Our prioritised projects

At Statnett, we have a portfolio of around 60 research and development projects that represent an investment totalling NOK 1.7 billion.

Each year Statnett invests time and money equivalent to roughly NOK 80 million in R&D activities, but for many of the projects we also receive financial support from external sources, such as the Research Council of Norway, the EU, NER 300 and Norway’s tax incentive scheme for R&D, SkatteFUNN.

In addition, we work closely with other companies and organisations on a large number of these projects, and therefore share the costs with our partners. In line with our strategy, the benefit to us of our R&D projects is a more efficient, smarter and more secure Statnett. Digitalisation is a key area in the bulk of our R&D projects.

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    Thermal modeling of transformers

    The project aims to help to develop a greater understanding of thermal conditions in existing transformers, and facilitate a better and safer assessment of residual service life.

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    SPARC

    The project aims to contribute to the development of new methods and better tools for improved monitoring, control and protection of the transmission grid.

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    PRIBAS

    By developing a new model for calculating marginal prices for all electricity products traded on the Nordic market, and in particular different types of reserve capacity, it will be possible to...

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    NorENS

    The project aims to investigate probable outcomes in connection with the restructuring of the European power system.

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    HVDC Inertia provision

    This project will develop methods for assessing the value of and the requirements for inertia emulation from HVDC transmission schemes.