“Deploying Distributed Flexibility for Power System Security Enhancement”
Dr. Masood Parvania, Postdoctoral Scholar, Center for Trustworthy Cyber Infrastructure for the Power Grid (TCIPG), Arizona State University

Fri. Feb. 27th, 2015 3:05 – 3:55 p.m. WEB 1230 Warnock Engineering Building University of Utah


The changing composition of energy resources, the aging of the grid infrastructure and an increasing number of natural disasters and cyber threats are contributing to heightened attention to the security of power delivery. Addressing the emerging security challenges requires additional flexibility and greater sophistication in managing the power system assets and operations. This seminar will present a hierarchical model for operation optimization of small-scale customers’ load reduction and distributed energy resources (DER) that has the potential of enhancing the operational security, improving the economic efficiency, and reducing the carbon footprint of power systems.


Dr. Masood Parvania is a Postdoctoral Scholar with the School of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering at Arizona State University, working at the center for Trustworthy Cyber Infrastructure for the Power Grid (TCIPG) on security and operational flexibility of power systems. Previously, he was affiliated with the TCIPG center at the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at University of California Davis. In 2012-2013, he was a Research Associate with the Robert W. Galvin Center for Electricity Innovation at Illinois Institute of Technology, where he developed frameworks for integration of distributed energy resources in power system operation. He completed his Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering at Sharif University of Technology, in 2013, where he received the Outstanding Research Accomplishment Award. His research focuses on developing mathematical models and optimization techniques for economic, secure, and environmentally-friendly operation of power and energy systems. He has published more than 30 peer-reviewed journal and conference publications.

Dr. Parvania is the Chair of the IEEE Power and Energy Society Task Force on Reliability Impacts of Demand Response Integration. He is a member of IEEE and INFORMS, and serves as a reviewer for several international journals.