Research and development, laboratory tests and pilot projects constitute the multidisciplinary platform CINELDI’s research is based on. Through basic and applied research, CINELDI’s researchers provide in-depth knowledge, methods, and tools that are then tested in laboratories, simulated environments, and small-scale field pilots (living labs).

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Methodology, infrastructure, and disciplines

Active utilisation of use-case methodology and research infrastructure is an important part of both the research strategy and the multidisciplinary research platform. By using the National Smart Grid Laboratory and living labs, hosted by user partners, and laboratory tests, we integrate active involvement from the industry partners into our research activities.

Our research is performed across four main disciplines: electric power engineering, cybernetics, information technology, and communication technology. These are further supported by social sciences to analyse social economics and consumer behavior related to flexibility.

CINELDI's international research collaboration includes:

  • EU-FP7 and H2020 projects such as ELECTRA IPR, SmartNet, INVADE, FlexPlan, ERIGrid 2.0, PANTERA, CyberKit4SME, and eNeuron.
  • The ERA-Net projects SmartGuide, MATCH, IHSMAG, and HONOR.
  • EERA (European Energy Research Alliance) participation in JP Smartgrids, SP Transmission, and SP Energy Storage.
  • India-Norway and China-Norway projects such as ROME, MultiGrid, and Chi-No-ZEN.
  • Involvement in working groups and study committees within organisations like CIGRE (WG C6.45: The Impact of Distributed Energy Resources (DER) on the Resilience of Distribution Networks), ISGAN (KTP Network planning and Decision Making under Uncertainties), CIRED and IEA.
    Collaboration with various research institutions, including DTU, MIT, NREL, and the University of Cagliari.

Our scientific committee is crucial for international collaboration. 

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