The Group focuses on future networks, with research into the design and operation of power-system plant, transmission networks, and smart low-carbon distribution networks, and the development of HVDC expertise.
Achievements, facilitated by one of the best academic experimental facilities in the UK, include award-winning spin-out company Arago Technology, contributing to the design of Europe's first ester-filled 90MVA green transformer, development of a new approach to wide-area protection using GPS, integration within the European Monitoring System of the first GB-based phasor measurement system and a new method for optimal accommodation of distributed generation.
Companies we work with: ABB, ALSTOM Grid, Arago, ARKEMA, Doble, Dow, E.On, EDF, Electricity North West, EPL Composites, First Hydro, GE, Hitachi, Locamation, M&I Materials, Mitsubuishi, National Grid, National Instruments, Rolls Royce, Scottish & Southern Energy, Scottish Power, Shell, Siemens T & D Limited, TJH2B, Toshiba, UK Power Networks, Vestas, Weidmann.
Head of Group: Professor Jovica Milanovic
MSc courses in Electrical Power Systems Engineering
We offer both 1 year and 2 year MSc courses in Electrical Power Systems Engineering. Our courses were first delivered in 1963 and has been running continuously ever since. It has produced more than 1,000 masters graduates, who have taken leading positions in industry and universities around the world.
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- Manchester IEEE PES Student Chapter is awarded the 2015 Darrel Chong Silver Award
- Dr Ochoa becomes an IEEE PES Distinguished Lecturer
- Ferranti Building gets a new 12kWp Photovoltaic System
- Prog Zhongdong Wang secures IRES-8 grant
- Manchester IEEE PES Student Chapter is awarded the 2014 Darrel Chong Bronze Award
- Prof Milanovic gave key-note conference address “Power Quality Monitoring: State-of-the-art and Future Trends”
- Dr Ochoa is invited to attend the Brazil-UK Frontiers of Engineering Symposium
- Accommodating low carbon technologies in real UK LV Networks
- Prof Milanovic has been awarded an EPSRC grant of £1 million