Energy and Power
The field of energy and power is gaining prominence due to the critical nature of its infrastructure, realization of the strong ties between energy, economics and environment; need to develop green technologies, increasing use of power electronics to improve reliability and power quality, and the federal deregulation of the industry. The recent massive blackouts around the world point to the aging infrastructure and the need for massive upgrades. In addition, the graying workforce will need large-scale infusion of young talent in the years to come.
Areas of this field studied at Oklahoma State University include energy conversion,
power electronics and control, renewable energy sources and systems, smart grid technologies,
reliability, power system analysis, and power economics and regulation.
With a long history of research and working with the power industry (over 40 years), graduate level courses offered include topics such as green technologies involving direct energy conversion, computer techniques for the analysis of power systems, power electronics and control, grid as a cyber-physical system, smart integrated renewable energy systems (SIRES), system reliability, and economics and regulation of the power industry.
A unique undergraduate lab facility developed with funding from the NSF offers excellent teaching and learning opportunities.
The Engineering Energy Laboratory organizes and conducts two yearly outreach programs: the Energy Information Dissemination Program and the Frontiers of Power Conference. These two programs offer opportunities for students to interact with industry professionals and present technical papers.
- Energy, Environment, and Economics
- Power System Design and Analysis
- Power System Analysis by Computer Methods
- Engineering Systems Reliability Evaluation
- Direct Energy Conversion
- Power Economics and Regulation
- Advanced Power Electronics
- Power System Dynamics
- Power Electronics and Renewables
- Cyber-Physical Systems and Smart Grid
- Special Topics in Power Systems