The potential of electrical microgrids for unconventional renewable energies is investigated as an alternative energy solution, especially for sectors at a distance from main networks.

Various aspects of microgrids are studied with a multidisciplinary approach, with an emphasis on the optimal management of energy, on studies of the hydraulic resources, and on social aspects such as the impact of microgrids on communities. Which may benefit from them

The use of electricity as a source of energy for motor vehicles is investigated, including that generated from solar panels, such as energy that is obtained directly from an electricity grid.

The laboratory has work stations, measurement equipment for measuring electricity such as oscilloscopes, wave generators, and tools for making electronic circuits.

  • Microgrids in Huatacondo, Ollagüe, El Romeral, and Juan Fernández.
  • Diagnosis of the current situation and definition of a pilot Smart grid project in the Region of  Magellan (Magallanes) and Chilean Antarctica, Ministry of Energy.
  • Smart Microhydraulic Center, project FONDEF.
  • Project EOLIAN (solar vehicles).
Responsible Academics
Claudio Estévez

Claudio Estévez

Ph.D. Georgia Institute of Technology, USA.