PhD Candidate in Sustainable Energy Systems, Victoria University of Wellington
Soheil Mohseni is currently pursuing a PhD at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand in the Chair in Sustainable Energy Systems. His PhD thesis revolves around developing a demand response-centered method to optimally size on-/off-grid micro-grids using AI-based meta-heuristic optimization algorithms considering model-inherent parametric uncertainties. In his project, he engages directly with the public- and private-sector energy stakeholders, as well as remote and rural communities in New Zealand, to understand how energy planning optimization can drive the deployment of stand-alone and grid-connected renewable energy systems. His research interests include: cost-optimal integration of distributed energy resources, green vehicles, and electrified heating into renewable and sustainable energy systems; quantification of the uncertainties associated with the forecasted electrical/thermal loads, climatic data, green vehicles’ power consumption and driving patterns, as well as electricity price; application of evolutionary algorithms to the optimal operational scheduling and planning of renewable energy systems; and demand response-integrated techno-economic analysis of poly-generation energy networks. He also holds a BSc (with High Distinction) in power engineering from Kermanshah University of Technology, Iran, as well an MSc (with High Distinction) in power engineering, and power systems from the University of Guilan, Iran.
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