About Us

The Research Group on the Advanced Control of Energy and Power Systems (ACEPS) at Colorado School of Mines focuses on intelligent control systems for power systems and power electronics, real-time monitoring and advanced diagnostic systems, artificial intelligence, advanced acoustic, optical and electromechanical sensors, pollution reduction, transformers and breakers monitoring, smart substations, power quality, nondestructive evaluation, advanced power electronics, remote sensing, security, control and integration of renewable and alternative energy sources into the grid.


Dr. Marcelo Godoy Simões is the director for ACEPS and he welcomes your suggestions for improving the information in this website and ideas for future collaboration.


As Colorado School of Mines is leading statewide and national leadership role in research and education on electric energy and power systems, the energy systems and power electronics (ESPE) group in the Division of Engineering is working towards the evolution of ACEPS into a strong research center focused on electric energy and power systems related research and education activities.


The current resources within ACEPS include: actively functioning education and research programs in ESPE; high volume sponsored research from a variety of agencies in various stages (from pre-application to completion); periodic publications in high impact journals and flagship conferences; student engagement resulting in professional society level recognition and, faculty that is sought after by a variety of sources for expert opinions and seminars. In addition, ACEPS is currently serving as the focal point for Smart Grid research on CSM campus.


ACEPS is synergistically engaging efforts with other energy related centers within CSM campus such as CARDI (Center for Automation, Robotics, and Distributed Intelligence), CREW (Center for Research and Education in Wind), SolarTAC (Solar Technology Acceleration Center), ESIC (Energy Systems Integration Center) and PSERC (Power Systems Engineering Research Center).