Background and activities

My PhD project comprise research related to multinational infrastructure investments in the North Sea area with the two-fold purpose of integrating markets and offshore wind resources, as a step towards a more cost-efficient decarbonization of the European power system. This work involves development of decision support tools to better understand the impact of cross-border power transmission expansion and, more importantly, the underlying incentives for multinational cooperation. 

Supervisor: Magnus Korpås

Co-supervisors: Stein-Erik Fleten and Harald G. Svendsen

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

Part of book/report

  • Härtel, Philipp; Kristiansen, Martin; Korpås, Magnus. (2017) Assessing the impact of sampling and clustering techniques on offshore grid expansion planning. EERA DeepWind'2017 Conference 18-20 January 2017 - Radisson Blu Royal Garden Hotel, Trondheim.
  • Kristiansen, Martin; Korpås, Magnus; Härtel, Philipp. (2017) Sensitivity analysis of sampling and clustering techniques in expansion planning models. 2017 IEEE International Conference on Environment and Electrical Engineering and 2017 IEEE Industrial and Commercial Power Systems Europe (EEEIC / I & CPS Europe.
  • Kristiansen, Martin; Svendsen, Harald Georg; Korpås, Magnus; Fleten, Stein-Erik. (2017) Multistage grid investments incorporating uncertainty in offshore wind development. EERA DeepWind'2017 Conference 18-20 January 2017 - Radisson Blu Royal Garden Hotel, Trondheim.
  • Skonseng Bjerketvedt, Vegard; Kristiansen, Martin; Korpås, Magnus. (2017) Analyzing the Investment Impact of Strategic Players with Market Power. Proceedings : 2016 51st International Universities Power Engineering Conference, UPEC2016.
  • Kristiansen, Martin; Korpås, Magnus; Farahmand, Hossein; Graabak, Ingeborg; Härtel, Philipp. (2016) Introducing System Flexibility to a Multinational Transmission Expansion Planning Model. 19th Power Systems Computation Conference PSCC 2016.
  • Åmellem, Lars; Kristiansen, Martin; Korpås, Magnus. (2016) Incorporation of Flow-Based Grid Modelling in Multinational Transmission Expansion Planning. Proceedings: 15th Wind Integration Workshop.
  • Kristiansen, Martin; Korpås, Magnus; Härtel, Philipp. (2015) Scenario Robustness and Cost-Benefit Allocation for Multinational Transmission Grid Investments - A Nort Sea 2030 Case Study. Proceedings : 14th Wind Integration Workshop 14th Workshop on Large-Scale Integration of Wind Power into Power Systems as well as on Transmission Networks for Offshore Wind Power Plants.


  • Kristiansen, Martin; Fosso, Olav B. (2014) Quantitative Analysis of Bidding Strategies and Decision Parameters - Short-term Hydropower Scheduling. 2014.