Olav B Fosso

Professor, Director of NTNU's Strategic Research Area Energy IME faculty administration Faculty of Information Technology, Mathematics and Electrical Engineering

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Background and activities

Olav Bjarte Fosso (1958) is Professor at the Department of Electric Power Engineering. He has previously held positions as Scientific Advisor and Senior Research Scientist at Sintef Energy Research.  Fosso has a MsC and a PhD in Power Engineering from NTNU. He was the Head of the Department of Electric Power Engineering from 2009 till 2013. His research activities involve offshore grid and market integration of intermittent generation.

He is the Director of NTNUs Strategic Thematic Area Energy since September 2014.

Area of Responsibility

  • Coordination of international initiatives in research and education within the energy field
  • Coordination of national research initiatives as “Centres for Environmentally Friendly Energy (FME)”
  • Development of research and education initiatives with international strategic partners
  • Further development of NTNUs participation within Horizon2020 and the European Research Area

Board/Council work

  • Honorary Member of CIGRE, previously Chairman of CIGRE SC C5 Electricity Markets and Regulation and Member of CIGRE Technical Committee
  • Director of NOWITECH (Norwegian Research Centre for Offshore Wind Technology) 2015- board member since 2011
  • Board member of Energy21 (Norwegian National Strategy for Research, Development, Demonstration and Commercialization of New Energy Technology)
  • Expert Evaluator Horizon 2020

Main area of expertise

  • Power System Operation with emphasis on steady state security assessment and control
  • Transmission system analysis (Security-constrained optimal power flow, congestion management, post-contingency rescheduling, decomposition principles and iterative techniques)
  • Operations research methods for resource scheduling and transmission operation
  • Development of tools for voltage stability calculations – steady state and dynamic methods
  • Methods for dynamic simulation and eigenvalue calculations
  • Modelling of power electronic equipment in power system network analysis
  • Renewable energy integration – modelling, analysis and market design

