Energy Research Group (GIE)

  • Ecuador

Organization profile

Organization profile

Different forms of electricity generation, such as wind, hydraulic, tidal, thermal, solar, etc., are now a fundamental research objective worldwide. The need to gradually eliminate the costly and uncomfortable dependence on oil, the care and protection of the environment and the possibility of supplying energy to remote places where conventional systems have not been able to reach, today becomes one of the objectives of greatest interest to humanity. Due to its geographical location, Ecuador has special strengths for the exploitation of renewable energy; however, the high cost means that its application is still scarce. For example, solar thermal energy and its use in the generation of domestic hot water for both single-family and collective installations is one of the practical applications that could probably be used most within an urban framework, to reduce the emission of pollutants and dependence on fossil fuels. On the other hand, current government policies promote the change of the country's energy matrix, seeking to gradually displace the use of polluting fuels by ecological and environmentally friendly fuels. However, contributing to reducing environmental damage cannot be achieved by changing energy sources alone. A very important factor is to optimize the use of energy with more efficient and low-cost systems. In virtue of the above and in view of the need to formalize the research processes at the Salesian Polytechnic University in the area of Energies, a group of teachers from the Areas of Electrical Engineering and Electronics of the Cuenca Headquarters, in 2010 formed the Group of Electrical and Electronic Power Systems (GSEEP) with work aimed at optimizing systems used in both areas. Currently, the group has merged with professors from the mechanical engineering areas, giving rise to the Energy Research Group. (GIE).

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Electric potential Engineering & Materials Science
Lightning Engineering & Materials Science
Electric lines Engineering & Materials Science
Topology Engineering & Materials Science
Induction motors Engineering & Materials Science
Capacitors Engineering & Materials Science
Partial discharges Engineering & Materials Science
Water heaters Engineering & Materials Science

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Projects 2015 2017

Research Output 2013 2019

  • 131 Citations
  • 6 h-Index
  • 47 Paper
  • 13 Article
  • 8 Conference contribution
  • 1 Literature review

A novel approach to arcing faults characterization using multivariable analysis and support vector machine

Morales, J., Muñoz, E., Orduña, E. & Idarraga-Ospina, G., 1 Jan 2019, In : Energies. 12, 11, 2126.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Support vector machines
Electric lines
Support Vector Machine
Transmission Line
1 Citation (Scopus)

Incidence of photovoltaics in cities based on indicators of occupancy and urban sustainability

Barragán-Escandón, A., Zalamea-León, E. & Terrados-Cepeda, J., 28 Feb 2019, In : Energies. 12, 5, 810.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Sustainable development
Fossil fuels

Application of Disruptive Tests for the Determination of BIL through Spinterometric Spheres in the High Voltage Laboratory of the Salesian Polytechnic University

Criollo-Tacuri, D., Tapia-Cardenas, S. & Quizhpi-Palomeque, F., 26 Nov 2018, p. 283-287. 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Electric potential
Networks (circuits)


Ayala High School

John Armando Morales Garcia


1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media

Energized border voters key to O’Rourke’s chances

John Armando Morales Garcia


1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media