Drift enables freedom with your electricity. For the first time, retail consumers can choose their Power Mix of where their electricity comes from. You may choose exactly how much renewable energy as opposed to conventional energy you would like to be supplied with. Drift is a energy retail aggregator in the New York region and participates in the New York Independent System […]

My new journal paper in IEEE Transactions on Smart Grids is available for viewing. More information below Sarker, M.R.; Ortega-Vazquez, M.A.; Kirschen, D.S., “Optimal Coordination and Scheduling of Demand Response via Monetary Incentives,” IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, vol.PP, no.99, pp.1,1

My new journal paper in IEEE Transactions on Power Systems is available for viewing. More information below Sarker, M.R.; Pandzic, H.; Ortega-Vazquez, M.A, “Optimal Operation and Services Scheduling for an Electric Vehicle Battery Swapping Station,” Power Systems, IEEE Transactions on , vol.PP, no.99, pp.1,10

Journal paper accepted!

My recent paper titled, “Optimal Operation and Services Scheduling for an Electric Vehicle Battery Swapping Station”, was accepted to the IEEE Transactions on Power Systems. The reference is below: M. R. Sarker, H. Pandzic, and M. A. Ortega-Vazquez, “Optimal Operation and Services Scheduling for an Electric Vehicle Battery Swapping Station,” IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, Early Access, June 2014

The conference paper is now available to all via IEEE Xplore. This paper was a best paper award finalist at the conference. Paper information is below: Title: Electric vehicle battery swapping station: Business case and optimization model Abstract: In order to increase the adoption rate of electric vehicles, they need to appeal to customers as much as their fossil fuel […]

My paper received one of the best paper awards at the International Conference on Connected Vehicles and Expo (ICCVE) 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. In addition, this was my first paper. The paper was co-authored by Dr. Hrvoje Pandzic and Prof. Miguel Ortega-Vazquez. About ICCVE 2013 The conference brings forth current research in the arena of connected vehicles and a […]

Received the UW Clean Energy Institute Fellowship

I was fortunate enough to receive my first fellowship today. The fellowship is from the University of Washington Clean Energy Institute to work on energy storage and solar penetration in the transmission and/or distribution power systems.

I received the first place prize for best research in the graduate students category at the Electric Energy Industrial Consortium (EEIC) Poster Contest. The title of my poster was Residential Appliance Models for Optimal Price-Based Control via an Aggregator. The audience enjoyed my topic due to the ability to relate to my field of research. There were representatives from PNNL, […]

Utility companies around the world use incentives to pay consumers who perform demand response. Usually these customers are large companies, factories, etc. To reap the benefits of the incentives, the consumer must have a certain baseload demand usage. I have gathered widely used incentive programs currently (2013) in the market. These programs are gathered from [1] [2] [3]. Scheduled Load […]

Recently, I have been attempting to find information about Distribution System Operator’s (DSO) in the United States but have had a difficult time. After the restructuring of the power system in the U.S., proper documentation is present for Independent System Operator (ISO), and other entities but a lack of documentation for DSO. I found that DSOs are still connected with […]