Scientific, academic and artistic work

Displaying a selection of activities. See all publications in the database

Journal publications

Part of book/report

  • Amin, Mohammad; Zadeh, Mehdi Karbalaye; Suul, Jon Are Wold; Tedeschi, Elisabetta; Molinas Cabrera, Maria Marta; Fosso, Olav B. (2014) Stability analysis of interconnected AC power systems with multi-terminal DC grids based on the Cigré DC grid test system. IET Renewable Power Generation Conference (RPG™) 2014.
  • Brovold, Sondre; Skar, Christian; Fosso, Olav B. (2014) Implementing Hydropower Scheduling in a European Expansion Planning Model. Renewable Energy Research Conference, RERC 2014.
  • D'Arco, Salvatore; Suul, Jon Are Wold; Fosso, Olav B. (2014) Small-Signal Modelling and Parametric Sensitivity of a Virtual Synchronous Machine. 18th Power system Computations Conference - PSCC 2014.
  • Fosso, Olav B; Molinas Cabrera, Maria Marta; Sand, Kjell; Coldevin, Grete Håkonsen. (2014) Moving towards the Smart Grid: The Norwegian Case. The 2014 International Power Electronics Conference.
  • Zadeh, Mehdi Karbalaye; Amin, Mohammad; Suul, Jon Are Wold; Molinas Cabrera, Maria Marta; Fosso, Olav B. (2014) Small-Signal Stability Study of the Cigré DC Grid Test System with Analysis of Participation Factors and Parameter Sensitivity of Oscillatory Modes. 18th Power system Computations Conference - PSCC 2014.
  • Allard, Stephane; See, Phen Chiak; Molinas Cabrera, Maria Marta; Fosso, Olav B; Foosnæs, Jan Andor. (2013) Electric Vehicles Charging in a Smart Microgrid Supplied with Wind Energy. PowerTech (POWERTECH), 2013.
  • D'Arco, Salvatore; Suul, Jon Are Wold; Fosso, Olav B. (2013) Control system tuning and stability analysis of Virtual Synchronous Machines. 2013 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE).
  • Fosso, Olav B. (2013) adf. Electrical Design for Ocean Wave and Tidal Energy Systems.
  • Garces Ruiz, Alejandro; Fosso, Olav B; Molinas Cabrera, Maria Marta. (2013) Grid integration: part I - Power system interactions of wave energy generators. Electrical Design for Ocean Wave and Tidal Energy Systems.
  • Klæboe, Gro; Fosso, Olav B. (2013) Optimal bidding in sequential physical markets – a literature review and framework discussion. 2013 IEEE Grenoble PowerTech.
  • See, Phen Chiak; Fosso, Olav B; Molinas Cabrera, Maria Marta; Foosnæs, Jan Andor. (2013) A method for optimizing the offer price of collaborative power generators. PowerTech (POWERTECH), 2013.
  • Vrana, Til Kristian; Huertas-Hernando, Daniel; Fosso, Olav B. (2012) Benefits of asymmetric HVDC links for large scale offshore wind integration. Power and Energy Society General Meeting, 2012 IEEE.
  • Vrana, Til Kristian; Zeni, Lorenzo; Fosso, Olav B. (2012) Active power control with undead-band voltage & frequency droop applied to a meshed DC grid test tystem. Conference proceedings; Energycon 2012 IEEE International Energy Conference & Exhibition.
  • Cole, S.; Vrana, Til Kristian; Curis, Jean-Baptiste; Liu, Chen-Ching; Karoui, Karim; Fosso, Olav B; Denis, Anne-Marie. (2011) A European Supergrid: Present State and Future Challenges. Proceeding - 17th Power Systems Computations Conference PSCC 2011.
  • Danielsen, Steinar; Fosso, Olav B; Toftevaag, Trond. (2010) Application of linear analysis in railway power system stability studies. Power Supply, Energy Management and Catenary Problems.
