Mazin Muhssin

Mazin Muhssin
Cardiff University | CU · Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Doctor of Philosophy . Smat Grids, Demand Side Response, Frequency Control, Adaptive Control

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Introduction
PhD researcher with an extensive engineering background focuses on Smart energy, balancing services, and dynamic frequency control for an electric power system. Seeking to build on strong research skills gained through studies so far as a researcher within the Centre for Integrated Renewable Energy Generation and Supply multidisciplinary engineering group in Cardiff University. I particularly enjoy collaborating with scholars from smart energy disciplines to extend my research prosperity.
Additional affiliations
October 2014 - October 2018
Cardiff University
Position
  • PhD Student
September 2011 - March 2014
Al-Mustansiriya University
Position
  • Lecturer
Description
  • I was with the University of Al- Mustansiriyah, teaching Mathematic and control subjects. In addition, I have supervised many undergraduate projects.
September 2006 - July 2007
University of Technology, Iraq
Position
  • Training Engineer
Description
  • I was with the University of Technology, teaching in control, electrical and electronic labs.

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Publications (24)
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The developments of large-scale renewable energy cause significant challenges for the operation of power system. Demand Side Response (DSR) based Thermostatically Controlled Loads (TCLs) may offer a broad range of potential benefits on system operation and reliability. This paper investigates the modelling of aggregated small loads, such as Heat Pu...
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A generalized model of a Microgrid in an island mode is proposed for assessing the system power and frequency performances. This Microgrid (MG) includes a diesel backup generator along with a number of Distributed Energy Resources (DES): Wind Turbine Generator (WTG), Photovoltaic System (PV), Fly- Wheel Energy Storage system (FESS), and Battery Ene...
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span>COVID-19 pandemic, despite its devastating impact, accelerated the shift to e-learning in higher education. Particularly in the electrical machines courses, that often include laboratory experiments. However, no detailed models of transformers, developed in Simulink/MATLAB®, were reported in the literature. Hence, in this paper, a virtual labo...
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There is an increasing interest to penetrate low carbon vehicles into the transport system. Take the Great Britain (GB) as an example, the number of electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles will make up to at least half of new vehicle sales. Electric vehicles (EVs) are expected to contribute to the ancillary services of the frequency response because E...
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The devastating impact of Covid-19 pandemic accelerated the shift to e-learning in the higher education. Particularly in the electrical machines courses, that often include laboratory experiments. However, no detailed models of DC motors, developed in MATLAB/Simulink, were reported in literature. Hence, in this paper, a virtual laboratory consist o...
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The rapid increase of the renewable energy affects the power system in such way that could reduce the reliability of the system. The replacement of fossil fuel driven vehicles with electric vehicles (EVs) would also change the underlying demand and make the stabilization of the system frequency to become more difficult. This paper addresses t...
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Two-inputs adaptive IEEE multi-bands power system stabilizer (PSS4B) was developed for oscillations damping control in power systems. Two supplementary loops based on model reference (MR) adaptive control were added to the typical PSS4B design. The MR has the same loops’ parameters of the typical PSS4B, and hence, avoiding a complex tuning process....
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Integration of more renewable energy resources introduces a challenge in frequency control of future power systems. This paper reviews and evaluates the possible challenges and the new control methods of frequency in future power systems. Different types of loads and Distributed Energy Resources (DERs) are reviewed. A model representation of a popu...
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This paper investigates the model of aggregated heat pumps as a source of the flexible load in Great Britain. A thermal model of a domestic heat pump was presented. A decentralised temperature control algorithm was proposed to control the building temperature, and heat pump’s ON and OFF cycles. Seven case studies were used to identify the suitable...
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The role of ancillary services related to the frequency control have become increasingly important in the smart grids. Demand Side Response is a competitive resource that can be used to regulate the grid frequency. This paper describes the use of heat pumps and fridges to provide ancillary services of frequency response so that to continuously bala...
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1 Abstract-The capability of domestic heat pumps to provide dynamic frequency response to an electric power system was investigated. A thermal model was developed to represent a population of domestic heat pumps. A decentralised dynamic control algorithm was developed, enabling the heat pumps to alter their power consumption in response to a syste...
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In the traditional power system, most of the frequency response services are provided from expensive large synchronous generators. However, demand is an effective element to provide frequency response with less expenditure. This paper discusses the availability of domestic heat pumps and fridges load to provide frequency response service to the Gre...
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In this paper, a review of the classifications of power system oscillation modes, as well as power system stabilizer (PSS) design structures, is proposed. Four major oscillation modes and their effects on power system stability have been investigated and analyzed, and the critical elements affecting each mode, frequency range, and PSS application h...
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a developed control is proposed for the population of Water Heater Devices to provide different dynamic Frequency Services. The hierarchal control is based on two decision Layers, the aggregator Layer and the device control Layer. The aggregator Layer receives States of devices and enables/disables the device control Layer. It enables the populatio...
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a developed model of the Thermostatically-based controllable loads (TCLs) is proposed for a hierarchal Demand Side Frequency Response (DSR). The model involves three layers based on Markov chain, Fuzzy Logic, and Particle Swarm Optimization (PSO) method. Layer 1 is the local Markov population of the TCLs, Layer 2 is the Fuzzy/Markov-based Frequency...
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An adaptive deadbeat (ADB) controller was developed to investigate its capability in providing a fast frequency response to an electrical power system. This controller was developed to meet the requirements of the National Grid System Operability Framework (SOF), which requires frequency to be accelerated in line with a fast rate of change of frequ...
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This paper presents an analysis of the simplified model of the Great Britain (GB) power system for 2030 projections. Electric Vehicles (EVs), Battery Energy Storage System (BESS), and Fly-Wheel Energy Storage System (FESS) are connected in the primary frequency control loop. PD -like Fuzzy Logic controller (PDFLC) is used as a secondary frequency c...
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This paper presents the derivation and simulation of the propagation paths of a feedforward active noise control (ANC) system in one dimensional free-field medium using state-space model (SSM) instead of Finite Impulse Response (FIR) model. Furthermore, a new observer namely State Space Least Mean Square (SSLMS) observer will be derived. This obser...
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A filtered-X LMS algorithm is implemented for active noise control in free field, single channel adaptive proposed for one dimensional noise control, The single-channel algorithms is essentially extension by the sequential filtered-X LMS algorithm to the block case. Analytical results are given for the stability and convergence of the algorithm. Si...
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Generally in control applications for the systems which have non-linear behavior, it is difficult to control using classical controllers. This paper proposed the design of a Proportional – integral – derivative Fuzzy Logic controller (PIDFLC), with programmable fuzzy sets and programmable rule table using verilog language for implementation on Fiel...

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I am currently working in frequency control regulation through local response and I need to support the microgrid frequency by offering some tens MW from  demand management.
for anyone interested, we may mean to share our knowledge.

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Archived project
I am engaged in this project. My main contribution is to study the role of electric vehicles to participate in ancillary services. A model to be developed to coordinate the demand side response from the aggregation of different assets.
Project
This project is part of a PhD research and is performing in a collaboration with Element Energy and National Grid.