Background and activities

Research area

I am working in the research group called "Electricity Markets and Energy Systems Planning" at the Department of Electric Power Engineering, NTNU.  My research interests are primarily focused on the integration of renewable energy in the energy system and power system economics. My research activities include:

  • Power system balancing

  • Power market analysis

  • Investment planning of transmission systems, including a future North Sea Grid

  • Large-scale integration of renewable energy sources in Europe

  • Generation scheduling in hydro-thermal power systems

  • Demand-side Management

  • Flexibility operation in Distribution systems


  • Associate Professor at Dept. of Electric Power Engineering, NTNU (2015-)

  • Scientific Advisor of SINTEF Energi (2015-)

  • Research scientist at SINTEF Energi (2012-2015)

  • (PhD) from Dept. of Electric Power Engineering, NTNU (2012) with the title: "Integrated Power System Balancing in Northern Europe - Models and Case Studies."

Research activities

  • Currently participating in the project:

    • Contributing to the FME research centres CINELDI ZEN and NTRANS

    • Project Leader in IntHydro

    • Project leader in HONOR

    • FINE-Flexible Integration of Local Energy Communities into the Norwegian Electricity Distribution System
    • Digital Economy (DigEco)
  • Past project involvement:

    • WP5 leader in the EU H2020 project INVADE

    • PRIBAS - Pricing Balancing Services in the Future Nordic Power Market
    • Contributing to the research centres NOWITECH, CEDREN (See and ) 

    • FP7-EU TWENTIES, eHighway2050, EERA IRPWIND

    • NSON (North Sea Offshore Networks).

    •  CEDREN HydroBalance

PhD Candidates

Main supervisor for:

  • Sigurd Bjarghov: Consumer-centric Electricity Market Design integrating Peer-to-Peer and Flexibility Markets

  • Kasper Emil Thorvaldsen: Techno-economic models of energy flexible buildings in the future smart grid

  • Kersti Berg: Integration of Local Energy Communities into the Norwegian Electricity Distribution System

  • Mari Haugen: Advanced modelling techniques for power market with a large share of hydropower

Previous PhD candidates (main supervisor):


Co-supervisor for:

  • Güray Kara: Techno-economic optimization for analysing consumer flexibility and related market structures

Previous PhD candidates (co-supervisor):



  • Responsible for the 5-year course "TET4185- Power Markets, Resources and Environment " (2015-)

  • Responsible for the specialization course "ELK-15 Hydro Power Scheduling and Miscellaneous Topics on Electricity Markets" (2018-)

  • Participating in organising of the PhD course "ET8208 - Power Market Theory" (2017-)

  • Participating in organising of the PhD course "ET8209 - Methods for Power Production Scheduling"

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