Amir Hajimiragha

Director of Technical Projects & Smart Grid Integration, BBS Access Pte. Ltd.

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Biography Summary

Dr. Amir Hajimiragha is the Director of Technical Projects & Smart Grid Integration at BBS Access in Singapore. He is a Member of the IEEE Microgrid Control Task Force and the IEEE 1547 and IEEE 2030.7 Working Groups. He is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of Waterloo and is involved in the areas of energy hubs, integrated energy systems, hydrogen economy, microgrids, renewable natural gas and process optimization. At GE Digital Energy, Grid Automation in Markham, Ontario, he was the Engineering Technical Leader & Microgrid System Architect involved in R&D as well as New Product/Technology Introduction (NPI/NTI) programs related to microgrids and distribution systems automation. Before GE he worked as a Post-Doctoral Researcher at the University of Waterloo, where he investigated the grid impacts of fuel cell and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles.

Research Interests

  • Technical Projects
  • Smart Grid Integration


  • 2010, Doctorate, Energy & Power, University of Waterloo
  • 2005, Master of Science, Power Systems, KTH Royal Institute of Technology
  • 1995, Bachelor of Science (BSc), Power Systems, K.N. Toosi University of Technology

Selected/Recent Publications

  • Systems and methods for error monitoring and handling in control systems (Accepted in 2017)
  • A Real-Time Multi-Step Optimization-Based Model for Scheduling of Storage-Based Large-Scale Electricity Consumers in a Wholesale Market (Accepted in 2016)
  • Integration of renewable energy sources into combined cycle power plants through electrolysis generated hydrogen in a new designed energy hub (Accepted in 2016)
  • Mixed integer linear programing based approach for optimal planning and operation of a smart urban energy network to support the hydrogen economy (Accepted in 2016)
  • Modeling and optimization of a network of energy hubs to improve economic and emission considerations (Accepted in 2015)