  • Danielsen, Steinar; Fosso, Olav B; Toftevaag, Trond. (2009) Use of participation factors and parameter sensitivities in study and improvement of low-frequency stability between electrical rail vehicle and power supply. Proceedings of the 13th European Conference on Power Electronics and Applications, EPE2009.
  • Danielsen, Steinar; Molinas Cabrera, Maria Marta; Toftevaag, Trond; Fosso, Olav B. (2009) Constant power load charecteristic's influence on the low-frequency interaction between advanced electrical rail vehicle and railway traction power supply with rotary converters. 9th International Conference, Modern Electric Traction MET'2009, Conference Proceedings.
  • Danielsen, Steinar; Fosso, Olav B; Toftevaag, Trond. (2008) Application of linear analysis in traction power system stability studies. Computers in Railways XI: Computer System Design and Operation in the Railway and Other Transit Systems.
  • Di Marzio, Giuseppe; Eek, Jarle; Tande, John Olav Giæver; Fosso, Olav B. (2007) Implication of Grid Code Requirements on Reactive Power Contribution and Voltage Control Strategies for Wind Power Integration. International Conference on Clean Electrical Power (ICCEP), 2011.
  • Fosso, Olav B; Gjerde, Ole; Bae, R; Bogas, J; Cisneiros, S J N; DiCaprio, A; Klaar, D; Iwamoto, S; Lemmens, H; Welch, I; Uusitalo, M. (2006) Interfaces between System Operators, Market Operators and other Market Actors. CIGRE General Session 2006, Paris.
  • Belsnes, Michael Martin; Fosso, Olav B; Hovne, Ingrid. (2005) Bidding in the secondary reserve market from a hydro power perspective. PSCC 05 Proceedings 15th Power Systems Computation Conference.
  • Belsnes, Michael Martin; Gjengedal, Terje; Fosso, Olav B. (2005) Methods for Short-term Generation Scheduling i Hydro Dominated Power Systems. HydroPower '05, Stavanger - Proceedings.
  • Bogas, Juan; DiCaprio, Al; Fosso, Olav B. (2005) Cross Border Congestion Management - International Examples and Comparison. CIGRE Symposium - Development and Operation of interconnections in a restrucuring context.
  • Di Marzio, Giuseppe; Eek, Jarle; Uhlen, Kjetil; Fosso, Olav B. (2005) A proposed model for stability assessment of electrical power systems with large scale wind power integration. The 4th World Wind Energy Conference & Renewable Energy Exhibition 2005.
  • Di Marzio, Giuseppe; Fosso, Olav B; Uhlen, Kjetil; Palsson, Magni T.. (2005) Large-Scale Wind Power Integration - Voltage Stability Limits and Modal Analysis. PSCC 05 Proceedings 15th Power Systems Computation Conference.
  • Fosso, Olav B; Gjerde, Ole; Bogas, Juan; DiCaprio, Al; Cisneiros, Saulo; Uusitalo, Maarit. (2005) Congestion Management: The System Operators Challenge to Balance Transmission Transfer Capacity with an Acceptable Security Level. Congestion Management in a Market Environment.
  • Warland, Geir; Fosso, Olav B; Wangensteen, Ivar; Wolfgang, Ove. (2005) Efficient transmission pricing in power systems with considerable time-dependency. IPEC2005 Proceedings The 7th International Power Engineering Conference.
  • Nysveen, Arne; Undeland, Tore Marvin; Nilssen, Robert; Fosso, Olav B; Hansen, Eilif Hugo; Belsnes, Michael Martin. (2004) Electric energy. Infosam2020, Information Society of 2020.

