The Energy Systems group conducts research related to renewable energy, motors, generators, adjustable speed drives, power electronics, power supplies, power quality, electrical systems resiliency, and industrial process equipment and controllers.
The Energy Systems lab is the Wallace Energy Systems & Renewables Facility (WESRF). With a 750 kVA independent utility power supply, comprehensive testbeds up to 300 HP including a unique wave energy linear test bed, a 120 kVA fully programmable AC source, and a wind/energy storage in-lab grid, WESRF has one of the highest power ratings and is one of the best equipped university laboratories in the nation, serving industry, utilities and students. Our industrial clients have found WESRF to be an excellent resource for the recruitment of graduates that are well trained and exposed to industry practices.
Control; power electronics and electric drives; renewable energy systems modeling and control; and electrical systems resiliency
Annette von Jouanne
Ocean wave energy and wind energy renewables; power electronics; power quality; power systems
Cascading outages in power grids; complex systems & complex networks; chaos & nonlinear dynamics; big data & high performance computing; PMU-supported power system stability monitoring
Electric machine design; electric machine drive control; power electronic circuits power electronics for various renewable energy conversion applications