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Research-Murat Fahrioğlu

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Research-Murat Fahrioğlu

Research Interests:

      • Power Systems Analysis
      • Prevention of Electricity Outages Using Demand Side Management
      • Electricity Markets
      • Demand Side Management of Electricity
      • Economics of System Security
      • Application of Game Theory to Power Systems
      • Distributed Generation and Sustainable Energy Sources
      • Renewable Energy Systems
        • Solar Energy
        • Wind Energy
        • Hybridization of Solar and Wind Energy
        • Connection of Renewable Energy sources to the power grid

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Highlights of Research Ideas:

Demand Mangement of Power Systems

      • Demand Management prevents outages
      • Nonlinear pricing can extract maximum value from demand management contracts
      • Customer outage cost function can be calibrated from existing utility data
      • The importance of location can be incorporated into the demand management contracts
      • Available cost effective load relief is a substitute for building extra generation
        • It leads to robust cost effective systems
      • Demand management can also be used by regulators, ISOs, and others

Renewable Energy Sources

      • High solar energy potential needs to be utilized in North Cyprus
      • A hybrid system of solar and wind energy can help produce a better energy system in North Cyprus
        • Hybridization depends on the availability of sufficient wind speeds
      • Every power system has a certain percentage of renewable energy tolerance
        • Connection of renewable energy sources into the system can cause problems for the power grid and needs to be done properly

 

JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS
M. Fahrioglu, N. Nwulu, “Investigating a Ranking of Loads in Avoiding Potential Power System Outages”,Journal of Electrical Review (Przeglad Elektrotechniczny), accepted, 2012.
N. Nwulu, M. Fahrioglu, “A Soft Computing Approach to Projecting Locational Marginal Price”, Neural Computing and Applications, In Press, 2012, DOI 10.1007/s00521-012-0875-8
M. Fahrioglu, F.L. Alvarado, R.H. Lasseter, T. Yong, “Supplementing Demand Management Programs with Distributed Generation Options”, Electric Power Systems Research, Elsevier, Volume 84, Issue 1, pp. 195-200, March 2012.
M. Lee, H. Abdullah, J. Jofriet, D. Patel, M. Fahrioglu, “Air Temperature Effect on Temperature Distribution in Foil-Type Winding for Ventilated Dry-Type Transformers”, Electric Power Systems Research, Elsevier, Volume 81, Issue 3, pp. 783-789, March 2011.
N. Nwulu, M. Fahrioglu, “Power System Demand Management Contract Design: A Comparison between Game Theory and Artificial Neural Networks”, International Review on Modelling and Simulations, Vol. 4 No. 1, pp. 106-112, February 2011.
M. Fahrioglu and F. L. Alvarado, “Using Utility Information to Calibrate Customer Demand Management Behavior Models”, IEEE Power Engineering Review, Vol. 21, Issue 4, 2001.
M. Fahrioglu and F. L. Alvarado, “Using Utility Information to Calibrate Customer Demand Management Behavior Models”, IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, Vol. 16, No. 2, pp. 317-322, May 2001.
M. Fahrioglu and F. L. Alvarado, “Designing Incentive Compatible Contracts for Effective Demand Management”, IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, Vol. 15, No. 4, pp. 1255-1260, November 2000.

OTHER PUBLICATIONS
N. Nwulu, M. Fahrioglu, “A Neural Network Model for Optimal Demand Management Contract Design”,Proceedings of the EEEIC Conference, Rome, Italy, May 2011.
N. Nwulu, M. Fahrioglu, “Determining Electricity Nodal Prices Using Support Vector Machines”,Proceedings of the EECS’10 6th International Symposium on Electrical and Computer Systems, Lefke, N. Cyprus, November 2010.
N. Nwulu, M. Fahrioglu, “Designing Optimal Demand Management Contracts Using an Artificial Neural Network”, Proceedings of the ICCE-2010 10th International Conference on Clean Energy, Famagusta, N. Cyprus, September 2010.
M. Fahrioglu, R. H. Lasseter, F. L. Alvarado and T. Yong, “Integrating Distributed Generation Technology into Demand Management Schemes”, Proceedings of the IEEE-PES/IAS Conference on Sustainable Alternative Energy, Valencia, Spain, September 2009.
M. Fahrioglu and F. L. Alvarado, “Packaging Demand Management Contracts for Deregulated Environments”, Proceedings of the North American Power Symposium, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, October 2000.
Murat Fahrioglu. The Design of Optimal Electric Power Demand Management Contracts. PhD dissertation, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Department of Electrical Engineering, 1999.
M. Fahrioglu and F. L. Alvarado, “On the Importance of Customer Location in Demand Management Contracts”, Proceedings of the North American Power Symposium, San Luis Obispo, California, October 1999.
M. Fahrioglu and F. L. Alvarado, “Using Utility Information to Calibrate Customer Demand Management Behavior Models”, PSERC Project Report, June 1999.
M. Fahrioglu and F. L. Alvarado, “Designing Cost Effective Demand Management Contracts Using Game Theory”, Proceedings of the IEEE PES Winter Meeting, New York, January 1999.
M. Fahrioglu and F. L. Alvarado, “The Design of Optimal Demand Management Programs and Contracts”,Energy Center of Wisconsin Technical Report, Energy Center of Wisconsin, September 1998.
M. Fahrioglu and F. L. Alvarado, “The Design of Optimal Demand Management Programs“, Proceedings of the Bulk Power System Dynamics and Control IV – Restructuring, Santorini-Greece, August 1998.
Electric Power Research Institute, “Analysis of Control Interactions on FACTS-Assisted Power Systems”,EPRI Final Report TR-109969, January 1998. (Multi-author report, M. Fahrioglu was one of two students significantly involved in the preparation of this report.)
F. L. Alvarado et al., “Impact of Network Topology on Steady State Control Interactions among Series FACTS Devices”, Proceedings of the EPRI Conf. on the Future of Power Delivery, Washington, DC, April 1996.
Murat Fahrioglu. Using TCSC Devices for Optimal Economic Dispatch. MSc dissertation, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Department of Electrical Engineering, 1994.
M. Fahrioglu and F. L. Alvarado, “Using TCSC Devices for Optimal Economic Dispatch”, Proceedings of the North American Power Symposium, Manhattan, Kansas, September 1994.

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