Vahid Vahidinasab

Vahid Vahidinasab
Shahid Beheshti University | SBU · Department of Electrical Engineering

Ph.D.

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Introduction
Dr. Vahid Vahidinasab is currently an Assistant Professor of Shahid Beheshti University (SBU), Tehran, Iran. Dr. Vahidinasab is a Senior Member of IEEE and member of Iranian Society of Smart Grid. He is also the recipient of several National/Institutional Prizes. His research interest is oriented to different aspects of smart grids, including operation, planning and economics, demand response, integration of energy-storage systems and renewable energy resources, energy management systems, optimization of microgrids and islanded nanogrids, and application of artificial intelligence and optimization methods.
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October 2012 - October 2013
Mapna Group
Position
  • Consultant
August 2010 - present
Shahid Beheshti University
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  • Professor (Assistant)
September 2006 - February 2009
Iran University of Science and Technology
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  • PhD Student

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Publications (99)
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As power systems are gradually evolving into more efficient and intelligent cyber-physical energy systems with the large-scale penetration of renewable energies and information technology, they become increasingly reliant upon more accurate and complex forecasting. The accuracy and generalizability of the forecasting rest to a great extent upon the...
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The transmission congestion issue from the high penetration of renewable energies places a premium on accurate dynamic line rating (DLR) as a short-term solution for the more efficient exploitation of the existing transmission infrastructure and the efficient and reliable operation of the power grids. Even though the DLR methods produce a worthy es...
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Demand-side response programs, commonly known as demand response (DR), are interesting ways to attract consumers’ participation to improve electric consumption patterns. Customers are encouraged to modify their usage patterns in reaction to price increases through DR programs. When wholesale market prices are high or network reliability is at risk,...
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Present-day electricity systems are moving toward decentralization, decarbonization, and democratization, which are known as the three 3Ds. Deregulation and digitalization are other important characteristics, which have arisen because of the active role of the demand-side participants and the vast deployment of digital systems. The set of the chara...
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Proliferation of distributed energy resources (DERs) calls for a coordinated transmission and distribution (T&D) scheduling at the day-ahead stage. The problem becomes more complicated dealing with the variability of stochastic parameters. Also, privacy and complexity are two barriers to the development of such coordinated platforms. This paper add...
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The active role of distribution system operators (DSOs) coordinated with the transmission system operator (TSO) is highlighted by increasing the competition of new parties in energy markets. Besides, combined heat and power (CHP) units are the primary heat supplier in district heating systems, and their electricity production is strongly coupled wi...
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There is a global endeavor for decarbonization where the energy sector has a critical role toward this goal. Decarbonization strategy in energy systems asks for a rapid increase in uptaking the low carbon renewable resources that will cause some operational issues as these renewable generations are less predictable and flexible than conventional fo...
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The need for the operational reserve is growing due to the increase of variability and intermittency in both generation and demand sides. Hence, energy storage systems (ESSs) are considered as an alternative source of the reserve, while conventional generators are not efficient based on economic and environmental perspectives. This paper studies an...
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Due to the emergence of the new type of electric vehicles called solar plugin hybrid electric vehicles (SPHEV), the effect of the solar panel installed on top of this vehicle on its charging behavior, becomes significant. This paper proposes an optimization model with a mixed-integer linear programming (MILP) formulation that utilizes the effect of...
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Ensuring the security and quality of supply in a power system after a contingency event is one of the most challenging tasks for an electricity system operator. This work is initiated by this challenge and proposes a solution based on the use of provided reserves by fast generators, storage devices, and wind farms. A coordinated model is proposed i...
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This paper presents an evaluation framework for Techno-Economic-Environmental (TEE) performance of the Integrated Gas and Electricity Distribution Networks (IGEDNs). The proposed framework is based on a coupled gas and electric load flow model, facilitating the consideration of all the parameters affecting the operation of IGEDNs, such as different...
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Recently, the provision of the reserve from Energy Storage Systems (ESSs) is introduced as a source for ancillary services to address the uncertainties of renewable power generations. This paper analyzes the performance of ESSs while they are applied as a provider of regulation reserves. It has been revealed that previous stochastic models neglect...
