Strategic Research Area 2012–2016


Smartgrid. Illustration

To reduce climate gas emissions is a global challenge and one important response is to transform traditional electric power systems and electricity use to smarter and more renewable - to Smart Grids. Two main contributions are expected: Improved energy/power efficiency and cost efficient integration of  renewable energy sources.

To be smarter, the Smart Grid will involve a giant leap in the use of ICT both in power systems and with power system customers and calls for a highly multidisciplinary effort from many of the technology domains – all found at NTNU. The social dimensions of technology use are also important, as a key element in the Smart Grid is to activate and motivate the electricity customers (industry, households etc.).


Coordinator Kjell Sand
Kjell Sand

Smartgrid people


We will disseminate our research results through scientific publications, seminars, and magazines.

View Smartgrid publications

National Smart Grid Laboratory


The National Smart Grid Laboratory at NTNU enable us to test the smart grids of tomorrow.


Strategic Research Area

Smartgrid is a joint initiative by the departments of:

This strategic research area is hosted by the Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering in cooperation with other relevant NTNU faculties.