Prof. Dr. Lina Bertling Tjernberg, SMIEEE


Prof. Dr. Lina Bertling Tjernberg, SMIEEE

School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden.

Topics: Power grid technologies for a sustainable society


The energy system is in a global transition, motivated by climate and energy goals and a growth in energy needs. The United Nations adapted a resolution for a sustainable development with 17 goals up to 2030. In 2020, the EU Framework Program for Research and Innovation presented the European Green Deal Call of €1 billion investment to boost the green and digital transition, with targets for no net emissions of greenhouse gases by 2050. This calls for transmission system operators and distribution system operators to fast-track the integration of clean energy solutions into the electrical grid, and to develop bold and agile strategies with policy makers and stakeholders to fast-track the integration of clean energy solutions. In this context, the European Network of Transmission System Opera¬tors for Electricity (ENTSO-E) has developed a Research, Development and Innovation Roadmap for 2020-2030 (RDI Roadmap). The RDI Roadmap address challenges to reaching the 2030 goals outgoing from placing the electrical grid at the core of an integrated, decarbonized energy system.

This presentation will discuss green developments of the power grid as an enabler for the sustainable energy transition. Examples will be given from the European and Swedish experiences.


Dr. Lina Bertling Tjernberg is a Professor in Power Grid Technology at KTH the Royal Institute of Technology. She is the Director of the Energy platform and is the Coordinator of Life long learning at the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. She was previously Professor at Chalmers University of Technology, 2009-2013, and with the National grid 2007-2009. She completed her Ph.D. in Electric Power Systems at KTH in 2002.  Her research and teaching are focused on developments of the future sustainable electric power grid with special interest in reliability analysis, predictive maintenance and asset management. She is actively involved as advisor and expert in various professional organizations. Current appointments include: the Program Committee of the World Energy Council, the ISGAN Academy of Smart Grid, the National Committee of CIRED, and she is part of the expert pool for the EU commission.

Dr. Bertling Tjernberg is a Senior Member of IEEE and is a Distinguished Lecturer of IEEE PES.  She has served in the Governing Board of IEEE PES (2012-2016) and been the Chair of the Swedish PE/PEL Chapter (2009-2019). She has been an Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid Technologies and chaired the first IEEE ISGT Europe Conference.  She is a candidate for the IEEE PES President Elect. Information about the election and all candidates can be found here: