Electric Power and Energy Systems research

Electrical Energy Laboratory at Tech Lane Ghent Science Park – Campus Ardoyen

Electric Power and Energy Systems

The Electrical Energy Laboratory (EELAB) is a research group of the Department of Electromechanical, Systems and Metal Engineering, Ghent University, Belgium.
The EELAB research on Electric Power and Energy Systems at Campus Ardoyen (see contact information) covers several topics related to control, stability and energy management of different types of electric power grids and systems. Herein the grid integration of renewable energy and electrical flexibility play an important role. The research concerns both (purely) electrotechnical aspects and techno-economic approaches. The focus lies on electric power and energy, but also the coupling with various other energy carriers (like heat and molecules) is an increasingly important topic.

The EELAB research includes both fundamental and more application-oriented research and is funded by various national and EU research programmes.

For each of the topics listed below, an overview of recent projects, PhD dissertations and publications in journals and conference proceedings is given.


There is a Call for PhD Scholarships granted by the Special Research Fund of Ghent University, with, inter alia, a Blue Growth label, which includes the field of Offshore Energy. All information can be found on this Special Research Fund web page. The application deadline is 23 May 2024, 23:59 (CEST).