In the field of electricity, various technologies for production, conversion, storage and applications are in the forefront of research. One priority for the SFOE's Electricity Technologies research programme is efficient conversion or energy conversion. This includes direct conversion with efficient electronic components and indirect conversion, for example from ambient heat to electricity. Another priority is increasing efficiency in various sectors – whether this increase is achieved by researching new, as yet, unavailable technologies or by using innovative approaches to existing techniques. The focus here is on electrical machines and applications in the fields of information technology and communications.