Australian Power Quality & Reliability Centre

Established 1996

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The Australian Power Quality & Reliability Centre (APQRC) in the School of Electrical, Computer and Telecommunications Engineering at the University of Wollongong has a strong national and international reputation for its high quality, industry relevant research in specific areas of electrical power engineering. We are Australia's longest running industry funded power engineering group, having existed for over 21 years.

APQRC is continually seeking high calibre electrical engineering graduates to work on Doctor of Philosophy and Masters (Research) projects in the general areas of:

  • transmission and distribution system power quality,
  • distribution system reliability,
  • distributed generation,
  • energy storage technologies,
  • renewable energy technologies

Projects undertaken at the Centre will have a strong industry theme ensuring a high level of relevance and provision of real solutions to problems that exist in today's electrical power networks. The Centre has a modern, well equipped laboratory to support the experimental programs of our research.

Many of the research projects have financial support from competitive funding bodies, such as the Australian Research Council, as well as funding from industry for specific programs. APQRC supports high quality, domestic research students and scholarship supplementations may be available to high calibre candidates.

If you are a strong candidate with a first or upper second class honours degree, or you have a post-graduate qualification in electrical engineering with sound knowledge and experience in the area of electric power engineering, please forward your resume to:

Assoc. Professor Sarath Perera
Australian Power Quality & Reliability Centre
School of Electrical, Computer & Telecommunications Engineering
University of Wollongong
Wollongong, NSW 2522
Tel: +61 (0)2 4221 3405
Fax: +61 (0)2 4221 3236
Email: pqrc

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Development of a Smart Drives Teaching Facility
Design of Multi-level Power Convertors with Random Time Vector Control Switching for Network Support
Modelling of Inverter Interfaced Renewable Energy Resources to Investigate Grid Interaction
Improving Voltage Control Performance of Modern Distribution Systems using Distributed Generation
Analysis of Fault Current Limiters in Electricity Grids
Limitations of Wind Power Penetration in Electricity Grid Systems
Harmonic Impact and Allocations with Distributed Generation
Harmonic Allocation to Major Loads in Transmission Systems
Development of Stability Enhancement Strategies to Compensate for Increased Renewable Energy Penetration
Wind-solar Hybrid Remote Area Power Supply Systems
Investigation of technical aspects to accommodate high penetration levels of renewable energy sources in power systems
On the Identification of Optimal Allowable Distributed and Renewable Generation Capacity in the Power Distribution System
Integrated Volt/VAr Control in Distribution Networks
Planning of Smart-Grid using Multi-agent System and Game theory
Design and Implementation of a Multi-Level Converter for an Integrated Solar PV and Energy Storage System
Implementation of Techno-Economic Voltage Unbalance Methodologies in Power Systems
Optimised and Cost Effective Operation of Microgrids
Distributed Energy Storage for Renewable Energy and Electric Vehicle Applications
Detection, Classification and Characterization of Extreme Events in Renewable Energy Rich Smart Grids
Investigation of Long - Term Dynamic Phenomena in Renewable Energy Rich Electricity Networks
Evaluation of a potential operational scheme based on Virtual Net Metering for precinct-level public buildings
Impacts of Renewable and Distributed Generation on Power Quality and Reliability
Cooperative strategies for improving power quality, utilisation and resilience in the operation and control of microgrids
Sizing and Design of Microgrids and Energy Management Systems for Grid Connected, Stand-Alone and Islanded Operation
High Frequency Harmonics in Distribution Networks
Voltage Sensitivity Analysis of LV and MV Networks in the Presence of DG
A customer oriented Comprehensive Power Quality (PQ) Management with DNSP, Utilities, and IPPs
Reactive Power Planning in Modern Distribution Systems












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