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Electrical Energy Efficiency
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The Energy Efficiency Directive (2012/27/EU) set in 2012 establishes methods to use energy more efficiently from its production to its consumption, in an attempt to reduce greenhouse gases. The energy efficiency target for the EU in 2020 is of 20% of the projected energy use. Under this directive, the indicative Maltese energy efficiency target in 2020 is of 22%.

The power generation and distribution sectors are undergoing various transformations and energy efficiency is a prime cause. An example is the increase in decentralization of the power system so as to reduce transmission losses and reduce carbon emissions. The local scenario reflects also this transformation due to the increase in penetration of RES and the link set-up with the European grid through the Malta-Sicily interconnector.

Research topics of the department of IEPC related to this field are focused on different aspects of electrical energy efficiency. These include (but are not limited to):

  • Energy management systems
  • Demand side management
  • Integration of zero energy buildings in the electrical grid

IEPC Microgrids Research on 'Engineering Today'
An article on Microgrid research by the Dept. of IEPC at the University of Malta was featured in issue 56 (April 2017) of 'Engineering Today', the Chamber of Engineers' quarterly magazine. 
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Last Updated: 27 March 2017

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