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.
Prof. Ivo Uglešić and Božidar Filipović-Grčić held 'Insulation Coordination Studies with EMTP-RV' – a 2 day course in Bologna (30th June – 1st July 2016). The prepared training materials concentrated on modelling of power system equipment for fast-front overvoltage studies. EMTP-RV is a specialized software for simulation and analysis of transients in power systems. Prof. Ivo Uglešić signed an agreement with Powersys, a French company which develops and commercializes the EMTP-RV software. Together with his colleagues, prof. Uglešić has already held several EMTP-RV courses worldwide: Aix-en-Provence 2016, Paris 2015, Paris 2013, Sarajevo 2012, Graz 2010, Dubrovnik 2009).