Postal address

IME faculty administration Norwegian University of Science and Technology 7491 Trondheim Norway

Olav B Fosso

Professor, Director of NTNU's Strategic Thematic Area Energy

Background and activities

Professor at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) since 2002. From 1. Sept 2014 he holds the position as Director of Strategic Thematic Area Energy at NTNU. He was Head of department of Electric Power Engineering from August 2009 until August 2013. He has hold a part-time position at SINTEF Energy as Scientific Advisor (2002 - 2013). Before 2002 he worked at SINTEF Energy on development of methods/principles for utilization of renewable energy in electricity markets and transmission network utilization. He has been a 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". He is the NTNU's Board member of NOWITECH (Norwegian Research Centre for Offshore Wind Technology). The research activities involve offshore grid and market integration of intermittent generation. 

He is responsible at NTNU for:

  • The new Erasmus Mundus Program on Wind Energy. This is a program operated jointly with DTU (Denmark), TU Delft (Netherland) and University of Oldenburg (Germany). 
  • The activity of the Joint Research Centre with Shanghai Jiao Tong University related to Smartgrids and Offshore Wind.
  • The collaboration with TU Berlin within Smartgrids.

Scientific, academic and artistic work

A selection of recent journal publications, artistic productions, books, including book and report excerpts. 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.
  • 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.