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Nader Samaan

Nader Samaan

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
PO Box 999
Richland, WA 99352

Biography

Nader Samaan has been with the Energy Technology Development group at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory since 2009. Before that, he was a power systems engineer performing consulting work in the area of wind energy at EnerNex Corp. at Knoxville, Tennessee for four years. He was a visiting assistant professor at the department of electrical and computer engineering at Kansas State University during the academic year 2004-05.

Dr. Samaan is a registered professional engineer in the state of Ohio and a member of CIGRE and the IEEE Power Engineering Society where he is a member of the wind power coordinating committee and the Vice Chairman of the collector system design working group. He has authored or co-authored more than 30 publications in the area of power systems engineering.

Research Interests

  • Renewable energy integration studies, power system reliability, extreme events and cascading failure analysis of power grid, impact studies for wind power plants, wind turbine dynamics molding, distributed generation and micro-grids analysis, artificial intelligence and intelligent optimization techniques application to power systems.

Education and Credentials

  • Ph.D. Electrical Eng., Texas A&M University, 2004
  • M.S. Electrical Eng., University of Alexandria, Egypt, 1999
  • B.S. Electrical Eng.-Power Systems, University of Alexandria, Egypt, 1996

PNNL Publications

2017

  • Elizondo M.A., N.A. Samaan, Y.V. Makarov, J.T. Holzer, M.R. Vallem, R. Huang, and B. Vyakaranam, et al. 2017. "Literature Survey on Operational Voltage Control and Reactive Power Management on Transmission and Sub-Transmission Networks." In IEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting, July 16-20, 2017, Chicago, Illinois, 1 - 5. Piscataway, New Jersey:IEEE. PNNL-SA-122266. doi:10.1109/PESGM.2017.8274068
  • Huang Q., B. Vyakaranam, R. Diao, Y.V. Makarov, N.A. Samaan, M.R. Vallem, and E. Pajuelo. 2017. "Modeling Zone-3 Protection with Generic Relay Models for Dynamic Contingency Analysis." In IEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting, July 16-20, 2017, Chicago, Illinois., 1 - 5. Piscataway, New Jersey:IEEE. PNNL-SA-122264. doi:10.1109/PESGM.2017.8274534
  • Samaan N.A., J.E. Dagle, Y.V. Makarov, R. Diao, B. Vyakaranam, B.N. Zhang, and M.R. Vallem, et al. 2017. Dynamic Contingency Analysis Tool (DCAT) User Manual with Test System Examples. PNNL-26197. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
  • Samaan N.A., Y.V. Makarov, T.B. Nguyen, and R. Diao. 2017. "Balancing Authority Cooperation Concepts to Reduce Variable Generation Integration Costs in the Western Interconnection: Consolidating Balancing Authorities and Sharing Balancing Reserves." In Integration of Large-Scale Renewable Energy into Bulk Power Systems, edited by P Du, R Baldick and A Tuohy. 189-226. Cham:Springer International Publishing. PNNL-SA-126264. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-55581-2_6
  • Vallem M.R., B. Vyakaranam, J.T. Holzer, M.A. Elizondo, and N.A. Samaan. 2017. "Power System Decomposition for Practical Implementation of Bulk-Grid Voltage Control Methods." In 19th International conference on Intelligent system Applications to Power Systems (ISAP 2017), September 17-20, 2017, San Antonio, Texas. Piscataway, New Jersey:IEEE. PNNL-SA-127147. doi:10.1109/ISAP.2017.8071378
  • Vallem M.R., B. Vyakaranam, J.T. Holzer, N.A. Samaan, Y.V. Makarov, R. Diao, and Q. Huang, et al. 2017. "Hybrid Cascading Outage Analysis of Extreme Events with Optimized Corrective Actions." In 19th International Conference on Intelligent Systems Application to Power Systems (ISAP 2017), September 17-20, 2017, San Antonio, Texas. Piscataway, New Jersey:IEEE. PNNL-SA-125367. doi:10.1109/isap.2017.8071375
  • Vyakaranam B., M.R. Vallem, T.B. Nguyen, N.A. Samaan, A.P. Berscheid, Y.V. Makarov, and R. Diao. 2017. "A Study of the Impact of Peak Demand on Increasing Vulnerability of Cascading Failures to Extreme Contingency Events." In IEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting, July 16-20, 2017, Chicago, Illinois, 1 - 5. Piscataway, New Jersey:IEEE. PNNL-SA-122402. doi:10.1109/PESGM.2017.8274656
  • Wang J., X. Zhu, D.L. Lubkeman, N. Lu, and N.A. Samaan. 2017. "Continuation Power Flow Analysis for PV Integration Studies at Distribution Feeders." In Power and Energy Society Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Conference (ISGT 2017), April 23-26, 2017, Washington DC. Piscataway, New Jersey:IEEE. PNNL-SA-127635. doi:10.1109/ISGT.2017.8086036
  • Zhu X., J. Wang, D. Mulcahy, D.L. Lubkeman, N. Lu, N.A. Samaan, and R. Huang. 2017. "Voltage-Load Sensitivity Matrix Based Demand Response for Voltage Control in High Solar Penetration Distribution Feeders." In IEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting, July 16-20, 2017, Chicago, Illinois, 1-5. Piscataway, New Jersey:IEEE. PNNL-SA-126617. doi:10.1109/PESGM.2017.8273887

