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Mousa Marzband  is a Associate  professor ,Northumbria Newcastle University,England

Mousa Marzband

Associate professor

Organizing Committee

England

Northumbria Newcastle University

BIOGRAPHY

Mousa Marzband obtained a Ph.D. in power system engineering from Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya (UPC), Barcelona, Spain, in 2014 under a Ph.D. scholarship from Catalonia Institute for Energy Research (IREC).

During the Ph.D. period, he has been involved as a researcher in several projects namely KIC-ASS (2014), and EVCITY (282011-IP24-EVCity), supported by EIT and KIC-Inno Energy and funded by European Regional Development.

He gained knowledge on a spectrum of optimal energy management systems, demand response, mechanism design for residential home micro-grids, and local energy markets including energy storage (ES) and electrical vehicle (EV).

Key outcomes of his work consist of the detailed mechanism design1 for optimal energy management, demand response (DR) schemes and electrical energy storage (static and dynamic, e.g. batteries and EV) planning for residential home micro-grids 2,3 and local energy markets 4, 5,6.

Afterward, he started a post-doctorate fellowship in the Department of Electrical Engineering at the University of Manchester (UoM) in which he was responsible to establish a new research direction on market coalition formation among multiple home Micro-grids (including DR, ES, and EV) based on game theory approaches.

He was a research associate (RA) in the smart grid energy sector and conducting research in his first post-doctorate project namely COOPERATE FP7.

This project focused on identifying potential new activities and responsibilities necessary to allow successful optimal operation and planning of the distributed energy resources 3 and consumers in the distribution system including renewable-based generation resources considering the possibility of coalition formation based on game theory 7,8 and optimization algorithms with increasing demand-side participation in the neighborhood/local electricity systems within smart cities 4.

In this project, a general framework for implementing a retail energy market based on the cooperative/non-cooperative game theory concepts was proposed as an electricity market structure with large distributed energy resources (DERs) penetration and demand-side management (DSM) of consumers 9, 10.

In particular, he investigated the potential role of the future distribution system operator (DSO), both as an active distribution network manager (e.g. utilizing flexible demand, EVs, dispatching DSM, storage and generation, actively managing power flows) and as an ancillary service provider11.

After 2016, he started to work on his second post-doctorate project namely Nobel Grid, which the main objective of the project was focus on specifying the operating issues in terms of secure and stable operation in the future distribution networks, identifying the critical factors/behaviors that would affect the operation of networks12, developing technical solutions to tackle/mitigate these operating issues by dynamically managing the assets/services13 (DGs, storages, EVs, demand-side-management services) in the network using the methodologies of central analysis/control rather than local control 14.

The project has developed a market-based strategy, which takes the optimum solution based on the available means identified above and influences the actors’ behaviors in distribution networks via electricity markets (bidding strategy for systems including ES, EVs).

Through this, all actors’ assets/services can be managed indirectly via electricity markets, and the ultimate goal of providing a secure, stable and cost-effective operation of the distribution networks can be achieved. In this project, all mathematical formulations and implementation of the proposed ideas were delegated to him.

Another project that he has developed as RA at Salford University in Manchester was Design 4 Energy, funded by European Commission. It revolved around a novel approach for an optimal energy management system for a community of home micro-grids15 (or green buildings) and integrated multi-energy markets and the agent-based modeling 16, 17.

Simultaneously with this project, he supervised a Ph.D. student, conducting research on Design 4 Energy project 8. Key outcomes of his work, during the post-doctorate period, include developing the novel solutions for making the most renewable resources including wind turbine and solar panel, designing appropriate scenarios for demand response, ES and EVs, as well as whole rational beneficiaries somehow connected to the smart grid 18. In May 2017, he started a new role as a Senior Postdoctoral Research Associate (under EU H2020 Credence project with Dep. of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University College Cork’s Environmental Research Institute and Marine and Renewable Energy (MaREI) Ireland Centre, Cork, Ireland.

Key outcomes of his work consist of validating the proposed method regarding multi-energy modeling of flexible distributed energy resources, the thermal inertia of home micro-grid components, and multi-criteria optimization in a low-voltage laboratory Micro-grid 12, 19.

