Mostafa Sahraei-Ardakani portrait
  • Assistant Professor, Elect & Computer Engineering

Publications

  • F. Mohammadi, F. Jafarishiadeh, J. Xue, M. Sahraei-Ardakani, and G. Ou, “Deterministic Proxies for Stochastic Unit Commitment During Hurricanes,” IET Generation Transmission and Distribution, in press, 2020. Published, 12/2020.
    https://doi.org/10.1049/gtd2.12107
  • Y. Zheng and M. Sahraei-Ardakani, “Leveraging Existing Water and Wastewater Infrastructure to Develop Distributed Pumped Storage Hydropower in California,” Journal of Energy Storage, vol. 34, Feb. 2021. Published, 12/2020.
    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.est.2020.102204
  • F. Mohammadi and M. Sahraei-Ardakani, “Multidimensional Scenario Selection for Power Systems with Stochastic Failures,” IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, vol. 35, no. 6, pp. 5428-4538, Nov. 2020. Published, 11/2020.
    https://doi.org/10.1109/TPWRS.2020.2990877
  • J. Xue, X. Li, F. Mohammadi, M. Sahraei-Ardakani, Z. Pu, and G. Ou, “Impact of Transmission Tower-Line Interaction to the Bulk Power System during Hurricane,” Reliability Engineering and System Safety, vol. 203, Nov. 2020. Published, 11/2020.
    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ress.2020.107079
  • F. Mohammadi, M. Sahraei-Ardakani, Y. Al-Abdullah, and G. T. Heydt, “Cost-Benefit Analysis of Desalination: A Power Market Opportunity,” Electric Power Components and Systems, vol. 48, no. 11, pp. 1091-1101, 2020. Published, 11/2020.
    https://doi.org/10.1080/15325008.2020.1829188
  • F. Jafarishiadeh, M. Sahraei-Ardakani, and M. Liu, “Preventive Unit Commitment for Transmission Line De-icing in Changing Weather Conditions,” in Proc. Of 2020 North American Power Symposium (NAPS), Tempe, AZ, USA. Published, 11/2020.
  • S. Sadat and M. Sahraei-Ardakani, “Initializing Successive Linear Programming Solver for ACOPF using Machine Learning,” in Proc. Of 2020 North American Power Symposium (NAPS), Tempe, AZ, USA. Published, 11/2020.
  • O. Mirzapour and M. Sahraei-Ardakani, “Environmental Impacts of Power Flow Control with Variable-Impedance FACTS,” in Proc. Of 2020 North American Power Symposium (NAPS), Tempe, AZ, USA. Published, 11/2020.
  • F. Mohammadi, M. Sahraei-Ardakani, D. Trakas, and N. Hatziargyriou, “Machine Learning Assisted Stochastic Unit Commitment: A Feasibility Study,” in Proc. Of 2020 North American Power Symposium (NAPS), Tempe, AZ, USA. Published, 11/2020.
  • F. Jafarishiadeh, F. Mohammadi, and M. Sahraei-Ardakani, “Preventive Dispatch for Transmission De-icing,” IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, vol. 35, no. 5, pp. 4104-4107, Sept. 2020. Published, 09/2020.
    https://doi.org/10.1109/TPWRS.2020.3004079
  • F. Mohammadi and M. Sahraei-Ardakani, “Tractable Stochastic Unit Commitment for Large Systems during Predictable Hazards,” IEEE Access, vol. 8, pp. 115078-115088, June 2020. Published, 06/2020.
    https://doi.org/10.1109/ACCESS.2020.3004391
  • A. Wahid, S. A. Sadat, M. Sahraei-Ardakani, and A. Tajalli, "Power System Emulator Based on PLL Architecture,” 2020 IEEE International Symposium on Circuits & Systems, Seville, Spain, May 2020. Published, 01/01/2020.
  • M. Sahraei-Ardakani, F. Mohammadi, G. Ou, Z. Pu, J. Xue, X. Lin, and Y. Sang, “Reliability Enhancement via Integration of Extreme Weather Forecast in Power System Operation,” 9th International Conference on Power and Energy Systems (ICPES 2019), December 2019, Perth, Australia. Published, 12/2019.
  • Y. Sang, J. Xue, M. Sahraei-Ardakani, and G. Ou, “An Integrated Preventive Operation Framework for Power Systems During Hurricanes,” IEEE Systems Journal, in press, 2019. Published, 11/2019.
