About the project

The main idea of the project is to combine first-class research with innovative high-tech companies and the public sector to develop innovative and groundbreaking technical solutions for energy management systems with simulation tools and digital twins.

The aim is that energy efficiency measures, implementation of new loads, energy storage and local energy generation will be addressed in the simulation tool and digital twin. The idea is that the solutions can be used to further develop neighbourhoods where energy shortage is a limiting factor, where we adjust consumption within the local grid to allow the development of new properties or other loads.

The Skellefteå campus was chosen as a case study, where an additional building is added to the campus when faced with the problem of power shortage at the same time.

The project is based on the hypothesis that it is possible to gain access to the necessary electricity to develop the area if one:
1. making the surrounding properties more energy efficient
2. shifting the consumption of the surrounding properties over time
3. providing energy storage to balance the loads over time
4. design new properties to match the existing energy profile

The project is financed by Avancerade Digitalisering.

The project is led by Luleå University of Technology and CDT, with partners including Skellefteå Municipality, Skellefteå Kraft and ABB.

August 2022 - July 2025



Project manager, Professor, Luleå University of Technology
karl.andersson@ltu.se  +46 (0) 910-585 364


Professor, Luleå University of Technology
sarah.ronnberg@ltu.se  +46 (0) 910-585 721