About us

The innovation project Smart Senja is carried out by leading entrepenours within the energy industry, in close collaboration with the people at Senja.

Troms Kraft Net is the project leader and the biggest investor. The power company Ishavskraft is an innovative provider of energy, while Troms Kraft Production is a major producer of renewable energy. Powel, Nodes and Enfo are leading providers of software solutions within their respective specialities. Eaton is contributing with innovative battery technology. Solbes is a major North Norwegian provider of solar power plants. UiT – the Arctic University of Norway, has the largest interdisciplinary research community in the region. Several researchers, masters students and four doctoral candidates are involved in this project through UiTs research center ARC (Arctic Centre for Sustainable Energy) and is organizing their research activities through the research project RENEW (Transformation to a Renewable and Smart Rural Power System Community). 

The local businesses “Brødrene Karlsen” and “Nergård AS” are not only corner stones in their community, but also internationally renowned sea food suppliers. They are experiencing rapid development and growth, and are pilot users of the solutions in this project. 

As a whole, this consortium of broad knowledge and competence has the innovative power required to realise an ‘energy system of the future’. Smart Senja could not have been initiated without financial support from Enova – a major driving force behind the current transition to the low emission society in Norway.

Julien Moisan

Position: Prosjektleder Smart Senja
Email: julien.moisan@tromskraft.no
Julien er prosjektleder for Smart Senja og ansatt hos Troms Kraft Nett. Han har prosjektledererfaring fra olje- og gassnæringen og romindustri. Han har også jobbet i Innovasjon Norge Arktis som seniorrådgiver med ansvar for vekst, internasjonalisering og bærekraft.  

Julien Moisan

Prosjektleder Smart Senja

Julien er prosjektleder for Smart Senja og ansatt hos Troms...

Bjarte Hoff

Position: Associate Professor
Phone: +47 917 30 287
Email: bjarte.hoff@uit.no

My Research interests are the future energy systems and electric transport,  two inspiring areas that are important for the transition to a sustainable future. The use of power conversion technology through power electronics and associated control algorithms is essential for renewable energy, electric transport and energy storage. Charging of electric vehicles, maritime vessels and aircrafts is combining all those research areas on both component and system level, representing an important element for the electric future. In ARC, technology meets the society, bringing new solutions closer to realization.

My Research background in power electronics for energy conversion applications and associated control algorithms such as predictive control. Practical experience in low voltage electrical installations for domestic and maritime systems.

Bjarte Hoff

Associate Professor

My Research interests are the future energy systems and electric...

Matteo Chiesa

Position: Professor, Renewable Energy
Phone: +4777645190
Email: matteo.chiesa@uit.no

In Smart Senja Matteo contributes to work package 3

«As a material scientist working on creating and implementating technologies necessary to adapt the current energy system into a more sustainable, competitive and secure one, I design and investigate engineered nanomaterials for solar energy conversion and storage systems. Currently I focus my research on tackling specific challenges related to the deployment of renewable energy under arctic conditions through a synthetic and symbiotic approach. I cultivate interdisciplinarity and combine technologies to create optimal solutions while ensuring their harmonious integration in a societal context to achieve sustainable living and the wellbeing of people. This approach has characterized my research at Masdar Institute (now KU) where, since 2007 I have systematically tackled several of the major challenges related to solar energy implementation in desert environment. The outcome of my research has been pivotal in the realization of photovoltaics projects promising electricity at record-low prices with PPA (power purchase agreement) bids reaching as low as 1.79c/kWh.»

 

Matteo Chiesa

Professor, Renewable Energy

In Smart Senja Matteo contributes to work package 3 «As...

Tobias Boström

Position: Professor, Fornybar Energi
Phone: +47 77645153
Email: tobias.bostrom@uit.no

Tobias er professor i fornybar energi ved ARC/UiT og bidrar i arbeidspakke 6

Tobias Boström

Professor, Fornybar Energi

Tobias er professor i fornybar energi ved ARC/UiT og bidrar...

Eirik Oksavik Lockertsen

Position: Daglig leder
Phone: +47 952 34 626
Email: eirik@solbes.no

Eirik Oksavik Lockertsen

Daglig leder

Robin Strand

Position: Markedssjef Bedrift
Phone: +47 915 84 251
Email: Robin.strand@ishavskraft.no

Robin Strand

Markedssjef Bedrift

Tom Eirik Olsen

Position: Ishavskraft
Phone: +47 920 98 057
Email: tomeo@ishavskraft.no

Tom Eirik Olsen

Ishavskraft

Gunn Tove Bjerkan

Position: Markedssjef Privat
Phone: +47 926 39 877

Gunn Tove Bjerkan

Markedssjef Privat

Daniel Stølsbotn

Position: Platform Operations Manager at Nodes AS
Phone: +47 984 11 442
Email: daniel.stolsbotn@nodes.energy

Daniel Stølsbotn is Platform Operations Manager at NODES and his main responsibility is to set up the company’s operational systems and processes and ensure that NODES complies with relevant national and European regulation. Before joining NODES he worked three years at the power exchange Nord Pool. Daniel holds a Masters of Science in electrical power engineering from the Norwegian University of Technology and Science.

Daniel Stølsbotn

Platform Operations Manager at Nodes AS

Daniel Stølsbotn is Platform Operations Manager at NODES and his...

Berit Kristoffersen

Position: Associate professor at UiT’s Arctic Centre for Sustaniable Energy (ARC)
Phone: +47 95 70 26 00
Email: berit.kristoffersen@uit.no

Berit er prosjektleder for UiT i Smart Senja, der hun koordinerer forskere og stipendiater sin innsats i prosjektet. I Smart Senja leder hun arbeidet med samfunn og kunnskapsformidling (WP5).

Berit Kristoffersen

Associate professor at UiT’s Arctic Centre for Sustaniable Energy (ARC)

Berit er prosjektleder for UiT i Smart Senja, der hun...

Trond Are Bjørnvold

Position: Prosjekteier Smart Senja
Email: trond.are.bjornvold@tromskraft.no

Trond Are er prosjekteier for Troms Kraft og jobber med smartgrids og smarte energisystemer.

 

Trond Are Bjørnvold

Prosjekteier Smart Senja

Trond Are er prosjekteier for Troms Kraft og jobber med...