Intelligent Electrical Power Grids

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.


  • A Real Time Digital Simulator (RTDS Novacor) training was successfully completed by IEPG members and some industry partners in March 2018 at the RTDS TU Delft LAB.

  • Our Associate Professor Marjan Popov, offered an interview on RTDS, protection, and the reliability of power systems. Click here to see his interview (in Dutch).

  • José Rueda Torres and Mart van der Meijden received 1,7 million Euros from Synergy call of the EU Connecting Europe Facility (CEF). The EU CEF program is aiming to accelerate investments in the field of trans-European networks in transport, energy and telecommunications.

  • Peter Palensky and Milos Cvetkovic received 450.000 Euros for a European Horizon 2020 project EASY-RES.

  • Jose L. Rueda, Asst. Professor of IEPG group is co-organizing a special session on "Emerging heuristic optimization algorithms for operational planning of sustainable electrical power systems" in the 2018 IEEE-PES General Meeting held in Portland, USA. Click here for more information.

  • Our IEPG chair Prof.dr. Peter Palensky, was interviewed by CNBC last November 2017. Click here to see the entire interview (5:25min & 12:34min)

  • Arjen van der Meer, Bart Tuinema, Romain Thomas and Mario Ndreko successfully defended their PhD defences at the second half of 2017.