In the past decade, he had a strong industrial background working as a senior electrical engineer at the biggest international company producing hydro-carbon, IREC and MaREI research centers in different countries.

During this time, supervising several small-scale projects and 3 to12 engineers were delegated to him. Mainly, these projects revolved around the load flow of a power network in different regions, short-term and long-term planning, and optimal energy management system for smart buildings.

Gradually, he was vested in the medium and large-sized projects, which all revolved around monitoring and handling the demand and generation side management, load forecasting, dynamic pricing, sensitivity analysis, and market mechanism design. Currently, he is a member of IET and Chartered Engineer (CEng), a Senior Member of the Technical Committee of Renewable Energy Systems and also the IEEE Task Force on Micro-grids Stability, Analysis, and Modelling.

His research findings have been published in two books entitled “Optimal energy management algorithms for Micro-grid applications” and “Electrical Power Quality Analysis in Distribution Systems” and more than 40 top field journals and over 30 proceedings of the international conferences.

Moreover, he is a member of the Electrical Power & Control Systems (EPCS) group at Northumbria University supervising 7 Ph.D. students and more than 30 master students in this field.

Recently, as a co-investigator, he helped to secure the UK-India grant (£185K), funded by the British Council and started in May 2019, to develop the power electronics schemes for a smart microgrid with high penetration of PV generation and electric vehicles.

He has extensive research experience mainly in the area of mathematical modeling, optimal scheduling and planning, nonlinear control and observer design, game theory applications in smart grid, and multi-carrier energy systems with application to various engineering disciplines and in particular to Micro-grids.

 

PUBLICATIONS

Marzband M et al., Multi-Objective Techno-Economic-Environmental Optimization of Electric-Vehicle-for-Energy-Services, Applied Energy

2020 Marzband M et al., A hierarchical energy management system for multiple home energy hubs in neighborhood grids, Journal of building engineering.

2020 Marzband M et al., Implementation of energy sustainability using hybrid power systems, a case study, Energy Sources.

2019 Marzband M et al., Economic-environmental effect of power to gas technology in coupled electricity and gas systems with price-responsive shiftable loads, Journal of Cleaner Production.

2019 Marzband M et al., Integration of emerging resources in IGDT-based robust scheduling of combined power and natural gas systems considering flexible ramping products, Energy.

2019 Marzband M et al., An innovative energy management framework for cooperative operation management of electricity and natural gas demands, Energy Conversion and Management.

2019 Marzband M et al., A hybrid price-based demand response program for the residential micro-grid, Energy.

2019 Marzband M et al., An Overview of Energy Planning in Iran and Transition Pathways towards Sustainable Electricity Supply Sector, Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews.

2019 Marzband M et al., Optimal power flow problem considering multiple-fuel options and disjoint operating zones: A solver-friendly MINLP model, International Journal of Electrical Power and Energy Systems.

2019 Marzband M et al., Stochastic network-constrained co-optimization of energy and reserve products in renewable energy integrated power and gas networks with energy storage systems, Journal of Cleaner Production.

2019 Marzband M et al., A Comprehensive Energy Efficient Approach Mitigating Climate/Weather Variability- Part II, IET Generation, Transmission & Distribution.

2019 Marzband M et al., Revisiting Load Models for AC Grid Operation- Part I, IET Generation, Transmission & Distribution

2019 Marzband M et al., Energy sustainability analyses using feasible indicators for urban areas, International Journal of Energy and Water Resources, 2019.

2019 Marzband M et al., Energy sustainability analyses using feasible indicators for urban areas, International Journal of Energy and Water Resources, 2019.

2019 Marzband M et al., Application of finite-time control Lyapunov function in low- power PMSG wind energy conversion systems for sensorless MPPT, International Journal of Electrical Power & Energy Systems.

2019 Marzband M et al., Theoretical and technical potential evaluation of solar power generation in Iran, Renewable Energy.

2019 Marzband M et al., Control technique for the operation of grid-tied converters with high penetration of renewable energy resources, Electric Power Systems Research.

2019 Marzband M et al., An Innovative Dual-Boost Nine-Level Inverter with Low- Voltage Rating Switches, Energies.

2019 Marzband M et al., Uncertainty-Based Models for Optimal Management of Energy Hubs Considering Demand Response, Energies.

