energy trading to monopoly control and greater efficiency in the distribution network. While historically focusing on electricity, all types of energy carriers and environmental consideration can now be included in such power analyses.

On the one hand we have specialist expertise, on the other we have researchers that work well with others when facing cross-disciplinary challenges of considerable complexity.

The process of energy market deregulation is well under way not just in Europe but in many other parts of the world. As Norway was among the front runners in this process, this has given the Department a head's start in this area. Another area of international interest where the Department has extensive know-how is environmental matters and the related local and global considerations.


The department is located in Sem Saelands Road 11.

Employees Energy Systems.


 

Main actitivity areas

Climate and environment

Climate and environment

SINTEF develops technological and industrial solutions to address global environmental and climate challenges

Energy systems

Energy systems

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

Hydropower

Hydropower

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

Integrated Energy Systems

Integrated Energy Systems

The future energy system must support and facilitate a zero-emission society. Decarbonisation will be the most significant driving force on the road to such a society, but digitalisation and decentralisation will also be important. Together, these...

Offshore wind

Offshore wind

Norway has just left the starting line in the race to become the first nation to conquer the sea with wind turbines in deep water.

Smart Grids

Smart Grids

Smart Grids are the digitalised and smart power grids of the future. They are also essential for Norway’s electrification efforts and success with the necessary reduction of greenhouse gas emissions .

SmartCities

SmartCities

Our aims are to assist in developing cities that are good to live in, and to promote massive services innovation