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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    Use of reinforcement learning to manage faults in the power system

    The aim is to use artificial intelligence to quickly calculate optimal handling of faults in the high-voltage grid, both from a long-term planning and a short-term operational perspective.

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    Managing personal safety in complex building and construction projects

    The goal is to gain increased understanding of how the complexity of building and construction projects impacts safety and learning, and to develop tools to handle safety from a system perspective.

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    Can goats be used to control the vegetation under power lines?

    Fallen trees are one of the main causes of lengthy power outages in Norway, in particular in the distribution grid. However, tree clearing in and around our transmission line routes is also critica …

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    Risk in the power system (VulPro)

    How can we secure the power supply in an increasingly complex system? The VulPro project will research risk in the power system, where the knowledge gained will contribute to optimal operation of o …

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    The NORFLEX project aims to develop the electricity network of the future by facilitating more flexible power consumption.