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Digital urban development – Campus Skellefteå

Published: 8 August 2022

The project's main idea is to connect world-class research with innovative high-tech companies and the public sector and develop innovative and ground-breaking technical solutions for energy management systems with simulation tools and digital twins.

The goal is for energy efficiency measures, implementation of new loads, energy storage and local energy production to be handled in the simulation tool and the digital twin. The idea is that the solutions should be able to be used for the continued development of neighborhoods where lack of power is a limiting factor, where we adapt consumption within the local network to enable new properties or other loads to develop.

As a case study, the Skellefteå campus has been selected, where the campus is expanded with an additional building if at the same time you are faced with the problem that there is a power shortage. The project works with the hypothesis that it is possible to gain access to the necessary power to develop the area if one:

1. makes surrounding properties more energy efficient
2. shifts consumption in surrounding properties over time
3. offer an energy storage to balance loads over time
4. designing the new property to adapt to an energy profile that is appropriate

The project is financed by VINNOVA.It is led by Luleå University of Technology and CDT with partners such as Skellefteå Municipality, Skellefteå Kraft and ABB.

August 2022 - July 2025

Karl Andersson
+46 (0) 910-585 364

Sarah Rönnberg 
+46 (0) 910-585 721