Intelligent Electrical Power Grids

Research area

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.


  • S. (Shahab) Shariat Torbaghan successfully defended his defense on 5th February. More info here.
  • IEPG group unveils their new logo. Click here to download it.
  • Jose L. Rueda and Marjan Popov together received 2.6 million euros for two European Horizon 2020 projects. Click here for more information.
  • Jose L. Rueda, Asst. Professor of IEPG group is co-organizing a special session on "Stochastic Optimization for Smart Grid Operation" in the 2015 IEEE-PES General Meeting held in Denver, USA. Click here for more information.
  • IEPG group had a massive presence at the IEEE PowerTech held in Eindhoven, Netherlands. More than 10 research articles were presented in the conference. Click here for information.
  • First symposium on modeling and simulation challenges for future sustainable energy systems are organized at TU Delft campus on 26th June, 2015. More details can be found here.