Report/dissertation

  • Østrem, Trond; Bolkesjø, Torjus Folsland; Rong, Chunming; Wolff, Robert; Sand, Kjell; Mathisen, Geir; Coldevin, Grete Håkonsen; Ryghaug, Marianne; Tomasgard, Asgeir; Heegaard, Poul Einar; Fosso, Olav B; Midtgård, Ole-Morten; Novakovic, Vojislav; Hovd, Morten. (2015) Norwegian Smart Grid Research Strategy. 2015.
  • Kalemba, Lester; Fosso, Olav B. (2013) Power System Expansion Planning in Mozambique Transient Stability Aspects. CIGRE (International Council on Large Electric Systems). 2013.
  • Belsnes, Michael Martin; Follestad, Turid; Wolfgang, Ove; Fosso, Olav B. (2012) Aspects of stochastic models for short-term hydropower scheduling and bidding. 2012. ISBN 978-82-594-3585-9. SINTEF Energi. Rapport (TR A7223).
  • Helseth, Arild; Warland, Geir; Mo, Birger; Fosso, Olav B. (2012) Samnett – The EMPS Model with Power Flow ConstraintsImplementation details. 2012. ISBN 978-82-594-3496-8. SINTEF Energi. Rapport (TR A7164).
  • Mo, Birger; Helseth, Arild; Warland, Geir; Fosso, Olav B; Gjelsvik, Anders. (2012) Power System Analysis and Transmission Planning in a Changing Environment. 2012. ISBN 9788259435057. SINTEF Energi. Rapport (TR A7172).
  • Vrana, Til Kristian; Zeni, Lorenzo; Fosso, Olav B. (2012) Active Power Control with Undead-Band Voltage & Frequency Droop for HVDC Converters in Large Meshed DC Grids. 2012.
  • Vrana, Til Kristian; Zeni, Lorenzo; Fosso, Olav B. (2012) Dynamic Active Power Control with Improved Undead-Band Droop for HVDC Grids. 2012.
  • Di Marzio, Giuseppe; Fosso, Olav B. (2006) International Grid Code Developments for Wind Turbines and DC Inter-Connectors. 2006.
  • Eek, Jarle; Di Marzio, Giuseppe; Lund, Torstein; Fosso, Olav B; Gjengedal, Terje; Uhlen, Kjetil. (2006) Reactive Power Compensation and Voltage Control in Regional Networks with High Wind Power Penetration and Thermal Capacity Constraints. 2006.
  • Todnem, Odd; Fosso, Olav B.; Hansen, Eilif H.. (1995) Elforsyning. Del 2, Grafisk kommunikasjon. 1995.

