Mahdi Mehrtash, Ph.D., SMIEEE

Assistant Research Professor

Ralph O'Connor Sustainable Energy Institute (ROSEI) 

Department of Environmental Health and Engineering (EHE)

Whiting School of Engineering, Johns Hopkins University

3400 North Charles Street Baltimore, MD 21218

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Hi! I am a Senior Member of IEEE and an Assistant Research Professor at Johns Hopkins University.

Using the concept of stochastic and global optimization, I am addressing power and energy system problems such as power system expansion planning, integration of renewable energy systems, zero-energy buildings, and future electricity markets.

Currently, I am working on several projects including a collaboration between JHU, EPRI, and three U.S. national labs (ANL, NREL, and LBNL) in the framework of the Grid Modernization Lab Consortium. In this project, we provide robust analytical support for the Independent System Operators on the evolution anticipated in future electricity markets considering the increasing penetration of Renewable Energy Resources. Another project, which is funded through the National Offshore Wind Research & Development Consortium, is about analyzing the long-term availability of offshore wind using hurricane risk assessment and mitigation. For the full list of projects, you can visit the Projects tab above.

Research Overview

My Research Interests:

- Transmission/Generation/Distribution Expansion Planning

- Security-Constrained Unit Commitment

- Optimal Power Flow

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