Intelligent Electrical Power Grids (IEPG) Group

Research areas

The field of the Intelligent Electrical Power Grids research program covers the generation, transmission and distribution of electrical energy, and a characteristic is the system-oriented approach. Our research program covers the three different time scales for which power systems are usually studied: transient, dynamic and steady state behavior of power systems. The area of this research program is concerned with the technical, economical and societal performance of the electricity supply system. Theoretical and technological limits of current and future power systems and components are investigated taking into account the changing operating environment, e.g. the large-scale introduction of renewable and distributed energy sources and the application of new and sustainable technologies..


It is our mission to develop new knowledge in the field of Intelligent Electrical Power Grids to educate researchers and engineers and to support industry with knowledge, solutions and technologies. We aim to define the theoretical and technological limits of future electrical power systems in a changing world, influenced by the liberalization of the electricity market, the uncoupling of generation and transmission and the large scale introduction of renewable and dispersed energy sources, by the application of future technologies.


Our mission leads to a variety of questions which are addressed in this program and which awakens the interest of students for Intelligent Electrical Power Grids and makes them aware of a fundamental challenge for power engineering students: how to power the society, now and in the future.


  • Winners of the 3E - Royal SMIT BSc prijzen (National competition 2020)!
    Alexandru Christian Neagu & Jinhan Bai, supervised by our section's José Rueda Torres, obtained the first place of the 3E - Royal SMIT BSc price with their thesis "Power flow control in a substation of a wind- and solar farm: Design of an Optimisation Unit Considering a System’s Physical Boundaries and Technical Constraints".  Congratulations José!

  • NWO awards a project to Marjan Popov in the 2020 open NWO-TTW program. Congrats Marjan! Link to article

  • Our section's PhD graduate, Dr. Kaikai Pan was recently featured on the humans of EEMCS! Click here for the article link

  • New NDA signed between TenneT and TU Delft! For more information, click here

  • Peter Palensky is assuming the IEEE Benelux PES/PELS/IAS Chapter Chairmanship. Congratulations Peter!. For more information click here.

  • IEPG is running successfully the first workshop titled as “Introduction to Real Time Digital Simulation and Application in Sustainable Energy Systems”. It takes places between 20-24 August 2018. In this edition, the MSc students of Electrical Engineering of EEMCS acquire skills for advanced modelling and simulation of power systems dominated by power electronic interfaced devices as well as the execution of hardware-in-the-loop tests.

  • Peter Palensky announced as the new editor in chief of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Magazine for 2019-2021.
    Read about it here.

  • "IEPG is a part of the DeSIRE project that received 4TU funding. Read about it here."

  • The "Symposium on Stability Assessment and Intelligent Control for Sustainable Electrical Power Systems” organized by Associate Profesor Jose Rueda was held in the presence of the experts from several industry and researching institutions as: Loughborough University, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology, University of Leeds, SINTEF Energy Research, TenneT TSO BV, Universität Duisburg-Essen, DIgSILENT GmbH and  TU Delft. More information can be found by clicking here.