Background and activities

  • Professor at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) since 2002.
  • From 1. Sept 2014: Director of Strategic Thematic Area Energy at NTNU.
  • Head of department of Electric Power Engineering from August 2009 until August 2013.
  • Until 2002: SINTEF Energy on development of methods/principles for utilization of renewable energy in electricity markets and transmission network utilization.
  • International: Member of many international working groups, and he has been the chairman of CIGRE SC C5 Electricity Markets and Regulation and member of CIGRE Technical Committee (2008 - 2014) and is now a "Honorary Member of CIGRE".
  • Chairman of the Board of NOWITECH (Norwegian Research Centre for Offshore Wind Technology) (2015 - )
  • Board member of Energy21 (Norwegian National Strategy for Research, Development, Demonstration and Commercialisation of new Enegy Technology)
  • Research activities involve offshore grid and market integration of intermittent generation. 

He is responsible at NTNU for:

  • Coordination of international initiatives in research and education within the energy field
  • Coordination of national research initiatives as "Centres for Environmenally 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.