Resilience Valuation of Behind-the-Meter Solar + Storage


The exponential increase in frequency and intensity of extreme weather events (e.g., hurricanes, floods, and wildfire) has caused prolonged power outages and brought significant concerns about the reliability and resilience of power supply. This calls for developing resilience valuation methodologies and metrics to help decision makers choose between different resilience enhancement alternatives. This talk will focus on the development and implementation of resilience valuation metrics for behind-the-meter solar plus storage with a case study in the City of Reno. The proposed resilience valuation metrics are intended to assist local governments, policy makers, and building owners in making well-informed decisions and plans for resilience enhancement of power supply. The valuation metrics are developed based on historical data of extreme events, historical outage data, cost of outages, and classifications of critical loads to determine the likelihood of outages, expected outage durations, and average cost of outages. 

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  • Date: 24 Jun 2021
  • Time: 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
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Topic: Seminar: Resilience Valuation of Behind-the-Meter Solar+Storage
Time: Jun 24, 2021 12:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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  • Co-sponsored by IEEE Task Force on Internet of Things for Power Systems
  • Starts 20 May 2021 04:56 PM
  • Ends 24 June 2021 11:56 AM
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Dr. Mohammed Ben-Idris
Dr. Mohammed Ben-Idris of University of Neveda, Reno


Resilience Valuation of Behind-the-Meter Solar + Storage


Dr. Mohammed Ben-Idris is assistant professor of electrical engineering and director of the E-RESILIENCY (Energy Reliability, Security, Stability, Resilience & Efficiency) research laboratory at the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR). Prior to joining UNR in July 2016, he worked as a research associate and visiting lecturer at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Michigan State University (MSU), East Lansing. He has worked as an assistant lecturer at the department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University of Benghazi, Benghazi, Libya and Engineer at the General Electric Company-Libya (GECOL).

He received a Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from Michigan State University, East Lansing and MSc. and BSc. degrees in electrical engineering from University of Benghazi, Benghazi, Libya. He has more than five years of industry and consulting experience ranging from power plants control and operation to hardware design and installation, and total of more than ten years of academic experience. He has conducted research in power system modeling, analysis, reliability, stability, resilience, control, planning and simulation. He has over 100 publications in the power systems area, including book chapters, technical articles and research reports and a U.S. patent. He is the chair of the IEEE Northern Nevada Section, Secretary of the IEEE Reliability, Risk, and Probability Applications (RRPA) Subcommittee, and Chair of an IEEE Taskforce on Power System Resilience Metrics and Evaluation Methods. He is the recipient of NSF CAREER award and several teaching achievement awards.



1. Introduction - 5min

2. Talk - 45min

3. Q&A - 10min