The E16 project is the first test site for electrified roads in Sweden. It consists of a 2km test road, where heavy electric trucks are powered by pantographs connected to overhead wires. The InnoEnergy students from the Master’s in Smart Electrical Networks and Systems (MSc SENSE) are collaborating with The E16 Electric Road by:
• Estimating the frequency of the vehicles on the road in different time and weather conditions
• Assessing the comparative advantages of using overhead lines or ground conductors to supply power to the roads
• Optimising the design of local sub-stations to support connections between electrified roads and the electric grid
• Identifying possible difficulties around power quality and security and proposing solutions and regulations
The information on how to apply will be available very soon!