National Smart Grid Laboratory

National Smart Grid Laboratory



NTNU and SINTEF are operating the National Smart Grid Laboratory in Trondheim.

The laboratory is a system oriented laboratory providing state-of-the-art infrastructure for R&D, demonstration, verification, and testing over a wide range of Smart grid use cases. The laboratory enable us to test the Smart Grids of tomorrow.

The laboratory booking site has detailed inventory and booking information as well as course material and documentation. Request access to the laboratory site

For booking inquiries from outside NTNU and SINTEF, please contact Basanta Raj Pokhrel



  • National and international research projects
  • Test and verification projects
  • Industry projects
  • PhD candidates
  • Post Docs
  • Visiting researchers
  • Master students

Funded by

Funded by

  • The Research Council of Norway
  • The Norwegian University of Science and Technology, NTNU

Application areas

Application areas

  • Smart transmission grids
  • HVDC grids
  • Smart active distribution grids
  • Micro grids
  • Integration of Smart Grids, Smart houses and Smart industries
  • Integration of renewables (large scale, DG)
  • Smart Grid and home automation
  • Smart electricity use
  • Electrification of transport
  • Energy storage in Smart Grids
  • Energy conversion in Smart Grids
  • Power system stability in Smart Grids
  • Monitoring, control and automation in Smart Grids
  • Communication technologies for Smart Grids
  • Information security and privacy in Smart Grids
  • Reliability challenges in Smart Grids dependencies of Power Grid and ICT
  • Smart grid software
  • Big data management and analytics in SmartGrids


Equipment for

Laboratory inventory

  • Transmission systems (AC/DC)
  • Distribution systems
  • Generation (Large scale, DG, wind farms, PV, hydro..)
  • Network customers / loads
  • AC/DC converters: Voltage Source Converters (VSC) and Multi-Level Converters (MMC)
  • Rotating machinery: Induction generators/motors(IG), Synchronous generators/motors (SG), Permanent magnet generators/motors (PM)
  • Grid emulator (200 kVA amplifier , DC to 5 kHz)
  • Real-Time Digital Simulators, Hardware-In-the-Loop (HIL) testing equipment and Rapid Control Prototyping(RCP) systems (OPAL-RT)
  • Smart meters
  • Smart homes- Smart buildings
  • Smart appliances
  • Energy storage
  • EV charging infrastructure
  • Protection equipment
  • Monitoring and measurement equipment
  • Wide area monitoring – Phasor Measurement Units (PMUs)
  • Communications