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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    Wide Area Monitoring Protection and Control

    The control centre systems are monitored based on measurements and information available from substations and power stations in the areas of responsibility concerned. In a power system undergoing...

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    Drones

    In the years to come, Statnett will be operating and maintaining an increasing number of facilities. It will be vital in this work to utilise the opportunities offered by increased automation of...

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    Composite and aluminium towers

    Norway is a country with a rugged landscape, featuring high mountains and deep valleys. For this reason, Statnett often has to use helicopters to erect towers. Our high-voltage towers are construct...

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    AWM installation robot

    The goal of this project is to develop a robotic device that can install aircraft warning markers (AWMs) quickly, effectively and safely on Statnett transmission lines.

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    Spandex

    With the pilot project Spandex, we are attempting to develop and test methods and solutions based on real-time measurements from Statnett’s operational control centres.