Professor and Associate Chair (Research)
Petr Musilek is a Full Professor and Associate Chair (Research) with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Alberta. He has been involved in energy-related for the last 15 years, working with electric utilities and other partners around the world. His research focuses on the use of computers and artificial intelligence (AI) to support the design and operation of electric power grids. He studies the integration of renewables and distributed energy resources in power systems, concentrating on energy management of grid-connected photovoltaic systems, battery energy storage systems, and electric vehicles. He also examines how weather impacts the energy production and consumption patterns, and the integrity of the power delivery infrastructure. To tackle the complexity and uncertainty of modern distributed energy systems, he often employs high-performance computing and intelligent methods, including machine learning, evolutionary computing, and swarm systems. His current projects include forecasting of energy generation and demand, transactive energy markets, and AI-driven grid.