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King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals

Electrical Engineering Department


My Research Work


My Research Interests


·   Reliability Assessment of Smart Grids

·   Smart Self-healing and Control of Microgrids

·   Energy and Outage Management Systems in Microgrids

·   Markov Models Applications in Power Systems

·   Renewable Energy Resources and their Impact on the Reliability

·   Optimization Techniques and their Applications in Power System



Distributed Generation Integration for Optimal Operation and Improved Performance of Distribution System. Deanship of Scientific Research, KFUPM, May 2007 - May. 2009.


Modeling of Wind Energy Generation for Reliability Assessment of Active Distribution Networks. Deanship of Scientific Research, KFUPM, Dec. 2013 - Nov. 2014.


A Smart Self-healing Strategy for Electric Microgrids. Deanship of Scientific Research, KFUPM, March 2015 - Sep. 2017.




Programming Skills

MATLAB; Used many times in several applications such as:

-  Multi-Objective distribution planning including distribution generation using binary particle swarm optimization (BPSO) technique.

-  Multi-Objective distribution planning using hybrid genetic swarm optimization (GSO) technique.

-  Evaluating the reliability of distribution systems using Monte Carlo simulation and Markov Models.

-  Petri nets method to find the minimal tie sets of distribution networks.

-  Reliability of distribution networks and cut sets using prime numbers encoding concept.






M. Al-Muhaini, Gerald Heydt, “Evaluating future power distribution System reliability including distributed generation,” IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery, vol.28, no.4, pp.2264-2272, Oct. 2013.


M. Al-Muhaini, G.T. Heydt, “A novel method for evaluating future power distribution system reliability", IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, vol.28, no.3, pp.3018-3027, Aug. 2013.


M. Al-Muhaini, Gerald Heydt, “Customized reduction techniques for power distribution system reliability analysis,” Proceedings of the 2013 IEEE PES General Meeting, Vancouver, Canada, July 2013.


M. Al-Muhaini, Heydt, G., An algorithm for reliability bound evaluation for power distribution system", Journal of Eng. Research, Vol-1, June 2013, pp. 181-199.


M. Al-Muhaini, Gerald Heydt, “Minimal Cut Sets, Petri Nets, and Prime Number Encoding in Distribution System Reliability Evaluation,” Proceedings of the 2012 IEEE Power and Energy Society T&D conference, May 2012.


M. Al-Muhaini, Gerald Heydt, and Anthony Huynh, “The Reliability of Power Distribution Systems as Calculated using System Theoretic Concepts.’ Proceedings of 2010 IEEE PES General Meeting, Minneapolis, July 25-29,2010.


A.H. Mantawy, M. Al-Muhaini, M.H. Shwehdi, and J. Bakhashwain,” A New Hybrid Algorithm for the Distribution System Expansion Planning Problem.” Proceedings of 2009 IASTED international conference on modeling,simulation, and identification. Bijing,China, Oct 12-14,2009. 


H. Mantawy, and M. Al-Muhaini, ' Multi-Objective BPSO Algorithm For Distribution System Expansion Planning Including Distributed Generation,' Proceedings of 2008 IEEE PES Transmission and Distribution Conference and Exposition, Chicago, USA, April 21-24, 2008.


H. Mantawy, and M. Al-Muhaini, ' A New Particle-Swarm-Based Algorithm For Distribution System Expansion Planning Including Distributed Generation,' Proceedings of the 2nd IASME / WSEAS International Conference on Energy & Environment (EE'07), Portoroz, Slovenia, May 15-17, 2007.


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