Introducing the CPEE

The need

A secure, high quality electricity supply is the cornerstone of a prosperous modern economy and society. The modern electricity distribution system has been developed over time through the expertise of electrical power engineers trained by universities along with the world leading research undertaken by researchers solving practical problems. To ensure that Australia's electricity supply remains world class, there is a need to maintain the highest level of training and research in the electrical power engineering field.

Meeting the need

The CPEE at the University of Wollongong (UOW) is a holistic electrical power engineering initiative which has been developed to enhance education, research and training in this critical field. The CPEE builds on the long term internationally recognised expertise of UOW in the power engineering field by bringing together the capability of a number of UOW strengths including renewable energy systems and integration, power systems, power quality & reliability, battery energy storage systems, and infrastructure modelling and economics.

And beyond

In addition to providing a tangible positive benefit to the ongoing development of the electrical power engineering industry in Australia, CPEE partners will have access to the research, training and consultancy services of several high calibre University of Wollongong research groups. These include the Australian Power Quality and Reliability Centre (APQRC), the Sustainable Buildings Research Centre (SBRC), the Institute for Superconducting & Electronic Materials (ISEM) and the SMART Infrastructure Facility. The CPEE provides significant value and opportunity to partner organisations and provides an opportunity for industry to work together constructively to solve common problems.