About us

The Power & Energy Systems Group at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile conducts state-of-the-art research in several areas of power engineering, covering technical, economic, and regulatory aspects of the operation of power systems. Some of our faculty members are frequently asked to participate in joint projects with industry partners and  government consultation processes. Our group is also very active in offering undergraduate and graduate courses in technical and economic aspects of power and energy systems.

The Power & Energy Systems Group currently manages 2 research laboratories:

Energy Optimization, Control and Markets Lab

The OCM Lab performs state-of-the-art research in Optimization, Control and Markets for Power and Energy Systems through the development of new models, algorithms, prototypes and practical implementations. Students at the OCM Lab work with advanced tools in Optimization, Control and Markets to tacke challenging problems arinsing from the integration of intermittent generation and Smart Grid technologies in today’s power systems.

Power & Energy Conversion Lab

The PEClab is a research laboratory in power electronics, machine drives, new energy storage systems integration and management, high performance control and multi-objective optimization in the following applications: Electric and Hybrid Vehicles, Renewable Energy, Industry (high power and voltage machines) and Utility Applications (energy transmission, power quality, active filters).