    https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/8889714
  • F. Mohammadi, M. Sahraei-Ardakani, Y. Al-Abdullah, and G. T. Heydt, “Can Desalination be an Economically Viable Solution for Water Scarcity?” IEEE Global Humanitarian Conference, October 2019, Seattle, WA, USA. Published, 11/2019.
  • Y. Sang, J Xue, M. Sahraei-Ardakani, and G. Ou, “Comparing a New Power System Preventive Operation Method with a Conventional Industry Practice during Hurricanes,” 2019 North American Power Symposium (NAPS), Wichita, KS, USA. Published, 10/2019.
  • G. T. Heydt, F. Mohammadi, M. Sahraei-Ardakani, Y. Al-Abdullah, “Large Scale Desalination: Potential for a Significant Electric Energy Market,” 2019 North American Power Symposium (NAPS), Wichita, KS, USA. Published, 10/2019.
  • Y. Sang and M. Sahraei-Ardakani, “Enhancing Wind Energy Integration by Co-optimizing Energy Storage Systems and Transmission Switching,” IEEE PES General Meeting 2019, July 2019, Atlanta, GA, USA. Published, 08/2019.
  • F. Mohammadi and M. Sahraei-Ardakani, “Towards Tractable Stochastic Unit Commitment for Preventive Operation during Hurricanes,” IEEE PES General Meeting 2019, July 2019, Atlanta, GA, USA. Published, 08/2019.
  • Y. Sang and M. Sahraei-Ardakani, “Effective Power Flow Control via Distributed FACTS Considering Future Uncertainties,” Electric Power System Research, vol. 168, pp. 127-136, March 2019. Published, 03/2019.
    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.epsr.2018.11.017
  • F. Mohammadi, M. Sahraei-Ardakani, Y. Al-Abdullah, and Gerald T. Heydt, “Coordinated Scheduling of Power Generation and Water Desalination Units,” IEEE Transactions on Power Systems,vol. 34, no. 5, pp. 3657-3666, Sept. 2019. Published, 02/2019.
    https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/abstract/document/8653...
  • M. Sahraei-Ardakani and Y. Sang, “Discussion on Linear Modeling of Variable Reactance in ‘Co-optimization of Transmission Expansion Planning and TCSC Placement Considering the Correlation Between Wind and Demand Scenarios’,” IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, vol. 33, no 5, pp. 5808-5809, Sep. 2018. Published, 09/2018.
    https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/8444486
  • F. Mohammadi, M. Sahraei-Ardakani, and Y. Al-Abdullah, “Coordinated Operation of Power Generation and Water Desalination,” 10th IFAC Symposium on Control of Power and Energy Systems (CPES), Sept. 2018, Tokyo, Japan. Published, 09/2018.
  • A. Nikoobakht, J. Aghaei, M. Parvania, and M. Sahraei-Ardakani, “Contribution of FACTS Devices in Power Systems Security using MILP-Based OPF,” IET Generation, Transmission & Distribution, vol. 12, no. 15, pp. 3744 – 3755, August 2018. Published, 08/2018.
  • M. Sahraei-Ardakani, “Merchant Power Flow Controllers,” Energy Economics, vol. 74, pp. 878-885, Aug. 2018. Published, 08/2018.
    https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/...
  • S. Sadat, D. Haralson, and M. Sahraei-Ardakani, “Evaluation of Various Techniques to Warm-Start a Successive Linear Programming Algorithm for Solving the IV ACOPF,” IEEE PES General Meeting 2018, Portland, OR, USA. Published, 08/2018.
  • Y. Sang and Mostafa Sahraei-Ardakani, “Economic Benefit Comparison of D-FACTS and FACTS in Transmission Networks with Uncertainties,” IEEE PES General Meeting 2018, Portland, OR, USA. Published, 08/2018.
  • Y. Sang, M. Sahraei-Ardakani, and M. Parvania, “Stochastic Transmission Impedance Control for Enhanced Wind Energy Integration,” IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy, vol. 9, no. 3, pp. 1108-1117, Jul. 2018. Published, 07/2018.
