Smart energy system
Dalarna is an innovative region with world-leading actors such as Hitachi Energy, NKT, CTEK and coming-soon Northvolt. The smart energy ecosystem in Dalarna contributes to research, development, and implementation of climate smart energy systems with important public actors such as Högskolan Dalarna University and High-Voltage Valley. The sustainable energy solutions developed in Dalarna contribute to the global energy transition.
Ludvika has historically been a pioneer in energy and electric power technology and high voltage. This has attracted businesses and key players in the industry to establish operations in Ludvika and Dalarna.
Dalarna and Ludvika offer a unique testing arena for SmartGrid-solutions, located at STRI, and developed in the High Voltage Valley-project SmartGrid – Energy storage. STRI is an accredited high-voltage laboratory with unique testing facilities for dielectric withstanding voltage, pollution, snow and ice, salt-fog, and multi-stress testing.
Hitachi Energy’s world leading position and the company’s presence in Ludvika promote the development and production of smart solutions in electric power technology necessary for an energy-efficient, sustainable future, and with a broaden commitment to a sustainable energy future.
In November 2022 Hitachi Energy inaugurated the company’s new factory in Smedjebacken, an expansion of Hitachi Energy’s operations in the region of Dalarna, in order to meet the growing demand for production capacity. The factory will produce HVDC (high-voltage direct current) valves.
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