Statnett is preparing the power system to handle more renewable power production, increased consumption and greater and more frequent changes to both production and consumption. This increases the need to be able to react quickly and maintain good control over the status both of facilities and of the system as a whole.

We give priority to research topics that will help to bind systems operations and facility management more closely together, boost the functionality of existing and new facilities, and create forward-looking solutions to harness end-user flexibility in the operation of the overall electrical power system.

The Smart Grid programme contains the following projects:

The objective is for real-time data-driven decision support, automation and self-learning to provide more efficient system operation thanks to better risk management, thereby strengthening the system’s ability to handle increased load and production.