Others

  • Skar, Christian; Brovold, Sondre; Fosso, Olav B. (2014) Enhanced Hydropower Representation in a Long-Term Planning Model for a Low-Carbon European Power System. 37th IAEE International Conference . IAEE; New York. 2014-06-15 - 2014-06-18.
  • Tomasgard, Asgeir; Fosso, Olav B. (2014) Klimaforkning i Europatoppen. Adresseavisen [Avis]. 2014-08-10.
  • Allard, Stephane; See, Phen Chiak; Molinas Cabrera, Maria Marta; Fosso, Olav B; Foosnæs, Jan Andor. (2013) Electric Vehicles Charging in a Smart Microgrid Supplied with Wind Energy. IEEE Powertech Grenoble 2013 - Towards carbon free society through smarter grids . IEEE PES; Grenoble. 2013-06-16 - 2013-06-20.
  • See, Phen Chiak; Fosso, Olav B; Molinas Cabrera, Maria Marta; Foosnæs, Jan Andor. (2013) A Method for Optimizing the Offer Price of Collaborativ Power Generators. IEEE Powertech . IEEE PES; Grenoble. 2013-06-16 - 2013-06-20.
  • Vrana, Til Kristian; Huertas-Hernando, Daniel; Fosso, Olav B. (2012) Benefits of Asymmetric HVDC Links for Large Scale Offshore Wind Integration. IEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting 2012 ; 2012-07-22 - 2012-07-26.
  • Vrana, Til Kristian; Huertas-Hernando, Daniel; Fosso, Olav B. (2012) Benefits of Asymmetric HVDC Links for the North Sea Super Grid. Deepwind ; 2012-01-19 - 2012-01-20.
  • Vrana, Til Kristian; Zeni, Lorenzo; Fosso, Olav B. (2012) Active Power Control with Undead-Band Voltage & Frequency Droop for HVDC Converters in Large Meshed DC Grids. EWEA conference in København ; 2012-04-16 - 2012-04-19.
  • Vrana, Til Kristian; Zeni, Lorenzo; Fosso, Olav B. (2012) Active Power Control with Undead-Band Voltage&Frequency Droop applied to a Meshed DC Grid Test System. EAWE PhD Seminar ; 2012-09-12 - 2012-09-13.
  • Vrana, Til Kristian; Zeni, Lorenzo; Fosso, Olav B. (2012) Active Power Control with Undead-Band Voltage&Frequency Droop for HVDC Converters in Large Meshed DC Grids. DeepWind Seminar ; 2012-01-19 - 2012-01-20.
  • Vrana, Til Kristian; Zeni, Lorenzo; Fosso, Olav B. (2012) Active power control with undead-band voltage & frequency droop applied to a meshed DC grid test tystem. Energycon 2012 IEEE International Energy Conference & Exhibition ; 2012-09-09 - 2012-09-12.
  • Vrana, Til Kristian; Zeni, Lorenzo; Fosso, Olav B. (2012) Dynamic Active Power Control with Improved Undead-Band Droop for HVDC Grids. ACDC Conference in Birmingham . IET; 2012-12-04 - 2012-12-06.
  • Vrana, Til Kristian; Fosso, Olav B. (2011) Operation and Control of Parallel HVDC links for Large Scale Offshore Wind. IEEE PSCE . IEEE; Phoenix. 2011-03-20 - 2011-03-23.
  • Vrana, Til Kristian; Fosso, Olav B. (2011) The North Sea Super Grid. 7th EWEA PhD Seminar . EWEA; Delft. 2011-10-26 - 2011-10-28.
  • Farahmand, Hossein; Hosseini, Seyed Mohammad Ali; Doorman, Gerard L.; Fosso, Olav B. (2010) Flow Based Activation of Reserves in the Nordic Power System. IEEE PES General Meeting 2010 . IEEE PES General Meeting 2010; Minneapolis. 2010-07-25 - 2010-07-29.
  • Fosso, Olav B. (2007) Survey og Power Exchanges - Organization and Responsibilities. Cigre Regional Meeting: Security and Reliability of Electric Power Systems . Cigre Regional Meeting; Tallin. 2007-06-18 - 2007-06-20.
  • Gjerde, Ole; Fosso, Olav B; Bogas, Juan. (2007) Survey of Power Exchanges - Organization and Responsibilities. CIGRE Regional Meeting: Security and Reliability of Electric Power Systems . CIGRE Regional Meeting; Tallinn. 2007-06-18 - 2007-06-20.
  • Di Marzio, Giuseppe; Fosso, Olav B. (2006) International Grid Code Developments for Wind Turbines and DC Inter-Connectors. Cigre 2006 . Cigre; Paris. 2006-08-27 - 2006-09-01.
  • Fosso, Olav B. (2006) Congestion Management and Guarantee of Supply. EES-UETP: Electricity Market Integration and Tariff Harmonization . INESC Porto / IIT Comillas University Madrid; Porto. 2006-11-27 - 2006-11-29.
  • Fosso, Olav B. (2006) The NordPool as an Example of a Multinational Market. EES-UETP: Electricity Market Integration and Tariff Harmonization . INESC Porto / IIT Comillas University Madrid; Porto. 2006-11-27 - 2006-11-29.
  • Fosso, Olav B; Gjerde, Ole; Bae, R; Bogas, J; Cisneiros, S J N; DiCaprio, A; Klaar, D; Iwamoto, S; Lemmens, H; Welch, I; Uusitalo, M. (2006) Interfaces between System Operators, Market Operators and other Market Actors. CIGRE General Session 2006 . CIGRE General Session 2006; Paris. 2006-08-27 - 2006-09-01.
