Research at the Department of Electric Power Engineering
The Department has a key role in the development of the interdisciplinary Energy and Environment engineering programme at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. The Department with partners have made this into a high quality professional programme that is tailored to the needs of Norwegian energy utilities and industry.
A major research objective is the further development of environmentally friendly electrical energy technology.
Power electronics, Electrical machines, Motor drives, Modelling and calculations of over-voltages, Components, Insulation materials, Cable technology, Life-cycle costs, Condition based maintenance, Economical utilization of electrical power components, Lightning technology
Smartgrids, Offshore grid, Hydro power and markets
The PhD programme in Electric power engineering is standardized to 180 credits (3 years). The final plan for the PhD programme is designed in consultation with the candidate, the supervisor and department depending on the subject area for the thesis and the candidate's needs and preferences.
Main research projects
The department has access to a broad spectrum of advanced, scientific equipment:
- High current and heating laboratory
- ELA High Voltage laboratory
- Cell divided high voltage laboratory
- Renewable energy laboratory
- High current / circuit breaker laboratory
- Power electronics laboratory
- Ligth and lighting laboratory
- Electrical machines laboratory
- Electric circuit laboratory
- Extruder laboratory / chemistry laboratory
- SF6 laboratory
- work shop
- service laboratory