The Power Engineering group consists of nine faculty members, who operate under two broad sub-groups, namely Power Systems and Power Electronics, Electrical Machines and Drives (PEEMD). M.Tech. programmes are offered in each of these areas with a typical annual intake of 15 students. There are typically 5 Ph.D. students in the group at any time.
The research interests of the faculty include Power Systems Analysis and Control, Power Generation, HVDC, FACTS, Distribution Automation, Power Quality, Energy Systems, Energy Audit and Energy Conservation, Renewable Energy (Wind, Small Hydro, and PV), Electrical Machines and Drives, Power Electronics, Special Electric Machines, Adjustable Speed Drives and Intelligent Motor Control. The group has research collaboration with several industries, power utilities and R&D organizations in India and abroad. The faculty regularly publishes in reputed national and international journals and has organized major national and international conferences. The group faculty is involved in sponsored research and consultancy projects. Their contribution includes patents and technology transfer to the industry.
Students have access to well-equipped UG and PG machines and Drives laboratories, a Power Systems laboratory and a Power Electronics laboratory, which also host special electrical machines; power electronic controllers; facilities for power instrumentation, data acquisition and energy audit and computing facilities with state-of-the-art software.