2016

  • Elizondo M.A., M.R. Vallem, N.A. Samaan, Y.V. Makarov, B. Vyakaranam, T.B. Nguyen, and C. Munoz, et al. 2016. "Transmission Reinforcements in the Central American Regional Power System." In IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting (PESGM 2016), July 17-21, 2016, Boston, MA. Piscataway, New Jersey:IEEE. PNNL-SA-112470. doi:10.1109/PESGM.2016.7742055
  • Samaan N.A., J.E. Dagle, Y.V. Makarov, R. Diao, M.R. Vallem, T.B. Nguyen, and L.E. Miller, et al. 2016. "Modeling of Protection in Dynamic Simulation Using Generic Relay Models and Settings." In IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting (PESGM 2016), July 17-21, 2016, Boston, MA. Piscataway, New Jersey:IEEE. PNNL-SA-114479. doi:10.1109/PESGM.2016.7741981
  • Sun Y., Z. Hou, D. Meng, N.A. Samaan, Y.V. Makarov, and Z. Huang. 2016. "Quantifying and Reducing Uncertainty in Correlated Multi-Area Short-Term Load Forecasting." In IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting (PESGM 2016), July 17-21, 2016, Boston, MA. Piscataway, New Jersey:IEEE. PNNL-SA-114275. doi:10.1109/PESGM.2016.7741272

2015

  • Makarov Y.V., R. Diao, P.V. Etingov, Z. Hou, Z. Huang, D. Meng, and L.E. Miller, et al. 2015. Stochastic Operations and Planning. PNNL-23680. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
  • Samaan N.A., J.E. Dagle, Y.V. Makarov, R. Diao, M.R. Vallem, T.B. Nguyen, and L.E. Miller, et al. 2015. Dynamic Contingency Analysis Tool - Phase 1. PNNL-24843. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
  • Samaan N.A., M. Milligan, M. Hunsaker, and T. Guo. 2015. "Three-Stage Production Cost Modeling Approach for Evaluating the Benefits of Intra-Hour Scheduling between Balancing Authorities." In IEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting, July 26-30, 2015, Denver, Colorado, 1-5. Piscataway, New Jersey:IEEE. PNNL-SA-106994. doi:10.1109/PESGM.2015.7286647

2014

  • Diao R., Y.V. Makarov, N.A. Samaan, and B. Kujala. 2014. "A Methodology to Analyze the Impact of 30-Minute Wind Scheduling on Load-Following Requirements." In Proceedings of the 2nd IEEE Conference on Technologies for Sustainability (SusTech), July 24-26, 2015, Portland, Oregon, 86-90. Piscataway, New Jersey:IEEE. PNNL-SA-100027. doi:10.1109/SusTech.2014.7046224
  • Hafen R.P., N.A. Samaan, Y.V. Makarov, R. Diao, and N. Lu. 2014. "Joint Seasonal ARMA Approach for Modeling of Load Forecast Errors in Planning Studies." In IEEE PES Transmission and Distribution Conference and Exposition, April 14-17, 2014, Chicago, Illinois. Piscataway, New Jersey:IEEE. PNNL-SA-98247. doi:10.1109/TDC.2014.6863150
  • Hou Z., P.V. Etingov, Y.V. Makarov, and N.A. Samaan. 2014. "Uncertainty Reduction in Power Generation Forecast Using Coupled Wavelet-ARIMA." In IEEE PES General Meeting, Conference & Exposition, July 27-31, 2014, National Harbor, MD. Piscataway, New Jersey:IEEE. PNNL-SA-99910.
  • Lu S., N.A. Samaan, D. Meng, F.S. Chassin, Y. Zhang, B. Vyakaranam, and W.M. Warwick, et al. 2014. Duke Energy Photovoltaic Integration Study: Carolinas Service Areas. PNNL-23226. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
  • Lu S., R. Diao, N.A. Samaan, and P.V. Etingov. 2014. Capacity Value of PV and Wind Generation in the NV Energy System. PNNL-22117. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
  • Nguyen T.B., N.A. Samaan, and C. Jin. 2014. "Evaluation of Production Cost Savings from Consolidation of Balancing Authorities in the US Western Interconnection under High Wind and Solar Penetration." In Proceedings of the 2nd IEEE Conference on Technologies for Sustainability (SusTech), July 24-26, 2014, Portland, Oregon, 9-14. Piscataway, New Jersey:IEEE. PNNL-SA-99913. doi:10.1109/SusTech.2014.7046210

