Highlights description

TU Delft is the largest technical university in the Netherlands, ranked among the world’s top universities. It is 10th in electrical engineering in the QS ranking. Besides tight collaboration with industry, more than 6,000 journal and conference papers or books are published annually.

The research in the Department of Electrical Sustainable Energy is inspired by the technical, scientific, and societal challenges originating from the transition toward a more sustainable society and focuses on four areas:

  • DC Systems, Energy Conversion and Storage (DCE&S),
  • Photovoltaic Materials and Devices (PVMD),
  • Intelligent Electrical Power Grids (IEPG),
  • High Voltage Technology (HVT).

The Electrical Sustainable Energy Department provides expertise in each of these areas throughout the entire energy system chain. The department owns a large ESP laboratory assembling High Voltage testing, DC Grids testing environment, and large RTDS that is actively used for real-time simulation of future electrical power systems, AC and DC protection, and wide-area monitoring and protection.

The Intelligent Electrical Power Grid (IEPG) group, headed by Professor Peter Palensky, works on the future of our power system. The goal is to generate, transmit, and use electrical energy in a highly reliable, efficient, stable, clean, affordable, and safe way. IEPG integrates new power technologies and smart controls, interacting with other systems and allowing for a more distributed and variable generation.