Power and Energy Systems Engineering (PESE)

We are living nowadays an Energy transition. We are going more electrical than ever before in transportation: electrical vehicles and ships, electrical motors are every were. Back home, more electronics, electrical kitchens and electronic controlled devices are more and more present. In some houses is not rare to see photovoltaic systems, home batteries, electrical vehicle chargers, electrical grass cutting machines, even equipped with small batteries. It is clear that energy is going more to be electrical and this is a great chance to go more toward renewable energies. Photovoltaics, wind power generation, and other renewables are going to play an unprecedented role in the way that we generate, store and consume energy. This is a the chance of the change in a sustainable world that has only one possible direction, with new technologies and ideas.

Power and energy systems research emphasizes all aspects of electrical energy, innovation in energy generation and distribution, grid intelligence, renewable resources, electric transportation, and efficient devices and buildings. Research projects address machines and systems for the conversion, delivery, and use of energy in electrical form. The activity ranges from controls and reliability for large utility systems and microgrids to energy-harvesting devices for microsensors. Electrical energy continues to be the foundation of the modern economy. The growth of solar energy, wind energy, and other resources, combined with trends such as electric and hybrid vehicles and airplanes, will a have profound impact on global society.