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

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, “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.

Languages

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

Geographical Regions of Interest

  • Africa
  • Chile
  • China
  • New Zealand
  • Turkey

Publications

  • 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
  • Y. Sang, M. Sahraei-Ardakani, and M. Parvania, “Stochastic Transmission Impedance Control for Enhanced Wind Energy Integration,” IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy, in press, 2017. In press, 11/09/2017.
    http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/8097031/
  • Y. Sang and M. Sahraei–Ardakani, “The Interdependence between Transmission Switching and Variable-Impedance Series FACTS Devices,” IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, in press, September 2017. In press, 09/28/2017.
    http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/8049312/
  • 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, accepted for publication, Mar. 2017. Accepted, 03/2017.
  • 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.
  • 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. Accepted, 02/01/2017.
  • Al-Abdullah Y. & Sahraei-Ardakani M. (2016). Analysis of reserve relaxations in electric energy markets. (pp. 460-466). Vol. 141, Electric Power Systems Research. Published, 12/01/2016.
  • X. Li, P. Balasubramanian, M. Sahraei-Ardakani, M. Abdi-Khorsand, K. Hedman, and R. Podmore, "Real-time contingency analysis with corrective transmission switching," IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, 2016. In press, 10/19/2016.
    http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TPWRS.2016.2616903
  • 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, Sept. 2016. Published, 09/01/2016.
    http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TPWRS.2015.2508720
  • M. Sahraei-Ardakani and K. Hedman, "Computationally Efficient Adjustment of FACTS Set Points in DC Optimal Power Flow with Shift Factor Structure," IEEE Transactions on Power Systems. In press, 07/25/2016.
    http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TPWRS.2016.2591503
  • Sahraei-Ardakani M. & Hedman K. (2016). Day-Ahead Corrective Adjustment of FACTS Reactance: A Linear Programming Approach. (pp. 2867-2875). Vol. 31, IEEE Transactions on Power Systems. Published, 07/01/2016.
  • Balasubramanian P., Sahraei-Ardakani M., Li X. & Hedman K. (2016). Towards smart corrective switching: Analysis and advancement of PJM's switching solutions. (pp. 1984-1992). Vol. 10, IET Generation, Transmission and Distribution. Published, 05/19/2016.
  • 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
  • Sahraei-Ardakani M., Li X., Balasubramanian P., Hedman K. & Abdi-Khorsand M. (2016). Real-Time Contingency Analysis with Transmission Switching on Real Power System Data. (pp. 2501-2502). Vol. 31, IEEE Transactions on Power Systems. Published, 05/01/2016.
  • Sahraei-Ardakani M. & Hedman K. (2016). A Fast LP Approach for Enhanced Utilization of Variable Impedance Based FACTS Devices. (pp. 2204-2213). Vol. 31, IEEE Transactions on Power Systems. Published, 05/01/2016.
  • Sahraei-Ardakani M., Blumsack S. & Kleit A. (2015). Estimating zonal electricity supply curves in transmission-constrained electricity markets. (pp. 10-19). Vol. 80, Energy. Published, 01/01/2015.
  • Sahraei-Ardakani M., Korad A., Hedman K., Lipka P. & Oren S. (2014). Performance of AC and DC based transmission switching heuristics on a large-scale polish system. IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting. Vol. 2014-October. Published, 01/01/2014.
  • Sahraei-Ardakani M. & Blumsack S. (2013). Marginal value of FACTS devices in transmission-constrained electricity markets. IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting. Published, 12/01/2013.
  • Sahraei-Ardakani M. & Blumsack S. (2012). Market Equilibrium for dispatchable transmission using FACT devices. IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting. Published, 12/11/2012.
  • Sahraei-Ardakani M., Blumsack S. & Kleit A. (2012). Distributional impacts of state-level energy efficiency policies in regional electricity markets. (pp. 365-372). Vol. 49, Energy Policy. Published, 10/01/2012.
  • Sahraei-Ardakani M. & Rahimi-Kian A. (2009). A dynamic replicator model of the players' bids in an oligopolistic electricity market. (pp. 781-788). Vol. 79, Electric Power Systems Research. Published, 05/01/2009.