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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 Microgrid Operations

·    Markov Models Applications in Power Systems

·    Renewable Energy Resources and their Impact on the Reliability

·    Optimization Techniques and their Applications in Power System

 
 
Projects
 

·    Integrated Energy Management System for Microgrids with Renewable Generation, Storage and Controllable Load Resources (PI, KFUPM).

·    Advanced Heliostat Electrical Drive System for Solar Power Tower Technology (Co-I, KFUPM – Georgia Tech).

·    Smart Solar Home (PI, KFUPM – Georgia Tech).

·    A Smart Self-Healing Strategy for Electric Microgrids (PI, KFUPM).

·    Modeling of Wind Energy Generation for Reliability Assessment of Active Distribution Networks (PI, KFUPM).

·    Distributed Generation Integration for Optimal Operation and Improved Performance of Distribution System (Co-I, KFUPM).

·    Selection of optimal transmission voltage/technology for the Saudi Arabian transmission grid expansion: feasibility of 765 KV versus HVDC and 380 KV (Co-I, SEC).

 

 

Publications

 

 

A.                 Book Chapters

 

M. Al-Muhaini, “Impact of Distributed Generation Integration on the Reliability of Power Distribution Systems”, in Distributed Generation Systems, 1st edition, ELSEVIER, 2017.

 

B.                 Journals

 

Abdulrahman Al-Sakkaf , and M. AlMuhiani, “Power Flow Analysis of Weakly Meshed Distribution Network Including DG”, Engineering, Technology & Applied Science Research, Accepted.

Muhammad Khalid, M. AlMuhaini, Ricardo P. Aguilera, Andrey V. Savkin, “A Method for Planning a Wind-Solar-Battery  Hybrid Power Plant With Optimal Generation-Demand Matching”, IET Renewable Power Generation, Accepted, June 2018.

A. Al-Nujaimi, A. Al-Othman, A. Al-Muhanna, and M. Al-Muhaini, “Optimal Placement of Power Factor Correction Capacitors Considering Transient Switching Events and Load Uncertainty”, Journal of Power Technologies, Accepted, Dec. 2017.

M. Al Owaifeer and M. Al-Muhaini, "MILP-based technique for smart self-healing grids," in IET Generation, Transmission & Distribution, vol. 12, no. 10, pp. 2307-2316, May 2018.

A. Al-Nujaimi, M. A. Abido, and M. Al-Muhaini, “Distribution Power System Reliability Assessment Considering Cold Load Pickup Events”; IEEE PES Transactions on Power Systems, Jan. 2018.

M. AlOwaifeer and M. Al-Muhaini, "Load Priority Modeling for Smart Service Restoration," in Canadian Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering, vol. 40, no. 3, pp. 217-228, Summer 2017.

M. Al-Muhaini, and A. Al-Sakkaf, “Markovian Model for Reliability Assessment of Microgrids Considering Load Transfer Restriction” Turkish Journal Of Electrical Engineering & Computer Sciences, No.25, 4657 – 4672, Dec. 2017.

F. AlBadawi, M. Al-Muhaini, 'Reliability Modelling and Assessment of Electric Motor Driven (EMD) System in Hydrocarbon Industries', IET Electric Power Applications, July 2015.

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

A. Mantawy, M. Al-Muhaini, M. H. Shwehdi, and J. M. Bakhashwain, “A New Hybrid Algorithm For The Distribution System Expansion Planning Problem,” International Journal of  Power and Energy Systems, vol.30, no.4, 2010.

 

C.                  Conferences

 

G. T. Heydt, M. Al-Muhaini, and E. Kyriakides, “Large Scale Desalination as a Cost Effective, Controlled Electric Load Resource” North American Power Symposium (NAPS), September 2018.

Hussein Abdellatif, M. Al-Muhaini, and Muhammad Khalid, “Hybrid Distributed Generation System Modeling for Smart Self-Healing Electric Microgrid”, 2018 IEEE IAS Annual Meeting Paper, Sep. 2018.

Mohammed A. Abdulgalil, Hosam S. Alharbi, Muhammad Khalid, and M. AlMuhaini, “Reliability Assessment of Microgrids with Multiple Distributed Generations and Hybrid Energy Storage”, The 27th IEEE International Symposium on Industrial Electronics, June 2018.

A. T. Mohamed, M. A. H. M. Salim and M. AlMuhaini, "Reliability assessment and feasibility study for an industrial facility with the integration of hybrid renewable energy system," 2017 International Conference on Communication, Control, Computing and Electronics Engineering (ICCCCEE), Khartoum, 2017, pp. 1-6.

Asad Bizrah and M. Al-Muhaini, “The Impact of Seasonal ARMA Wind Speed Modeling on the Reliability of Power Distribution Systems,” IEEE PES General Meeting, Chicago, USA, July 2017.

