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STRUCTURE OF THE IIE

The daily activity of the Institute for Energy Engineering is structured according to five major areas of work, each of which has an Area Manager:

THERMAL

In this area, the activity of the Institute focuses on all the aspects of the energy systems and equipment related to Thermal Sciences. In particular, this area includes the areas of research related to heat transfer and modelling flows and thermal and energy systems in general, with fields of application that range from refrigeration and air conditioning to complex energy systems such as buildings or vehicles.

ELECTRICITY SYSTEMS AND MARKETS. PRICE DEMAND RESPONSE

This group operates in the areas of Markets and Electrical Systems. More specifically, the main lines of research are in: Response to the demand for power to the prices of electricity, Distributed Energy Resources, SmartGrids and integration of electric vehicles into the transport and distribution networks.

ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT AND SYSTEMS

Over the last few years, the research group has been conducting its research in three main areas: numerical methods for the design and analysis of machines and electrical devices, industrial automation of machines and electrical installations, diagnosis of defaults in electrical machines using advanced signal processing techniques.

NUCLEAR

This area focuses on those aspects of nuclear engineering that are to do with thermal hydraulics and neutronics of nuclear power plants and energy systems in general, both as it concerns calculation, using advanced codes and Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) codes, as well as in experimentation. To do so, it has various advanced equipment for performing measurements, such as LASER anemometry, two and four point conductivity probes, and facilities built to scale for carrying out experimental projects.

RENEWABLE AND ADVANCED ENERGY SYSTEMS

The activities in this area have focused on R&TD&I in biomass, wind and solar photovoltaic energy, both as independent systems as well as hybrid systems seeking to increase their reliability and performance. With the same objective in mind, studies were conducted on the storage of fuels, electricity or energy vectors, focusing on hydrogen in the latter case. Studies on energy planning and advanced systems to treat waste, including the treatment of nuclear waste by transmutation, were also conducted.