The Norwegian Smartgrid Centre is a national centre for competence within smart grids. The organization works with research and development, education, demonstration projects and commercialization.
The article above presents the Norwegian Smart Grid case by collecting the experiences and actions taken by industry, academic and research sectors. The role of power electronics technologies in smart grid research and in industry-driven innovation is also addressed in the paper.
See the list of members of the Norwegian Smartgrid Centre with links to their home pages.
The Norwegian Smartgrid Centre
Sem Sælands vei 11, Trondheim, Norway
913 463 900
|Executive Director||Grete Coldevin|
|Senior research scientist, SINTEF||Kjell Sand|
|Professor, NTNU||Magnus Korpås|
|Student coordinators||Thomas Berg Jørgensen
Board of the Norwegian Smartgrid Centre
|Sigurd Kvistad (chair)||Hafslund Nett|
|Eilert Henriksen||FEAS Nett|
|Svein Kåre Grønås||BKK Fiber|
|Bjarne Dybvik||Sogn og Fjordane Energi|
|Åshild Helland||Lyse Elnet|
|Knut Samdal||SINTEF Energi|
|Bjarne E. Helvik||NTNU, IME Department|
The Norwegian Smartgrid Centre is a member of Global Smart Grid Federation (GSGF).
Smartgrids R&D – documents
- Horizon 2020 – Work Programme 2014-2015: Secure, Clean and Efficient Energy
- The SmartGrids Strategic Research Agenda (SRA) 2035
- SmartGrids SRA 2035 – Summary of priorities of SmartGrids Research Topics
- EEGI (European Electricity Grid Initiative) Research and Innovation Roadmap 2013-2022
- EEGI Implementation Plan 2014 – 2016
- Mapping & Gap Analysis of current European Smart Grids Projects (from the Grid+ FP7-project)
- Strategic Energy Technology SET Plan: Towards an integrated roadmap: Research & Innovation Challenges and Needs of the EU Energy System
- SET PLAN – Energy Integrated Roadmap- Part II – Competitive, Efficient, Secure, Sustainable and Flexible Energy System
- European Energy 2020 strategy
- JRC (Joint Research Centre): Published map of smart grid projects in Europe
Along with Norway Nett, The Norwegian Smartgrid Centre has been on an exciting and informative day visit with the demonstration project Nice Grid on June 20 this year. It was especially interesting to hear about the experiences with the use of batteries in combination with PV, and what happened when connecting an office area from the grid and run it in island operation mode (both planned and unplanned).
Smart Grids European Technology Platform (ETP) booklet (updated 2016)
ETP Smart Grids publishes a booklet that covers the national an regional smart grid technology and demonstration platforms. Among these is The Norwegian Smart Grid Centre and Demo Norway. Download the report here
A Scientific Committee was established for the Smartgrid Centre, and the primary objective of the Scientific Committee has been the development of this research strategy. In keeping with the objective of establishing a national research strategy, the Scientific Committee has members form a wide range of scientific disciplines and from the main academic and research institutions active in the Smart Grid area in Norway. Download the strategy document here
ENISA publishes final report on security certification of smart grid components
«The report describes the need for harmonised European smart grid certification practices which cover the complete smart grid supply chain, and are supported by a European platform based on M/490 SGAM1 (Smart Grid Architecture Model) and the concept of smart grid chain of trust.» Read more
NSGS’s case book contribution to International Smart Grid Action Network (ISGAN)
The Norwegian Smartgrid Centre has made a case book describing the Norwegian smart grid situation, research projects (the «living labs» of Demo Norway) and the national smart grid laboratory. This is written in English, and is to be published by ISGAN next year. This case book can be read and downloaded from here.
The IMPROSUME project
«The basic aim of IMPROSUME was to define and study the role of prosumers in the future power market. Energy prosumers are not only consumers that also produce energy, but also sellers of energy and therefore active participants in the market.» Read more
Smart grid projects in Europe: Outlook 2014
European Commission Joint Research Centre (JRC)’s 2014 outlook report on the European smart grid projects is available. It includes data on more than 450 smart grid projects with a total budget of €3.15 billion. This report presents the latest analyses and insights from the most comprehensive database of smart grid projects across the European Union (EU) Member States.
See the report and read more on the website of European Commission Joint Research Centre here.
Member of the month
In March 2014 Norway became member of the month at the Global Smart Grid Federation. Kjell Sand, chair of the coordination committee of Demo Norway has in this occasion written an article about the development of smart grids in Norway. Read the article at Global Smart Grid Federation’s web page here.
IEA’s Energy Technology Perspectives 2014
«Starting from the premise that electricity will be an increasingly important vector in energy systems of the future, Energy Technology Perspectives 2014 (ETP 2014) takes a deep dive into actions needed to support deployment of sustainable options for generation, distribution and end-use consumption.» Read more