Proceedings of the

The 33rd European Safety and Reliability Conference (ESREL 2023)
3 – 8 September 2023, Southampton, UK

Meeting New Electrification needs: How a Norwegian Grid Operator Is Seeking To Improve Coordination by Building a Public Capacity Simulation Service

Lars Hurlena and Asgeir Drøivoldsmob

Digital Systems, IFE, Norway.


This paper describes the initial phase of the design of a front-end web solution for gathering information and coordinating electrification needs in southern Norway. The design work is part of the development of a simulation solution that aims to make electrification more socio-economically profitable as well as shortening the processing time for the customer's connection to the power grid, while ensuring security of supply. The paper presents findings from a series of stakeholder interviews identifying their individual characteristics and needs, and discusses implications for design. Further, the discussion considers input to effective ways of improving coordination and exploring alternatives (connection location, size and type).

Keywords: Electrification, Power Grid capacity simulation, Conceptual design.

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