Farnaz Farzan

Farnaz Farzan, PhD, Advisor, Enterprise Integration and Smart Grid, has experience in stochastic optimization in investment and operation of distributed energy resources (DER) and the analysis of wholesale power markets. She has been focused on developing advanced analytics to support decision-making processes around renewables, DER, and emerging technologies as they penetrate and integrate across the value chain of power systems. Her analytical skills and experience range from engineering economics and market simulation to control theory and operations research. Through her various projects, she has explored the impact of increased penetration of renewables on bulk power systems both nationally and internationally. She has also gained in-depth experience in DER evaluation, as well as DER policy impact and how utilities incorporate their involvement with DER into their overall strategy.

Areas of Expertise

·     Analytics of behind-the-meter distributed energy resources (DER) including energy generation, energy storage, and demand response

·     Cost-benefit analysis of investment in energy systems

·     Modeling and analysis of the impact of intermittent renewables and balancing control algorithms on power market stability

Experience & Background

·     Years of experience in the electric power industry.................................................... 2008–Present

·     Advisor/Manager, Quanta Technology, Raleigh, NC................................................. 2017–Present

·     Senior Consultant, DNV GL,  Chalfont, PA................................................................ 2015–2017

·     Consultant, DNV GL, Chalfont, PA............................................................................. 2012–2015

·     Intern, DNV KEMA, Chalfont, PA................................................................................ 2011–2012

·     Research Assistant, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, NJ, US............... 2006–2012

Education

·     PhD, Industrial and Systems Engineering, Rutgers University, New Jersey, US,  2013

·     MS, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Rutgers University, New Jersey, US, 2008

·     BSc, Mechanical Engineering, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran, 2004

 

Farnaz can be contacted at FaFarzan@Quanta-Technology.com