Specialization: Intelligent Electrical Power Systems
This profile focuses on the generation, transmission and distribution of electrical energy, and it explores technological options for the design and operation of future intelligent power grids, which will be subject to sustainability and reliability constraints. The topics of microgrids, e-mobility and smart cities are also covered within this profile.
|EE4C12 – Machine Learning for Electrical Engineering Applications||ET4107 – Power System Analysis II||ET4108 – Transients in Power Systems||ET4113 – Power System Dynamics|
|EE4530 – Applied Convex Optimization||EE4655 – Co-simulation of Energy Systems||ET4114 – Power System Grounding and Protection|
|EE4665 – Uncertainty modelling and risk assessment in electrical power systems||EE4537 – DC and AC Microgrids|
|EE4545 – Electrical Power Systems of the Future|
Meet the Faculty
Prof.dr. Peter Palensky
I was born in Austria and studied Electrical Engineering in Vienna. After my PhD, I worked in Germany, South Africa, Russia, Korea, and California, at a startup, in research centers or Universities. And yes, I like traveling: It educates, stimulates, and trains you to understand different mindsets. Now with three kids I settled down in Delft and focus on my real passion: Sustainable and Smart Energy. Life is short and we should use it to do something useful. 🙂
At TU Delft I am part of the department of Sustainable Electrical Energy and I also chair the PowerWeb Institute, which has a broader energy scope than just electricity. With my team, we developed and run several courses that equip the next generation of engineers with the right knowledge and tools to save the world: integration of renewable generation, self-healing electricity grids, energy efficiency, machine learning for energy systems, smart power system operations, multi-carrier energy systems, digital technology for energy, and other courses and projects represent the future: a green, affordable, safe, and reliable energy system. Energy is the key to economic development, societal balance, safety, and in the end peace. We are now the generation that is in charge of fixing the energy question. This is a clear, non-negotiable, non-delayable, and noble mission, and I am happy to contribute to it.
Our bachelor’s and master’s students are an amazing source of creativity and smartness. It is pure joy to work with them. Yes, the path toward the MSc defense is full of maths, learning, and hard work, but I have not seen any student who regretted it. It is a superb education that is dearly needed all around the globe, and I guess also on Vulcan and Dagobah. With my team, I represent the first new generation of power engineers that use digital technology, smart algorithms, automation, artificial intelligence, multi-domain models, and systems of systems in order to deliver sustainable electric energy. We, as teachers and researchers, can only provide a creative ecosystem for our students, but the innovation lies with them.
The energy problem is super complex. But it is solvable. And we will do it. With you.
Dr.ir. Marjan Popov
Currently, I teach three courses in the Electrical Engineering master, ET4107 Power System Analysis (2nd quarter), ET4108 Transients in Power Systems (3rd quarter), and ET4114 Power System Grounding and Protection (4th quarter). So far I have developed several courses and a minor.
I am also running the Dutch Power System Protection Centre for more than 5 years to promote research and education in Power System Protection and Transients.
Generally, these courses deal with the computation of faults in (a)symmetrical three-phase systems which are important to be understood in order to understand power system protection and stability matters which are studied in other subjects. It is also important for understanding dynamic and transient system states initiated by faults and system (de)energization. Electrical power systems are continuously exposed to different disturbances resulting from sudden switching and lighting, which may have a negative impact on system components.
Besides, power system protection is of utmost importance for the system’s operation. As the most complicated system that mankind has ever developed, power systems are vulnerable to many disturbances making a different impact. Hence, different protection solutions are needed for both components and systems in general.