Department of Energy and Power Systems was founded at the 129th Faculty Council’s Regular Session of the Technical College University of Zagreb, on Tuesday June 26, 1934. Department of Energy and Power Systems studies and innovates in the fields of generation, transmission, distribution and use of electrical energy, energy efficiency, high voltage engineering, smart grids, energy management, nuclear engineering and safety, electricity markets, and electric vehicles. Throughout the years, the Department has become the leading authority in the field of electrical power engineering in the region, maintaining long-term collaboration with the industry sector. Furthermore, it is recognized through its research activities and a large number of published scientific papers in JCR journals, as well as numerous national and international research projects. In total, the Department has 52 employees (16 Professors – 9 Full, 4 Associate and 3 Assistant) and offers substantial educational and R&D facilities, including five Research Laboratories, six department teaching halls and a department library. Through its activities, the Department has developed valuable international collaboration with many research institutions around the world. Researchers of the Department are currently involved in 3 HORIZON 2020 projects, 2 bilateral projects, 1 Erasmus+ project, 5 projects financed by the Croatian Science Foundation, as well as the principal investigators of a number of industry-funded projects.
On November 26, 2015, the Department of Energy and Power System received a donation from company Ducati Komponenti Ltd. The company representatives have deliver us a Free Duck4 electric vehicle, Free Duck 2 electric bicycle and an EV charging station. This equipment will be used in projects Electric Vehicle Battery Swapping Station - EV BASS (financed by the Croatian National Scence Foundation), Flexible Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure - FlexChEV (an Era-NET+ Project), and Systems of Low-Carbon and Sustainable Multi-Generation Microgrids - SNOVI (co-financed by the Environmental Protection and Energy Efficiency Fund).
After this, our Department hosted a meeting with the representatives from Ducati Komponenti Ltd, DSO Elektra Koprivnica, and the Croatian National Power Utility.
Pictures of the equipment are available in the expanded version of this announcement.