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In this paper, an arbitrage strategy is proposed for renewable-based microgrids (MGs) to overcome the volatile behavior of renewable energy sources (RESs) such as photovoltaic and wind in a newly emerged business space in which peer-to-peer (P2P) energy trading in transactive energy markets (TEMs) set up between a day ahead market (DAM) and real-ti...
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This paper takes advantage of mobile energy storage systems (MES) to increase the liquidity of the integrated TSO and DSO energy market. The energy transfer capacity of distribution systems to the upstream network is limited, and network reinforcement requires a large investment. This paper uses MESs to facilitate energy transfer between the TSO an...
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When a primary substation reaches its capacity limit reinforcement is required, usually via additional circuits. Load transfer constitutes an alternative solution to this problem, as it can provide substantial capacity support at little, or even zero, capital expenditure. This paper provides a probabilistic method which quantifies the capacity valu...
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One of the most important aspects of the development of Electric Vehicles (EVs) is the optimal sizing and allocation of charging stations. Due to the interactions between the electricity and transportation systems, the key features of these systems (such as traffic network characteristics, charging demands and power system constraints) should be ta...
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Recently, there has been a focus on natural and man-made disasters with a high-impact low-frequency (HILF) property in electric power systems. A power system must be built with “resilience” or the ability to withstand, adapt and recover from disasters. The resilience metrics (RMs) are tools to measure the resilience level of a power system, normall...
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Dear colleagues, We are pleased to inform you about a new Call for Papers (CFP) in the International Journal of Electrical Power & Energy Systems (IF: 3.588, Q1) for a Special Issue on: “Power and Energy Systems Operation in Time of Pandemics: Lessons Learned from COVID-19 Lockdown”.
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This paper proposes a load control module based on the consumers' vulnerability indices to improve the ability of radial microgrid (MG) to deal with line contingencies. This consumer switching module (CSM) increases the operational flexibility and is suitable for the radial MGs, where, a sudden line outage restricts access to the energy resources a...
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In this paper, a bi-level Stackelberg-based model between an electricity retailer and consumers is presented, in which the upper-level consists of a price-maker retailer (PMR) modeled as the leader who seeks to maximize its own profit by adopting optimal pricing strategies for a pool-based electricity market. At the same time, PMR reduces its risks...
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This paper proposes a comprehensive framework for generation and transmission planning of renewable dominated power systems, which is formulated as a stochastic multiobjective problem. In this regard, a Normalized Normal Constraint (NNC) solution approach is proposed to solve the introduced stochastic multiobjective generation and transmission plan...
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In this paper, we propose a formal controller synthesis approach for integrating a population of plug-in electric vehicles for frequency regulation of power systems. This approach is the first application of formal methods to the frequency regulation of smart grids. We design and simulate a novel symbolic controller for the Great Britain power syst...
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This paper presents a contingency-based stochastic security-constrained unit commitment to address the integration of wind power producers to the joint energy and reserve markets. The contingency ranking is a popular method for reducing the computation burden of the unit commitment problem, but performing the contingency analysis changes the high-i...
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In order to implement sustainable and efficient energy supply, precise mathematical tools are needed to determine an appropriate strategy at different levels of planning and operation. To this end, oligopoly equilibrium models, such as Cournot models, Bertrand models, and supply function equilibrium (SFE) models, draw the attention in the analysis...
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Economic generation scheduling (EGS) is a non-convex optimization problem for allocating optimal generation among the committed units that can meet given real-world practical limits such as ramp rate limits, prohibited operating zones, valve loading effects, multi-fuel options, spinning reserve and transmission system losses at the minimum fuel cos...
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One of the most important aspects of the development of Electric Vehicles (EVs) is the optimal sizing and allocation of charging stations. Due to the interactions between the electricity and transportation systems, the key features of these systems (such as traffic network characteristics, charging demands and power system constraints) should be ta...
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This Special Issue covers new advances in the emerging technologies for modern energy systems from both technical and management perspectives. We invite all interested researchers to submit their original research and review papers for this Special Issue; topics of interest include, but are not limited to: Energy systems integration; Micro-and nano...
