Research Q&A with Tarek Masaud: Battery storage for advancing renewable energy

Tarek Masaud, PhD

1. How would you describe the main idea or main takeaway from your most recent research or creative work to someone outside your field?

This article introduces a novel two-stage approach for optimizing Battery Storage System (BSS) planning within microgrids, aiming to increase the integration of battery storage in the power grid, which is an essential element for advancing renewable energy penetration. By strategically addressing capacity, degradation, and operational parameters, the proposed methodology contributes to the resilience and sustainability of power systems, marking a significant step towards a cleaner and more adaptable energy future.

2. What is the key paper or author/performer who has most inspired your recent research/creative work?

The results from our previous paper (cited below) was the main motivation for this article:

T. M. Masaud and E. F. El-Saadany, “Correlating Optimal Size, Cycle Life Estimation, and Technology Selection of Batteries: A Two-Stage Approach for Microgrid Applications,” IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy, vol. 11, no. 3, pp. 1257-1267, July 2020.

3. How do you see this research/creative piece contributing to new insights in the field/sparking conversation?

The proposed methodology contributes to the resilience and sustainability of power systems, marking a significant step towards a cleaner and more adaptable green energy future.

4. Can you describe the contributions of co-authors or collaborators who were essential to the success of this project?    

Dr. Ehab Elsaadany who is with Khalifa university at UAE was the only co-author involved in this project. His contribution includes, discussing obtained results, and reviewing manuscript draft.

5. What impact do you hope this work makes?

We anticipate that this research will make a valuable contribution to the scientific community by providing insights and methodologies to enhance the optimal planning and operation of battery storage within the power grid.

Read more about Masaud’s work here.