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I received my B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Tabriz, Tabriz, Iran, in 2015 and 2017, respectively. In addition, I also received an equivalence of Integrated Master Degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering in 2019 from the University of Porto, Portugal.

My MSc thesis project was "Optimal scheduling of demand response aggregators in the electricity market" under the supervision of Dr. Behnam Mohammadi-ivatloo and Dr. Nadali Mahmoudi.

Currently, I am a Research Assistant with the INESC-TEC and working on the UNiTED project under the supervision of Prof. João P. S. Catalão. Besides that, I have also enrolled in Doctoral Program in Sustainable Energy Systems in FEUP from February 2019.

My research interests are optimization of power systems under uncertainty, demand response, smart grids, and electricity markets.

Personal Email: mv.ghavidel@gmail.com

My LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/morteza-vahid-ghavidel/

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  • Name

    Morteza Ghavidel
  • Cluster

    Power and Energy
  • Role

    Research Assistant
  • Since

    22nd February 2019
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Publications

2021

Novel Hybrid Stochastic-Robust Optimal Trading Strategy for a Demand Response Aggregator in the Wholesale Electricity Market

Authors
Vahid Ghavidel, M; Javadi, MS; Santos, SF; Gough, M; Mohammadi Ivatloo, B; Shafie Khah, M; Catalao, JPS;

Publication
IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON INDUSTRY APPLICATIONS

Abstract
The close interaction between the electricity market and the end-users can assist the demand response (DR) aggregator in handling and managing various uncertain parameters simultaneously to reduce their effect on the aggregator's operation. As the DR aggregator's main responsibility is to aggregate the obtained DR from individual consumers and trade it into the wholesale market. Another responsibility of the aggregator is proposing the DR programs (DRPs) to the end-users. This article proposes a model to handle these uncertainties through the development of a novel hybrid stochastic-robust optimization approach that incorporates the uncertainties around wholesale market prices and the participation rate of consumers. The behavior of the consumers engaging in DRPs is addressed through stochastic programming. Additionally, the volatility of the electricity market prices is modeled through a robust optimization method. Two DRPs are considered in this model to include both time-based and incentive-based DRPs, i.e., time-of-use and incentive-based DR program to study three sectors of consumers, namely industrial, commercial, and residential consumers. An energy storage system is also assumed to be operated by the aggregator to maximize its profit. The proposed mixed-integer linear hybrid stochastic-robust model improves the evaluation of DR aggregator's scheduling for the probable worst-case scenario. Finally, to demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed approach, the model is thoroughly simulated in a real case study.

2020

Management of renewable-based multi-energy microgrids in the presence of electric vehicles

Authors
Shafie khah, M; Vahid Ghavidel, M; Di Somma, M; Graditi, G; Siano, P; Catalao, JPS;

Publication
IET RENEWABLE POWER GENERATION

Abstract
This study proposes a stochastic optimisation programming for scheduling a microgrid (MG) considering multiple energy devices and the uncertain nature of renewable energy resources and parking lot-based electric vehicles (EVs). Both thermal and electrical features of the multi-energy system are modelled by considering combined heat and power generation, thermal energy storage, and auxiliary boilers. Also, price-based and incentive-based demand response (DR) programs are modelled in the proposed multi-energy MG to manage a commercial complex including hospital, supermarket, strip mall, hotel and offices. Moreover, a linearised AC power flow is utilised to model the distribution system, including EVs. The feasibility of the proposed model is studied on a system based on real data of a commercial complex, and the integration of DR and EVs with multiple energy devices in an MG is investigated. The numerical studies show the high impact of EVs on the operation of the multi-energy MGs. © The Institution of Engineering and Technology 2019

2020

Optimal Battery Storage Arbitrage Considering Degradation Cost in Energy Markets

Authors
Akbari Dibavar, A; Mohammadi Ivatloo, B; Anvari Moghaddam, A; Nojavan, S; Vahid Ghavidel, M; Shafie khah, M; Catalao, JPS;

