E-RESILIENCY News

NSF Grant: Collaborative Research: Data-Driven Situational Awareness for Resilient Operation of Distribution

August 2020

Congratulations

Dr. Hanif Livani (PI) and Dr. Ben-Idris (Co-PI) have received an NSF grant to developing advanced situational awareness and remedial action tools. This is a collaborative project with University of Illinois at Chicago led by UNR. The objectives of this project include developing new methods to integrate multi-rate time-series data sets in distribution networks with inverter-based DERs for network events and situational assessment; establishing an enforced coherency-based aggregation for clustering inverter-based DERs, even if they are initially non-coherent; and developing a stability-based optimization framework for boundary identification of autonomously islanded stable clusters of heterogeneous DERs and flexible loads during grid outages.

 

 

City of Reno Municipal Renewable Energy Expansion Study

August 2020

This research has been supported through Community Based Research Award Program.

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NSF INTERN Award: Non-Academic Research Internships for Graduate Students (INTERN)

July 2020

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Dr. Mohammed Ben-Idris receives NSF INTERN Award: Non-Academic Research Internships for Graduate Students (INTERN) funding. The funding under this award will support Narayan Bhusal, PhD student, for internship at Quanta Technology LLC. Narayan will be working on developing power system resilience enhancement methods based on game theory. He will be co-advised with Dr. Damir Novosel, President and Founder of Quanta Technology.

 

 

 

NSF INTERN Award: Non-Academic Research Internships for Graduate Students (INTERN)

July 2020

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Dr. Mohammed Ben-Idris receives NSF INTERN Award: Non-Academic Research Internships for Graduate Students (INTERN) funding. The funding under this award will support Michael Abdelmalak, PhD student, for internship at EnerNex LLC. Michael will be working on developing solutions to enhance power system resilience and uncertainty quantification. He will be co-advised with Dr. Aaron Snyder and Dr. Jens Schoene from EnerNex.

 

 

 

Nevada National Science Foundation’s Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (NSF EPSCoR)

Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP)

July 2017

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Matthew Egan, Undergraduate Researcher at the E-RESILIENCE Lab, receives NSF EPSCoR Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP). The funding under this award will support Matthew to develop methods for decentralized smart distribution system control. RIAPS will be used as a platform to implement the proposed solutions.

 

 

 

 

Faces of the Pack: Engineering major finds her interests through research opportunities and leadership roles | University of Nevada, Reno

 

Michelle Falcon Mujica, Undergraduate Researcher at E-RESILIENCY Lab. "Michelle Falcon Mujica has worked closely with Indira Chatterjee, associate dean of the College of Engineering, and Mohammed Ben-Idris, assistant professor of electrical and biomedical engineering, during her time at the University"

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Paper Accepted.

March 2020

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M. Kamruzzaman, M. Benidris, "A reliability-constrained demand response-based method to increase the hosting capacity of power systems to electric vehicles," International Journal of Electrical Power & Energy Systems, vol. 121, 2020.

This paper proposes a reliability-constrained demand response-based method to maximize the permissible penetration level of electric vehicles (EVs) at electric power system buses. The proposed method is developed based on a DR program and load profiles of EVs. PDF

 

 

Paper Accepted.

January 2020

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N. Bhusal, M. Abdelmalak, M. Kamruzzaman and M. Benidris, "Power System Resilience: Current Practices, Challenges, and Future Directions," IEEE Access, vol. 8, pp. 18064-18086, 2020.

This paper provides a comprehensive and critical review of current practices of power system resilience metrics and evaluation methods and discusses future directions and recommendations to contribute to the development of universally accepted and standardized definitions, metrics, evaluation methods, and enhancement strategies. PDF

 

 

University of Nevada, Reno Undergraduate Research & City of Reno

Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP)

Spring 2020

Congratulations!

Matthew Egan, Undergraduate Researcher at the E-RESILIENCE Lab, receives Undergraduate Research Award from City Of Reno through University of Nevada, Reno Undergraduate Research. The funding under this award will support Matthew to analyze current regulations in the state of Nevada and city of Reno that may help or hinder renewable growth: Methods of Renewable Energy Expansion for Municipal Governments.

 

 

University of Nevada, Reno Undergraduate Research & City of Reno

Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP)

Fall 2019

Congratulations!

Benjamin Fritz, Undergraduate Researcher at the E-RESILIENCE Lab, receives Undergraduate Research Award from City Of Reno through University of Nevada, Reno Undergraduate Research. This research focuses on building electrification, with an emphasis on buildings in Reno. In residential and commercial buildings, transitioning from natural gas to electricity for space heating, water heating, and cooking will result in the largest carbon reductions.

 

 

NSF INTERN Award: Non-Academic Research Internships for Graduate Students (INTERN)

August 2019

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Dr. Mohammed Ben-Idris receives NSF INTERN Award: Non-Academic Research Internships for Graduate Students (INTERN) funding. The funding under this award will support MD Kamruzzaman, PhD student, for internship at GEIRI North America. MD will be working on developing voltage control-based methods for power system resilience enhancement and accurate battery models in power system reliability enhancement. He will be co-advised with Dr. Di Shi and Dr. Xiaohu Zhang GEIRI North America.