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Master Thesis – Reusing waste heat from power systems

Master Thesis – Reusing waste heat from power systems

The challenge

The climate crisis and the recent development of electricity costs requires a more efficient use of energy. As a designer and manufacturer of prefabricated systems for power distribution Holtab wants to ensure that these systems are as energy efficient as possible.

Buildings housing equipment used for power distribution often require both heating and cooling. Some equipment generates significant amounts of waste heat and needs cooling while other equipment is sensitive to colder temperatures. Heating and cooling require energy and thereby reduce the efficiency of the system.

The goal of this thesis project is to find a method of reusing the waste heat generated in electrical equipment to maintain an acceptable temperature in other areas where heating might be needed and thereby reduce the need of additional heating or cooling.

The work will include:

  • Exploring alternative use cases for waste heat from power systems
  • Creating a model for reusing waste heat using available hardware and programming
  • Testing above model by simulating scenarios with varying system loads

About you

You’re one or two motivated individuals with an interest in sustainability and power systems. We believe that you’re in your final year of your MSc in Sustainable Energy Systems, Automation and Mechatronics or similar. 

Project start: Spring semester 2023

Place: Remotly or at one of our offices in Kungsbacka or Tingsryd Sweden

Credits (ECTS): 30

Students per group: 1-2 


Curious to know more?

If you have any questions about the thesis, don’t hesitate to contact our head of development, Peter Borgström at +46 (0)705750780 or peter.borgstrom@holtab.se or HRPernilla Sundén at +46 (0)70480031 or  pernilla.sunden@holtab.se.

Apply through holtab.se

If you find the challenge interesting, you’re welcome with your application. The deadline for applications is 2022-11-30

Plats för utveckling Vi utvecklar och levererar kundanpassade lösningar inom kraftöverföring. Det är många byggstenar som ger oss styrka och grunden är löftet som står tillsammans med vårt varumärke – kunskap, service och samarbete. Med dessa löften som utgångspunkt utförs vårt kundorienterade arbete, från start till leverans till uppföljning. Hjärtat i verksamheten är fabriken i Tingsryd. Det är här vi producerar produkter som transformatorstationer, teknikhus och lågspänningsställverk. I över 40 år har vi tillsammans med våra kunder inom energi, industri och infrastruktur tagit fram helhetslösningar för dagens och morgondagens behov av kraftöverföring.


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Do you want to know more, contact

Pernilla Sundén

Pernilla Sundén

HR Manager

+46 70-148 00 30


Peter Borgström

Peter Borgström

Head of Product Development

+46 70-575 07 80