Swedish Centre for Smart Grids and Energy Storage

Towards the smart electrical grid of the future

SweGRIDS is the Swedish Centre for Smart Grids and Energy Storage.  Started in December 2011, it is a partnership of academia, industry and public utilities, with major funding from the Swedish Energy Agency as well as the corporate partners.

The overarching purpose is to develop new and improved devices and methods that will help achieve the European Union’s ambitious targets for greater use of renewable energy sources and improved energy efficiency.  Some one hundred scientists will work within SweGRIDS on development of electric power grids that can reliably and economically handle higher proportions of renewable generation and widespread energy trading.

There are currently around 40 research projects in SweGRIDS, each involving industrial and academic researchers working with a PhD student or PostDoc. More about the Research Areas and the individual projects can be found in the Research menu.

SweGRIDS Phase 1 ran for two years, from 2011 to 2013.   SweGRIDS Phase 2 was approved in 2014, to run for a further 4 years, with an expected cost of around 206 million kronor; this is described further on the Funding overview page.


Premium Award for Best Paper

A publication by SweGRIDS PhD student Deepak Elamalayil Soman " Pulse delay control for capacitor voltage balancing in a three-level boost neutral point clamped inverter", has won the 2016 Premium Award for Best Paper in IET Power Electronics Journal (1 award per year). Deepak will soon be completing his PhD project.

Excellence Award to Roya Nikjoo

In July, Roya Nikjoo was presented with the 2016 High Voltage Association Student Excellence Award, at the 2016 IEEE International Power Modulator and High Voltage Conference (2016 IPMHVC) in San Francisco. The inscription is "For outstanding contributions in the field of Dielectrics, Insulation, and Breakdown - Effect of High Voltage Impulses on Partial Discharge Characteristics of oil-Impregnated Paper for Online Diagnostics". Roya has newly finished her PhD at KTH, funded by SweGRIDS, and has received other awards in the process. Congratulations on the well completed work!

About SweGRIDS

SweGRIDS is a programme for driving Electric-Grid oriented energy research at KTH and Uppsala. The sponsors are the Swedish Energy Agency (Energimyndigheten) and the industry partners, which also are involved actively to the research projects.


Researchers from materials science, chemistry, electrical engineering and engineering physics are active in SweGRIDS.  Projects are underway in fields such as electrical power ICT, controllable and intelligent power components, renewable energy grid integration, development of new materials, insulation, and large batteries. 

More about SweGRIDS research

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SweGRIDS Conferences


The 2017 SweGRIDS conference will be held on Friday 20th of October from 9:00 to 12:00.


More about the past SweGRIDS conferences is under Events.

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