2018 Marzband M et al., A Centralized Smart Decision-Making Hierarchical Interactive Architecture for Multiple Home Microgrids in Retail Electricity Market, Energies.

2018 Marzband M et al., Simulation and Comparison of Mathematical Models of PV Cells with Growing Levels of Complexity, Energies

2018 Marzband M et al., Long-term Decision on Wind Investment with  Considering Different Load Ranges of Power Plant for Sustainable Electricity Energy Market, Sustainability.

2018 Marzband M et al., Synchronous Resonant Control Technique to Address Power Grid Instability Problems Due to High Renewable Penetration, Energies.

2018 Marzband M, et al., Investment Incentives in Competitive Electricity Markets, Applied Sciences.

2018 Marzband M et al., A Two-Stage Hierarchical Control Approach for the Optimal Energy Management in Commercial Building Microgrids Based on Local Wind Power and PEVs, Sustainable  Cities and Society.

2018 Marzband M et al., Smart Transitive Energy Framework in Grid-connected Multiple Home Microgrids under Independent and Coalition Operations, Renewable Energy.

2018 Marzband M et al., CVaR-based energy management scheme for optimal resilience and operational cost in commercial building microgrids, International Journal of Electrical Power & Energy Systems.

2018 Marzband M et al., An Advance Retail Electricity Market for Active Distribution Systems and home Micro grid Interoperability Based on Game Theory, Electric Power Systems Research.

2018 Marzband M et al., Framework for Smart Transactive Energy in Home-Micro grids Considering Coalition Formation and Demand Side Management, Sustainable Cities and Society.

2018 Marzband M et al., Reconsidering insulation coordination and simulation under the effect of pollution due to climate change, International Transactions on Electrical Energy Systems.

2017 Marzband M et al., Generation Expansion Planning in Electricity Market Considering Uncertainty in Load Demand and Presence of Strategic GENCOs, Electric Power Systems Research.

2017 Marzband M et al., A Real-Time Evaluation of Energy Management Systems for Smart Hybrid Microgrids, Electric Power Systems Research.

2017 Marzband M et al., Optimal energy management system based on a stochastic approach for a home Microgrid with integrated responsive load demand and energy storage, Sustainable Cities and Society.

2017 Marzband M et al., Distributed generation for economic benefit maximization through coalition formation based on Game Theory, International Transactions on Electrical Energy Systems.

2016 Marzband M et al., Distributed Smart Decision-Making for a Multi Microgrid System Based on a Hierarchical Interactive Architecture, IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion.

2015 Marzband M et al., Experimental Evaluation of Energy Management System for Islanded Microgrids Using Multi-Period Artificial Bee Colony and Markov Chain, IEEE System journal.

2016 Marzband M et al., Non-cooperative game theory-based energy management systems for energy district in the retail market considering DER uncertainties, IET Generation, Transmission & Distribution.

2016 Marzband M et al., Adaptive Load Shedding Scheme for Frequency Stability Enhancement in Microgrids, Electric Power Systems Research.

2016 Marzband M et al., Real-Time Experimental Implementation of Optimum Energy Management System in Standalone Microgrid by Using Multi-layer Ant Colony Optimization, International  Journal of  Electrical  Power  & Energy Systems.

2015 Marzband M et al., Optimal  Energy Management Validation for  Stand-alone Microgrids Based on Multi-Period Imperialist Competition Algorithm  Considering Uncertainties-Experimental Validation, International Transactions on Electrical Energy Systems.

2014 Marzband M et al., An Experimental Study on Multi-dimension  Gravitational Search Algorithm Based Optimization Approach for Energy Management in Islanded Microgrids, Elsevier Applied Energy.

2013 Marzband M et al.,  Experimental Evaluation of a Real-Time  Energy Management  System for Stand-Alone Microgrids in Day-Ahead Markets, Elsevier Applied Energy.

2013 Marzband M et al., Experimental Validation of a Real-Time  Energy Management System for Microgrids in Islanded Mode Using a Local Day-Ahead Electricity Market and MINLP. Elsevier Energy Conversion and Management.

2016 Marzband M et al., Energy Management System  Based on Fuzzy fractional order PID Controller for Transient Stability Improvement in Microgrids with Energy Storage, International Transactions on Electrical Energy Systems.