    http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TSTE.2017.2770129
  • S. Sadat, D. Haralson, and M. Sahraei-Ardakani, “Security versus Computation Time in IV-ACOPF with SOCP Initialization,” 2018 IEEE International Conference on Probabilistic Methods Applied to Power Systems (PMAPS), Boise, ID, USA. Published, 06/2018.
  • S. Sadat, D. Haralson, and M. Sahraei-Ardakani, “Security versus Computation Time in IV-ACOPF with SOCP Initialization,” 2018 IEEE International Conference on Probabilistic Methods Applied to Power Systems (PMAPS), Boise, ID, USA. Published, 06/2018.
  • Y. Sang, J. Xue, M. Sahraei-Ardakani, and G. Ou, “Effective Scenario Selection for Preventive Stochastic Unit Commitment during Hurricanes,” 2018 IEEE International Conference on Probabilistic Methods Applied to Power Systems (PMAPS), Boise, ID, USA. Published, 06/2018.
  • Y. Sang and Mostafa Sahraei-Ardakani, “Analyzing the Mutual Influence of Conventional and Distributed FACTS via Stochastic Co-optimization,” 2018 IEEE International Conference on Probabilistic Methods Applied to Power Systems (PMAPS), Boise, ID, USA. Published, 06/2018.
  • Y. Al-Abdullah and M. Sahraei-Ardakani, “Differences in locational marginal prices: Deterministic vs. stochastic market formulations,” 2018 5th International Conference on Renewable Energy: Generation and Applications (ICREGA), Al-Ain, UAE. Published, 06/2018.
  • Y. Sang and M. Sahraei–Ardakani, “The Interdependence between Transmission Switching and Variable-Impedance Series FACTS Devices,” IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, vol. 33, no. 3, pp. 2792-2803, May 2018. Published, 05/2018.
    http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TPWRS.2017.2756074
  • Q. Zhang and M. Sahraei-Ardakani, “Distributed DCOPF with Flexible Transmission,” Electric Power System Research, vol. 154, pp. 37-47, Jan 2018. Published, 01/2018.
    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.epsr.2017.07.019
  • M. Sahraei-Ardakani and Ge Ou, “Day-Ahead Preventive Scheduling of Power Systems During Natuaral Hazards via Stochastic Optimization,” IEEE PES General Meeting 2017, Chicago, IL, USA. Published, 07/2017.
    http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/PESGM.2017.8274453
  • X. Li, P. Balasubramanian, M. Sahraei-Ardakani, K. W. Hedman, and R. Podmore, “Real-Time Contingency Analysis with Corrective Transmission Switching,” IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, vol. 32, no. 4, pp. 2604 - 2617, Jul. 2017. Published, 07/2017.
    http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TPWRS.2016.2616903
  • M. Sahraei-Ardakani and K. W. Hedman, “Computationally Efficient Control of FACTS Set Points in DC Optimal Power Flow with Shift Factor Structure,” IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, vol. 32, no. 3, pp. 1733 - 1740, May 2017. Published, 05/2017.
    http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TPWRS.2016.2591503
  • M. Abdi-Khorsand, Y. Al-Abdullah, and M. Sahraei-Ardakani, "Corrective Transmission Switching for N-1-1 Contingency Analysis," IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, vol. 32, no. 2, pp. 1606-1615, Mar. 2017. Published, 03/2017.
    http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TPWRS.2015.2447453
  • Y. Al-Abdullah and M. Sahraei-Ardakani, "Analysis of reserve relaxations in electric energy markets," Electric Power Systems Research, vol. 141, pp. 460-466, Dec. 2016. Published, 12/01/2016.
    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.epsr.2016.08.006
