Smart Grid

Figur 1: The mobility house Dansmästaren in Uppsala Rosendal – a testbed for flexible vehicle charging and EMS-development.


Figur 2: Block diagram of the energy system in the mobility house Dansmästaren



One of the largest challenges of today’s society is how to guarantee the power and energy demand in the future in a safe, efficient and sustainable way. One of the key issues for this is to have a reliable and efficient power system at all levels. In the next coming years, we will both see a shift in electricity production consisting of more renewable sources at the same time as different forecasts predicts a significant increase in electricity use.

The research within the area is focused on studying different aspects of the power system, such as operation of microgrids, flexibility and need of energy storage, variability, reliability, control and operation of different components etc. Both the power system and different key components are studied. Moreover, the power from a renewable energy system will vary depending on the source and the system layout. The knowledge about these variations and how to plan for implementing more power from renewables is important for the function and control for the future grid.

The use of power electronics in the grid has, and will continue to, increase rapidly. Their control, reliability, efficiency and choice of material in the semiconductor is of great interest for future studies. Another important area is what to measure in the power system and to show how these measurements can be used to make the power system more efficient and reliable. Digitalization and machine learning will become two important areas in the future smart grid.


Our goals are to develop sustainable and efficient power system solutions for the grid and for the production and consumption.


We are attempting to approach all our projects from a holistic perspective and the process ideally (when possible) includes; background analysis of the area, analytical calculations and simulations, laboratory experiments and full-scale experiments. The research within smart grid at Uppsala University is divided into several areas: power system analysis, power systems to renewable energy, implementation of renewable energy to the power system (power variability, renewable energy system modelling), electromobility and the power system, power converter topology and control, and diamond electronics.


Power system analysis and control, renewable energy power systems, power electronics, converter topologies and control, variability analysis, renewable energy integration, reliability analysis and diagnostics, use and need of energy stroage, felexibility, electrocmobility, diamond electronics.


Link to the electricity section at the Faculty of Science and Technology.

Link to the Swedish Centre for Smart Grids and Energy Storage, KTH

Project leaders

Prof. Jan Isberg

Prof. Urban Lundin

Prof. Rafael Waters

Prof. Hans Bernhoff

Doc. Cecilia Boström

Doc. Irina Temiz

Doc. Karin Thomas

Dr. Mikael Bergkvist

Other project members

Doc. Saman Majdi

Dr. Johan Forslund,

Dr. Markus Gabrysch,

Dr. Janaina Goncalves de Oliveira,

Dr. Olle Svensson

Dr. Nattakarn Sundtornwipat,

Doktorand Aisuluu Aitkulova

Doktorand Vinicius Albuquerque

Doktorand Sara Anttila

Doktorand Viktor Djurberg

Doktorand Jessica Döhler

Doktorand Carl Flygare

Doktorand Samuel Forsberg

Doktorand Johannes Hjalmarssom

Doktorand Tatiana Potapenko

Doktorand Alexander Wallberg

Department of Engineering Sciences, Division of Electricity, Uppsala University


Additional funding (apart from StandUp for Energy)

Swedish Energy Agency




J. Gust Ritchers

Carl Tryggers stiftelse

Centre of Natural Hazards and Disaster Science (CNDS)

Vattenfall AB




Swedish Electromobility Center

Interreg North Sea Region