  • Belsnes, Michael Martin; Fosso, Olav B; Hovne, Ingrid. (2005) Bidding in the secondary reserve market from a hydro power perspective. PSCC 05 . PSCC 05; Liege. 2005-08-22 - 2005-08-26.
  • Belsnes, Michael Martin; Gjengedal, Terje; Fosso, Olav B. (2005) Methods for Short-term Generation Scheduling i Hydro Dominated Power Systems. HydroPower '05 . ICH International Center for HydroPower; Stavanger. 2005-05-23 - 2005-05-25.
  • Di Marzio, Giuseppe; Eek, Jarle; Uhlen, K.; Fosso, Olav B. (2005) A PROPOSED MODEL FOR STABILITY ASSESSMENT OF ELECRTICAL POWER SYSTEMS WITH LARGE SCALE WIND POWER INTEGRATION. World Wind Energy Conference WWEC05 ; Melbourne. 2005-11-02 - 2005-11-04.
  • Di Marzio, Giuseppe; Fosso, Olav B; Uhlen, K.; Palsson, Magni T.. (2005) LARGE-SCALE WIND POWER INTEGRATION, VOLTAGE STABILITY LIMITS AND MODAL ANALYSIS. PSCC05 ; Liege. 2005-08-22 - 2005-08-26.
  • Fosso, Olav B. (2005) Congestion Management: The System Operators Challenge to Balance Transmission Transfer Capacity with an Acceptable Security Level. Congestion Management in a Market Environment . 2005 CIGRE/IEEE PES International Symposium -; San Antonio. 2005-10-05 - 2005-10-07.
  • Warland, Geir; Fosso, Olav B; Wangensteen, Ivar. (2005) Efficient Transmission pricing in power systems with considerable time-dependency. The 7th International Power Engineering Conference - IPEC2005 . The 7th International Power Engineering Conference - IPEC200; Marina Mandarin. 2005-11-29 - 2005-12-02.
  • Fosso, Olav B. (2005) Developing transmission market structures in Europe. CIGRE/IEEE PES International Symposium: Congestion Management in a Market Environment . CIGRE/IEEE PES; San Antonio, Texas. 2005-10-04 - 2005-10-04.
  • Fosso, Olav B. (2005) Planning and operation of the Nordic Power System. CIGRE/IEEE PES International Symposium: Congestion Management in a Market Environment . CIGRE / IEEE PES; San Antonio, Texas. 2005-10-04 - 2005-10-04.
  • Belsnes, Michael Martin; Røynstrand, Jarand; Fosso, Olav B. (2004) Handling State Dependent Nonlinear Tunnel Flows in Short-term Hydropower Scheduling. Powercon 2004 . IEEE / NTU / NUS; Singapore. 2004-11-21 - 2004-11-24.
  • Bogas, Juan; DiCaprio, Al; Fosso, Olav B; Giesbertz, Paul; Gjerde, Ole; Gomes, Paulo. (2004) Cross Border Congestion Management - International Examples and Comparison. CIGRE Symposium - Development and Operation of interconnections in a restrucutring context . CIGRE; Ljubljana. 2004-04-26 - 2004-04-28.
  • Faanes, Hans Haakon; Fosso, Olav B; Holen, Arne Torstein; Olsen, Karstein J.. (2004) Erfaringer med luft-til-luft varmepumper. NEF Teknisk møte 2004 . NEF Norsk Elektroteknisk Forening; Trondheim. 2004-03-29 - 2004-03-31.
  • Fosso, Olav B; Belsnes, Michael Martin. (2004) Short-term Hydro Scheduling in a Liberalized Power System. Powercon 2004 . IEEE / NTU / NSU; Singapore. 2004-11-21 - 2004-11-24.
  • Gjerde, Ole; Dicaprio, Al; Fosso, Olav B. (2004) Electric Power System Operating Standards - A search for justification. CIGRE General Session 2004 . CIGRE; Paris. 2004-08-29 - 2004-09-03.
  • Fosso, Olav B. (2003) Congestion Management Solutions. CIGRE Tutorial III: Influence of Liberalization on system operation . CIGRE Tutorial III; Montreal. 2003-10-07 - 2003-10-07.
  • Belsnes, Michael; Fosso, Olav B; Warland, Geir. (2002) Combining Production and Transmission System using relaxed Constraints. PSCC. 14th Power Systems Computation Conference, Sevilla 2002 . [Mangler data]; Sevilla, Spania. 2002-06-28.
  • Flatabø, Nils; Haugstad, Arne; Mo, Birger; Fosso, Olav B. (2002) Short-term and Medium-term Generation Scheduling in the Norwegian Hydro System under a Competitive Power Market Structure. VIII Symposium of Specialists in Electric Operational and Expansion Planning, Sepope'02 . [Mangler data]; Brasilia, Brasil. 2002-05-23.
  • Fosso, Olav B; Belsnes, Michael Martin; Røynstrand, Jarand; Gjengedal, Terje; Valhovd, Eivind. (2002) Hydro Power Short-term Scheduling in an on-line environment. MedPower 2002 . [Mangler data]; Athens, Greece. 2002-11-06.
  • Fosso, Olav B. (2002) Congestion Management. EES-UETP:Integration of Renewables and CHP, Guarantee of Supply and Ancillary Services in Electricity Markets . INESC Port; Porto. 2002-11-26 - 2002-11-29.
  • Fosso, Olav B. (2002) Impact of Deregulation on System Expansion. EES-UETP:Integration of Renewables and CHP, Guarantee of Supply and Ancillary Services in Electricity Markets . INESC Porto; Porto. 2002-11-26 - 2002-11-29.