Vestas Power Programme
ref. VPP
National private
Initial date: 2007-08-31
Final date: 2012-12-31
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Vestas has taken an important step in the development of the wind turbines of the future through the establishment of a new strategic collaboration with Aalborg University, Denmark. The research programme, entitled the “Vestas Power Programme”, is the most comprehensive collaboration to date between a wind turbine manufacturer and a university. Between 2007-2012, the programme had reinforced research and development in the field of components and systems within power electronics intended for use in the wind power industry. In this program Pedro Rodriguez has been one of the supervisors together with Remus Teodorescu (AAU) and Philip C. Kjaer (Vestas).

The Vestas Power Programme have supported three research programmes in the areas of wind power plants, power electronics and energy storage, which, together, comprise at least ten Ph.D. projects. In addition, a number of scholarships at the Aalborg University Institute of Energy Technology have been awarded through the programme to graduate students from Denmark and abroad. Finally, the Vestas Power Programme have provided financing for a 5-year professorial tenure – a position that constitutes the hub of the research programmes. 


Local members

Alvaro Luna

PhD. Senior Researcher.


External members

Teodorescu, R., Kjaer, P.C.



Conference paper

Journal paper


Partnership centers

Vestas (Denmark), Aalborg University (Denmark)