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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

  • Samaan NA, JE Dagle, YV Makarov, R Diao, BGNVSR Vyakaranam, BN Zhang, MR Vallem, TB Nguyen, FK Tuffner, J Conto, and SW Kang. 2017. Dynamic Contingency Analysis Tool (DCAT) User Manual with Test System ExamplesPNNL-26197, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 
  • Samaan NA, YV Makarov, TB 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." Chapter 6 in Integration of Large-Scale Renewable Energy into Bulk Power Systems, ed. P Du, R Baldick and A Tuohy, pp. 189-226.  Springer International Publishing, Cham, Switzerland.  doi:10.1007/978-3-319-55581-2_6

2016

  • Elizondo MA, MR Vallem, NA Samaan, YV Makarov, B Vyakaranam, TB Nguyen, C Munoz, R Herrera, D Midence, and A Shpitsberg. 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.  IEEE, PISCATAWAY, NJ.  doi:10.1109/PESGM.2016.7742055
  • Samaan NA, JE Dagle, YV Makarov, R Diao, MR Vallem, TB Nguyen, LE Miller, B Vyakaranam, FK Tuffner, MA Pai, J Conto, and SW Kang. 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.  IEEE, PISCATAWAY, NJ.  doi:10.1109/PESGM.2016.7741981
  • Sun Y, Z Hou, D Meng, NA Samaan, YV 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.  IEEE, PISCATAWAY, NJ.  doi:10.1109/PESGM.2016.7741272

2015

  • Elizondo MA, NA Samaan, MR Vallem, YV Makarov, B Vyakaranam, TB Nguyen, C Munoz, R Herrera, and D Midence. 2015. Transmission Reinforcements in the Central American Power System Phase 2 - Final reportPNNL-23973-2, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 
  • Samaan NA, 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, pp. 1-5.  IEEE, Piscataway, NJ.  doi:10.1109/PESGM.2015.7286647
  • Makarov YV, R Diao, PV Etingov, Z Hou, Z Huang, D Meng, LE Miller, NA Samaan, Y Sun, MR Vallem, B Vyakaranam, S Wang, D Wu, and Y Zhang. 2015. Stochastic Operations and PlanningPNNL-23680, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 
  • Samaan NA, JE Dagle, YV Makarov, R Diao, MR Vallem, TB Nguyen, LE Miller, B Vyakaranam, S Wang, FK Tuffner, and MA Pai. 2015. Dynamic Contingency Analysis Tool - Phase 1PNNL-24843, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 

2014

  • Diao R, YV Makarov, NA 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, pp. 86-90.  IEEE, Piscataway, NJ.  doi:10.1109/SusTech.2014.7046224
  • Hafen RP, NA Samaan, YV 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.  IEEE, Piscataway, NJ.  doi:10.1109/TDC.2014.6863150
  • Hou Z, PV Etingov, YV Makarov, and NA 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.  IEEE, Piscataway, NJ. 
  • Lu S, R Diao, NA Samaan, and PV Etingov. 2014. Capacity Value of PV and Wind Generation in the NV Energy SystemPNNL-22117, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 
  • Lu S, NA Samaan, D Meng, FS Chassin, Y Zhang, B Vyakaranam, WM Warwick, JC Fuller, R Diao, TB Nguyen, and C Jin. 2014. Duke Energy Photovoltaic Integration Study: Carolinas Service AreasPNNL-23226, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 
  • Nguyen TB, NA 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, pp. 9-14.  IEEE, Piscataway, NJ.  doi:10.1109/SusTech.2014.7046210

2013

  • Ellison JF, D Bhatnagar, NA Samaan, and C Jin. 2013. NV Energy Electricity Storage ValuationPNNL-22546, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 
  • Etingov PV, YV Makarov, NA 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), pp. 1-5.  IEEE , Piscataway, NJ.  doi:10.1109/PESMG.2013.6672633
  • Hou Z, YV Makarov, NA Samaan, and PV 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, ed. RH Sprague, Jr., pp. 5005-5011.  IEEE Computer Society, Los Alamitos, CA. 
  • Lu N, R Diao, RP Hafen, NA Samaan, and YV 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.  IEEE, Piscataway, NJ.  doi:10.1109/PESMG.2013.6672978
  • Lu S, PV Etingov, D Meng, X Guo, C Jin, and NA Samaan. 2013. NV Energy Large-Scale Photovoltaic Integration Study: Intra-Hour Dispatch and AGC Simulation PNNL-22069, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 
  • Muljadi E, NA Samaan, V Gevorgian, J Li, and S Pasupulati. 2013. "Different Factors Affecting Short Circuit Behavior of a Wind Power Plant." IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications 49(1):284-292.  doi:10.1109/TIA.2012.2228831
  • Samaan NA, R Bayless, M Symonds, TB Nguyen, C Jin, D Wu, R Diao, YV Makarov, LD Kannberg, T Guo, S Dennison-Leonard , M Goodenough, R Schellberg, S Conger, K Harris, M Rarity, S Wallace, J Austin, R Noteboom, T Van Blaricom , K McRunnel, J Apperson, M Empey, PV Etingov, D Warady, R Brush, J Newkirk, P Williams, M Landauer, H Owen, W Morter, K Haraguchi, J Portouw, Downey, S Sorey, S Williams, T Gossa, C Kalich, P Damiano, C Macarthur, T Martin, J Hoerner, S Knudsen, A Johnson, R Link, and D Holcomb. 2013. Analysis of Benefits of an Energy Imbalance Market in the NWPPPNNL-22877, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 

