A picture blog from the opening of CINELDI and the Smart Grid Laboratory

Wednesday 21. September our new research centre CINELDI and Smart Grid Laboratory opened. The opening coincided with the European Smart Grid Conference and the EERA JP Smartgrids General Assembly 2016. With over 100 European participants, the event kicked-off in the Electro building at Gløshaugen in Trondheim.

Have a look at the reactor playing Mozart.

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A major research effort into tomorrow’s digital power grids

A major research effort into tomorrow’s digital power grids

How will a future electricity grid manage the demands of induction cooking, charging electric cars and roof-installed solar panels? The answer is Smart Grids, which involves digitisation of the electricity grid.

The aim of a new research centre called CINELDI (Centre for Intelligent Electricity Distribution – to empower the future Smart Grid) is to develop systems as part of tomorrow’s adaptable, robust and intelligent energy system.

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One step closer to European CCS deployment: GATEWAY pilot case chosen

One step closer to European CCS deployment: GATEWAY pilot case chosen

The GATEWAY team have chosen the pilot case for a European CO2 infrastructure, and invites stakeholders to an alignment meeting in Brussels next week.

GATEWAY aims to develop a pilot case for cross-border transport infrastructure connecting major European CO2 sources and sinks. Much has happened since the GATEWAY kick-off in November 2015; numerous meetings and working hours have been used to evaluate our different pilot case alternatives in the light of surrounding trends and developments.

And – GATEWAY continues playing an important role in getting CCS off the ground in Europe.

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What is the role for gas in the future? TGTC-4 The registration is open – don't miss the early bird!

The Gas Technology Centre NTNU-SINTEF (GTS) kicks off the Trondheim Gas Technology Conference (TGTC-4) in Trondheim on December 5th 2016. This year’s theme: The role for gas in the future international energy market.

Trondheim is Norway’s leading technology hub for energy research. The TGTC-4 conference will in particular provide an insight to the status of the R&D-activities at NTNUSINTEF and our collaborating partners. It will also highlight future R&D needs in light of European and Norwegian strategies and policies.

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Natural gas will play an important role in the transition to a sustainable energy system, and TGTC-4 gives you a great opportunity to learn about what the research environment in Norway is doing on natural gas. Our country has a long history of research and development for the oil and gas industry

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Microgrids to electrify remote off grid areas Can microgrids be a way to electrify remote off grid areas? An EEA-funded project with Norwegian and Romanian partners will test a hydropower-based microgrid in a protected area far from the central transmission grid.

<span class="entry-title-primary">Microgrids to electrify remote off grid areas</span> <span class="entry-subtitle">Can microgrids be a way to electrify remote off grid areas? An EEA-funded project with Norwegian and Romanian partners will test a hydropower-based microgrid in a protected area far from the central transmission grid.</span>

By Henrik Kirkeby and Lena Tøfte, SINTEF Energy Research (this blog was first published on cedren.no)

 

The monastery in Cracaoani
The monastery in Cracaoani, where the microgrid will be constructed. Photo: Henrik Kirkeby and Lena S. Tøfte

 

The project “Intelligent energetic system in protected areas” is made possible through EEA-grants. SINTEF Energy Research (SINTEF) and Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) collaborate with the Polytechnic University of Bucharest, the Technical University of Iasi, the Polytechnic University of Timisoara, and the SIRET water administration on the Romanian side.

The purpose of the project is to build a microgrid in a protected area as a test case for using microgrids to electrify remote off grid areas. This rather than extending the central grid through protected areas.

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