  • M. Sahraei-Ardakani and S. Blumsack, “Transfer Capability Improvement through Market-Based Operation of Series FACTS Devices,” IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, vol. 31, no. 5, pp. 3702-3714, Sep. 2016. Published, 09/01/2016.
    http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TPWRS.2015.2508720
  • M. Sahraei-Ardakani and K. Hedman, "Day-Ahead Corrective Adjustment of FACTS Reactance: A Linear Programming Approach," IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, vol. 31, no. 4, pp. 2867-2875, Jul. 2016. Published, 07/01/2016.
    http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TPWRS.2015.2475700
  • P. Balasubramanian, M. Sahraei-Ardakani, X. Li, and K. Hedman, "Towards smart corrective switching: Analysis and advancement of PJM's switching solutions," IET Generation, Transmission and Distribution, vol. 10, no. 8, pp. 1984-1992, 2016. Published, 05/19/2016.
    http://dx.doi.org/10.1049/iet-gtd.2015.1362
  • J. Lyon, S. Maslennikov, M. Sahraei-Ardakani, T. Zhang, E. Litvinov, X. Li, P. Balasubramanian, and K. Hedman, “Harnessing Smart Flexible Transmission: Corrective Transmission Switching for ISO-NE,” IEEE Power and Energy Technology Systems Journal, vol 3., no. 3, pp. 109-118, Sep. 2016. Published, 05/10/2016.
    http://doi.org/10.1109/JPETS.2016.2560135
  • M. Sahraei-Ardakani, X. Li, P. Balasubramanian, K. Hedman, and M. Abdi-Khorsand, "Real-Time Contingency Analysis with Transmission Switching on Real Power System Data," IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, vol. 31, no. 3, pp. 2501-2502, May 2016. Published, 05/01/2016.
    http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TPWRS.2015.2465140
  • M. Sahraei-Ardakani and K. Hedman, "A Fast LP Approach for Enhanced Utilization of Variable Impedance Based FACTS Devices," IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, vol. 31, no. 3, pp. 2204-2213, May 2016. Published, 05/01/2016.
    http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TPWRS.2015.2447453
  • M. Sahraei-Ardakani, S. A. Blumsack, and A. Kleit, "Estimating Zonal Electricity Supply Curves in Transmission-Constrained Electricity Markets," Energy, vol. 80, pp. 10-19, 2015. Published, 01/01/2015.
    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.energy.2014.11.030
  • M. Sahraei-Ardakani, A. Korad, K. Hedman, P. Lipka, and S. Oren, "Performance of AC and DC based transmission switching heuristics on a large-scale polish system", IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, July 2014, Washington, DC, USA. Published, 01/01/2014.
  • M. Sahraei-Ardakani and S. Blumsack, "Marginal value of FACTS devices in transmission-constrained electricity markets," IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, Vancouver, BC, Canada, July 2013. Published, 12/01/2013.
  • M. Sahraei-Ardakani and S. Blumsack, "Market Equilibrium for Dispatchable Transmission Using FACT Devices," IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, San Diego, CA, USA, July 2012. Published, 12/11/2012.
  • M. Sahraei-Ardakani, S. Blumsack, and A. Kleit, "Distributional Impacts of State-Level Energy Efficiency Policies in Regional Electricity Markets," Energy Policy, vol. 49, pp. 365-372, Oct. 2012. Published, 10/01/2012.
    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enpol.2012.06.034
  • M. Sahraei-Ardakani and A. Rahimi-Kian, "A Dynamic Replicator Model of the Players' Bids in an Oligopolistic Electricity Market," Electric Power Systems Research, vol. 79, no. 5, pp. 781-788, May 2009. Published, 05/01/2009.
    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.epsr.2008.10.008