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This study proposes a two-stage robust optimisation framework to model uncertainties in construction cost, load and renewable power generations (RPGs) in the coordinated transmission and reactive power infrastructure expansion planning problem. The proposed planning model, based on the network AC model and its voltage constraints, is represented as...
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In this paper, we propose a formal controller synthesis approach for integrating a population of plug-in electric vehicles in frequency regulation of power systems. This approach is the first application of formal methods to the smart grids in particular to the frequency regulation of power systems. We design and simulate a novel symbolic controlle...
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This paper proposes an integrated framework for coordinated optimization of the interdependent MicroGrid (MG) and EV fleet entities using the Normalised Normal Constraint (NNC) approach. By considering the active/reactive power management option of the bidirectional charger enabled EVs in the proposed model, we investigate the effectiveness of EV’s...
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Planning of the electric distribution networks is complex and about upgrading the system to satisfy the demand and constraints with the best economic plan. The planning alternatives include the expansion of substations, installing new distributed generation (DG) facilities, upgrading distribution feeders, etc. In the modern networks, distribution p...
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There has been a wide-spreading use of battery-based Energy Storage Systems (ESSs) in power grid recently. Nevertheless, frequent usage, as well as overcharge or overdischarge, can severely damage their health and reduce their life expectancy. This paper proposes an Energy Management (EM) algorithm in an Active Distribution Network (ADN) in the pre...
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This paper proposed an integrated framework for the generation, transmission and Energy Efficiency (EE) planning (GTEP) problem. Through this framework, the EE programs are introduced as virtual power plants that could be optimally allocated besides the optimum planning of generation and transmission networks. Minimizing the cost of generation and...
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This paper presents a two-stage formwork for the coordinated distributed battery energy storage systems (DBESSs) planning and the flexible energy management (FEM) in a smart distribution network (SDN) in the presence of electric vehicles’ (EVs’) parking lot and variable renewable energy sources (VRESs). In the first stage, from distribution system...
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This paper describes an overview of the optimal energy coordination/management approaches for microgrids. The article presents the smart grid environment in conjunction with their technologies into the applications of a microgrid when the energy coordination aims to create power flow stability between the generation and consumption of the electrici...
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This paper proposes microgrid (MG) bidding strategy in the transactive energy market (TEM), in which market participants are able to negotiate and trade by a new-designed smart contract (SC) in a peer-to-peer way. In such a market, MG can balance its deviations, which are the resultant of the intermittency of the renewable energy sources, and the v...
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With the evolution of smart grids, penetration of distributed energy resources (DERs) in the distribution networks has become ever‐increasing problem. To improve network reliability, the complexity of the two important aspects of adequacy and security must be well assessed. There is a trade‐off between adequacy of DERs, and the distribution network...
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This paper proposes an optimization framework to deal with the uncertainty in a day-ahead scheduling of smart active distribution networks (ADNs). The optimal scheduling for a power grid is obtained such that the operation costs of distributed generations (DGs) and the main grid are minimized. Unpredictable demand and PVs impose some challenges suc...
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This paper presents a complete design, analysis, and performance evaluation of a novel distributed event-triggered control and estimation strategy for DC microgrids. The primary objective of this work is to efficiently stabilize the grid voltage, and to further balance the energy level of the energy storage (ES) systems. The locally-installed distr...
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A resilience-oriented operation multi-time scale scheduling is proposed in this paper that deploys a coordinated storage and flexible loads (CSFLs) structure to act as a network service provider (NSP). The proposed proactive operation strategy can deal not only with intermittent wind generations in hourly operation but also with load supplying resi...
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An increasing implementation of renewable sources and electric vehicles can be of help in reducing the total operational cost of a power system, affecting power system technical operation. To this end, a multi-objective optimisation method using Normalised Normal Constraint (NNC) is applied in this paper by which two competitive objectives are cons...
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The best pricing method for any company in a perfectly competitive market is the pricing scheme with regards to the marginal cost. In contrast to this environment, there is a market with imperfect competition. In this market, the price can be affected by some players in the generation/demand side (i.e., suppliers and/or buyers). In the economic lit...
