Next public research seminars

Location and time: Thursday 20th September, 13:00 in LG5.

SPEAKER: Navid Haghdadi (UNSW)

TITLE: Data-driven assessment of distributed PV systems and residential consumers and their impacts on electricity network planning and operation

In this presentation I am going to talk about some of our research projects over the course of my PhD and Postdoc, including application of distributed PV performance data and residential homes to explore their impact on distribution network such as peak demand reduction and voltage security implications; as well as my contribution to APVI solar mapping tool project. I'll also describe some of our open source tool development projects including "Tariff Design and Analysis" tool which is an open source and free tool funded by Energy Consumers Australia to help stakeholders understand and analyse the electricity network and retail tariffs and a collaborative project on developing an open-source capacity expansion modeling tool for the Australian National Electricity Market. 

Navid Haghdadi is a Postdoctoral Research Associate with the Center for Energy and Environmental Markets (CEEM) at UNSW. His research area includes big data analysis to explore the technical and economic impact of distributed PV systems on the electricity networks as well as designing cost-reflective electricity network tariffs. He is the lead developer of the CEEM's open source tool for designing cost reflective network tariffs and is involved in various other projects in CEEM. Navid has a PhD in Photovoltaic and Renewable Energy Engineering from UNSW (2017), a M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering - Power Systems (2012) and B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering (2009) from the University of Tehran, Iran.