The Institute for Energy Systems (IES) in the School of Engineering at the University of Edinburgh delivers world leading research in low carbon energy systems, technology and policy. There are seven integrated research areas: Electrical Power Conversion; Energy Policy, Economics and innovation; Energy Storage and Carbon Capture; Energy and Climate Change; Naval Architecture; Offshore Renewable Energy; Power Systems and SMART Grids.
The Institute has academic expertise in resource modelling and measurement, hydrodynamics, aerodynamics, computational fluid dynamics, thermodynamics, electromagnetics, power electronics, control, power systems analysis and life-cycle analysis. IES has developed unique world class test facilities for wave and tidal energy, in particular the FloWave Combined Wave and Current Test Tank.
Staff play a central role in marine renewable research at both a national and international level. It hosts the EPSRC-funded UK Centre for Marine Energy Research, and is founder and chair of the Ocean Energy Group within the European Energy Research Alliance.