The Challenge

The communities at Northern Senja is located at the end of the electrical grid and has a relatively high demand for power, due to the rapid development of their industries over recent years. State-of-the-art fish processing equipment has been installed. Advanced robotics are now replacing manual tasks in the fish processing industry. This development does not only require more power, but also consistent power, in terms of voltage stability. The existing power grid is struggling to fulfill these requirements. There are also numerous plans for business expansion in the region that will furthermore increase the burden on the local grid. The traditional way to solve this problem is to build new transmission lines. Installing new powerlines take time and is expensive. The alternative is to think unconventionally and find a smarter way to use the existing grid. That is the challenge that is taken up by the Smart Senja project!