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Research areas

The Power and Energy Systems Group is involved in

  • Active power filter
  • Conduction/breakdown mechanisms in insulation materials under high voltage (HV) stress
  • Analyzing power quality problems in deregulated environment
  • Ancillary services markets
  • Bifurcations and chaos in power systems
  • Congestion management
  • Current-source converter-based Flexible alternating current transmission system (FACTS) devices
  • Development of power supplies
  • Distributed energy resources grid interfacing
  • Distributed generation issues in electricity markets
  • Distribution system automation
  • Distribution system planning and load forecasting
  • Disturbance monitoring
  • Electrostatic applications to industrial processes
  • Extraction and mitigation
  • Fuel-cell inverters
  • HV testing techniques
  • Microsensors
  • Microturbine-based distributed power generation
  • Modeling, control, and implementation of converters
  • Web-based power systems programming applications
  • Nonlinear systems theory and applications to electricity markets
  • Partial discharges
  • Passive and hybrid filters design
  • Photo-voltaic grid-connected inverters
  • Power quality improvement in distribution systems
  • Power sector deregulation and electricity markets
  • Reactive power control
  • Real and reactive power pricing
  • Simulation, modeling, and analysis of FACTS devices
  • Static frequency changers
  • Super-conducting magnetic energy storage