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  • Ph.D. (1995)

    Electric Power System Engineering

    Electrical & Computer Engineering, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran

  • Ph.D. (1995)

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  • M.Sc. (1990)

    Electric Power System Engineering

    Faculty of Engineering, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran

  • B.Sc. (1988)

    Electric Power Engineering

    Faculty of Engineering, University of Tabriz, Tabriz, Iran

  • Planning and Operation of Electric Distribution Networks
  • Security, Resiliency and Reliability of Electric Power Systems
  • Smart Networks
  • Risk Based Planning and Operation of Power Systyems
  • Energy Economy, Restructuring and Electric Power Market
  • Demand Response

    Dr. Mahmoud-Reza Haghifam is a Professor in the faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Tarbiat Modares University. He joined the Tarbiat Modares University in 1995. Dr. Haghifams research focus is on power system reliability analysis, smart electric distribution networks and data analysis in power system operation. He has been received research scholarships from DAAD and AvH in Germany in several times for research stay in Achen Technical University (RWTH). He is editor on chief and as well as member of editorial board of several technical journals. He is a senior member of IEEE and member of directing committee of CIRED. He is author of four book chapters published by springer and 7 text books. Dr. Haghifam acted as vice chairman for electric distribution and member of directory of Tavanir company for 4 years. Currenty he is vice president for research and technology in MAPNA group. Dr. Haghifam has won awards for his efforts in research on energy fields in Khwarizmi festival, Iran society of energy, as distinguished professor and etc. He is author of more than 300 technical journal papers.

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    Curriculum Vitae (CV)

    A hybrid method for recloser and sectionalizer placement in distribution networks considering protection coordination, fault type and equipment malfunction

    Majid Safari, Mahmoud‐Reza Haghifam, Mansoureh Zangiabadi
    Journal PaperIET Generation, Transmission & Distribution , 2021 January , {Pages }

    Abstract

    An effective way to improve distribution system reliability is to place switches and protective equipment in the optimal location. Commonly, in the placement problem, the use of equipment in the designated location is assumed to be possible. But in practice, to establish protection coordination between the equipment, it is necessary to remove or relocate some of the equipment. This paper aims to increase distribution companies' profits and reduce customer interruption costs through a feasible solution. A new hybrid method for equipment placement has been proposed that simultaneously solves the protection coordination problem. While determining the optimal number and location of reclosers and sectionalizers, the proposed method ensures prot

    A probabilistic reliability‐centred maintenance approach for electrical distribution networks

    Habib Allah Ravaghi Ardabili, Mahmoud‐Reza Haghifam, Seyyed Mostafa Abedi
    Journal PaperIET Generation, Transmission & Distribution , Volume 15 , Issue 6, 2021 March , {Pages 1070-1080 }

    Abstract

    Reliability improvement is a fundamental issue in electric distribution network (EDN) operation. In this regard, providing the most efficient maintenance policy can dramatically assist the electric utility companies in reducing the failure rate of EDN components. In the present study, a novel probabilistic reliability‐centred maintenance (RCM) approach is proposed in which the reliability level of the EDN components are evaluated according to the three‐state Markov model (MM). Using the MM, this study presents a trade‐off between the corrective maintenance and the preventive maintenance (PM) actions and finally determines the precedence of EDN components in PM financial resource allocation. Through the method presented in this study,

    MPC-based approach for online coordination of EVs Considering EV usage uncertainty

    M Tahmasebi, A Ghadiri, MR Haghifam, SM Miri-Larimi
    Journal PaperInternational Journal of Electrical Power & Energy Systems , Volume 130 , 2021 September 1, {Pages 106931 }

    Abstract

    This paper studies electric vehicle (EV) charging coordination in the presence of uncertainty. Considering that EVs usage are of considerable uncertainties, first, a probabilistic mechanism to model driving and charging patterns of EV owners utilizing Markov chain Monte Carlo (MCMC) is presented. Then a model predictive control (MPC) approach named online MPC (OL-MPC) is proposed to adaptively and intelligently coordinate the EV charging process which is able to cover both centralized and decentralized infrastructures concurrently. Technically, discrete-time manner, re-optimization characteristic, looking ahead and signal tracking are the main features of the proposed method which make it well-suited to address high uncertainties concerning

    A novel resource allocation model based on the modularity concept for resiliency enhancement in electric distribution networks

    Saeed Mousavizadeh Zahedi, Arman Alahyari, Tohid Ghanizadeh Bolandi, Mahmoud‐Reza Haghifam, Pierluigi Siano
    Journal PaperInternational Journal of Energy Research , 2021 March 27, {Pages }

    Abstract

    Paying attention to the modularity feature of electric distribution systems improves their performance against severe events and makes an outstanding opportunity for resiliency enhancement. In this paper, a novel framework based on the modularity concept is proposed in which, by deploying smart grid technologies and forming efficient modules, effective and robust energy in distribution systems is provided. Optimal placement of distributed generation (DG) resources, load control options, switching devices, and tie lines are simultaneously incorporated in the proposed linear allocation model. To consider electrical and topological characteristics in the independent functioning of the formed modules, a path‐based method is employed. The eff

