Electric Power and Energy Systems Group


About Us

Power and Energy Systems research group is dedicated to conducting research to deliver technological and training solutions for the power industry.

Our research activities are around renewable generation integration, condition assessment of critical power infrastructure and power electronics control and applications. This includes power system stability, state estimation, power quality, grid intelligence, electric transportation, control and operation of power systems and transformer condition monitoring with a specific focus on the needs of electricity supply industry.

Mission

Our mission is to empower minds to engineer the future electric power and energy systems.

Objective

Pursuing, discovering and transferring knowledge in the electric power and energy systems area and producing highly qualified and trained engineers that can effectively meet the challenges of the present as well as the future.

Research Areas

Our research areas span power system, power markets,T&D technologies, power electronics, electric machines and drives to create a modern electric energy infrastructure that enables a low-carbon economy that serves society.Some of our focus areas are:

  1. Power Systems Research: We are working for a sustainable society. Our aim is to develop models, methods, tools, and control strategies to maintain a secure and reliable operation of power systems in a cost-effective manner.Systems research seeks ways to increase use, efficiency and reliability of increasingly complex and dynamic power systems. Mathematical models are designed to study the steady-state and dynamic behavior of system under different circumstances. The challenges faced by modern powers systems are examined mathematically and analytically to provide solutions by designing control strategies. These control strategies are implemented and verified using different scientific tools.Current research topics are transmission corridors to support renewable energy resources, integration of storage devices with renewable, special protection schemes, visualization using PMU data, on-line security assessment, and model and data interoperability in a smart grid.

  2. Power Markets Research: Efficient operation of electricity markets is essential for the development of society. Integration of large amounts of renewable intermittent energy sources brings new challenges on the operation of power systems and design of electricity markets.Research on electricity markets covers a large range of topics and application areas. Recent research addresses challenges resulting from integration of renewable energy sources, operation and planning under uncertainty, electricity market design and energy forecasting as well as new trends like demand response, multi-energy system operation and electric vehicle fleet management.Markets research focuses on market design, analysis, and mechanisms within the context of the electric power system. This involves implications of greenhouse gas policy options for power systems, coupling wind generation with controllable load and storage, demand response options for integrating renewable energy, and interactions of energy and environmental policies in a transmission constrained electric power market.

  3. Transmission and Distribution Technologies Research: This research improves performance of T&D systems by finding new applications for innovative technologies. This involves new substation designs, communication requirements for a smart grid, PHEV’s for energy storage, smart grid implications for distribution engineering, interoperability of PMU’s and PMU-enabled intelligent electronic devices, and micro and nano dielectrics for utility applications.

  4. Power Electronics, Electric Machines are Drives: Electrical systems transfer electricity which is mostly produced and consumed by rotating electrical machines. Further, the use of electric and hybrid electric drivelines in both passenger and heavy vehicles is now commonplace and with a continuously growing market share. At the same time, increased computational power and novel control algorithms enable opportunities to reduce energy consumption and/or improving various performance metrics of electric drives. Electrical machines and electric drives are therefore a vital part of the future electrical ecosystem in the global quest towards solutions to environmental challenges.In the electrical machine and drive research involves developing novel concepts and technologies aimed at enabling energy savings and cost reductions in the field of electric machinery and electric drives (including their control). This applied research field includes both theoretical analysis as well as experimental evaluation. There is a wide range of applications in the automotive, railway traction, industrial drives and wind power generation.

Our Team

Our team of academics and researchers are as follows:

  1. Dr Abdul Khaliq – Team Lead

  2. Dr Muhammad Saleem

  3. Dr Qaiser Shafi

  4. Mr. Ejaz Naveed

  5. Mr. Muhammad Ishaq

Students
  1. Malik Usman Dilawar

  2. Armaghan Mohsin

  3. Ayaz Mahmood

  4. Zahid Khan

  5. Faisal Janjua

  6. Muhammad Siyaf Khan

Study in Power and Energy Systems

Academics contribute specialist courses in power systems and broad power engineering areas of electrical engineering-based specializations.

