Doctor of Philosophy student (PhD, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science)
Mohamed’s research focuses on the Self-healing operation of the smart distribution grids in order to improve the system reliability and efficiency, in both normal and critical modes of operation. With the large penetration of the distributed generations (dispatchable/ non-dispatchable), electric vehicle and the storage devices, The distribution network is now shifting to a smarter grid setup. Smart grid technology aims to provide better grid performance
and support a wide array of additional services to customers. Smart grid represents the interaction between customers, network operators and power producers, in which the distributed control is used in the smart grid paradigm. Mohamed’s goal is to introduce a self-healing mechanism that can optimize the Smart distribution grid if a fault occurs. Also, if/when there is a violation in the operational constraints, the major benefits of the self-healing include: the energy management of the system, fault detection and isolation, and optimal restoration of the active distribution networks, if any reliability issue occurred.
Office location: BRG 312
- M. Zaki, and H.E. Farag, “Automatic Restoration in Distribution Systems Considering DG Transfer and Islanded Microgrids,’’ in 2016 IEEE Canada Electrical Power and Energy Conference (EPEC), October 2016, Ottawa, ON, Canada pp.1-6. – link
- M. Zaki, and Hany E.Farag, “Self-healing restoration in droop-controlled islanded microgrids using ant colony optimization,’’ in Smart Grid for Smart Cities (SGSC) conference, Toronto, Canada, October 13-14, 2015 – link