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PES Distinguished Virtual Lecture | Smart Grid – European and Swedish Experience By Prof Lina Bertling Tjernberg

The energy system is in a global transition towards a sustainable energy system. Resource efficiency and environmental concerns are pushing toward change in the use of renewable energy resources and optimising energy usage. As a result of this transition, there has been a huge increase in new capacity in Europe, mainly from wind and solar, during the last years. However, this development has resulted in several challenges for the transmission system. The European Network of Transmission System Operators, ENTSO- E, has identified that 80% of the identified 100 bottlenecks in the transmission system in Europe are related to the integration of renewable energy sources. Moreover, the trend for the transmission system is toward larger, more volatile power flows over longer distances across Europe.

This presentation will give an introduction to Smart Grid from a European perspective and show the challenges and possibilities. Examples will be given on Smart Grid Demonstration projects and from her own research work.

About the Speaker

Prof Lina Bertling Tjernberg (Ph.D., M.Sc.) was a Visiting Professor with Stanford University, in 2014, a Postdoctoral Researcher with the University of Toronto, from 2002 to 2003, and a Visiting Researcher with the University of Saskatchewan, in 2000.

She is currently a Professor in power grid technology and the Director of the Energy Platform, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden. She has published over 100 articles and an author of CRC Press with a book on Infrastructure Asset Management with Power System Applications (2018). Her research aims to develop models for electric power solutions for the future sustainable energy systems. Her research interests include applied reliability theory and maintenance management.

She was a member of the Swedish Government Coordination Council for Smart Grids, from 2012 to 2014. She has served as an expert for the EU commission within Energy, ICT, and Security. She is a senior member of IEEE and a Distinguished Lecturer of IEEE Power and Energy Society. She is the Past Chair of the Swedish PE/PEL Chapter. She has served on the Governing Board of IEEE Power and Energy Society and an Editor for the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON SMART GRID. She chaired the first IEEE ISGT Europe Conference, in 2010.

The IEEE PES DLP event is organised by the IEEE UK and Ireland Power & Energy Society Chapter and is virtually hosted by the University of Birmingham IEEE Student Branch.

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