A. Mohamed, M. Salim and M. Al-Muhaini, "Reliability assessment and feasibility study for an industrial facility with the integration of hybrid renewable energy system," 2017 International Conference on Communication, Control, Computing and Electronics Engineering (ICCCCEE), Khartoum, pp. 1-6, 2017.

M. Omer, A. Al-Khaldi, and M. Al-Muhaini, “Financial Analysis of Improving the Reliability of Critical Power Distribution Networks” The 9TH IEEE GCC Conference and Exhibition, Manama, Bahrain, May 2017.

A. Al-Nujaimi and M. Al-Muhaini, “Reliability Assessment of Residential Power Distribution Systems Including Cold Load Pickup Events” The 9TH IEEE GCC Conference and Exhibition, Manama, Bahrain, May 2017.

P. Ilius, M. Rana, I. El-Amin, and M. Al-Muhaini, “Optimization of Market-Based Energy Bidding of a Virtual Power Plant Using Genetic Algorithm” The 9TH IEEE GCC Conference and Exhibition, Manama, Bahrain, May 2017.

M. Ammous, M. Khater, and M. Al-Muhaini, “Impact of Vehicle-to-Grid Technology on the Reliability of Distribution Systems” The 9TH IEEE GCC Conference and Exhibition, Manama, Bahrain, May 2017.

S. Shafiq, U. Akram, A. Al- Awami, and M. Al-Muhaini, “Reliability Evaluation and Economic Assessment of Micro-grid with V2G Electric Vehicles Coordination” Saudi Arabia Smart Grid 2016, Jeddah, December 2016.

A. Hourani, and M. Al-Muhaini, “Impact of Demand Side Management on Reliability Performance of Distribution Network”, Saudi Arabia Smart Grid 2016, Jeddah, December 2016.

I. Hussein, and M. Al-Muhaini,” Reliability Assessment of Integrated Wind-Storage Systems using Monte Carlo Simulation,” 2016 13th International Multi-Conference on Systems, Signals & Devices (SSD), Leipzig, Germany, March 2016.

A. Saleem, I. Banat, and M. Al-Muhaini,” Reliability Assessment of a Stand-Alone Hybrid System Using Monte Carlo Simulation,” 2016 13th International Multi-Conference on Systems, Signals & Devices (SSD), Leipzig, Germany, March 2016.

M. Alowaifeer, and M. Al-Muhaini, “Reliability analysis of distribution systems with hybrid renewable energy and demand side management,” 2016 13th International Multi-Conference on Systems, Signals & Devices (SSD), Leipzig, Germany, March 2016.

E. Al-Wafi, A. Al-Subhi, and M. Al-Muhaini, “Reliability Assessment of a Practical Power System using Monte Carlo Simulation,” Saudi Arabia Smart Grid 2015, Jeddah, December 2015.

M. Al-Muhaini, “Reliability Analysis of the Secondary Grid Distribution Networks,” The 4th International Conference on Electric Power and Energy Conversion Systems, Sharjah, UAE, November 2015.

S. Imran, and M. Al-Muhaini, “Evaluation of the Reliability of Wind Power Generation in a Passive Redundant System,” The 4th International Conference on Electric Power and Energy Conversion Systems, Sharjah, UAE, November 2015.

A. Yahaya, and M. Al-Muhaini, " Reliability Assessment of Load Points Including Solar and Wind DGs," 2015 International Symposium on Smart Electric Distribution Systems and Technologies (EDST) CIGRE SC C6 Colloquium, Vienna, Austria, September 2015.

T. Tuffaha, and M. AlMuhaini, " Reliability Assessment of a Microgrid Distribution System with PV and Storage," 2015 International Symposium on Smart Electric Distribution Systems and Technologies (EDST) CIGRE SC C6 Colloquium, Vienna, Austria, September 2015.

A. Bizrah, and M. Al-Muhaini, "Modeling Wind Speed Using Probability Distribution Function, Markov and ARMA Models", IEEE PES General Meeting, Denver, USA, July 2015.

M. Alowaifeer, and M. Al-Muhaini and Abdulrahman Alsaggaf, "The Impact of Load Management and Renewable DG on the Service Restoration of Future Power Distribution Systems", 2015 IEEE 15th International Conference on Environment and Electrical Engineering, Rome, Italy, June 2015.

A. Bizrah, and M. Al-Muhaini, “Load Reliability Analysis Using ARMA Wind Speed Modeling,” 8th IEEE GCC Conference & Exhibition, Muscat, Oman, Feb. 2015.

M. Alowaifeer, and M. Al-Muhaini, “Reliability Analysis of Power Distribution Systems with Demand Side Management and Wind Energy,” SASG 2015 Saudi Arabia Smart Grid Conference and Exhibition, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, Dec. 2014.

M. Al-Muhaini, “Microgrids Reliability Assessment with Renewable Distributed Generation,” SASG 2015 Saudi Arabia Smart Grid Conference and Exhibition, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, Dec. 2014.

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

A. 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. 2009.

A. 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 2008.

A. 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 2007.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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