Background and activities

Kjetil Uhlen (1961) is a Professor at the Department of Electric Power Engineering. He is head of the Power Systems research group. Professor Uhlen has a PhD and a MSc in Control Engineering from NTNU.

Work Experience

  • 2009- Professor, Electrical Power Systems, NTNU
  • 2003-2009 Senior Research Scientist, SINTEF Energy Research
  • 1996-2002 Research Scientist, SINTEF Energy Research
  • 1987-1995 Research  Scientist, The Norwegian Electric Power Research Institute (EFI)

Membership in Professional Societies

  • IEEE; The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
  • TEKNA: The Norwegian Association of Chartered Engineers

Committees and Task Forces

  • Co-editor of IEEE Transactions on Power Systems
  • International Energy Agency (IEA) Implementing Agreement on Electricity Networks Analysis, Research & Development (ENARD). Operating Agent and coordinator of Annex IV:- Transmission Systems (2009-2012).
  • Norwegian member of CIGRE Study Committee C4, “System technical performance” (2004-2012). Convenor of Advisory Group C4.6 “Power system security assessment” (2004-2010).
  • Cigre Working Group WG C4.601: ”Power system security assessment”. Member of WG (2004 - 2010).
  • Cigre Task Force TF 38.02.23: ”Coordinated Voltage Control in transmission Networks”. Member of TF (2000-2004).
  • Cigre Task Force TF 38.02.16: ”Impact on interaction among power system controls”. Member of TF (1997-2000).
  • IEEE PES Power Systems Stability Subcommittee
  • International Energy Agency (IEA) R&D Wind programme: Member of Task VIII: Study of decentralised applications for wind energy (1987 - 1991).

Recent Selected Projects

  • 2009 - 2012 IEA Enard Annex IV “Transmission Systems”
    Role: Operating Agent
    Client: IEA Implementing Agreement on Electricity Networks Analysis, Research and Development (Enard).
  • 2009- NOWITECH – Norwegian Research Centre for Offshore Wind Technology
    Role: Work package leader and member of centre management
    Client: Research Centre financed by the Research Council of Norway together with Norwegian and Danish wind industry and power companies.
  • 2011- STRONg2rid – Smart Transmission Grid Operation and Control
    Role: Project coordinator
    Client: Nordic research project financed by Nordic Energy Research and the Nordic TSOs. With participation from the Nordic Universities (Aalto, DTU, KTH, Univ. of Iceland and NTNU) and the Nordic TSOs (Statnett, Svenska Kraftnãt, Fingrid and Landsnet).

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