Research Statement

The goal of my research is to make the future power and energy systems more economically-efficient, environmentally-friendly, and resilient. To do so, I employ methods from economics, operations research, and power engineering, to develop computationally-efficient algorithms for power system operation and planning. Moreover, my research involves design and analysis of energy policies to enhance the transition towards the aforementioned targets. 

Research Keywords

  • Smart Grid
  • Renewable Energy Systems
  • Renewable Energy
  • Quantitative Policy Analysis
  • Power system Optimization
  • Power and Energy Systems
  • Power System Reliability
  • Power System Operation
  • Power Electronics
  • Operations Research
  • Energy Policy
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Energy Economics
  • Energy
  • Electricity Markets
  • Electric Power Transmission

Presentations

  • M. Sahraei-Ardakani, “Operation of Power Flow Controllers: Computational Efficiency and Market Participation,” EPRI ISO/RTO Market Design Tech Conference, Feb. 2017, [Online]. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 02/2107.
  • M. Sahraei-Ardakani and F. Mohammadi, “Enhancing Scalability of Stochastic Unit Commitment during Extreme Weather using Machine Learning,” INFORMS Annual Meeting 2020. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 11/2020.
  • M. Sahraei-Ardakani, F. Mohammadi, and G. Ou, “Integration of Severe Weather Forecast Data in Grid Operation,” IEEE PES General Meeting 2020, August 2020, Montreal, Canada. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 08/2020.
  • M. Sahraei-Ardakani, F. Mohammadi, and G. Ou, “Machine Learning Assisted Preventive Stochastic Unit Commitment,” Increasing Market and Planning Efficiency Through Software, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, June 2020, Washington, DC, USA. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 06/2020.
  • M. Sahraei-Ardakani, G. Ou, and Z. Pu, "An Integrated Platform for Preventive Power System Operation during Hurricanes," HurriCon, East Carolina University, February 2020. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 02/2020.
  • F. Mohammadi and M. Sahraei-Ardakani, “Scalable Stochastic Unit Commitment During Hurricanes,” INFORMS Annual Meeting 2019, Seattle, WA, USA. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 11/2019.
  • Y. Sang and M. Sahraei-Ardakani, “Effective Power Flow Control Via Distributed FACTS Considering Future Uncertainties,” INFORMS Annual Meeting 2019, Seattle, WA, USA. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 11/2019.
  • M. Sahraei-Ardakani, F. Mohammadi, G. Ou, and Z. Pu, “Scalable Preventive Unit Commitment for Operation during Extreme Weather,” Increasing Market and Planning Efficiency Through Software, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Jun. 2019, Washington, DC, USA. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 06/2019.
    https://www.ferc.gov/CalendarFiles/20190627073821-...
  • M. Sahraei-Ardakani and Y. Sang, “Optimal Portfolio of Power Flow Control Technologies: Topology and Impedance Control,” INFORMS Annual Meeting 2018, Phoenix, AZ, USA. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 11/2018.
  • M. Sahraei-Ardakani and Y. Sang, “Energy Storage Planning in Presence of Topology Control,” INFORMS Annual Meeting 2018, Phoenix, AZ, USA. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 11/2018.
  • M. Sahraei-Ardakani and Y. Sang, “Coordinated Planning and Operation of M-FACTS and Transmission Switching,” 23rd International Symposium on Mathematical Programming (ISMP), Jul. 2018, Bordeaux, France. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 07/2018.
  • M. Sahraei-Ardakani, “Enhanced Operation of Power Flow Controllers through Efficient Algorithms,” 2018 IEEE T&D Conference and Exposition, April 2018, Denver, CO. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 04/2018.