Publication
2020 IEEE 29TH INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON INDUSTRIAL ELECTRONICS (ISIE)

Abstract
Energy arbitrage have monetary benefits for privately owned battery energy storage systems, such as the battery of an electric vehicle or residential batteries. However, the life cycle and degradation cost of the battery storage should be taken into consideration and can decrease obtained income in the long-term. This paper proposes an optimization framework to derive optimal bidding and offering curves for lead-acid battery storage participate in a stepwise energy market. The objective is to maximize the profit comes from participating in energy arbitrage action, while the life cycle of the battery is considered by objective function and constraints. Due to the small capacity of the considered storage unit, it can be assumed that this unit is a price-taker participant, which its actions cannot influence the market prices. Hence, the energy prices are modeled as uncertain parameters using stochastic programming approach. The second order stochastic dominance constraints are as risk management method. © 2020 IEEE.

2020

Demand response programs in multi-energy systems: A review

Authors
Vahid Ghavidel, M; Javadi, MS; Gough, M; Santos, SF; Shafie khah, M; Catalao, JPS;

Publication
ENERGIES

Abstract
A key challenge for future energy systems is how to minimize the effects of employing demand response (DR) programs on the consumer. There exists a diverse range of consumers with a variety of types of loads, such as must-run loads, and this can reduce the impact of consumer participation in DR programs. Multi-energy systems (MES) can solve this issue and have the capability to reduce any discomfort faced by all types of consumers who are willing to participate in the DRPs. In this paper, the most recent implementations of DR frameworks in the MESs are comprehensively reviewed. The DR modelling approach in such energy systems is investigated and the main contributions of each of these works are included. Notably, the amount of research in MES has rapidly increased in recent years. The majority of the reviewed works consider power, heat and gas systems within the MES. Over three-quarters of the papers investigated consider some form of energy storage system, which shows how important having efficient, cost-effective and reliable energy storage systems will be in the future. In addition, a vast majority of the works also considered some form of demand response programs in their model. This points to the need to make participating in the energy market easier for consumers, as well as the importance of good communication between generators, system operators, and consumers. Moreover, the emerging topics within the area of MES are investigated using a bibliometric analysis to provide insight to other researchers in this area. © 2020 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland.

2020

Demand response based trading framework in the presence of fuel cells using information-gap decision theory

Authors
Vahid Ghavidel, M; Javadi, MS; Santos, SF; Gough, M; Shafie khah, M; Catalao, JPS;

Publication
2020 INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON SMART ENERGY SYSTEMS AND TECHNOLOGIES (SEST)

Abstract
Nowadays demand response (DR) is known as one of the main parts of the power system especially in the smart grid infrastructure. Furthermore, to enhance the participation of the consumers in the DR programs, the Independent System Operators (ISOs) have introduced a new entity, i.e. Demand Response Aggregator (DRA). The main contribution of this paper is to investigate a novel framework to increase the profits of the DRA participating in the day-ahead electricity market, i.e. employment of an axillary generation system in the DRA entity. It is supposed that the DRA in this paper has an axillary generation system and it would lead to an increase in the profit of the DRA through avoiding the economic loss in the process of trading DR obtained by the active participation of prosumers in the electricity market. The fuel cell is introduced as the axillary generation unit to the DRA unit. In the framework proposed in this paper, the DR is acquired from end-users during peak periods and will be offered to the day-ahead electricity market. The power flow during the off-peak hours is in another direction, i.e. from the grid to the consumers. In this model, the information-gap decision theory (IGDT) is chosen as the risk measure. The uncertain parameter is the day-ahead electricity market price. The optimization problem's objective is to maximize the profit of the DRA. The behavior of the risk-seeker decision-maker is analyzed and investigated. The feasibility of the program is demonstrated by applying it to realistic data. © 2020 IEEE.