    A study on resilient and cost-based design in power distribution network against severe hurricane

    M Karimi, SN Ravadanegh, MR Haghifam
    Journal Paper , , {Pages }

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    Incorporating microgrids coupling with utilization of flexible switching to enhance self-healing ability of electric distribution systems

    S Mousavizadeh, A Alahyari, SRM Ghodsinya, MR Haghifam
    Journal Paper , , {Pages }

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    Microgrid‐based resilient distribution network planning for a new town

    S Mojtahedzadeh, S Najafi Ravadanegh, MR Haghifam
    Journal Paper , , {Pages }

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    A Stochastic Markov Model for Maintenance Scheduling in The Presence of Online Monitoring System

    HA Ravaghiardabili, MR Haghifam, SM Abedi
    Journal Paper , , {Pages }

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    DC Networks on the Distribution Level–New Trend or Vision?

    A Makkieh, G Burt, R Pena Alzola, G Jambrich, N Fuchs, A Kazerooni, ...
    Journal Paper , , {Pages }

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    A novel three-stage risk-based scheme to improve power system resilience against hurricane

    M Mahzarnia, MP Moghaddam, MR Haghifam
    Journal Paper , , {Pages }

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    A Machine Learning Approach to Detect Energy Fraud in Smart Distribution Network

    M Emadaleslami, MR Haghifam
    Journal Paper , , {Pages }

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    Presenting a Practical Way to Pre-process the Raw Data of Smart Meters and Calculate the Load Duration Curve

    H Majidi, M Emadaleslami, MR Haghifam
    Journal Paper , , {Pages }

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    Multi-Objective Optimization of Distribution Networks Via Daily Reconguration

    M Razavi, H Momeni, MR Haghifam, S Bolouki
    Journal Paper , , {Pages }

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    Opportunities and Obstacles in Utilizing the Renewable Electric Power Resources in Iran

    H Mobini, MR Haghifam
    Journal Paper , , {Pages }

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    A novel approach for distributed generation expansion planning considering its added value compared with centralized generation expansion

    HAS Abushamah, MR Haghifam, TG Bolandi
    Journal Paper , , {Pages }

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    Resiliency analysis of electric distribution networks: A new approach based on modularity concept

    Saeed Mousavizadeh, Tohid Ghanizadeh Bolandi, Mahmoud-Reza Haghifam, Mojtaba Moghimi, Junwei Lu
    Journal PaperInternational Journal of Electrical Power & Energy Systems , Volume 117 , 2020 May 1, {Pages 105669 }

    Abstract

    Due to specific characteristics of electric distribution systems and their high vulnerability against natural disasters, providing appropriate methods for resiliency analysis and identifying system weaknesses is of great importance. Increasing penetration of distributed generation (DG) resources and developing microgrid (MG) technology provide modularity to distribution networks. Since the system capability in splitting into multi-independent sub-sections benefits its performance in severe circumstances, the level of modularization can be construed as a measure for resiliency analysis. In this study, a novel framework based on the modularity idea is proposed for quantifying the resiliency level of electric distribution systems. Utilizing gr

    Two stage risk based decision making for operation of smart grid by optimal dynamic multi-microgrid

    M Zadsar, S Sina Sebtahmadi, M Kazemi, SMM Larimi, MR Haghifam
    Journal PaperInternational Journal of Electrical Power & Energy Systems , Volume 118 , 2020 June 1, {Pages 105791 }

    Abstract

    Resect severe economic losses caused by distribution system equipment outage have highlighted the importance of improving the system resiliency and reliability. In active distribution networks (ADNs), the distributed energy resources (DERs) managed by dynamic isolated microgrids in contingency mode provide an alternative approach to enhance the system resiliency and continue supplying critical loads after equipment outage. How to incorporate this ADNs capability into a short-term DERs scheduling is a challenging issue. In response to this challenge, in this paper, a two stage risk based decision making framework for operation of ADNs is proposed to coordinate 24-h DERs’ scheduling and outage management scheme, in a way to be immune agains

    Impact of the Automation Outage Management Strategy and Self-healing on Reliability of Smart Distribution Networks Under the Penetration of Distributed Energy Resources

    M Zadsar, M Haghifam
    Journal PaperTABRIZ JOURNAL OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING , 2020 April 14, {Pages }

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    Flexibility Enhancement in Active Distribution Networks through a Risk-based Optimal Placement of Sectionalizing Switches

    Mahnaz Moradijoz, Saeed Moradijoz, Mohsen Parsa Moghaddam, Mahmoud-Reza Haghifam
    Journal PaperReliability Engineering & System Safety , 2020 May 8, {Pages 106985 }

