SINTEF Energy Research is a non-profit organization and part of the SINTEF Group engaged in contract research in the national and international marketplace. Its R&D activities are focused on the development of solutions for electricity generation and transformation, distribution and end-use of energy, onshore and offshore/sub sea.  Contributions are made to different energy related problems which range from strategic energy system analysis to component and equipment assessments. SINTEF Energy research deals with everything from indoor climate and energy use in buildings to gas technology, combustion, bio energy, wind power, refrigeration technology and thermal processing of food.

The SINTEF group and especially SINTEF Energy Research has strong R&D experience in the field of wind energy, including:

  • Power system analysis
  • Component modelling of wind turbines with regard to analysis power system integration issues with special focus on dynamic interactions.
  • Optimization of power systems with regard to both design topology and operation.
  • Expertise in measurement for verification and testing of model development. Both laboratory test benches and field measurement campaigns.

SINTEF Energy Research has a strong track record in wind energy related R&D. SINTEF Energy research leads the NOWITECH project, a Norwegian consortium of wind energy related companies and R&D centres. The project has a time frame of 8 years and is delivering new knowledge, tools and technologies as basis for cost-effective offshore wind farms at deep sea. In this project, SINTEF Energy Research carries out research by analyzing the internal electrical infrastructure, grid connection and control, market integration and system operation, and cost effective O&M strategies for offshore wind farms. SINTEF Energy research participated also in several EU-projects. Both WILMAR and Tradewind addressed the integration of wind power in the European power markets.

In HiPRWind, SINTEF Energy Research is participating in WP3, WP5 and WP8. It contributes in WP3 and WP8 with the development of optimized maintenance strategies. WP5 is concerned with the electric interface, control of the power conversion and the interaction with the power system.

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