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. On other pages you can see details of the Individual Projects , and about the Research Areas .

SweGRIDS Phase 1 ran for two years, from 2011 to 2013.
Phase 2 ran for 4 years, from 2013 to 2017 (with a budget of around 206 million kronor; this is described further on the Funding  overview page).
Phase 3 was approved in 2017, and runs over the four years 2018 to 2021, with a budget of 228 million kronor.


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Call for short projects, June 2021

A special call has been made call_2021.pdf (pdf 34 kB)  for short projects connected with relevant ongoing work, now that we near the end of the SweGRIDS funding period. This has been circulated to supervisors of current and recent SweGRIDS projects.

SweGRIDS conference 2020

The 2020 Conference was held on Thursday 12th of November, by Zoom videoconference. See the Events subpage  for more detail. The event went well, with good attendance: all active projects were presented, and there was discussion of important future research and development directions by our researchers and industry partners.