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For many years in the wholesale electricity market, the generation companies would only seek to compete with each other to sell electric energy to customers in a way to make more profit. Moreover, there was no mechanism in such an environment to enable demand-side participation especially for residential building units with relatively high power co...
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Volatile impact of intermittent renewable energy sources (RESs) on the one hand and the uncertainties of loads and market prices, on the other hand, make the bidding strategy of microgrids (MGs) too risky and high-computational problem. To cope with these challenges, the bidding problem of MGs based on a three-stage hybrid stochastic/interval optim...
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The DSR is incorporated with the DEP problem, while the potential of DERs and DR programs are modeled. The SoS architecture is employed to model the strategy of a DISCO, a private investor (PI) and a DR provider (DRP). The SoS is an efficient modeling architecture to model the behavior of autonomous systems. The aim of the DISCO is to upgrade the s...
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This study proposes a time-based security (TBS) evaluation mechanism for radial microgrids (MGs) short-term operation. In the proposed framework, system security is modelled using time-based sensitivity analysis in the load points. Occurring branch contingencies in a radial MG creates some islands with oscillating frequencies. The settling time of...
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Nowadays, the upgrading integration of renewable energy resources affords more uncertainties in the planning and operation of power grids particularly the neighboring power grids, which are connected through the tie-lines. As a consequence, the importance of expanding of energy storage systems (ESSs) and efficient allocation and sizing of ESSs in p...
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This paper presents a complete design, analysis, and performance evaluation of a novel distributed event-triggered control and estimation strategy for DC microgrids. The primary objective of this work is to efficiently stabilize the grid voltage, and to further balance the energy level of the energy storage (ES) systems. The locally-installed distr...
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In this paper, the central principles of reliability‐centered maintenance (RCM) and corresponding mathematical concepts for its implementation in microgrids are discussed. A systematic framework is suggested that exploits the fundamentals of multiattribute decision making to (i) evaluate the important features and failure attributes and (ii) effect...
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This paper presents a complete design, analysis, and performance evaluation of a novel distributed event-triggered control and estimation strategy for DC microgrids. The primary objective of this work is to efficiently stabilize the grid voltage, and to further balance the energy level of the energy storage (ES) systems. The locally-installed distr...
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This paper discusses an optimal energy management system for microgrids, taking into account distribution power flow and dynamic loads, in presence of storage units and all associated constraints, aiming to reduce microgrid costs under two grid-connected and islanded modes. Getting the unit commitment, the microgrid energy management problem is int...
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A new generation of electric appliances with controllable reactive power creates an opportunity for operators in distribution systems to be used as a resource for reactive power support. On the other hand, implementing demand response programs as an alternative resource to manage the active power demand may also affect the reactive power balance. I...
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Consumer choice theory is a branch of microeconomics. This theory relates to adjusting consumption expenditures and consumer demand curve. Consumer choice science is trying to realize the buyer's decision-making process. This science studies customer characteristics, such as behavioral criteria, to understand the consumer's need. The concept of pri...
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This paper develops a robust bundled active and reactive power management of EV integrated smart distribution networks. To model the problem, at first, the deterministic formulation of the problem is expressed as a non-linear programing (NLP), which minimizes the difference between the energy cost and the revenue of EVs’ (parking lot’s) reactive po...
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This study jointly addresses two major challenges in power system operations: (i) sustained growth of intermittent offshore wind farms (OWFs) connected to AC grid via multi-terminal voltage source converter (VSC)-based high-voltage DC (HVDC) grid that brings new challenges to the power system operation, and (ii) dealing with non-linearity of the AC...
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This study recommends a stochastic optimization model for the security constrained unit commitment (SCUC), which incorporates the optimal transmission switching (OTS) for managing the uncertainty of wind power generation and equipment failures, i.e. unit/line outages. Also, this study presents a technique in stochastic SCUC model with the OTS actio...
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Dynamic pricing scheme, also known as real-time pricing (RTP), can be more efficient and technically beneficial than the other price-based schemes (such as flat-rate or time-of-use (TOU) pricing) for enabling demand response (DR) actions. Over the past few years, advantages of RTP-based schemes have been extensively discussed for DR purposes in ele...