NORCE is an independent research institute that conducts research for both public and private sectors, to facilitate informed and sustainable choices for the future.
We deliver research and innovation in energy, health care, climate, the environment, society and technology. Our solutions address key challenges for society and contribute to value creation on the local, national and global levels. One of the focus areas of NORC is on energy systems integration across vectors and sectors, energy system efficiency and the integration of locally available renewable energy sources. It is continuously growing throughout the recent years via national and international projects. Beside developing technical concepts and solutions is an interdisciplinary approach which considers business models, stakeholder acceptance and involvement as well as policy a key competence of NORCE. Currently ongoing projects and activities range from concept development over to verification on the lab-level to their implementation and demonstration at pilot sites.


Coordinating WP4, as well as tasks Task 4.5 “Asset digitalisation” and Task 6.5 “Economic policy learnings for flexible and efficient EIIs”. Actively involved in : T1.4 “Identification and plan for the involvement of local stakeholders”, T3.5 “Digital validation”, T4.3 Hydrogen; as well as joining WP2, WP5, WP7 WP8


Within the project Has NORCE two roles, a technical one social science related one. NORCE Technology mainly focus on the coordination of WP4 “Integration of energy flexible technologies” as well as on the digitalisation of assets being one of the main pre-requests for installation and testing the concept of TRINEFLEX at the pilot sites. NORCE Social Science is mainly involved in WP6 as leader of T6.5. T6.5 will study the economic and regulatory framework for utilising the potentials of technical flexibility identified in the project. The aim of the task is to formulate learnings towards existing literature and European transition policies. Further, NORCE Social Science has a smaller role as contributor in T1.4.

Team involved

Robert Ewald

Senior researcher

His academic background is in Computer Science for Engineering where he holds a Dipl.-Ing. degree. He has been working on various industrial and research projects related to control systems, drilling automation, semantic representation, simulation and digital infrastructure.  

Nejm Saadallah

Senior researcher

His academic background is in computer science where he holds a master’s degree, and a PhD in formal methods applied to drilling automation. He has been working on various research projects related to automated drilling, data science, smart city mobility, energy efficiency in buildings, and wind energy integration. 

Søren Djørup

Senior researcher

His academic background is in economics and energy planning. He holds a master in Economics, a master in Political Economy and a PhD in Sustainable Energy Planning. He has been involved in several research projects related to sustainable energy systems, renewable energy, and energy efficiency.  

Peter Breuhaus

Chief scientist

His academic background is in power generation technology where he holds a Dipl.-Ing. degree. He has been working on various industrial and research projects related to gas and steam turbines, power plants, integrated energy systems considering various energy source and technologies. He contributed and contributes to national and international projects (e.g. ERA-NED, H2020, Horizon Europe) as project partner or coordinator. He also represents NORCE in organizations such as ETN Global and the EERA Joint program Energy Systems Integration.