Researcher

Dr Baran Yildiz

Biography

Baran holds a PhD from the School of Photovoltaic and Renewable Energy Engineering (SPREE), UNSW. After his PhD, Baran worked in a Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) Project focusing on the development of integrated smart home energy management systems in collaboration with Solar Analytics and various network and energy companies. He currently leads a CRC RACE for 2030 project, Curtailment and Network Voltage Analysis Study (CANVAS),...view more

Baran holds a PhD from the School of Photovoltaic and Renewable Energy Engineering (SPREE), UNSW. After his PhD, Baran worked in a Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) Project focusing on the development of integrated smart home energy management systems in collaboration with Solar Analytics and various network and energy companies. He currently leads a CRC RACE for 2030 project, Curtailment and Network Voltage Analysis Study (CANVAS), investigating distributed energy resources curtailment in Australia. Baran has collaborated with leading industry partners of Australia's progressive energy market and his research has been translated into real-world products benefiting energy users and networks. Baran's research outputs are featured in reports by Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC), Energy Security Board (ESB), CRC and other prime media outlets. Baran is the course convener and lecturer of SOLA 4012 Photovoltaic (PV) Systems Design in SPREE and his main research interests include: integration of distributed energy resources, demand response and demand side management, residential and commercial electricity load analysis and forecasting, smart home energy systems, grid-connected PV systems and micro-grids.


My Grants

Energy Security Board (ESB) Voltage Analysis of Low Voltage Network across the National Electricity Market (NEM)

Curtailment and Network Voltage Analysis Study (CANVAS): CRC RACE for 2030 grant


My Research Activities

Demand side management and demand response

Smart home energy management systems 

Appliance scheduling and control

Demand forecasting

Integration of distributed energy resources

Distributed energy resources curtailment


My Research Supervision


Supervision keywords


Areas of supervision

Residential electricity load analysis, forecasting and clustering

Demand side management and demand response

Home energy management and appliance scheduling

Integration of distributed energy resources

Distributed PV and batteries

Distributed energy resources curtailment

Electric Vehicle integration

PV system modelling


Currently supervising

I am currently supervising/co-supervising two undergraduate students and a master's by research student. The research areas are: clustering and classification of household electricity loads for PV and battery sizing, tariff analysis and battery energy modelling for Virtual Power Plants (VPP) and Integration of Electric Vehicles and Vehicle to Grid (V2G) technology in microgrids.


My Teaching

Baran is the course convener and teacher of SOLA 4012, Photovoltaic (PV) Systems Design

View less