  • M. Sahraei-Ardakani and Ge Ou “Preventive Power System Operation During Hurricanes,” Increasing Market and Planning Efficiency Through Software, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Jun. 2018, Washington, DC, USA. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 06/2017.
    https://www.ferc.gov/CalendarFiles/20180627123303-...
  • M. Sahraei-Ardakani, “Market-Based Operation of Flexible Transmission,” University of Tehran, Dec. 2016, Tehran, Iran. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 12/2016.
  • M. Sahraei-Ardakani, “Harnessing Flexible Transmission for Economic and Reliable Operation of Electric Power Systems,” Sharif University of Technology, Dec. 2016, Tehran, Iran. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 12/2016.
  • M. Sahraei-Ardakani, “Co-optimization of Series Facts Device Set Points and Generation Dispatch,” INFORMS Annual Meeting 2016, Nashville, TN, USA. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 11/2016.
  • M. Sahraei-Ardakani, “Reserve Deliverability Enhancement Through Flexible Transmission,” INFORMS Annual Meeting 2016, Nashville, TN, USA. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 11/2016.
  • M. Sahraei-Ardakani and Seth Blumsack, “A Market Design for Participation of Flexible AC Transmission System (FACTS) Devices,” 42nd Annual Conference, Eastern Economic Association, Feb. 2016, Washington, DC, USA. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 02/2016.
  • M. Sahraei-Ardakani, “Operator Involvement in Electricity Market Solution,” Penn State University, Feb. 2016, University Park, PA, USA. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 02/2016.
  • K. Hedman, M. Sahraei-Ardakani, P. Balasubramanian, and X. Li, “Flexible Transmission Decision Support: Scalable Heuristics for Power Flow Control Devices,” INFORMS Annual Meeting 2015, Philadelphia, PA, USA. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 11/2015.
  • M. Sahraei-Ardakani and K. Hedman, “Modeling and Reformulations of Flexible AC Transmission System (FACTS) Devices in Power Systems,” 22nd International Symposium on Mathematical Programming (ISMP), Jul. 2015, Pittsburgh, PA, USA. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 07/2015.
  • K. Hedman and M. Sahraei-Ardakani, “Flexible Transmission Decision Support Systems,” Increasing Market and Planning Efficiency Through Software, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Jun. 2015, Washington, DC, USA. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 06/2015.
  • M. Sahraei-Ardakani and K. Hedman, “System Operator Modifications to Electricity Market Solutions,” INFORMS Annual Meeting 2014, San Francisco, CA, USA. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 11/2014.
  • S. Blumsack and M. Sahraei Ardakani, “Market-Based Control of Flexible Transmission Architectures,” Center for Nonlinear Studies, Los Alamos National Laboratory, May 2012, Santa Fe, NM, USA. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 05/2012.

Research Groups

  • Mahdi Al-Saffar, Graduate Student. Electrical and Computer Engineering. 01/2021 - 01/2025. Awards/Scholarships/Stipends: Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research Ph.D. Scholarship.
  • Xinyang Rui, Graduate Student. ECE. 08/2018 - 08/2022.

Languages

  • Arabic, basic.
  • English, fluent.
  • Persian, fluent.

Geographical Regions of Interest

  • Africa
  • Chile
  • China
  • New Zealand
  • Turkey

Grants, Contracts & Research Gifts

  • INTERN: EAGER: Real-Time: Effective Power System Operation during Hurricanes using Historical and Real-Time Data. PI: Mostafa Sahraei-Ardakani. National Science Foundation, 09/2020 - 03/2021. Total project budget to date: $49,563.00
  • Elements: Open Access Data Generation Engine for Bulk Power System under Extreme Windstorms. PI: Ge Ou. Co-PI(s): Mostafa Sahraei-Ardakani, Zhaoxia Pu. National Science Foundation, 07/2020 - 07/2023. Total project budget to date: $498,032.00