In the pilot projects we test and verify
technologies and solutions
for the future intelligent electricity
distribution system. 
In real environments.

Pilot projects contribute to system innovations and ensure standardised and cost-effective solutions for the future distribution grid.

The pilots are an arena for testing and verification of research results and hypotheses, new products, services, functionality and interoperability, in real-life situations. This kind of testing is important to realise full-scale solutions in the distribution system.

CINELDI has pilot projects within five thematic areas

Application of AMR/grid data

Application of AMR/grid data

To improve asset management, planning, and grid operation, we test real-time and historical AMR and grid data technologies in real environments.

Fault handling and self-healing

Fault handling and self-healing

To ensure a stable and reliable power grid in the future, technologies that reduce the consequences of faults are needed. 

 

Flexibility applied on system services

Flexibility applied on ancillary services

The introduction of variable distributed generation (DG) to the grid increase the need for flexibility. 

 

Future digital substations

Future digital substations

Secondary substations are crucial components for the operation of the distribution grid. 

 

Microgrids

Microgrids

Microgrids provide new options for managing distribution, local optimization of energy supply, and for incorporating distributed and renewable energy resource

 

Distribution of pilot projects

Pilot projects

Application of AMR/grid data  

  • 9Machine learning in grid inspection - Agder Energi Nett

  • 11 - Risk-based distribution network planning - Agder Energi Nett

  • 12Predicting peak load in secondary substations - Agder Energi Nett

  • 2Smart meters in the Smart Grid Lab - Aidon

  • 20 - Smart Cable Guard - Elvia
  • 26 - Development area Molobyen - Nordlandsnett
  • 22 - Probabilistic planning methodology  - Norgesnett

Fault handling and self-healing

  • 14 - Faster fault location - Elvia
  • 1 - New relay concept - Elvia
  • 24Fault handling and self-healing - Elvia
  • 7 - Automated recoupling in smart secondary substation - Lyse Elnett
  • 18An algorithm for self-healing - Skagerak
  • 19 - Fault indicators - Skagerak

Flexibility applied on ancillary services  

  • 21 - Active homes - Elvia
  • 8 - Batteries as voltage support- Lyse
  • 3 - NODES flexibility platform - Linja
  • 5 - Flexibility marked - Haugaland kraft
  • 23 - iFleks - Statnett
  • 4Batteries as voltage support Two - BKK Nett
  • 16 - Optimisation of local balancing with battery - Skagerak Nett

Future digital substations          

  • 15 - Digital Inspection - ABB Electrification
  • 10 - Digital Inspection  - Agder Energi Nett
  • 25 - Digital Inspection - Elvia

Microgrids

  • 6 - Utsira: An islanded grid on an island
     - Haugaland kraft
  • 13 - Sandbakken microgrid - Norgesnett
  • 17Transition to and from island mode - Skagerak

Contact

Maren Istad

Pilot Project Coordination
+47 901 15 557
Name
Maren Istad
Title
Pilot Project Coordination
Organization
SINTEF Energi AS

Pilot projects in CINELDI cooperate with The Norwegian Smartgrid Centre and Demo Norge.