What Do Energy Systems Engineers Do?

Energy systems engineers oversee complex energy conversion and distribution systems, work to improve energy storage systems, and manage the efficient use of energy in building, manufacturing, and processing systems. ESE professionals also study the secondary effects of energy usage from a local environmental impact, regional and national economic impact, and global climate change perspective.

Energy systems engineers pursue a variety of jobs and occupations. For example, they might be hired to do any of the following:

  • Manage operations of a wind turbine farm
  • Analyze efficiency of hydro-electric power systems
  • Oversee production of innovative fuel-cell technologies
  • Evaluate the economic viability of new solar power installations
  • Assess the environmental impact of alternative energy systems

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