Annual report CINELDI 2018
The future electricity system is characterised by a significant increase in complexity compared to today's situation, especially at the distribution level. Integration of distributed generation, electrical transport, electrical storage, flexible customers and new ICT solutions, results in new interactions and dynamics in the system of systems that comprises the Smart Grid.
Our challenge is therefore to develop a knowledge-base, new technologies and solutions enabling the transformation towards a flexible, intelligent and robust distribution grid, and in a socio-economically efficient way meeting future grid requirements.
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.
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.
EV Power share charging system
Developed within CINELDI, the EV Power Share Charging System (Power Share) is a new product from NTE and ENOCO AS.
The big "Living energy lab"
At the energy laboratory Skagerak Energilab, scientists from the CINELDI research centre are now able to carry out full-scale tests of microgrids together with Skagerak Nett. The stadium of Odd football club in Skien has 4,300 square metres of solar panels mounted on its roof, and an 800 kW battery installed by the entrance.
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.
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.