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Lina Bertling Tjernberg

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About me

Lina Bertling Tjernberg (Docent, Ph.D., MSc.) is a Professor in Power Grid Technology at KTH – The Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden. She is the Director of the KTH Energy Platform, which coordinates and supports new research initiatives within the energy areas. She is a Fellow of IVA the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering.

She received the 2021 Power Woman of the Year award for her work as a "strong force and guarantor of more equal skills provision in today's and future sustainable energy systems". She is on the Power List Energy 2022, which is presented by Dagens Industri and lists 20 people in Sweden according to the criteria "formal position, influence over the debate, and has an impact on the energy sector's development and investment".

She is the author of 100+ scientific articles in journals and international conferences, including the book Infrastructure Asset Management with Power System Applications, CRC Taylor & Francis, 2018, and several chapters. She is one of the authors of the recently published book Energy Anthology with two chapters "What is electricity?" And "Sustainable electricity networks - a prerequisite for the energy system of the future", and a recent Handbook on Climate Change with a chapter on 17: The flexible grid infrastructure enabling power grid evolution and decarbonization.

Her research and teaching are focused on applying mathematics (e.g. statistics, optimization, life cycle assessment) for predicting and modeling reliability, and the impact of maintenance efforts for various electric power system applications. The research interests include future technologies (e.g. microgrids, battery storage, wind/solar), designs, and operation of the power grid including electrified transportation. Currently, research is performed within the following three areas:

The overall objectives of the research are to; contribute to a secure and high level of reliability in electricity supply, efficient use of energy resources, and reduction of the use of fossil fuels. The objectives are key solutions for the sustainable development of society.

She is actively involved as an advisor and expert in various professional organizations and is a frequent keynote speaker (a distinguished lecturer of IEEE Power & Energy Society). Currently selected appointments include Board member of the Swedish Electromobility Center (SEC), Vice-chair of the Board of Parliament and researchers, Member of the nomination committee of the Polhelmspriset, and Chairman of SEK Svensk Standard.  She is the national expert in the ISGAN Academy of Smart Grid and the IEEE PES ISGT Europe Steering Group.

Previously selected appointments include a member of the Steering committee IVA Energy Crossroads, a member of the Swedish Government Coordination Council for Smart Grid, a member of the National Strategic Council for Wind Power, and a Program Manager within the Centre of Excellence on Electric Engineering (EKC) at KTH.

She is a senior member of the IEEE, CIRED, and Cigre, past chairman of the IEEE Reliability Risk and Probability Applications (RRPA) Subcommittee, and has served as an external reviewer for the EU commission.

Short CV in English 240118-cv_lina_bertling_tjernb.pdf

Profile with publications is available in GoogleScholar and ResearchGate.


Degree Project in Electric Power Systems, Second Cycle (EG230X), examiner | Course web

Degree Project in Electrical Engineering, Second Cycle (EA238X), examiner | Course web

Degree Project in Electrical Engineering, Second Cycle (EA250X), examiner | Course web

Degree Project in Electrical Engineering, specialising in Electric Power Engineering, Second Cycle (EA270X), examiner | Course web

Degree Project in Electrical Engineering, specialising in Energy Innovation Second Cycle (EA280X), examiner | Course web

Electric Power Engineering Project (EI2525), examiner, teacher, course responsible | Course web

Individual Project in Electric Power and Energy systems I (EN2911), examiner | Course web

Introduction and Analysis of Sustainable electric Power Systems (EG112V), examiner, teacher | Course web

Introduction to Sustainable Electric Power Systems (EG111V), examiner, course responsible, teacher | Course web

The Sustainable Electric Power Engineer (EH2220), assistant | Course web

The Sustainable Electric Power Engineer (EH2221), teacher | Course web