Hamid Zareipour Biographical Abstract

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Hamid Zareipour

Biographical Abstract


Dr. Zareipour received his Bachelor and Master degrees in Electrical Engineering in 1995 and
1997 from K.N. Toosi and Tabriz Universities, Iran, respectively. He was a university lecturer
and a consultant engineering
in Iran from 1997 to 2002, and then joined the University of
Waterloo in 2003. He received his PhD in 2006 from Waterloo. He has been at the University of
Calgary since 2007, where he is an Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering.
His re
search is concerned with the operation, management and planning of sustainable electric
energy systems in a deregulated environment. Dr. Zareipour currently supervises / co
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supervises eight graduate students at the PhD and Master levels.


Dr. Zareipour wa
s the Technical Activities Organizer for the Power Engineering / Industrial
Applications Chapter, Southern Alberta Section, IEEE, from 2007 to 2008. He was the co
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chair
of the 2008 North American Power Symposium (NAPS) in Calgary, sponsored by IEEE and
sev
eral local industries, with more than 200 delegates from around the world. Dr. Zareipour is
also a member of the Local Organizing Committee for the 2009 IEEE PES General Meeting in
Calgary, and is responsible for Technical Tours. He currently serves as the

Vice
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Chair of the
Southern Alberta Section, IEEE.


Research Abstract


Dr. Zareipour’s research group focuses on challenges faced by the electric energy systems as a
result of integrating sustainable energy solutions / resources into the grid. Specificall
y, his group
is looking at the impacts of large
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scale integration of wind
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powered generators (WPG) on power
system reliability, electricity market operation, and system expansions. Furthermore, his group
currently works on potential storage
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based solutions

for mitigating the challenges related to the
intermittency of WPG in a power system.


In addition, this group is researching the potential impacts of large
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scale adoption of plug
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in
hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV) on power system planning, management, and

operation. The
PHEV technology can potentially help in reducing transportation
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related emissions and the
society’s dependency on fossil fuels. However, wide adoption of PHEV technology may require
extensive infrastructure expansion. This infrastructure ma
y include new distribution facilities,
transmission lines, peaking generators or a smart charging system. Currently, Dr. Zareipour is
looking at potential environmental benefits and challenges of PHEVs when combined with
WPG.


This group also examines pric
e
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based energy conservation and demand
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side management as
an alternative replacement for generation / transmission capacity expansions. They are working
on a price
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based customer awareness system for incenting the demand
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side to participate in
electric ene
rgy markets. In another project, this group is also involved in modeling residential
loads for smart grid applications.