Troms Kraft Nett aims to run a large-scale demonstration of smart infrastructure, which will strengthen security of supply locally in vulnerable distribution networks. Two small towns on Senja in Troms have been selected as trial areas. This is because they have limited transmission capacity for electric power and are also vulnerable to power cuts.
“This is a strategically important project for Powel, as it will help to enhance our core competencies in smart infrastructure and security of supply. We are very pleased to have won a competition like this and look forward to working with so many exciting players,” says Sjur Messel Nafstad of Powel.
Along with Powel, the project consortium comprises Troms Kraft Nett, Eaton Electric, Solbes, Nodes, Troms Kraft Produksjon, Ishavskraft and Sjømatklyngen Senja.
“The consortium has expertise from grid operators and energy trading companies, as well as suppliers of photovoltaic systems, batteries and software. This combination of skills is vital if we are to succeed with innovation and fresh thinking,” says Nafstad.
The support from Enova runs to NOK 38.7 million, and this is one of eight prestige projects Enova has chosen to support this year. Read more about the grants at the Enova Conference