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Will the electricity grid become a bottleneck?

28 Aug. 2020, 08:00 - 09:00
Luleå, Vetenskapens hus
Published: 1 April 2020

A large part of the energy conversion is based on increased use of electricity. There is much debate about where the electricity should come from, but that is not the only challenge. The electricity grids, as they appear today, are unable to transfer the increasing amounts of electricity and they will then become a bottleneck. How can we solve that equation in the future?

The energy supply, from solar cells and electric cars to nuclear power and air travel, is taking on an increasing share of the climate debate. However, few people talk about how the increasing amounts of electricity should be transferred from the source to the users. The biggest bottlenecks are currently in the supply to some cities (not just to Stockholm and Malmö) and in some places in the rural networks.

During this breakfast lecture, Math Bollen, professor of electrical power engineering at Luleå University of Technology, talks about this lack of capacity in the electricity grid; where, when and how does it occur? What are the consequences? How can we solve this in the short and long term? Emma Svartsjaern, electrical power maintenance and development engineer at Luleå Energi, gives her picture of the electricity supply here in Luleå.

Breakfast is available for pre-registrated participants from 07:30. If you do not want breakfast, you do not need to sign up, just show up.

We allow a maximum of 45 persons in the audience due to the ongoing pandemic. Please, stay home if you show symptoms of covid-19.


Math Bollen

Bollen, Math - Professor and Head of Subject, Chaired Professor

Organisation: Electric Power Engineering, Energy Science, Department of Engineering Sciences and Mathematics
Phone: +46 (0)910 585713