Mohammad Reza Hesamzadeh

Electricity Market Research Group (EMReG)

Group leader: Dr. Mohammad Reza Hesamzadeh

Current Members:

  • Post-Doctoral Fellows
    • Sambuddha Chakrabarti
    • Sambuddha Chakrabarti, Optimal Investment Coordination in Transmission and Generation Expansion Planning, KTH
    • Sambuddha Chakrabarti (Sam) received his MS and PhD in Electrical Engineering (Energy Systems) from The University of Texas at Austin in 2017. The title of his PhD dissertation is "Post-Contingency States Representation and Redispatch for Restoration in Power Systems Operation". The scientific interests of Sam are primarily in the areas of Distributed Optimization Algorithms, Operations Research, Network Flows, Game Theory, Machine Learning etc., and their application to Power Systems problems. His current research is concerned with optimal investment coordination in transmission and generation expansion planning.


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  • Ph.D. students
    • Lamia Varawala
    • Lamia Varawala, Network science for reslient critical infrastructures, KTH (Joint with Associate Prof. G. Dan from Department of Network and Systems Engineering)
    • Lamia has received an Integrated M.Sc. (5 years) in Physics from UM-DAE Centre for Excellence in Basic Sciences (Mumbai, India) in 2017. Lamia joined the Electricity Market Research Group (EMReG) as a PhD student in July, 2017 to work towards developing a methodology to improve the resilience of the interdepedent critical cyber-physical network.

      Othmane Mazhar
    • Othmane Mazhar, Big Data Analytics for Decision Making in Electricity Markets, KTH (Joint with Associate Prof. C. Rojas and Associate Prof. C. Fischione from Department of Automatic Control)
    • Othmane received his M.Sc. degree in Applied and Computational Mathematics from KTH Royal Institute of Technology (Stockholm, Sweden) in 2016. He also has a B.Sc. degree in Mathematics and Physics and a M.Sc. degree in Industrial Engineering from Mohammedia School of Engineering (Morocco, Rabat) awarded in 2010 and 2013, respectively. Othmane has been selected as the first at the regional mathematics Olympiad in 2003 and 2004. He has been also among the 12 members of the National team of the Mathematics Olympiad in 2008. He joined EMReG in October 2016.

      Ehsan Davari
    • Ehsan Davari Nejad, Intermittency and ancillary service cost allocation: A game-theoretic approach, KTH
    • Ehsan has got his BSc and MSc degrees in Electrical Engineering-Power Systems; both from Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, respectively in 2013 and 2015. He has also been a researcher in Energy Bourse Group at Iran Grid Management Company. He joined EMReG in September 2015. His work is on design of ancillary service markets considering the adequacy of primary frequency control. His areas of interest also include Fault Detection and Fault Location in Power Systems, Charging Coordination of Hybrid Electric Vehicles in Distribution Systems, Electricity Markets, Power Systems Management and Operation Optimization in Multi Carrier Energy Systems.

      Zhao Yuan
    • Zhao Yuan, Decentralisation of optimal dispatch for Smart-Grid Vision, KTH
    • Zhao received Bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering from Hebei University of Technology, double Master degree in Electrical Engineering from Huazhong University of Science&Technology and in Renewable Energy from ParisTech. In 2014, he joined the Electricity Market Research Group(EMReG) as a PhD student. His research is to develop novel distributed optimal dispatch strategy and model for Smart Grid.

      Anna Grigoryeva
    • Anna Grigoryeva, TSO performance incentives, KTH
    • Anna Grigoryeva got her Bachelor degree in Economics from Lomonosov Moscow State University and Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree in Economics and Management of Network Industries from Comillas Pontifical University in Madrid and University Paris-Sud 11. She was working on her Master Thesis as a research assistant in Florence School of Regulation. She has joined Electricity Market Research Group (EMReG) in October 2013 within Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorate in Sustainable Energy Technologies and Strategies. Her scientific interests include incentive mechanisms for transmission system in the context of liberalised electricity markets, both on the operational level and on the long term investment level.

      Mahir Sarfati
    • Mahir Sarfati, Studying the Impact of Zonal and Nodal Pricing on the Swedish Electricity Supply Industry, KTH
    • Mahir Sarfati was born in Turkey. He received the M.Sc. degree in electrical engineering from the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm, Sweden, in 2012. He joined the department of Electric Power Systems at Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) as PhD Student in September 2012. The objective of his PhD project is to study different issues in the context of the Swedish electricity supply industry under zonal pricing and possible solutions to the problems arising from zonal pricing.

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  • M.Sc. students
    • Théobald Le Louarn, Optimization of a VPP Portfolio in segmented markets, KTH and E.ON


  • Post-Doctoral Fellows
    • Ekaterina Moiseeva, Dynamic Hedging for Electricity Markets, KTH
    • Ekaterina Moiseeva

      Ekaterina Moiseeva has received her MSc diploma in Power Engineering from Tomsk Polytechnic University and MSc diploma in Economics and Management of Power Engineering from Czech Technical University in 2012. She has defended her Ph.D. thesis on «Exercise of Market Power in Systems with High Penetration of Wind Power» in Electricity Market Research Group (EMReG) at KTH Royal Institute of Technology in 2017. The scientific interests of Ekaterina cover the topics in electricity market analysis and modelling. This includes wind power integration, equilibrium modelling of power systems, large-scale optimization, and game-theoretic concepts applied to power markets.

