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Welcome to LightSwitch

Knowledge transfer for a Sustainable World

Knowledge transfer




LightSwitch is an independent consultancy dedicated to facilitating and accelerating international knowledge transfer in the fields of renewable energy, energy efficiency and strategic sustainability.

Our objective is to promote wider deployment of proven and workable solutions to serious sustainability challenges.

Our main focus is to catalyze and facilitate interactive knowledge transfer projects between stakeholders in the public sector, business and the research community.

We create and support constructive knowledge sharing and capacity building partnerships between organizations with the objective of accelerating the societal transition towards sustainability.

We have the ambition to spread our philosophy around the importance of active knowledge transfer and capacity building to solve the urgent sustainability challenges that are facing our world.

Through our work we spread imbedded knowledge and experience from good practice examples to new contexts.



ISGAN Knowledge Exchange on Distributed Generation, Microgrids and Smart Metering

LightSwitch has now completed the third ISGAN knowledge exchange project - this time focusing on Distributed Generation, Microgrids and Smart Metering, and hosted by the India National Smart Grid Mission / Ministry of Power of India, and the Central Power Research Institute in Bangalore. After months of preparation we are extremely happy to conclude that our three-day event (13-15 November in Bangalore, India) was a huge success - in the evaluation, the participants gave an average of 4,5 on scale from 1-5!

We managed to gather international experts from academia, policy and business for a truly interactive dialogue around these topical issues, and had representation from all these countries: Australia, Belgium, Canada, India, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Russia , South Korea, Sweden and United States. It was a high-level event and we even had the pleasure of the participation of the Joint Secretary of the Government of India, Dr. Arun Kumar Verma.

An executive summary of the project is available here.

We're thankful for a fantastic collaboration in the project management team consisting of representatives from India National Smart Grid Mission, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (USA) and the Swedish Energy Institute. And we're of course eternally grateful to the solid support from the Swedish Energy Agency.

With this project's completion and an appetite for more knowledge transfer projects in 2018, it seems that the LightSwitch concept of interactive knowledge transfer has now become an established practice within ISGAN! Looking ahead, we're very keen to develop the approach further to accelerate the pace of development of smart grids and renewables globally.


Chapter in book on renewable integration

Proud moment! It arrived today - the hard copy of the 2nd edition of "Renewable Energy Integration, Practical Management of Variability, Uncertainty, and Flexibility in Power Grids", edited by Lawrence Jones. LightSwitch's Helena Lindquist contributed with Chapter 1 in the book, giving an overview of the topic from a European policy perspective.


Preparing for international knowledge exchange in India

LightSwitch is busy preparing for a very international (probably about 12 countries involved!) knowledge exchange event that we are organising under the auspices of ISGAN, 13-15 November in Bangalore, India. In partnership with National Smart Grid Mission / Ministry of Power of India, and fantastic project colleagues within ISGAN we will organise a three-day event on the inter-related topics of Distributed Generation, Microgrids and Smart Metering. You can read about the project on the Clean Energy Ministerial website if you are curious! Watch this space...


International knowledge transfer services in the areas of renewable energy, energy efficiency and strategic sustainability.

LightSwitch enables fact-based, pragmatic and structured processes for organisations with
a genuine wish to tap into the knowledge and experience of others as a lever for innovation, organisational development and efficiency.

Training courses for organizations that believe in the potential of active knowledge transfer.

We would like to see more organizations adopting and practicing the philosophy of active knowledge transfer.

Therefore we design and deliver tailor-made training courses and related material to enable more organizations to run their own capacity building projects.

Advisory and auxiliary consulting services related to strategic sustainability, renewable energy and energy efficiency.

We carry out e.g. feasibility studies, market analyses and evaluations, workshop facilitation and conference moderation.

We are openminded and always happy to consider participation in projects that lead in the direction of sustainability.


Helena Lindquist
Company Director & Founder
+46 (0)73 970 97 97

Office & visiting address:

KTH / Royal Institute of Technology
Valhallavägen 79
SE-11428 Stockholm