About the Centre for Power Engineering Excellence

Message from the Director

Sarath Perera

Professor Sarath Perera

It is with great pleasure that I am writing to you, extending an invitation for you to become part of the strong, vibrant and well established electrical power engineering group at the University of Wollongong (UOW). For close to two decades we have worked very closely with the electrical power industry in Australia delivering outcomes with tangible benefits to the wider community. These include research and development projects, consulting activities and continuing professional development alongside undergraduate and postgraduate education. Through these activities, we have established a strong track record and an outstanding national and international reputation.

The modern electricity grid is now integrated with many novel types of devices, loads and generating sources. There are challenges ahead to ensure that the electricity grid continues to operate in a reliable and efficient manner while ensuring the lowest cost to the entire community. The work being undertaken at UOW in relation to the integration of renewable sources, quality of supply, network protection, and the techno-economic aspects of future electricity networks is helping to make this so. We are excited about these activities and intend to continue contributing to the industry and the community as a whole.

Our aim is to sustain our current strengths and activities while, at the same time, expanding our collaboration with a broader cross-section of industry partners. With this in mind, we are now embarking on the establishment of the Centre for Power Engineering Excellence (CPEE), which aims to enhance the power engineering research and teaching activities at UOW by attracting industry partners from across the country. I hope that you will take the time to read our prospectus and will consider partnering with us in this new Centre.

CPEE Prospectus

CPEE Prospectus