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


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SweGRIDS conference

A conference is organized every year, usually in the autumn. See under Events for more about the previous SweGRIDS conferences.

Update 2018-10: the "2018" conference is now expected to be sometime between Feb-Apr 2019, in order to fit with other events; more information will come soon.

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