We make the electricity grid more efficient, flexible, and intelligent

The electricity grid is the enabler of the green transition. CINELDI develops new concepts, technologies and solutions that will enable the cost-effective realisation of a flexible, intelligent, and robust electricity distribution system. Our electricity grid is the backbone of the power system and must be stable enough and properly designed. Sustainability targets cannot be met unless the distribution system undergoes a necessary transformation towards a more intelligent electricity distribution.


CINELDI is a Centre for Environment-friendly Energy Research, financed by The Research Council of Norway and the partners in the project.

Our research comprises the fields of electric power engineering, cybernetics, information technology and communication technology. It also incorporates social sciences to understand the real-life applications of these technologies. International collaboration takes place through various fora and through research projects. 

Our innovations aim to considerably reduce total distribution system costs, and leverage business opportunities for technology providers in both national and international markets. CINELDI also focuses on increasing the knowledge, strengthening education, and international collaboration within our fields of research.

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Duration: 20162024

Presentation of CINELDI (pdf) (updated 16.05.2024)


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CINELDI Executive Board members

Sigurd Kvistad, Elvia
Svein Kristian Reiersen, Lnett
Tom-Rune Bjørtuft, 
Stig Simonsen, Lede

Ingvill Stenseth, BKK
Per-Oddvar Osland, Glitre Nett
Bjørn Bakken, Statnett
Kristin Lind, Renewables Norway
Hermund Slaatsveen, Aidon

Espen Kåsin, Embriq
Anngjerd Pleym, NTNU
Knut Samdal, SINTEF Energi
Khanh Tuan Le, Research Council of Norway (Observer)

Scientific Committee members

  • Professor Magnus Korpås, the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Norway (Leader)
  • Reader Ivana Kockar, University of Strathclyde, UK
  • Associate professor Mattia Marinelli, the Technical University of Denmark (DTU), Denmark
  • Professor Fabrizio Pilo, the University of Cagliari, Italy
  • Director Angel Diaz, Tecnalia, Spain
  • Professor Bruce Mork, Michigan Technological University, USA
  • Research Professor Kari Mäki, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Finland
  • Professor Anne Remke, the University of Münster, Germany
  • Professor Madeleine Gibescu, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
  • Scientist Marialaura di Somma, ENEA, Italy