Research for an energy system of the future

StandUp for Energy brings together leading research groups to address some of today’s most critical energy problems. The global challenges of climate change and the transition to a sustainable energy supply system requires that university, industry and enterprise, and society work in close collaboration.

Our research includes new knowledge and technology that, in the short or medium term, can increase the amount of renewable electricity production and its integration in the electricity net, as well as a systems perspective. The research covers questions about the impact of considerably increasing the amount of intermittent electricity and how transmission and distribution nets can accommodate this increase. It includes the study of hydropower as a regulating resource. Our research treats both technical and non-technical questions, such as systems perspectives for the sustainable use of resources, the interaction of different systems with each other, the electricity market, laws and incentives, and consumer behavior.

Electric drives for commercial electromobility is also part of StandUp’s research portfolio. This area includes several disciplines, such as batteries, electric motor technology, power electronics, control systems, interaction with the electric grid and consumer perspectives.

Click on the left menu to read more about our ongoing projects in the respective research areas.

Agenda 2030

At the UN summit on September 25, 2015, all the member states agreed upon an action plan to secure a global sustainable development: the Agenda 2030. It includes 17 goals for the world’s social, economic and environmental sustainable development. Its purpose is to lead the world towards a more just and sustainable future, eradicate hunger and poverty, combat inequalities, build inclusive societies, and secure our planet’s natural resources. The Agenda 2030 and its 17 sustainability goals affect all the countries in the world. Each state is responsible for implementing the Agenda 2030 according to its needs and circumstances, but the efforts of society as a whole will be needed to achieve the goals.

In Sweden, the government has chosen to focus on six priority areas that have the greatest potential for impact:

  • Knowledge and innovation
  • Sustainable societies
  • Equality
  • Sustainable food chain
  • Circular and bio-based economy
  • Stronger enterprise through sustainable business
Access to sustainable, secure energy for housing, commerce, transport and industry is an absolute requirement for building economic prosperity without ruining the climate or the earth’s natural resources. The work within StandUp for Energy lies in line with the Agenda 2030. We produce knowledge to solve some of today’s biggest challenges, and we educate young researchers and engineers that will have to face the challenges of the future. Through collaboration with industry and society, we contribute to the development of technology and services for a more sustainable society.