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Gemini Centre – Electrical Energy and Energy Systems

Gemini Centre – Electrical Energy and Energy Systems

Research Director
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Dept. of Electric Power Engineering at NTNU and departments Energy Systems and Electric Power Technology at SINTEF Energy has a strategic partnership.

The Gemini Centre covers the following areas:

  • Planning and operation of energy supply system
  • Power System Components for generation, transportation, conversion and use of electrical energy.

The purpose is to further develop joint research groups with high quality to meet industrial needs in research and development of the future sustainable energy system. Through shared strategy processes and a close working partnership, the parties will create results that contribute to innovative solutions for the future electrical energy system.

The research groups have already major research activities in the following areas:

  • Methods for planning and operation of energy systems
  • Materials and technology for electricity transmission
  • Generation and conversion of electrical energy
  • Smartgrids, and
  • Offshore energy systems

The Gemini Center will strengthen the cooperation between the parties, e.g. through contributing to increased research activity in the following areas:

  • Digitization in the energy sector
  • Digitalized electric power components (with increased monitoring and control)
  • Energy information technology and new market and trading solutions (e.g. Blockchain technology)
  • Electrification of transport
  • Integration of batteries and energy storage
  • New environmentally friendly electrotechnical materials

Overall focus
The joint electric power research groups at NTNU and SINTEF Energi are of considerable size, also on an international scale, and publish and contribute to international research and societal development.

The Gemini Center support NTNU and SINTEF's core areas:

  • Education
  • Basic and strategic research
  • Applied contract research
  • Entrepreneurship and innovation.

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Gemini Center's Board of Directors

Knut Samdal

Research Director
Name
Knut Samdal
Title
Research Director
Phone
901 43 638
Department
Energy Systems
Office
Trondheim
Company
SINTEF Energi AS

Halsten Aastebøl

Senior Engineer/student adviser
+ 47 907 93 795
Name
Halsten Aastebøl
Title
Senior Engineer/student adviser
Organization
Department of Electric Power Engineering

Ole-Morgen Midtgård

Head of Department
Name
Ole-Morgen Midtgård
Title
Head of Department
Organization
Department of Electric Power Engineering