Gerd Kjølle receives NTVA's honorary award for her smart grid research
Gerd Kjølle, Chief Scientist at SINTEF and Professor at NTNU, has been honoured by the Norwegian Academy of Technological Sciences (NTVA). She receives the NTVA honorary award for her ground-breaking contributions to a more reliable electricity distribution grid and security of electricity supply.
Collaboration, not competition will solve the green paradox
If there's a riddle that defines our time, it must surely be how we get to net zero CO2 emissions while still delivering energy to billions of people.
Sailing towards lower cost & legal certainty for CCS
When the idea of large-scale CCS was introduced, pipelines were foreseen as the main means of transport due to the low cost for large capacities. But with a stronger focus on bringing European CO2 emissions to the Norwegian Continental Shelf, shipping has now emerged as a more attractive option from both a cost and risk perspective.
A structured look at specific smart grid scenarios
The smart grid of tomorrow will be one of the most complex systems ever developed. To better understand this complexity and prepare all relevant parties for the transition to come, CINELDI undertook a successful multidisciplinary foresight process.
Heading for the future electricity distribution grid, one scenario at a time
The future is hard to predict. But we know that things will change. Especially when it comes to technology. Whether it's new ways of charging our vehicles, powering our appliances or radical innovations that have yet to be seen, we can be certain of one thing; the electricity distribution grid will have to adapt. Varying power loads, uncertainties and an ever-increasing amount of connections to the grid will all contribute in making change a necessity. Is it challenging? Yes. But, with challenge comes opportunity, and with opportunity comes innovation.
The story of CO2 as a refrigerant
Carbon Dioxide is so often cast as the villain in climate change debates. Yet that very same substance along with other natural working fluids has the potential to cut more emissions than any other climate change mitigation technology. Now HighEFF is poised to build on years of Norwegian research and push the technology through to commercialisation in new areas.
Fast-tracking CCS deployment in Norway, Europe and the world
Europe is steering towards a net zero-CO2 emission economy. "To make that possible, we need to maintain a high level of security of supply, low cost of energy while at the same time maintaining the very crucial process industries in Europe. But industrial companies have to operate very differently in 2050 than today if we are to reach our climate targets. It is very hard to see this happening without a huge deployment of CCS across Europe”, says Tord Lien, NCCS Chairman of the Board. "That's why a research center like NCCS, where industry, R&D, authorities and academia cooperate to fast-track CCS deployment in Norway, Europe and the world, is so important".
Making Norwegian industry the world’s greenest - HighEFF’s Past, Present and Future
“Energy efficiency is the one research action that contributes to all 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. It reduces emissions, increases efficiency and provides surplus energy for other uses. The product that comes out of the processes will be produced for less input. So, more value for less input”, says Petter Røkke, HighEFF Centre Director. HighEFF is a long-term Research Centre focused on reducing energy consumption in industrial processes.
Testing a battery that feeds the grid
“In collaboration with the CINELDI research centre, we are currently conducting tests to see if batteries can be used to support low-voltage grids. It is useful to be able to get input and feedback from and share our experience with researchers and other grid companies”, says Aina R. D. Serigstad, who is a Project Manager at Lyse Elnett.