Research and Development

Vattenfall's Research and Development (R&D) contributes to the development of tomorrow's energy system. R&D's mission is to provide the best options and innovations for sustainable business at Vattenfall.

Our R&D portfolios 

R&D is responsible for identifying, developing and ensuring the implementation of value adding technical solutions that support the strategic needs of Vattenfall and its business units.

As a complementary task, R&D supports Vattenfall's business units with technical problem solving, tests, and verification.

Vattenfall R&D is organised into various R&D portfolios. These portfolios are defined around technology areas such as wind, hydro, customer products and solutions, smart grids, future of the energy system and nuclear.

The goals of the R&D work in all R&D portfolios are to improve the various elements of the energy system. Key priorities are affordability, reliability and environmental impact.

Support sustainable development

Tomorrow's energy system must be able to support sustainable development in society, and to not compromise the quality of life for future generations.

Meeting these demands provides a major challenge. A wide palette of technical solutions will be required. There will not be one finite solution. At Vattenfall, we are aware of our responsibility to make our contribution to transforming the energy supply system into a sustainable one.

It is because of this commitment that Vattenfall performs research and development – to develop our business, to support our strategies, to improve existing plants, and to contribute to the development of tomorrow's energy solutions.

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Last updated: 2015-02-06 13:47