Annual report CINELDI 2018
The challenge with today's grid is that society's dependency on electricity increases. Peak loads are increasing beyond the current capacity of the grid.
FME CINELDI will provide new visionary smart grid-solutions and test them in laboratory and real-life environments. This will pave the ground for increased distribution from renewable resources, electrification of transport, and more efficient power and energy use both in private homes and in industry.
Read more about the Centre in the complete annual report at the bottom of this page.
2018 by the numbers
Gerd Kjølle, Centre Director CINELDI
The 2018 annual report for CINELDI is here, and with it comes some great results. Thanks to all partners for the contributions in CINELDI in 2018! Our work towards building the smart energy system of the future is going strong, with excellent support from and cooperation with our 30 partners.
We've already taken the first steps towards establishing a planning methodology for the future distribution grid, taking into account new technologies on the customer side, and the massive amount of data made available from new sensors in the grid and the introduction of Internet of Things (IoT).
This is one of many exciting developments we've had throughout last year, and we hope you'll be just as pleased as we are reading the 2018 annual report.
Sigurd Kvistad, Chairman of the Board
Thanks to all in CINELDI for a well done first real working-year in the research centre.
All work packages and research tasks are well under way and the first results have been disseminated in different fora as well as at international conferences and published in international journals.
This comprises self-healing in distribution grids, machine learning for fault localisation, opportunities and challenges with microgrids in Norway, electrical vehicles in Norway and potentials for demand response. In addition, 109 mini scenarios have been developed, for use in the research in the other work packages. This work is performed in close cooperation between research partners and user partners.
Read the full greetings in the complete annual report at the bottom of the page.
Self-healing distribution grids
Find out more about CINELDI's work on self-healing distribution grids.
Read our annual report (bottom of this page), WP1 and selected cases.
How to estimate flexibility potential
of household appliances?
Due to the ageing distribution network infrastructure, the increasing integration of renewable energy generation and the increasing customer load demand, the need for a hefty investment in the power grid is becoming more compelling. In addition, the rate of increase of peak load demand in the distribution network is significantly higher than the rate of change of the total energy demand.
Electric vehicles in Norway
and the potential for demand response
Changing to non-emission transport can result in approximately 1.5 mill. private electric vehicles by 2030, resulting in an energy need of 4 TWh. This represents a 3% increase of the Norwegian electricity consumption.
Read the full case here.
What are microgrids, virtual impedance and a control concept for inverters in islanded microgrids
Due to the desire to shift towards a more sustainable energy system, new renewable energy sources are being integrated in the distribution grid, which challenges the traditional grid infrastructure. Microgrids are seen as a promising building block for realizing the future, smart, distribution grid.
Read all about microgrids in the full case.
Cooperation between partners
CINELDI had a total of 30 partners in 2018, including 27 user partners. In 2018, partners have participated in several workshops, to discuss activities and contribute to the research in CINELDI. Find out more in the full annual report.
During 2018 some additional PhDs and Post Docs have been recruited, and in total there are now 8 PhDs and 2 PostDocs working at CINELDI during the first research phase.
In 2018, 242 persons were involved in CINELDI in total. 44 researchers from SINTEF Energy Research, NTNU and SINTEF Digital participated in the work (including centre management), and 143 representatives from the 27 user partners were involved. Among the students related to NTNU, there were 8 PhDs and 2 PostDocs funded by the CINELDI centre, and 10 PhDs and 3 PostDocs cooperating with CINELDI, with funding from other sources. 1 Guest researcher cooperated with CINELDI in 2018. The number of involved persons for all the categories have increased compared to 2017.
At NTNU, 19 master students concluded their MSc in cooperation with CINELDI in 2018. These students worked on their project theses during the autumn 2017 and delivered their master thesis during 2018. Among the researchers and students, the gender distribution was 72% men vs. 28% women. Among the researchers there were 27% women, and among the master students there were 42% women. The share of women among the PhDs/PostDocs funded by CINELDI is 30% (3 out of 11 in 2018), and there were only men among the PhDs/PostDocs funded by other resources and the guest researcher.
CINELDI is organised in six work packages (WP).
To read more about each WP, and view the 2018 results, click on your desired WP below.
More details from each WP in the full annual report.
Selected CINELDI blogs (in Norwegian)
CINELDI-dagene 2018 var en suksess
CINELDI-dagene er en møteplass for partnerne i CINELDI og ble i år avholdt 23. -24. oktober. Over 60 personer fra konsortiet var samlet…
CINELDI-prisen delt ut til et «nytt vernkonsept» – et pilotprosjekt av Hafslund nett
CINELDI-prisen ble delt ut for første gang under CINELDI-dagene 23.- 24. oktober. I år var alle partnere, pilotprosjeter og enkeltpersoner som hadde utmerket…
Årets nye EnergiTraineer på plass i SINTEF Energi
Skrevet av årets EnergiTraineer Linn Tabita Milde og Rakel Alice Utne Holt Om EnergiTrainee Sammen med SINTEF Energi deltar NTNU (Elkraft), BKK Nett…
Workshop i CINELDI WP4: Mikronett i fremtidens distribusjonsnett
Den 2. mai ble det arrangert workshop i CINELDI WP4: Mikronett. Formålet med workshopen var å diskutere bruken av mikronett i det fremtidige norske…
CINELDI WP3 og 5 hadde felles workshop 12. juni
CINELDI WP3 og WP5 hadde felles workshop i Trondheim den 12. juni. Omtrent 30 deltakere fra 17 partnere var tilstede på samlingen som…