Electricity is essential to life in the modern society, and the national grid is one of its most important infrastructures. Teaching and research are carried out at the Department of Industrial Electrical Engineering & Automation, and deal with how the grid can be used effectively, while avoiding serious power cuts of the kind that affected southern Sweden and Zealand (Denmark) in 2003 or Småland (southern Sweden) in 2005.
At the national level, stability analysis is required of the electricity network of one or more countries, while on the local level the number and length of power cuts should be reduced. In this context, it is important that power stations are reliable, and studies therefore include the analysis of small and large power plants, from wind turbines to nuclear power stations. All the studies are carried out in collaboration with electricity suppliers, the manufacturing industry and consultants in the electricity sector.