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Electric power engineering group at LTU Skellefteå focuses on international conferences

Published: 14 September 2010

The researchers of electric power engineering group, which is in Skellefteå campus at Luleå University of Technology, presents research on energy-saving lamps and a variety of other results of the Elforsk project in late September. It takes place at the International Power Quality Conference in Bergamo, Italy. Beyond the acctivity the research has been done within Electrical Power Group at LTU Skellefteå.

- Contributions from the Electric Power Group for this important conference show that the group, despite its small size, has great impacts on international research in power quality, says Math Bollen, the professor at Luleå University of Technology in Skellefteå and academical leader of the Electric Power Group.

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The conference presents the latest research in the field of power quality and the interaction between the power system and the equipment connected to the system. LTU researchers' contributions include measurements performed at a hotel in Skellefteå where bulbs replaced with new energy-saving lamps. In addition to a clean energy saving, as well shows the measurements that some expected negative effects on the power grid happen. The result LTU researchers have been able to see has already been widely reported and discussed in several international groups.

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At the international conference in Bergamo LTU's Electric Power Group introduces two additional research papers. These are research results derived from measurements made ​​in LTU's own "Pehr High Current Laboratory" in Skelleftea, supplemented with field measurements in collaboration with Skellefteå Kraft AB. The group also presents researches carried out in collaboration with other colleges and universities.

- Electric Power Group from LTU Skellefteå contributes, in other words, big at the international conference, says Math Bollen.