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Dr. Mehdi Etezadi-Amoli, P.E.

Professor and Chair

Mehdi Etezadi-Amoli

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Degrees

  • Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, New Mexico State University, 1974
  • M.S., Electrical Engineering, New Mexico State University, 1972
  • B.S., Electrical Engineering, New Mexico State University, 1970

Biography

Mehdi Etezadi-Amoli is a Professor and Chair of Electrical and Biomedical Engineering at the University of Nevada, Reno.

He received his Ph.D. in 1974 from New Mexico State University. From 1975-1979 he worked as an assistant professor of Electrical Engineering at New Mexico State and the University of New Mexico. From 1979-1983 he worked as a Senior Protection Engineer at Arizona Public Service Company in Phoenix, Arizona.

In 1983 he joined the faculty of the Electrical Engineering Department at the University of Nevada, Reno where he is responsible for the power system program. He worked at NV Energy (formerly Sierra Pacific Power Company) during summers from 1985 to 1998.

He is the author/coauthor of more than 80 technical papers dealing with power systems planning, distribution, protection, transient analysis, and renewable energy. Dr. Etezadi's professional activities include his role as the PI or Co-PI on various funded research projects.

He is a life senior member of IEEE and serves on the IEEE Power Engineering Education Committee. Dr. Etezadi is a Registered Professional Engineer in Nevada and serves on the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying.

Courses Taught

  • Circuits 1
  • Circuits 1 Laboratory
  • Circuits 2
  • Power System Fundamentals
  • Control Systems 1
  • Control Systems 1 Laboratory
  • Control Systems 2
  • Power Systems Analysis
  • Electrical Machines
  • Electrical Machines Laboratory
  • Electric Power Distribution
  • Power System Protection
  • Electrical Projects Laboratory
  • Engineering Design/Analysis
  • Engineering Economics
  • Nonlinear Control Systems
  • Optimal Control Systems
  • Large Scale Systems
  • Advanced Power Systems Analysis: Computer Solution of Power System
  • Advanced Power Systems Analysis: Power System Stability
  • Advanced Power Systems Analysis: Power System Planning

Selected and recent publications

Graduate students in bold italics.

  • A. Arabali, M. Ghofrani, M. Etezadi-Amoli, and M.S. Fadali, "Stochastic Performance Assessment and Sizing for a Hybrid Power System of Solar/Wind/Energy Storage," IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energies, in print.
  • A. Arabali, M. Ghofrani, M. Etezadi-Amoli, "Cost Analysis of a Power System Using Probabilistic Optimal Power Flow with Energy Storage Integration and Wind Generation," International Journal of Electrical Power & Energy Systems, vol. 53, pp. 832-841, December 2013.
  • M. Ghofrani, A. Arabali, M. Etezadi-Amoli, and M.S. Fadali, "Energy Storage Application for Performance Enhancement of Wind Integration," IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, vol. 28, no. 4, pp. 4803-4811, November 2013.
  • A. Arabali, E. Chalko, M. Etezadi-Amoli, and M.S. Fadali, "Short-term Electricity Price Forecasting," Proc. IEEE PES General Meeting, Vancouver, CA, July 2013.
  • E. Madsen, M. Etezadi-Amoli, "Application of Point-On-Wave Controlled Closing for Temporary Protective Ground Testing," Proc. IEEE PES General Meeting, Vancouver, CA, July 2013.
  • M. Ghofrani, A. Arabali, M. Etezadi-Amoli, and M.S. Fadali, "A Framework for Optimal Placement of Energy Storage Units Within a Power System with High Wind Penetration," IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy, vol. 4, no. 2, pp. 434-442, April 2013.
  • A. Arabali, M. Ghofrani, M. Etezadi-Amoli, M.S. Fadali, and Y. Baghzouz, "Genetic-Algothrithm Based Optimization Approach for Energy Mangement,"IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery, vol. 28, no. 1, pp. 162-170, January 2013.
  • M. Ghofrani, A. Arabali, M. Etezadi-Amoli, "Modeling and Simulation of a DFIG-Based Wind-Power System for Stability Analysis," Preceedings of the IEEE PES General Meeting, San Diego, CA, July 2012.
  • M. Ghofrani, A Arabali, M. Etezadi-Amoli, "Electric Drive Vehicle to Grid Synergies with Large Scale Wind Resources," Preceedings of the IEEE PES General Meeting, San Diego, CA, July 2012.
  • S. Jafarzadeh, M. S. Fadali, M. Etezadi-Amoli, "Fuzzy Type-1 and Type-2 TSK Modeling with Application to Solar Power Prediction," Proceedings of the IEEE PES General Meeting, San Diego, CA, July, 2012.
  • A. Arabali, M. Ghofrani, M. Etezadi-Amoli, and Y. Baghzouz, "Ramping Requirements and Operation Cost in a Power System with Dispersed Wind Generation," Proceedings of the IEEE-PES Society Conference on Transmission and Distribution (T&D) 2012, Orlando, FL, May 2012.
  • M. Ghofrani, A. Arabali, M. Etezadi-Amoli, and Y. Baghzouz, "Operating Reserve Requirements in a Power System with Dispersed Wind Generation," Proceedings of the IEEE-PES Conference on Innovative Smart Grid Technologies (ISGT), Washington DC, January 2012.
  • M. Etezadi-Amoli, K. Choma, J. Stefani, "Rapid Charge Electric Vehicle Stations," IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery, Vol. 25, no. 3, 1883-1887, July 2010.

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