Research Areas

  1. Stability and security analysis and improvements of power systems in a deregulated environment. Particularly interested in:
    • Pricing of system security and controls.
    • Stability analysis of power systems including HVDC and FACTS controllers, and development of new analysis methodologies and control strategies to monitor and avoid stability problems (SG).
    • Development of efficient computational tools for the analysis of stability, dispatch and pricing problems in power system models.
    • Real-time stability and security monitoring and control (SG).
    • Application of optimization techniques to bifurcation and stability-constrained OPF problems.
    • Nonlinear system theory application to power systems, particularly the study of bifurcations and chaotic behavior.
    • Modeling, simulation and control of systems with DG, including both large grids and microgrids (SG).
  2. Optimal management and forecasting in competitive electricity markets:
    • Development of dispatch tools for demand-side power management including local generation resources and price uncertainties (SG).
    • Reactive power management and markets.
    • Probabilistic and stochastic OPF problems to consider variable load and generation (SG).
    • Load and price forecasting.
  3. Simulation and studies of energy systems with multiple energy carriers (SG):
    • Optimization and economic studies.
    • Demand side management and demand response.
    • Distribution system, home and industrial Energy Management Systems.
    • Feasibility studies of hydrogen systems with emphasis on the use of hydrogen as a storage medium for solar and wind power.
  4. Simulation, modeling and analysis of FACTS controllers in power systems (SG):
    • Development and validation of transient and power flow models.
    • Development of stability control strategies.