FastTrans - Insulation stressed with fast rise time repetitive voltages from high voltage power electronics
High voltage power electronic converters are central elements in the physical infrastructure of any flexible energy system because they enable effective switching and seamless control of the power flow between the different suppliers and consumers in the electric power grid. However, the rapid switching of power electronic converters cause voltage surges with fast rise times that can inflict more severe stress on the insulation of electrical apparatus than traditional stress caused by pure sinusoidal voltages.
Emission free energy: Development of effective two-phase heat pump for industrial steam applications.
Use of batteries in distribution grids
Test of batteries in the distribution grid as an alternative to grid upgrades to compensate for voltage variations and improve voltage quality.
Examine potential benefits of new sensors and remotely controlled switches in secondary substations.
New protection concept
Test of a concept for fault localization in meshed distribution grids using existing protection equipment.
LowEmission Research Centre
The LowEmission Research Centre will develop new technologies and concepts for offshore energy systems, energy efficiency and integration with renewable power production technologies for application on the Norwegian Continental Shelf (NCS).