To reduce climate gas emissions is a global challenge and one important response is to transform traditional electric power systems and electricity use to smarter and more renewable - to Smart Grids. Two main contributions are expected: Improved energy/power efficiency and cost efficient integration of renewable energy sources.
To be smarter, the Smart Grid will involve a giant leap in the use of ICT both in power systems and with power system customers and calls for a highly multidisciplinary effort from many of the technology domains – all found at NTNU. The social dimensions of technology use are also important, as a key element in the Smart Grid is to activate and motivate the electricity customers (industry, households etc.).