PhD thesis on Ensuring Supply Reliability and Grid Stability in a 100% Renewable Electritity Sector in the Faroe Islands

PhD thesis on Ensuring Supply Reliability and Grid Stability in a 100% Renewable Electritity Sector in the Faroe Islands

On Friday 24th of June, Helma Maria Tróndheim successfully defended her PhD thesis entitled Ensuring Supply Reliability and Grid Stability in a 100% Renewable Electritity Sector in the Faroe Islands.

SEV, the power company in the Faroe Islands, and the Faroese Government have a vision to reach a 100% renewable electricity production on land by 2030. In order to reach this ambitious goal a tangible plan is needed whilst ensuring supply reliability and grid stability in this isolated power system. This has been the objective of Helma Maria's research project.

The results of the research project are of great significance when in the transition toward a 100% renewable eletricity sector in the Faroe Islands. The methods developed and lessons learned can also be applied to other power systems, especially similar power systems.

External PhD opponents were Professor Bogi Bech, University of the Faroe Islands, Professor Gøran Anderson, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology and Dr Thomas Ackermann, Energynautics GmbH.

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Helma Maria was enrolled as an industrial PhD student for a dual degree at Aalborg University and the University of the Faroe Islands, and has conducted the work at SEV.

"We are very proud of Helma Maria and the immense and important work that she has done. Her research will play a vital role in our efforts in reaching the goal of 100% renewable electricity production, and we are pleased that she has agreed to continue her work with us", said Hákun Djurhuus, CEO of SEV.

02.08.2020
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