The Electric Power & Energy Systems (EPES) group forms a core research area of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Iowa State University, located in Ames, Iowa.

Our group is active in electrical power and energy education and research. Our primary research thrusts are in:

  • power system dynamics and control
  • operational decision-making
  • “smart-grid” applications
  • system reliability
  • voltage security
  • economics of systems and markets
  • electric machines and power electronic systems, and
  • renewable energy sources

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Notice to prospective students

The education of students at the undergraduate and post-graduate levels is the heart of what we do! Prospective students interested in power and energy are welcome to contact the EPES faculty via e-mail; a conscious effort will be made to provide a prompt reply. However, for admissions information, please consult the departmental admissions Web site.

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