KTH
Mohammad Reza Hesamzadeh
EMReG

Research Interests

I am largely interested in topics regarding wholesale and retail electricity markets and power system economics. This includes but not limited to:

  • Electricity Market operation, analysis and design
  • Market power detection and mitigation
  • Transmission investment and competition analysis
  • Generation-Transmission investment coordination
  • Distribution network pricing
  • Strategic bidding under different market designs
  • Statistical techniques for modeling, analyzing and forecasting electricity prices

Developed Analysis Toolboxes:

  • Linear Nash Equilibrium Solver: Linear Nash Equilibrium solver (LiNE solver) is a computational tool developed in EMReG for purpose of electricity market analysis. The solver is developed based on the concept of extremal-Nash equilibria and it employs the oligopolistic modeling. An example version of this solver is applied to a stylized version of the Australian National Electricity Market (NEM) and it is currently indexed in the GAMS 24.0 model library. The following paper explains the mathematics behind the LiNE solver:
  • M. R. Hesamzadeh, D. R. Biggar, Computation of Extremal-Nash Equilibria in a Wholesale Power Market using a Single-Stage MILP, Power Engineering Letters, IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, Vol. 27, No. 3, pp. 1706-1707, August 2012
  • Short-Run Economic Dispatch Solver, SRED solver
  • The Conic Optimal Power Flow Solver, C-OPF solver

Examined PhD Theses:

  • M. S. Almas, Synchrophasor applications and their vulnerability to time synchronization impairment, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden, October 2017 (Internal Examiner)
  • Vedran Perić, Non-intrusive Methods for Mode Estimation in Power Systems using Synchrophasors, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden, March 2016 (Internal Examiner)
  • Srinivasa Kishoret, Cost Optimization of Power Transmission Lines in Hilly Areas, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, June 2015, India (External Examiner)
  • Yuwa Chompoobutrgool, Aspects of Wide-Area Damping Control Design using Dominant Path Synchrophasor Signals, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden, May 2015 (Internal Examiner)
  • Pavan Balram, Energy scheduling of electric vehicles for electricity market participation, Chalmers University of Technology, August 2014, Sweden (Opponent) [Licentiate Thesis]
  • German Morales, Unit Commitment: Computational Performance, System Representation and Wind Uncertainty Management, Universidad Pontificia Comillas, Spain, June 2014 (Member of Jury)
  • Rujiroj Leelaruji, Methods for Synchrophasor-Based Power System Instability Detection and HVDC Control, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden, December 2012 (Internal Examiner)

Professional Working Group:

  • CIGRE Working Group C5-18: Market price signals and regulated frameworks for regional coordination of grid investment

  • F. Regairaz, M.R. Hesamzadeh, J. Riesz, F-P. Hansen, A. Balkwill, Market price signals and regulated frameworks for coordination of transmission investment, Cigre Lund symposium, Lund, Sweden 27-18 May 2015
    Abstract Presentation

Projects:

  1. Optimal investment coordination of generation and transmission capacities (Funded by the ELFORSK program - 2016) (Completed)
  2. Technical Report     Research paper
  3. Optimal provision of inertia service in wind-integrated power systems (Funded by the EFORIS program - 2015) (Completed)
  4. Technical Report     Research paper
  5. Grid expansion planning in modern electricity markets (Funded by the Market Design Research Program, Sweden- 2014) (Completed)
  6. Technical Report     Research paper
  7. Study and analysis of market power in the Australian National Electricity Market (Funded by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, ACCC, and Australian Energy Regulator, AER - 2010) (Completed)
  8. Research Paper

Technical Presentations/Seminars/ Invited session:

  1. M. R. Hesamzadeh "Implementation of the Nodal Pricing Regime for Distribution Network Pricing: A Benchmark Model", Swedish Energy Markets Inspectorate (Ei), Stockholm, Sweden, November 5, 2015
  2. M. R. Hesamzadeh "Employing ABB technologies for improving the performance of power market", ABB Corporate Research, Västrås, Sweden, October 15, 2015
  3. M. R. Hesamzadeh "Incentive regulation for Transmission Expansion", University of Liege, Liege, Belgium, August 28, 2015
  4. M. R. Hesamzadeh "A profit-maximizing approach for transmission expansion planning unsing a revenue-cap incentive mechanism", Workshop on New Technologies in the Future Grid, KU Leuven, Belgium, November 26, 2014
  5. M.R. Hesamzadeh "The CapFTR Mechanism", German Institute for Economic Research, DIW Berlin, August, 2013
  6. M.R. Hesamzadeh "Market-based Benefits of Additional Transmission Capacity", Advanced Submarine Power Cable Interconnection Forum (Building Critical HVDC Interconnections for an Integrated European Power Network), Berlin, Germany, April 19-20, 2012 (Invited talk)
  7. M.R. Hesamzadeh "Optimal Generation-Transmission Planning in Perfectly Competitive Markets", Workshop on Pricing in Deregulated Electricity Markets, Voss, Norway, November 27-30, 2011 (Invited talk)
  8. M.R. Hesamzadeh "Transmission Planning", IEEE Innovative Smart Grid Technology Conference, Perth, Australia, November 13-16, 2011 (session chair)
  9. M.R. Hesamzadeh "Transmission Investment Policies" 8th International Conference on the European Energy Market, Zagreb, Croatia, May 25-27, 2011 (session chair)
  10. M.R. Hesamzadeh, D.R. Biggar, N. Hosseinzadeh, "Proactive Transmission Expansion Planning", presented at Transmission Network Service Provider of the State of Victoria, VenCorp, Melbourne, Australia, February 2009
  11. M.R. Hesamzadeh, N. Hosseinzadeh, "Augmentation of the High Voltage Transmission Systems in Restructured Electricity Market," presented at Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), Melbourne, Australia, June 2008
  12. M.R. Hesamzadeh, N.Hosseinzadeh, P.J. Wolfs "Transmission System Planning in Restructured Electricity Market, presented at PowerLink Company, Brisbane, Australia, July 2007

Professional Activities:

     2013 Member of steering committee, European Energy Market Conference
     2013 Board member, IEEE PE/PL Chapter in Sweden
     2013 Vice-chair, 10th European Energy Market Conference, EEM 13
     2008 Vice-Chair, Power and Energy Society Chapter, Queensland, Australia

Review assignments in international periodicals:

  • IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems
  • IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy
  • Optimization in Engineering
  • IEEE Transactions on Education
  • International Journal of Electrical Power and Energy Systems
  • Energy Systems
  • Energy Policy
  • Energy Economics
  • IEEE transactions on power systems
  • The Journal IET Generation, Transmission, and Distribution
  • The Journal Electric Power System Research (EPSR)
  • The Journal Simulation Modelling Practice and Theory (SIMPAT)

Scientific assessor of research proposals:

  • Research Foundation - Flanders (Fonds Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek - Vlaanderen, FWO), Belgium

National and International Grants:

  1. Project title: TSO performance incentives in liberalised power markets
    Funder: Erasmus Mundus Research program - European Commission
    Duration: 4 years (2013-2017)
  2. Project title: Probabilistic transmission reliability standards for generators
    Funder: Erasmus Mundus Research program - European Commission
    Duration: 4 years (2013-2017)
  3. Project title: Economic feasibility of market-based provision of inertia service
    Funder: Swedish Centre for Smart Grids and Energy Storage (SweGRIDS)
    Duration: 6 months (2013)
  4. Project title: Transmission pricing in the presence of large amounts of wind power and solar power
    Funder: Swedish Centre for Smart Grids and Energy Storage (SweGRIDS)
    Duration: 5 years (2012-2017)
  5. Project title: Dynamic zonal pricing for reducing the economic inefficiency resulting from fixed zonal boundary
    Funder: Swedish Centre for Smart Grids and Energy Storage (SweGRIDS)
    Duration: 5 years (2012-2017)
  6. Project title: Optimal long-term transmission planning in the context of multiple TSOs
    Funder: Erasmus Mundus Research program - European Commission
    Duration: 4 years (2012-2016)
  7. Project title: Modelling and quantifying Market power in the presence of large amounts of wind power and solar power
    Funder: Erasmus Mundus Research program - European Commission
    Duration: 4 years (2012-2016)
  8. Project title: Grid Transmission Planning in Modern Electricity Market
    Funder: Market Design Research Program, Sweden
    Duration: 1 year (2010-2011)