Mohammad Mousavi

Senior Researcher

Mohammad received BSc and MSc degrees in Electrical Engineering with honors from Amirkabir University of Technology (Tehran Polytechnic) department of Electrical Engineering – in 2006 and 2008, respectively. After two years work in substation secondary (protection and control) design sector, he commenced his PhD and graduated from Tehran Polytechnic Electrical Engineering department in March 2011. His PhD thesis was about stochastic quantification of the impacts of increasing penetration of distributed generations on loss of useful life of power system components. He worked two more years as design engineer of high-voltage substations in Iran. Then, he commenced his role as Manager of substation protection Research and Development (R&D) department at Ray Avin Fan Co. in Iran. Although he contributed to several research projects, his main focus was on design and manufacturing of prototypes of protective relays. He temporarily worked as Invited Lecturer and Power Systems Researcher at Tehran Polytechnic. From September 2011, he has been a Senior Lecturer at Azad Islamic University, and in December 2013 he joined Electricity Research Centre (ERC) as Senior Power Systems Researcher. His research interests include flexible operation of power systems highly penetrated by uncertain and variable distributed generations in the presence of electric vehicles, demand response and storage units. 

Mohammad is funded through the SEES Cluster, supported by Science Foundation Ireland under Grant Number SFI/09/SRC/E1780.

Project: Sustainable Electrical Energy Systems

The project is about integration, optimization and control of very high, variable renewable penetrations (40% energy and above), the development of an active, smarter and more flexible electricity network enabled by the deployment of information and communication technologies, facilitation of customer and utility demand management, electrification of segments of the heat and transport markets, and identification of new loads and storage, and analyzing their characteristics. In summary, the project addresses key issues like flexibility to complement renewables while maintaining reliability, a subject that underpins the successful transformation of the sustainable electrical energy system.

Keywords: power system flexibility, demand response, energy storage, electric vehicle, optimization, stochastic processes, variable generation, electric load, reserve requirement, energy efficiency


Distribution transformer loss-of-life cost allocation to network customers

Mohammad Mousavi, Ali ABBASI,
Journal Paper Turkish Journal of Electrical Engineering & Computer Sciences published on 01/04/2014

Energy Loss Reduction by Conductor Replacement and Capacitor Placement in Distribution Systems

Vahid Farahani, Hesamedin Sadeghi, Hossein Askarian Abyaneh, Mohammad Mousavi, Kazem Mazlumi,
Journal Paper IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON POWER SYSTEMS published on 01/08/2013

Allocation of the Loss-of-life Cost of Inservice Distribution Cables to Network Customers

Journal Paper Electric Power Components and Systems published on 30/06/2013

Analysis of the effect of distributed generation on life expectancy of power cables

Mohammad Mousavi, H. Askarian Abyaneh, P. Siano,