The smart

Brage Johansen

Brage Johansen


With its minimalistic design, a silver sphere about the size of a soccer ball, the Neuron looks almost like something out of a science fiction movie. But there’s nothing fictional about its potential to transform the future of Norway’s power grid. That’s pure science.

A speed sign for the power grid

“In the future, variable renewable energy sources will be a more prominent provider of power in Norway, adding to the current energy mix. This presents us with new challenges when it comes to when and how electrical power is produced and distributed,” says Øyvind Aarø, Account Manager at Heimdall Power. “Our power grid must be able to tackle a more dynamic mix of power sources and digitalization is the answer to much of this”.

The Neuron is a sensor that measures electrical voltage, temperature, vibration and ground clearance on power lines. More sensors and computational power are being implemented in the newest versions of the Neurons.

“Our power grid must be able to tackle a more dynamic mix of power sources and digitalization is the answer to much of this”

Øyvind Aarø, Account Manager at Heimdall Power

Guardians of the grid

“One way to explain how the Neuron works is to think of it as a speed sign that continually changes,” explains Aarø.

The Neurons enable power companies to monitor the capacity of their power lines more accurately and even predict power failures, not only improving control but actually safeguarding it.

“At Heimdall Power, we think of the Neuron more as a guardian than a sensor. We also find it to be inspirational and motivational for the people at Heimdall Power. It’s great to go to work every day knowing that you’re a ‘guardian of the grid’,” says Aarø with a smile.

You might also enjoy


Engaging with our Vendor Partners and Suppliers

We expect our vendor partners to maintain the highest standards of business ethics, integrity and respect for human rights and to become familiar with and comply with our policies as outlined in our Partner Guide. We also expect vendor partners to operate their businesses in compliance with all applicable laws and to maintain lawful environmental, health and safety practices that meet or exceed all applicable laws and standards, as outlined in our Position on Human Trafficking and Slavery.

Heimdall Code of Conduct

The Supplier is to hold and maintain at all times the Heimdall Code of Conduct addressing human rights, worker rights, the environment and corruption.

The Supplier must acknowledge HP’s Code of Conduct in all new contractual arrangements. The Supplier must do this by signing the HP Compliance Letter (exhibit).

The Supplier is obligated to communicate the contents of Compliance Letter (Exhibit) to related entities and subcontractors who support the Supplier in supplying goods, works or services on behalf of HP. This will ensure that subcontractors conduct their business in accordance with the Code of Conduct.

If requested by HP, the Supplier must provide evidence and confirmation of its compliance with the Compliance Letter (Exhibit), including by providing documents and records in support of its compliance.