2013

  • Ellison J.F., D. Bhatnagar, N.A. Samaan, and C. Jin. 2013. NV Energy Electricity Storage Valuation. PNNL-22546. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
  • Etingov P.V., Y.V. Makarov, N.A. Samaan, J. Ma, and C. Loutan. 2013. "Prediction of Regulation Reserve Requirements in California ISO Control Area based on BAAL Standard." In 2013 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting (PES), 1-5. Piscataway, New Jersey:IEEE. PNNL-SA-92541. doi:10.1109/PESMG.2013.6672633
  • Hou Z., Y.V. Makarov, N.A. Samaan, and P.V. Etingov. 2013. "Standardized Software for Wind Load Forecast Error Analyses and Predictions Based on Wavelet-ARIMA Models - Applications at Multiple Geographically Distributed Wind Farms." In Proceedings of the 46th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS), January 7-10, 2013, Wailea, Hawaii, edited by RH Sprague, Jr., 5005-5011. Los Alamitos, California:IEEE Computer Society. PNNL-SA-88799.
  • Lu N., R. Diao, R.P. Hafen, N.A. Samaan, and Y.V. Makarov. 2013. "A Comparison of Forecast Error Generators for Modeling Wind and Load Uncertainty." In IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting (PES 2013), July 21-25, 2013, Vancouver, BC, Canada. Piscataway, New Jersey:IEEE. PNNL-SA-84438. doi:10.1109/PESMG.2013.6672978
  • Lu S., P.V. Etingov, D. Meng, X. Guo, C. Jin, and N.A. Samaan. 2013. NV Energy Large-Scale Photovoltaic Integration Study: Intra-Hour Dispatch and AGC Simulation. PNNL-22069. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
  • Samaan N.A., R. Bayless, M. Symonds, T.B. Nguyen, C. Jin, D. Wu, and R. Diao, et al. 2013. Analysis of Benefits of an Energy Imbalance Market in the NWPP. PNNL-22877. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.

2012

  • Diao R., S. Lu, M.A. Elizondo, E.T. Mayhorn, Y. Zhang, and N.A. Samaan. 2012. "Electric Water Heater Modeling and Control Strategies for Demand Response." In Proceedings of the IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, July 22-26, 2012, San Diego, California. Piscataway, New Jersey:IEEE. PNNL-SA-82958. doi:10.1109/PESGM.2012.6345632
  • Makarov Y.V., P.V. Etingov, N.A. Samaan, N. Lu, J. Ma, K. Subbarao, and P. Du, et al. 2012. "Improving Performance of Power Systems with Large-scale Variable Generation Additions." In Proceedings of the IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, July 22-26, 2012, San Diego, California. Piscataway, New Jersey:IEEE. PNNL-SA-84585. doi:10.1109/PESGM.2012.6345430
  • Mayhorn E.T., K. Kalsi, M.A. Elizondo, W. Zhang, S. Lu, N.A. Samaan, and K. Butler-Purry. 2012. "Optimal Control of Distributed Energy Resources using Model Predictive Control." In Proceedigns of the IEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting, July 22-26, 2012, San Diego, California. Piscataway, New Jersey:IEEE. PNNL-SA-84396. doi:10.1109/PESGM.2012.6345596

