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Dr. Vaahedi has over 25 years of power industry experience in energy restructuring, power system operation and planning as well as the development and implementation of decision support tools and their utilization in power systems. He obtained his MSc and PhD degrees both from Imperial College, University of London in the area of security and economic operation of power systems. He presently works at BC Hydro where he is accountable for developing the technology strategy and the execution of a consolidated technology plan to ensure that BC Hydro Grid Operations technology remains at the leading edge. Dr. Vaahedi is an IEEE Fellow, Chairman of the Operation Methods Subcommittee of IEEE, an Editor of the IEEE Transactions in Power Systems and on the Board of Director sof CIO Association of Canada. He is an Adjunct Professor at the University of British Columbia and Sharif University of Technology. He has authored over 100 papers and owns registered patents on On-line Dynamic Security Assessment. In 2004, he won the IEEE PES Prize Paper award.
Decision Support Methods in Power Systems Operation
Principles; acceptable regions of operation; energy management systems; load flow methods; static and dynamic security; contingency analysis; transient and voltage stability; on-line stability assessment.
Optimization of Power System Operation
Application of linear and nonlinear optimization methods in power systems; constrained optimization; optimal power flow; economic dispatch; electricity market; local prices for active and reactive power; security-constrained OPF; state estimation, reliability analysis.
Advanced Power Systems Analysis
Computer-oriented analysis of electric power systems with regard to multiphase line constants, steady-state analysis of single and parallel circuits, lightning and switching surges; large-scale solution of power-flow problems; optimal real and reactive power flow.
Demand Side Storage to Increase Hydroelectric Generation Efficiency
Journal Article | IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy
Evaluation of NERC's BRD frequency control standard in hydroelectric generation
Conference Paper | 2015 IEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting