The research in CINELDI addresses advances of electricity distribution system planning, operations and management, where new and emerging topics are emphasised.
A few examples are utilisation of innovative sensors and smart components for monitoring and control, microgrids and utilisation of the flexible resources inherent in distributed generation, consumption and electricity storage, and cyber security. The centre has also developed scenarios for the future intelligent distribution grids in Norway. The research in CINELDI targets the electricity grid situation in 2030-2040, 10-20 years after the deployment of Norway's first-generation smart meters (AMI) in 2019.
The research activities are organised in six research areas, represented by the work packages (WP) shown in the figure below. These WPs reflect the main aspects of power system operation and management and are tightly integrated to stimulate innovative ability at the electricity distribution level.