2018 Marzband M et al., A Review of Energy Planning in Iran and Future Pathways towards Sustainable Development of the Electricity Supply Sector, Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews.

2018 Marzband M et al., Integration of emerging flexible resources in IGDT-based robust scheduling of combined electricity and natural gas systems considering flexible ramping products, International Journal of Electrical Power & Energy Systems.

2018 Marzband M et al., Network-Constrained Joint Energy and Flexible Ramping Reserve Market Clearing of Combined Heat and Power-based Energy Systems:  A Two-Stage Hybrid IGDT-Stochastic Framework, IEEE Transactions on the smart grid.

2018 Marzband M et al., Risk-Constrained Self-Scheduling of Virtual Energy Hub Plant with Considering Thermal Energy Market, IEEE Transactions on Power Systems.

2018 Marzband M et al., A MO-TE for Multiple H-MGs: A comprehensive approach for energy management, Electric Power Systems Research.

2018  Marzband M et al., A robust model for the energy hub management problem using information gap decision theory considering demand response, Electric Power Systems Research.

2018 Marzband M et al., A novel approach for practical economic load dispatch problem integrated with unified power flow controller, Electric Power Systems Research.

2018 Marzband M et al., Current Status of Research on Techno-economic Analysis of Hybrid Energy Systems, Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews.

2019 Marzband M et al., A Comprehensive Energy Efficient Approach Mitigating Climate/Weather Variability- Part II, IET Generation, Transmission & Distribution.

2019 Marzband M et al., Revisiting Load Models for AC Grid Operation- Part I, IET Generation, Transmission & Distribution.

2018 Marzband M et al., An Innovative Dual-Boost Nine-Level Inverter with  Low - Voltage Rating Switches, Journal of Emerging and Selected Topics in Power Electronics.

2018 Marzband M et al.,  Hierarchical Bi-level Load Shedding Scheme for Recovering Voltage and Frequency in Islanded Microgrids, International Journal of Electrical Power & Energy Systems.

2018 Marzband M et al., Multi-agent system for the hourly optimum performance of the Microgrids in neighborhood grids with the objective of reducing the emission of the pollutants, Sustainable  Cities and Society.

2018 Marzband M et al., Theoretical and Technical Potential Evaluation of Solar Power Generation in Iran, Solar Energy.

2018 Marzband M et al., Hierarchical interactive architecture based on coalition formation for neighborhood system decision-making, Applied Energy.

2018 Marzband M et al., Dynamic Bi-Level Optimization for Strategic Investment Incentives in Electricity Markets, the International transaction on electrical energy systems.

2018 Marzband M et al., Impact of Firm Contract and Capacity Payment  Policies on Generation Investment Behaviour in Electricity Energy Market, Electrical Engineering.

2018 Marzband M et al., Synchronous Resonant Control Technique to address Power Grid Instability Problems due to the High Renewables Penetration, Energies.

2018 Marzband M et al., Energy management of a single grid-connected home Microgrid for determining optimal supply/demand bids, EFEA2018, Rome, Italy.

2018 Marzband M et al., Dynamic stochastic EPEC model for the competition of strategic producers in generation expansion planning, EFEA2018, Rome, Italy.

2018 Marzband M et al., Investigating wind generation investment indices in multi-stage planning, EFEA2018, Rome, Italy.

2018 Marzband M et al., Short Term Electricity Procurement of Large Consumers Considering Tidal Power and Electricity Price Uncertainties, UPEC2018, Glasgow, UK.

2018 Marzband M et al., Optimal Energy Providing Strategy of Micro-Grid’s Operator Based on a Game Theoretical Approach, CoDIT2018, Thessaloniki, Greece.

2018 Marzband M et al., A Single Synchronous Controller for High Penetration of Renewable Energy Resources into the Power Grid, EEEICICPS2018, Palermo, Italy.

2016 Marzband M et al., Stochastic  Bi-Level Modeling of Dynamic Investment and Demand Strategies for Wind Power and Thermal Management  Power Systems:  a study for Multi-Stage Planning Horizon, MEEPS2016, Manchester, UK.

2016 Marzband M et al., Energy matching and trading within green building neighborhoods based on stochastic approach considering uncertainty, ECPPM, Limassol, Cyprus, Under Design4Energy project.

