Farbod Farzan

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A vision shAred by mAny experts is thAt future communities (residential and commercial developments, university and industrial campuses, military installations, and so on) will be self-sufficient with respect to energy production and will adopt microgrids. With power generation capacities of 10–50 mW, microgrids are usually intended for the local production(More)
Energy disaggregation has been focused by many energy companies since energy efficiency can be achieved when the breakdown of energy consumption is known. Companies have been investing in technologies to come up with software and/or hardware solutions that can provide this type of information to the consumer. On the other hand, not all people can afford to(More)
This research directly couples investment decisions on distributed energy resources (DERs) with demand side management (DSM) strategies that can be adopted over time by residential communities. The formulation also takes into account factors that usually contribute to long-term market variations and short-term operational volatilities. This paper uses a(More)
Recently, “smart” urban infrastructure has been suggested as a strategy to mitigate social and economic risks posed by extreme weather events and to improve the sustainability of urban centers. Smart infrastructure is enabled by real-time sensing, modeling, optimization, and actuation, which permit the infrastructure to reason about the world around it and(More)
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