Spring news from SINTEF Energy Research

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Microgrids: What are they, virtual impedance and a control concept for inverters in islanded microgrids

Due to the desire to shift towards a more sustainable energy system, new renewable energy sources are being integrated in the distribution grid, which challenges the traditional grid infrastructure. Microgrids are seen as a promising building block for … Read more

Industrial energy consumption is massive, but thermal storage can boost energy efficiency

In 2017, energy consumption in Norway’s onshore industrial sector was 79 TWh. In comparison, total household energy consumption in the same year was 49 TWh. Energy demand in the industry is often in the form of thermal energy – steam, heat or hot water, and cooling. The research centre FME HighEFF … Read more

Electric vehicles in Norway and the potential for demand response

Changing to non-emission transport can result in approximately 1.5 mill. private electric vehicles by 2030, resulting in an energy need of 4 TWh. This represents a 3% increase of the Norwegian electricity consumption. This blog presents results from the CINELDI-ModFlex-project, evaluating the consequences of the increasing share of electric vehicles …Read more

User Meeting for users and Developers of SINTEF Energy's models (Hydro Scheduling 2019)

The user meeting hydro scheduling 2019 has come to an end. For two days, the users and developers of SINTEF Energy's models was gathered at Hell. The days were filled with interesting talks from SINTEF and the model's users. … Read more

What’s the point of installing batteries on marine vessels if the batteries are charged by electricity from their diesel generators?

Many vessels are installed with energy storage units in the form of batteries. The aim is so that they can generate a stable and secure electricity supply either alone (pure electric system), or in combination with one or more diesel generators (hybrid system). … Read more

Phase-out of fossil fuels: SINTEF develops a novel high temperature heat pump

In the face of the most recent and drastic climate report of the UN, the reduction of our fossil fuel consumption is a "must" in order to limit the impact of global warming. However, many industrial processes require fossil fuel in order to supply process heat and without a substitution for this supply chain it will be unlikely that we … Read more

SHOP: How hydropower scheduling creates value now and in the future

SHOP (Short-term Hydropower Optimization Program) is a scheduling tool for hydropower, developed by SINTEF and NTNU. It is used to schedule the production of hydropower one to two weeks into the future and ensures the optimal use of hydropower resources. A new study carried out by Impello Management and Menon Economics shows that SHOP has increased the value of the … Read more

FME Innovation Task Force - 5 recommendations for more innovation in energy research

The concept of “saving the world” has become part of our everyday challenge. We are continually reminded by scenarios and reports on climate change, and the urgency of making changes. With all this going on, it is easy to become impatient – and a little anxious. This is why Centres for Environment-friendly Energy Research (FME) have been collaborating closely in … Read more
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