2014 Marzband M et al., Implementation of optimal energy management within the islanded microgrid, ICREPQ, Cordoba, Spain.

2012 Marzband M et al., Energy management system of hybrid microgrid with energy storage, EPE, WESC, Romania.

2012 Marzband M et al., Fuzzy Numbers Based Algorithm for Interruptions Frequency Estimation on Distribution Smart Grids, EPE, Iasi, Romania.

2011 Marzband M et al., Modeling and simulation of the fixed speed wind power generation system for grid studies, EPQU, Lisbon, Portugal.

2011 Marzband M et al., Frequency control of isolated wind and diesel hybrid MicroGrid power system by using fuzzy logic controllers and PID controllers, EPQU, Lisbon, Portugal.

2009 Marzband M et al., Oloomi M. Short term load forecasting by using neural network structure, ECTI, Pattaya, Thailand.

2009 Marzband M et al., The Optimization of Thrust Force and Cogging Force In Permanent Magnet Linear Motor By Using of Analytical and Neural-Genetic Methods, PSC, Tehran, Iran.

2008 Marzband M et al., A SIMULINK study of electric arc furnace power quality improvement by using STATCOM, ICIT, Chengdu, China.

2008 Marzband M et al., A Time-Domain Time-Varying Nonlinear Loads Modeling For Individually Power Quality Effects Studies, IASTED, Innsbruck, Austria.

2006 Marzband M et al., Finding optimum parameters for vector control of salient pole synchronous motor using a fuzzy-genetic algorithm, SPEED AM, Taormina, Italy.

2006 Marzband M et al., Power quality monitoring at the industrial, commercial and educational centers of  Mazandaran province and presenting the related solution, PEDES, New Delhi, India.

2006 Marzband M et al., A program for harmonic modeling of distribution network transformers and determination of loss in the transformers and the amount of decrease of their life, PEDES, New Delhi, India.

EDUCATION

Senior Postdoctoral Research Associate (PDRA) (Credence project), University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. Specialized in Power System, Energy, and smart grids/buildings

PDRA (Nobel Grid project),  The  University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom. Specialized in Power System, Energy, and smart grids/buildings

PDRA (COOPERATE project), The University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom. Specialized in Power System, Energy, and smart grids/buildings

Ph.D. of Electrical  Engineering, Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya (UPC), Barcelona, Spain. Specialized in Power and control System, Energy and Smart grids/buildings

RESEARCH INTEREST

Power  Engineering, Systems Engineering

HONORS AND AWARDS

2018 Nominated by students for teaching awards, 2017 and 2018

2018 Member of the technical international committee, EFEA 2018, Rome, Italy

2018 2017 MPCE Excellent Reviewer Award, Prize (including medals and awards).

2017 2016 Best Reviewer, Electrical Power Systems Research.

2017 Scholarship for Attending in UK-Turkey Workshop for early researchers, October 2017

2013 Publication award winner at the Engineering Department, IAU University

2013 Agencia de Gestiod Ajuts (AAD2013) Universitaris I de Recerca student award winner at the Generalitat de Catalunya at Department d’Economia I Coneixement.

2011 Ph.D. research award winner at the Electrònica de Potencia I Xarxes Electriques Department, IREC institute.

2009 Participating in the international IEEE conference in Thailand with the financial aid of the National Petrochemical Company

2006 Participating in the international IEEE conference in India with the financial aid of the University of Mazandaran

2004 Entering national petrochemical company without entrance exam noting being a top student (Receiving the right of being a top student in addition to a monthly salary

2003 Among 13 selected students from the total of students (around 13000) for obtaining educational grants by the government in UMZ (During the masters period.

2002 Ranked 641st in National Entrance Exam for M.Sc. Studies in power engineering major, among more than 120000 B.Sc. students

2002 No.158 in the national power electronics masters entrance exam among 120000 participants.

2002 No.550 among people accepted for masters in electrical engineering for government universities (Universities which are free for those who get accepted in the national examination for entering these universities).

2002 No. 110 among people accepted for Electrical-Control engineering in government universities for a bachelor.

1995 Ranked about 1500th in the National Entrance Exam for B.Sc. Studies in control engineering major, among more than 5000000 high school students.

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