Power and energy systems research encapsulates all aspects of electrical energy, innovation in energy generation and delivery, alternative resources, and efficient devices. Research projects focuses on systems and devices for the conversion of energy , transmission and distribution, and use of energy in electrical form. The activity ranges from controls for large utility systems to microgrids. Electrical energy continues to be the foundation of the modern economy. The growth of solar energy, wind energy, and other resources, combined with trends such as electric and hybrid vehicles will a have profound impact on global society.