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Published on November 1st, 2013 | by Anneli Hidalgo

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Research boost for Swedish power systems

The partnership program Elektra is investing SEK 24.9 million in 21 different research projects within power systems.

According to the Swedish Energy Agency, the projects have a clear distribution over several research areas within power system technology. Within the area of materials for example there are research projects focused on nano composites that can improve the efficiency and the function of the future electricity grids.

“The power system is currently undergoing large transitions with a rapidly increased element of IT, a heavy expansion of renewable energy production and changes in the use of electricity. The collaboration between the industry and the academy assures high-quality and relevant research,” said Fredrik Lundström at the Swedish Energy Agency.

Elektra is a partnership program between the industry, through Elforsk AB – the Swedish electricity companies’ R&D stock corporation owned by the trade association Swedish Energy and state-owned public utility Svenska Kraftnät – and the Swedish Energy Agency. The object is to fund industry relevant research projects to advance and maintain good power system research environments at universities and university colleges.

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