Institute of Energy and Electrical Systems (IESE)

Institute of Energy and Electrical Systems

From technology to concrete sustainable solutions


The Institute of Energy and Electrical Systems provides expertise in the field of electrical energy in the broadest sense of the term with special focus on energy systems with an electrical component.

Their know-how encompasses production, transport, distribution and conversion of electric power. This includes digital simulation, and electric drives and machines.


Institut IESE - HEIG-VD

Areas of expertise

Electricity & Renewable Energies

Studies, dimensioning and characterization of electric power plants using renewable energies. Solar, wind and mini hydroelectric plants.

Electric drives and machines

Design, dimensioning, simulation, optimization and testing of electric machines. Selection of components for an electromagnetic drive in a given application. Development, optimization and testing of electric machines.

Hydrogen fuel cells

Development of hydrogen fuel cell applications; related problem-solving. Development of electric energy, automation, and fuel cell control units; integration in complete energy systems.

Electrical energy grids

Studies of energy transport and distribution issues (eg flow calculations, short-circuits, protection, high-voltage problems) / Smart grid projects: flexible alternating current transmission systems (FACTS); use of renewable energies; electric mobility in the grid.

Power electronics and energy conversion

Dimensioning, modeling, simulation and development of power electronics; setting of static converters for renewable energy applications, X-ray physics.

Electromagnetic servo systems

A linear motor conveyor is an example of an electromagnetic system. The distributed winding of the linear motor is set and synchronized using new-generation DSP.

Simulation of electromagnetic phenomena

Modeling and simulation of electromagnetic phenomena using finite element software technology. Simulation and optimization of electric equipment (eg sensors, activators, motors, generators, magnetic circuits, electric insulation).

Urban energy systems in developing countries

Development of decision support tools for urban energy planning and for monitoring performance, structuring and sustaining energy data, development of interoperable urban energy networks, co-generation facilities; decentralized production and storage, power-to-X systems, industrial energy recovery in urban areas, development of low-carbon mobility solutions, participative approaches for rational energy consumption, Smart Cities.
Decentralized energy systems for developing countries, integration of farming and energy value chains, renewable energy market penetration strategies (biomass, solar, hydraulic).