    • Héctor Chávex Oróstica, Inertia considerations for high variable generation levels in the NORDEL system, KTH
    • Hector Chavex Orostica

      Héctor joined the Electricity Market Research Group (EMReG) in June 2013. His research is focused on the design of ancillary service markets associated with the adequacy of primary frequency control for integrating large amounts of variable generation. He received the B.S. degree from the University of Santiago, Santiago, Chile, in 2004, the M.S. and Ingeniero degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Santiago, in 2006, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas in 2013. From 2006 to 2009, he was an Instrumentation Engineer with WorleyParsons Minerals and Metals, Santiago, Chile.

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  • PhDs
    • Yaser Tohidi, Optimal long-term generation-transmission planning in the context of multiple TSOs, KTH
    • Yaser Tohidi

      Yaser Tohidi got his Bachelor of Science from University of Tehran and his Master of Science from Sharif University of Technology. He joined EMReG as a PhD student in October 2012. His research area is Long-Term Transmission Planning in the Context of Multiple TSOs. Considering the target for the European Integrated Electricity Market and the option of cooperative TSOs as compared to non-cooperative TSOs, the research aims to find approaches that can provide incentives for different TSOs to participate in cooperative transmission expansion planning. He received his Ph.D. degree in December 2016.

      Ph.D. Thesis
    • Yelena Vardanyan, Optimal bidding of a hydropower producer in sequential power markets with risk assessment: Stochastic programming approach, KTH
    • Yelena Vardanyan

      Yelena Vardanyan received her Master and Licentiate degrees from the American University of Armenia and Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in 2007 and 2012, respectively. Her research focuses on short-term planning of hydropower under uncertainty. Large scale introduction of wind power in the power system will increase the need for improved short term planning models of hydro power, because additional variations are introduced in the system. This huge amount of uncertainties in the power system will cause changes in the power market, and there will be a value of advanced planning techniques that will allow more flexibility in hydropower generation. She received her Ph.D. degree in October 2016.

      Licentiate Thesis     Ph.D. Thesis
    • Mohamadreza Baradar, Pricing of voltage control ancillary services and design of its trading arrangements in the presence of large amounts of intermittent generating technologies, KTH
    • Mohamadreza Baradar

      Mohamadreza was born in Iran. He received his M.Sc. and Licentiate degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Tehran and Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in 2010 and 2013, respectively. He received his Ph.D. degree in June 2015.

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  • M.Sc.
    • Juliette Lesturgie, Approaches for long-term regulating prices modeling in the Nordics, KTH and Vattenfall (Graduated)
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    • Fernando Garcia Mariño, Stochastic investment in power system flexibility: A Benders decomposition approach, KTH (Graduated)
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    • Thomas Morin, Statistical study and clustering of the critical branches defining the market coupling in the Central West Europe Zone, KTH and RTE (Graduated)
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    • Pontus Wallin, Estimation of cross border flow in electricity markets using a Markovian Tobit approach, KTH (Graduated)
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    • Alexandre Canon, Impact of the bidding area configuration in the French Electrical Network, KTH and RTE (Graduated)
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    • Arthur Geze, Modelling and simulating the French capacity market, KTH and RTE (Graduated)
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    • Mana Farrokhseresht, Reactive power planning with voltage stability constraint for increasing the cross-border transmission capacity, KTH (Graduated)
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    • Nakisa Farrokhseresht, Impact of large amounts of wind power on primary frequency control: A technical and economic study, KTH (Graduated)
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    • Shan Huang, Large scale application of the conic optimal power flow, KTH (Graduated)
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    • Louis Wautier, Congestion cost forecasting in the liberalised power markets, KTH and RTE (Graduated)
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    • Doan Thuy, Impact of renewable energy sources on day-ahead pricing of the French and German electricity markets, KTH and Indar Energy (Graduated)
    • Abstract     Thesis
    • Olga Galland, Short-run security-constrained economic dispatch, KTH (Graduated) (The master thesis report of this work is selected by the Lambert Academic Publishing to be included in their academic series)
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    • Maria Noriega, Optimal transmission switching for reducing market power cost, KTH (Graduated)
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    • Mahir Sarfati, Modelling the diversification benefit of transmission investments in the presence of uncorrelated generation sources, KTH, 2012 (Graduated) (The master thesis report of this work is selected by the Lambert Academic Publishing to be included in their academic series)
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    • Matthieu Chaigneau, Analysis of reliability pricing model and study of its eventual implementation in an European framework, KTH and ALSTOM Grid, 2012(Graduated)
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    • Ludovic Autran, Convergence of day-ahead and future prices in the context of European power market coupling: Historical analysis of spot and futures electricity prices in Germany, Austria, France, Netherlands and Belgium, KTH and Indar Energy, 2012 (Graduated)
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    • Omobobola Faleye, Modelling demand uncertainties in generation-transmission planning problem - A case study of the Nigerian power system, KTH, 2012 (Graduated)
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    • Pedro Benedicto Martinez, A study of interaction between spot market and market for balancing services, KTH, 2011 (Graduated) (The master thesis report of this work is selected by the Lambert Academic Publishing to be included in their academic series)
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    • Zamiur Rahman, A probabilistic method for ex-ante study of market power in liberalized electricity markets with emphasis on the transmission constraints, KTH, 2011 (Graduated) (The master thesis report of this work is selected by the Lambert Academic Publishing to be included in their academic series)
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    • Sophie Guldner, Netback value of gas in the electricity generation, KTH and Electricite de France, 2010 (Graduated)
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