2011

  • Elizondo M.A., S. Lu, N. Zhou, and N.A. Samaan. 2011. "Model Reduction, Validation, and Calibration of Wind Power Plants for Dynamic Studies." In IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, July 24-28, 2011, Detroit, Michigan. Piscataway, New Jersey:IEEE. PNNL-SA-76668. doi:10.1109/PES.2011.6039782
  • Keane A., M. Milligan, C. Dent, B. Hasche, C. DAnnunzio, K. Dragoon, and H. Holttinen, et al. 2011. "Capacity Value of Wind Power." IEEE Transactions on Power Systems 26, no. 2:564-572. PNNL-SA-68521. doi:10.1109/TPWRS.2010.2062543
  • Lu S., M.A. Elizondo, N.A. Samaan, K. Kalsi, E.T. Mayhorn, R. Diao, and C. Jin, et al. 2011. "Control Strategies for Distributed Energy Resources to Maximize the Use of Wind Power in Rural Microgrids." In Proceedings of the IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, July 24-29, 2011, Detroit, Michigan. Piscataway, New Jersey:Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. PNNL-SA-76607. doi:10.1109/PES.2011.6039787
  • Lu S., P.V. Etingov, R. Diao, J. Ma, N.A. Samaan, Y.V. Makarov, and X. Guo, et al. 2011. Large-Scale PV Integration Study. PNNL-20677. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
  • Makarov Y.V., N.A. Samaan, R. Diao, M. Kumbale, Y. Chen, R. Singh, and I. Green, et al. 2011. "Assessment of Critical Events Corridors through Multivariate Cascading Outages Analysis." In IEEE 2011 Power and Energy Society General Meeting, July 24-29, 2011, Detroit, Michigan. Piscataway, New Jersey:IEEE. PNNL-SA-78197. doi:10.1109/PES.2011.6039900
  • Makarov Y.V., S. Lu, N.A. Samaan, Z. Huang, K. Subbarao, P.V. Etingov, and J. Ma, et al. 2011. "Integration of Uncertainty Information into Power System Operations." In Proceedings of the 2011 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, July 24-29, 2011, Detroit, Michigan. Piscataway, New Jersey:Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. PNNL-SA-78030. doi:10.1109/PES.2011.6039913
  • Papic M., M. Papic, K. Bell, Y. Chen, I. Dobson, L. Fonte, and E. Haq, et al. 2011. "Survey of Tools for Risk Assessment of Cascading Outages." In IEEE 2011 Power and Energy Society General Meeting, July 24-29, 2011, Detroit, Michigan. Piscataway, New Jersey:IEEE. PNNL-SA-80153. doi:10.1109/PES.2011.6039371

2010

  • Makarov Y.V., J.F. Reyes Spindola, N.A. Samaan, R. Diao, and R.P. Hafen. 2010. "Wind and Load Forecast Error Model for Multiple Geographically Distributed Forecasts." In Proceedings of the 9th International Workshop on Large-Scale Integration of Wind Power into Power Systems as well as on Transmission Networks for Offshore Wind Power Plants, Québec City, Québec, Canada, October 18- 19, Paper No. w151. Langen:Energynautics GmbH. PNNL-SA-74487.
  • Makarov Y.V., N. Zhou, P.V. Etingov, N.A. Samaan, J. Ma, R. Diao, and R.T. Guttromson. 2010. "Analyzing of Balancing Authorities Cooperation Methods with High Variable Generation Penetration." In Proceedings of the 9th International Workshop on Large-Scale Integration of Wind Power into Power Systems as well as on Transmission Networks for Offshore Wind Power Plants, Québec City, Québec, Canada, October 18- 19, Paper No. 036. Langen:Energynautics GmbH. PNNL-SA-74593.
  • Makarov Y.V., P.V. Etingov, N. Zhou, J. Ma, N.A. Samaan, R. Diao, and S.V. Malhara, et al. 2010. Analysis Methodology for Balancing Authority Cooperation in High Penetration of Variable Generation. PNNL-19229. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
  • Muljadi E., N.A. Samaan, V. Gevorgian, J. Li, and S. Pasupulati. 2010. "Different Factors Affecting Short Circuit Behavior of a Wind Power Plant." In 2010 IEEE Industry Applications Society Annual Meeting, October 2010, Houston, Texas. Piscataway, New Jersey:IEEE. PNNL-SA-70513. doi:10.1109/IAS.2010.5616819
  • Muljadi E., N.A. Samaan, V. Gevorgian, J. Li, and S. Pasupulati. 2010. "Short Circuit Current Contribution for Different Wind Turbine Generator Types." In 2010 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting. Piscataway, New Jersey:IEEE. PNNL-SA-70076.

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