    Abstract

    The advent of distributed energy resources (DERs) in distribution networks, referred to as active distribution networks (ADNs), brings in new opportunities for distribution network operators (DNOs) to improve the network reliability. The contribution of DERs in reliability enhancement generally depends on the island mode operation of DERs. Optimal placement of sectionalizing switches (SSs) enables ADNs to be operated more reliably by islanding the faulted part of the system in the form of flexible micro-grids (FMGs). However, practical methods are needed to handle the complex problem of the SS placement in ADNs. This paper presents a risk-based two-stage mixed-integer linear programming (MILP) model for the optimal placement of the network-

    Resiliency Enhancement with Vulnerability Mitigation and Redundancy Improvement of Distribution Network against Severe Hurricane

    Sajad Najafi Ravadanegh, Masoumeh Karimi, Mahmoud Reza Haghifam
    Journal PaperJournal of Energy Management and Technology , 2020 April 26, {Pages }

    Abstract

    Vulnerability mitigation and redundancy improvement are of the solutions for creating resilient distribution networks aims to prevent the uncontrollable outage propagation. In this paper a comparative study is proposed for optimal feeder routing problem and HV substation placement considering cost and resilience. At the first case the network is planned based on cost minimization, and then the proposed resilience index is calculated for the planned network. While at the second case the network is designed based on resilience enhancement and afterward the planned network cost is calculated. In case of resilient-based planning, the studied area is divided into small sites with different wind speed to evaluate the geospatial characteristics of

    Current Teaching

    • MS.c.

      Electric Energy Distribution

    • Ph.D.

      Reactive Power Control

    Teaching History

    • MS.c.

      Electric Energy Systems Reliability

    • Ph.D.

      Reactive Power Control

    • 2016
      Soleimani, Sajjad
      Designing electrical system and its management for a typical smart home
    • 2017
      Leylavi, Sina
    • 2017
      Nikravesh, Iman
    • 2018
      Khalilzadeh, Reza
    • 2018
      Emadaleslami, Mahdi
    • 2018
      Majidi Gharenaz, Hassan
    • 2019
      Nasrollahzadehsaravi, Nariman
    • 2019
      Zarei jalalabadi, Mohammad ebrahim
    • 2019
      Mirjalili, Seyed mohammadreza
    • Top 1% scientists in the world ( for four years from 2015-2018)
    • ٍElected by Iranian Energy society for highest publication in Energy field in Iran
    • Chief editor or editor of four technical international and national journals
    • Distinguished Professor in Tarbiat Modares University, 2003
    • Keynote speaker in many national and international conferences
    • Senior Member of IEEE, since 2003
    • Winner of Alexander Von Humboldt (AvH) Scholarship, Germany, 2006
    • Winner of short term research scholarship grants from DAAD, Germany in year: 2001, 2004, 2009 and 2013
    • Spokesman of Electric Power Industry of Iran, 2018-2019
    • Head of Electric Power Market Monitoring, 2017-2019
    • Electric Distribution Deputy, Tavanir Company, 2015-2019
    • Member of Directory, Tavanir Company, 2015-2019
    • Member of Regulation committee of Iran electric market, 2014-2019
    • Reserch Deputy of Electrical and Computer Department, Tarbiat Modares University, 2012-2014
    • 2019- Member of Iran Electric Power Reliability Council (IRANERC), 2012
    • Research Stay in RWTH, Aachen Technical University, Germany, (DAAD Scholarship), 2013
    • Research Stay in RWTH, Aachen Technical University, Germany, (DAAD Scholarship), 2009
    • Research Stay in RWTH, Aachen Technical University, Germany, (Alexander Von Humboldt Scholarship), 2006
    • , Education Deputy of Engineering Faculty of Tarbiat Modares University, 2007-2009
    • Full Professor of Electrical Engineering, 2007
    • Research stay (Sabbatical) in University of Calgary, Canada, 2004
    • Research Deputy of Engineering Faculty of Tarbiat Modares University, 2001-2003
    • Research Stay in RWTH, Aachen Technical University, Germany, (DAAD Scholarship), 2001
    • Associate Professor of Tarbiat Modares University, 2001-2007
    • Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering, 1995-2001
    • Vice President of Research and Technology, MAPNA Group, since 2019
    • Vice President of Research and Technology, MAPNA Group, since 2019
    • Vice President of Research and Technology, MAPNA Group, since 2019
    • Vice President of Research and Technology, MAPNA Group, since 2019
    • Vice President of Research and Technology, MAPNA Group, since 2019
    • Vice President of Research and Technology, MAPNA Group, since 2019
    • Vice President of Research and Technology, MAPNA Group, since 2019
    • Vice President of Research and Technology, MAPNA Group, since 2019
    • Vice President of Research and Technology, MAPNA Group, since 2019
    • Vice President of Research and Technology, MAPNA Group, since 2019
    • Vice President of Research and Technology, MAPNA Group, since 2019
    • Vice President of Research and Technology, MAPNA Group, since 2019

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