Sara Mollaeivaneghi

M.Sc. Sara Mollaeivaneghi

Market Power in Local Energy Markets

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Research Interest

  • Electricity Market Design
  • Game Theory
  • Power System Operation

Research Project:

In recent years, the increase in distributed electricity production has resulted in the emergence of local electricity markets. The electricity price in these markets is often lower than that of the grid due to the lower operating costs of production. Therefore, some consumers prefer to buy electricity as much as possible from these markets. Some large consumers, such as telecommunication service providers, have several geographically widespread centers for processing and transferring data. They can shift their load between these computation and transmission centers to minimize their energy bill. This will affect the price of electricity in the local markets and, as a result, the leveraging power of producers to influence the price.

 

Open theses

Supervisor: Sara Mollaeivaneghi
Earliest start: immediately
Type: Bachelor Thesis


The aim of this bachelor thesis is to assess the potential for recovering waste heat generated by Information and Communication Technology (ICT) equipment in local low-temperature district heating systems. This project will focus on investigating the technical feasibility and economic viability of implementing ICT waste heat recovery, considering both environmental and economic benefits. The work is conducted based on data from a large German telco company.

Short Bio

  • Since 2022: Ph.D. student at EINS
  • 2017 – 2021: M.A. in Economics at Ferdowsi University of Mashhad
    • Concentration: Economic Development and Planning
  • 2013 – 2015: M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering at Sadjad University of Technology
    • Concentration: Power System
  • 2008 – 2012: B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering at K.N. Toosi University of Technology
    • ​​​​​​​Concentration: Power Engineering

Publications

Unimodality of Parametric Linear Programming Solutions and Efficient Quantile Estimation

[Journal]
Sara Mollaeivaneghi; Allan Santos; Florian Steinke :
Unimodality of Parametric Linear Programming Solutions and Efficient Quantile Estimation.
In: MDPI AppliedMath 3 (4), P. 814-827, 2023

DER Pricing Power in the Presence of Multi-Location Consumers with Load Migration Capabilities

[Conference]
Sara Mollaeivaneghi; Julia Barbosa; Florian Steinke :
DER Pricing Power in the Presence of Multi-Location Consumers with Load Migration Capabilities.
In: IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Conference Europe (ISGT-Europe), Grenoble, France, 2023