School of
Information Technology and Electrical Engineering

Speaker: Dr Apel Mahmud
Seminar Date: Wed, 15/11/2017 - 13:00
Venue: 78-621
Host: Prof Tapan Saha

Seminar Type:  ITEE Research Seminar


This talk will cover a transactive energy management framework for trading energy among different households in a residential microgrid as well as among different microgrids in a microgrid cluster. The transactive energy management framework is developed in such a way that it maximizes the utilities of all participants while attempting to increase self-reliance of microgrids. Energy shortage and excess of different households are first traded in an intra-microgrid energy market while the shortage and excess of different microgrids are then traded in an inter-microgrid energy market. In both intra- and inter-microgrid transactive markets, the energy trading games are initiated by participants who have energy excesses, i.e., sellers and the same with energy shortages, i.e., buyers. The effectiveness of the transactive energy management framework is evaluated by considering a residential microgrid cluster with five microgrids having different energy profiles. The financial benefits are also revealed from the participation in the developed transactive energy management framework.


Apel Mahmud received his PhD in Electrical Engineering with the best thesis award from the University of New South Wales, Australia in December 2012 and a Bachelor Degree in Electrical Engineering from Rajshahi University of Engineering and Technology (RUET) in 2008 with the University Gold Medal. He also holds an MBA degree from Australian Institute of Business (AIB). Currently, he is working as a lecturer in electrical & renewable energy engineering at Deakin University, Australia and promoted to senior lecturer (effective from January 2018). He also worked as a lecturer in electrical & electronic engineering at Swinburne University of Technology, a research fellow at the University of Melbourne, and a research publication fellow at the University of New South Wales.

Since 2010, he has published more than 145 research articles including 40 high impact journal papers (around 85% in Q1) and he has attracted more than 1.3 million dollars internal and external grants. According to Google Scholar, his research articles have received more than 1100 citations with an H-index of 19.

Dr. Mahmud’s research interests include power system stability, control of power systems including renewable energy sources as well as microgrids, energy management for microgrids, energy storage systems, transactive energy (data analytics), and nonlinear control theory.

Apart from this, Dr. Mahmud is actively engaged with different professional organizations. Currently, he is the chair of IEEE Power & Energy Society (PES) Victorian Chapter. He was also listed as a program committee members of several IEEE conferences.