"Lighthouse" at IME 2012 - 2016 - strategic research arena
The national centre for smart grid technology. Activities include research, teaching, test and demo projects, business development and commercialisation.
The term ‘smart grids' represents the vision for the power supply system of the future which will make extensive use of information and communication technology including new metering and control systems.
The transition to a new energy supply system, using smart grid technology, will involve enormous challenges and investments for Norway.
The Smartgrid Centre in Trondheim has been established in an effort to provide society with the necessary expertise. Here, research and industry – sectors which normally work separately – combine to create an arena for development of the wide range of technological solutions, operational practices and services which will be required to realize the smart grid vision.