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Power Systems
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Modern society is highly dependent on electrical energy. It is considered as a basic necessity which has transformed and is continuing to transform our everyday actions and activities. Electrical power systems are concerned with methods of generation, transmission, distribution and consumption of electrical energy. In the last decade, electrical power systems have started a worldwide slow transformation into the more intelligent electrical networks which have been termed as "Smart Grids". The smart grid plays an important role in reducing the greenhouse emissions, enabling high penetrations of RES, improving the reliability and improving the overall energy efficiency.

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

  • Methods to improve grid security, and reliability
  • Power system harmonics analysis and control
  • Large-scale integration of renewable energy sources
  • Demand response and energy management
  • Centralized and decentralized energy management. 

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. 
Expression of Interest: Pursue Research with IEPC
Interested in pursuing research in Electrical and Electronic Engineering? Read this notice for further info. 
Last Updated: 27 March 2017

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