Department of Electrical Engineering and Automation

Power systems and High Voltage Engineering

The focus areas of research in power systems and high voltage engineering are distribution networks, their system solutions and reliability engineering, power system components´ load capacity and ageing, control and monitoring systems including computer applications, automation and communication solutions, end use analysis and power quality.
Power systems and High Voltage Engineering

The strategic focus areas of teaching and research are:

  • Loading, aging, diagnostics and condition monitoring of components such as lines, transformers, switchgear, generators.
  • New methods for power system fault indication and location, especially utilization of fast phenomena like traveling waves, transients and partial discharges.
  • Power system technology, reliability engineering, optimal planning.
  • ICT-applications in power systems. Automation systems, measurements, communication, Smart Grids.
  • Energy efficiency, electric vehicle charging systems, integration of distributed energy resources.

Research is performed in close collaboration with the electrical industry, utilities and authorities.

The group is led by Professor Matti Lehtonen.

Group members

Latest publications

Special Issue "Modern Energy Storage Technologies towards Decarbonized Power Systems"

Abdelfatah Ali, Mostafa Shaaban, Karar Mahmoud, Osama A. Mohammed 2023 Energies

Special Issue: "Advanced Forecasting Methods with Applications to Smart Grids"

Karar Mahmoud, Mohamed Abdelnasser 2023 Forecasting

Pollution Severity Monitoring of High Voltage Transmission Line Insulators Using Wireless Device Based on Leakage Current Bursts

Osama E. Gouda, Mohamed M.F. Darwish, Karar Mahmoud, Matti Lehtonen, Tamer M. Elkhodragy 2022 IEEE Access

Effective Transmission Congestion Management via Optimal DG Capacity using Hybrid Swarm Optimization for Contemporary Power System Operations

Prashant Gupta, Md Sarwar, Anwar Shahzad Siddiqui, Sherif S.M. Ghoneim, Karar Mahmoud, Mohamed M.F. Darwish 2022 IEEE Access

Coordinated expansion planning problem considering wind farms, energy storage systems and demand response

Hamidreza Hamidpour, Jamshid Aghaei, Sasan Pirouzi, Taher Niknam, Ahmad Nikoobakht, Matti Lehtonen, Miadreza Shafie-khah, João P.S. Catalão 2022 Energy

Coupling of the electricity and district heat generation sectors with building stock energy retrofits as a measure to reduce carbon emissions

Ilkka Jokinen, Andreas Lund, Janne Hirvonen, Juha Jokisalo, Risto Kosonen, Matti Lehtonen 2022 Energy Conversion and Management

An Enhanced MILP Model for Multistage Reliability-Constrained Distribution Network Expansion Planning

Mohammad Jooshaki, Ali Abbaspour, Mahmud Fotuhi-Firuzabad, Gregorio Munoz-Delgado, Javier Contreras, Matti Lehtonen, Jose M. Arroyo 2022 IEEE Transactions on Power Systems

On the explicit formulation of reliability assessment of distribution systems with unknown network topology

Mohammad Jooshaki, Matti Lehtonen, Mahmud Fotuhi-Firuzabad, Gregorio Muñoz-Delgado, Javier Contreras, José M. Arroyo 2022 Applied Energy

Leveraging the flexibility of electric vehicle parking lots in distribution networks with high renewable penetration

Sahand Karimi-Arpanahi, Mohammad Jooshaki, S. Ali Pourmousavi, Matti Lehtonen 2022 International Journal of Electrical Power and Energy Systems

Co-simulating fault events in the on- and off-site electrical system of a nuclear power plant

Antti Keski-Koukkari, Marius Baranauskas, Robert John Millar, Sergio Motta 2022 Proceedings of the 2022 22nd International Scientific Conference on Electric Power Engineering, EPE 2022
More information on our research in the Research database.
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