SINTEF Energy Research Hydropower
SINTEF promotes efficient and environmentally friendly energy production from hydropower
Hydropower is by far the main source of electricity production in Norway today and will remain so in the future. SINTEF has extensive research expertise in hydropower.
SINTEF Energy Research operates laboratories for high voltage, high power and climatic testing. Customers are manufacturers, suppliers and users of electric power equipment.
HVDC Inertia provission
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.
Destination Brussels – with climate facts in his luggage
SINTEF’s climate change ambassador Nils Røkke is on his way to Brussels looking forward to a new job and new assignments. He has been appointed as Chair of the European Energy Research Alliance (EERA). This in a world in which the threats posed by climate change are increasingly being portrayed as “fake news”.
Reveals the real greenhouse gas footprints of reservoirs
When hydropower reservoirs traps organic matter, it leads to higher local greenhouse gas emissions. But the emissions are not increased but displaced. A new tool calculates the real greenhouse gas footprints of reservoirs.