Undergraduate Courses
Course Code Course Name
EE2103 Electrical Machines
EE3601 Power System Analysis
EE3602 Power Distribution and Utilization
EE4105 Advanced Electrical Machines
EE4603 Power Generation
EE3604 Electrical Power Transmission
EE3303 Power Electronics
EE3605 Power System Protection
EE4606 Power System Operation & Control
EE4106 Electrical Machine Design and Maintenance
EE4607 High Voltage Engineering
EE4608 Renewable Energy Systems
EE3107 Industrial Drives
EE4609 FACTS and HVDC Transmission
EE4610 Smart Grid
EE4699 Advanced Topics in Electrical Power Engineering
Graduate Courses
Course Code Course Name
EE6610 Power System Steady State Analysis
EE6670 Power Electronic Circuits
EE6650 Power System Protection
EE6620 Power Distribution Engineering
EE6621 Power Transmission Engineering
EE6651 Industrial Power System Design
EE8680 Optimization Techniques in Power Systems
EE8610 Power Systems Operation and Control
EE8681 Electric Power Quality
EE8611 Power System Stability
EE8612 Power System Planning
EE8613 Power System Reliability and Security
EE8682 Power System Transients
EE8650 High Voltage Engineering
EE8620 Power Distribution Control and Automation
EE8630 Electric Machinery Analysis
EE8670 Dynamics and Control of Electric Machine Drives
EE8671 Power IC Design
EE8631 Wind Energy Conversion and Grid Integration
EE8640 Distributed and Renewable Energy Systems
EE8683 Electric Power Quality
EE8684 Electric and Magnetic Fields in Electric Power Engineering
EE8660 Smart Grids
EE8685 Artificial Intelligence Tools for Power System
EE8690 Power System Management and Electricity Markets
EE8615 Characterization & Planning of Small‐Scale Multi‐Generation Systems
EE8691 Engineering, Economics and Regulation of the Electric Power Sector
EE8621 Electrical Load Management, Forecasting & Control
EE8600 Special Topics in Power Engineering I
EE8601 Special Topics in Power Engineering II
EE8606 Special Topic in Power Electronics I
EE8607 Special Topic in Power Electronics II
Publications
  1. Ali Moaaz, Muhammad Yasin, Abdul Khaliq, Shahid Ali, “Realization of Broadband Impedance Matching Networks for Enhancing the Performance of Underwater Surveillance”, Journal of Electrical Systems, 15-3(2019).

  2. Shah, S.I.A., Batool, M., Khaliq, A. et al. “DC Fault Protection Strategy for Medium Voltage Integrated Power System: Development and Assessment”, Arab J Sci Eng (2018) 43: 2859.

  3. Umair Younis, Abdul Khaliq, Muhammad Saleem, “Weights Aggregated Multi-Objective Particle Swarm Optimizer for Optimal Power Flow considering the Generation Cost, Emission, Transmission loss and Bus-Voltage profile”, International Journal of Innovative Computing, Information and Control (IJICIC)

  4. M. Iqbal, M. Rehan, A. Khaliq, S.-ur-Rehman, and K.-S. Hong, “Sector-condition-based results for adaptive control and synchronization of chaotic systems under input saturation,” Chaos Solitons and Fractals, Vol. 2015.

  5. Muhammad Iqbal, Muhammad Rehan, Abdul Khaliq, Saeed-ur-Rehman, and Keum-Shik Hong, “Synchronization of Coupled Different Chaotic FitzHugh-Nagumo Neurons with Unknown Parameters under Communication-Direction-Dependent Coupling,” Computational and Mathematical Methods in Medicine, vol. 2014.

  6. Arshad, M.; Islam, S.; Khaliq, A., "Fuzzy logic approach in power transformers management and decision making”, IEEE Transactions on Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation, vol.21, no.5, pp.2343,2354, Oct. 2014

  7. S. Q. Hashmi, S. N. U. Din, S. Ahmed, N. Q. Hashmi and A. Khaliq, "Unified Protection Scheme For Microgrid," 1st International Conference on Advanced Research in Engineering Sciences (ARES), Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 2018, pp. 1-4. doi: 10.1109/ARESX.2018.8723286

  8. Sameer Sabir, Qudrat Khan, Muhammad Saleem and Abdul Khaliq, “An integral sliding mode based robust voltage tracking control of three phase inverter”, IEEE International Conference on Power, Energy and Smart Grid, 2018

  9. Sameer Sabir, Qudrat Khan, M.Saleem, Abdul Khaliq, “Robust voltage tracking control of three phase inverter with an output LC filter: A sliding mode approach”, IEEE International Conference on Emerging Technologies, Islamabad, 2017

  10. Sohaib Ahmed, Syed Noman ud din, Abdul Khaliq, Sharjel Qayyum Hashmi, “Comparative analysis of fault current limiters and THD in IEEE 9 bus power system”, IEEE International Conference on Emerging Technologies, Islamabad, 2017

  11. S. Tahir and A. Khaliq, "Control of grid connected DC-coupled hybrid microgrid," 2017 International Multi-topic Conference (INMIC), Lahore, Pakistan, 2017, pp. 1-6. doi: 10.1109/INMIC.2017.8289457

  12. S. Ahmed, A. Khaliq, S. Noman ud Din and S. ud Din, "Stability enhancement in smart grid by using superconducting fault current limiter," 2015 Symposium on Recent Advances in Electrical Engineering (RAEE), Islamabad, 2015, pp. 1-7.doi: 10.1109/RAEE.2015.7352751