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A project on Integrated Energy Systems on the Norwegian Continental Shelf


About NTNU Energy HUB

Our project mission is Energy Forecasting and Utilization across temporal, professional and organizational boundaries for Norwegian Continental Shelf core areas.

Traditionally, oil and gas installations have controlled their own power supply with gas turbine generated energy. We now move into a situation where the energy is increasingly coming from the onshore grid or from offshore wind.

On the one hand, Utsira High is powering up offshore installations from a 200 MW cable via Johan Sverdrup. On the other hand, in Hywind Tampen, wind energy will provide renewable energy to Gullfaks and Snorre. This will supply for as much as 20-30 % of the energy demand depending on the wind conditions.

All in all, the energy system is becoming more integrated into the larger electricity system in Norway. Since there is scarcity of energy and the price of CO2 emissions are high, forecasting, utilization and sharing of energy and information becomes important. Such an energy system must be just and transparent not only for the energy companies but also for the larger Norwegian society.

PhD Programme from 2024

The objective of the project is to define an NTNU PhD programme from 2024.

The upcoming report is due in October 2023 and will be available for download here:

Project timeline and Funding

NTNU Energy HUB is funded through the Memorandum of Understanding between NTNU and Equinor ASA concerning their cooperation on the development of sustainable solutions enabling the transition of Equinor to a net-zero emission company by 2050 . 

The one-year project will run until the end of 2023. 

Want to be involved?

NTNU Energy HUB is looking for partners, and is always looking for good discussions with others. Drop us a line if you have something to discuss.