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She takes online fingerprints of power components
Researchers don’t like them, nor do power companies. They are seen as disturbances in the power grid. But lightning and other natural high voltage currents are inevitable. Roya Nikjoo has exploited this fact to enable online diagnoses of power transformers. The innovative method landed her the international “Young Researcher Award” in high voltage engineering.
KTH to Host New Smart Grids Centre
KTH has been selected to anchor the new Swedish Centre for Smart Grids and Energy Storage (SweGRIDS), bringing academia together with industry and public utilities to tackle the European Union’s ambitious targets for improved energy efficiency. Some one hundred scientists will work on development of electric power grids that respond intelligently to consumer and supplier behaviour.