2012

  • Diao R, NA Samaan, YV Makarov, RP Hafen, and J Ma. 2012. "Planning for Variable Generation Integration through Balancing Authorities Consolidation." In 2012 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, July 22-26, 2012, San Diego, California.  Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Piscataway, NJ.  doi:10.1109/PESGM.2012.6345108
  • Mayhorn ET, K Kalsi, MA Elizondo, W Zhang, S Lu, NA 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.  IEEE, Piscataway, NJ.  doi:10.1109/PESGM.2012.6345596
  • Diao R, S Lu, MA Elizondo, ET Mayhorn, Y Zhang, and NA 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.  IEEE, Piscataway, NJ.  doi:10.1109/PESGM.2012.6345632
  • Duignan R, C Dent, A Mills, NA Samaan, M Milligan, A Keane, and M O'Malley. 2012. "Capacity Value of Solar Power." In 2012 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, July 22-26, 2012, San Diego, California.  Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Piscataway, NJ.  doi:10.1109/PESGM.2012.6345429
  • Makarov YV, PV Etingov, NA Samaan, N Lu, J Ma, K Subbarao, P Du, and LD Kannberg. 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.  IEEE, Piscataway, NJ.  doi:10.1109/PESGM.2012.6345430
  • Papic M, K Awodele , R Billinton, C Dent, D Eager, G Hamoud, P Jirutitijaroen, M Kumbale, J Mitra, NA Samaan, A Schneider, and C Singh. 2012. "Overview of Common Mode Outages in Power Systems." In 2012 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, July 22-26, 2012, San Diego, California.  Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Piscataway, NJ.  doi:10.1109/PESGM.2012.6345417

2011

  • Elizondo MA, S Lu, N Zhou, and NA 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.  IEEE, Piscataway, NJ.  doi:10.1109/PES.2011.6039782
  • Keane A, M Milligan, C Dent, B Hasche, C DAnnunzio, K Dragoon, H Holttinen, NA Samaan, L Soder, and MJ O'Malley. 2011. "Capacity Value of Wind Power." IEEE Transactions on Power Systems 26(2):564-572.  doi:10.1109/TPWRS.2010.2062543
  • Lu S, MA Elizondo, NA Samaan, K Kalsi, ET Mayhorn, R Diao, C Jin, and Y Zhang. 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.  Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Piscataway, NJ.  doi:10.1109/PES.2011.6039787
  • Lu S, NA Samaan, R Diao, MA Elizondo, C Jin, ET Mayhorn, Y Zhang, and H Kirkham. 2011. "Centralized and Decentralized Control for Demand Response." In IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Conference (ISGT 2011), January 17-19, 2011, Anaheim, CA.  IEEE , Piscataway, NJ.  doi:10.1109/ISGT.2011.5759191
  • Lu S, PV Etingov, R Diao, J Ma, NA Samaan, YV Makarov, X Guo, RP Hafen, C Jin, H Kirkham, E Shlatz, L Frantzis, T McClive, G Karlson, D Acharya, A Ellis, J Stein, C Hansen, V Chadliev, M Smart, R Salgo, R Sorensen, B Allen, and B Idelchik. 2011. Large-Scale PV Integration StudyPNNL-20677, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 
  • Makarov YV, NA Samaan, R Diao, M Kumbale, Y Chen, R Singh, I Green, and MP Morgan. 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.  IEEE, Piscataway, NJ.  doi:10.1109/PES.2011.6039900
  • Makarov YV, S Lu, NA Samaan, Z Huang, K Subbarao, PV Etingov, J Ma, RP Hafen, R Diao, and N Lu. 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.  Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Piscataway, NJ.  doi:10.1109/PES.2011.6039913
  • Papic M, K Bell, Y Chen, I Dobson, L Fonte, E Haq, P Hines, D Kirschen, X Luo, S Miller, NA Samaan, M Vaiman, M Varghese, and P Zhang. 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.  IEEE, Piscataway, NJ.  doi:10.1109/PES.2011.6039371
  • Papic M, K Bell, Y Chen, I Dobson, L Fonte, E Haq, P Hines, D Kirschen, X Luo, S Miller, NA Samaan, M Vaiman, M Varghese, and P Zhang. 2011. "Survey of tools for risk assessment of cascading outages." In IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, July 24-29, 2011. Detroit, Michigan.  IEEE, Piscataway, NJ.  doi:10.1109/PES.2011.6039371

2010

  • Lu S, N Zhou, N Prakash Kumar, NA Samaan, and BB Chakrabarti. 2010. "Improved DC Power Flow Method Based on Empirical Knowledge of the System." In 2010 IEEE PES Transmission and Distribution Conference and Exposition.  IEEE , Piscataway, NJ.  doi:10.1109/TDC.2010.5484346
  • Makarov YV, JF Reyes Spindola, NA Samaan, R Diao, and RP 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, p. Paper No. w151.  Energynautics GmbH , Langen, Germany. 
  • Makarov YV, N Zhou, PV Etingov, NA Samaan, J Ma, R Diao, and RT 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, p. Paper No. 036.  Energynautics GmbH , Langen, Germany. 
  • Makarov YV, PV Etingov, N Zhou, J Ma, NA Samaan, R Diao, SV Malhara, RT Guttromson, P Du, and C Sastry. 2010. Analysis Methodology for Balancing Authority Cooperation in High Penetration of Variable GenerationPNNL-19229, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 
  • Muljadi E, NA 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.  IEEE, Piscataway, NJ.  doi:10.1109/IAS.2010.5616819
  • Muljadi E, NA 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.  IEEE , Piscataway, NJ. 

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