Dr Baran Yildiz
Senior Research Associate

Dr Baran Yildiz

Engineering
Photovoltaic and Renewable Energy Engineering

Baran is a Senior Research Associate School of Photovoltaic and Renewable Energy Engineering (SPREE), UNSW. He has completed his PhD in load forecasting & smart home energy systems, M.Sc. in Renewable Energy Engineering, SPREE, UNSW and B.Sc with Honors in Mechanical Engineering, Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey.

Baran previously lead Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) and RACE for 2030 projects focusing on the development of integrated smart home energy management systems and integration of distributed energy resources. Baran's research is multi-disciplinary and involves collaboration with leading industry partners of Australia's energy market. Baran's research has been translated into real-world products benefiting energy users and network and his research outputs are featured in reports by Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC), Energy Security Board (ESB), CRC and other prime media outlets such as ABC, The Conversation and RenewEconomy.

Major Research Projects:

  • Distributed energy resource curtailment: Investigation of distributed PV and battery curtailment due to inverter power quality response modes and quantifying potential revenue losses for households, networks and aggregators.
  • Domestic electric water heating system (DEWH) control: Smart control and scheduling of DEWH to soak-up excess PV generation to improve network power quality and balance of supply and demand.
  • Community battery modelling: Investigation of different community battery operation and revenue models in rural NSW.
  • Utility scale PV yield modelling: Open-source modelling of utility scale PV and integration of most recent advancements in PV technology

 

Baran is the course convener and lecturer of SOLA 4012 Photovoltaic (PV) Systems Design in SPREE.

Location
TETB Level 3
  • Journal articles | 2022
    O'neil D; Yildiz B; Bilbao J, 2022, 'An assessment of electric vehicles and vehicle to grid operations for residential microgrids', Energy Reports, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.egyr.2022.02.302
    Journal articles | 2021
    Yildiz B; Bilbao JI; Roberts M; Heslop S; Dore J; Bruce A; MacGill I; Egan RJ; Sproul AB, 2021, 'Analysis of electricity consumption and thermal storage of domestic electric water heating systems to utilize excess PV generation', Energy, vol. 235, pp. 121325 - 121325, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.energy.2021.121325
    Journal articles | 2021
    Yildiz B; Roberts M; Bilbao JI; Heslop S; Bruce A; Dore J; MacGill I; Egan RJ; Sproul AB, 2021, 'Assessment of control tools for utilizing excess distributed photovoltaic generation in domestic electric water heating systems', Applied Energy, vol. 300, pp. 117411 - 117411, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apenergy.2021.117411
    Journal articles | 2019
    Tang R; Yildiz B; Leong PHW; Vassallo A; Dore J, 2019, 'Residential battery sizing model using net meter energy data clustering', Applied Energy, vol. 251, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apenergy.2019.113324
    Journal articles | 2017
    Yildiz B; Bilbao JI; Dore J; Sproul AB, 2017, 'Recent advances in the analysis of residential electricity consumption and applications of smart meter data', Applied Energy, vol. 208, pp. 402 - 427, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apenergy.2017.10.014
    Journal articles | 2017
    Yildiz B; Bilbao JI; Sproul AB, 2017, 'A review and analysis of regression and machine learning models on commercial building electricity load forecasting', Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, vol. 73, pp. 1104 - 1122, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rser.2017.02.023
  • Reports | 2021
    Reports | 2021
    Yildiz B; Adams S; Samarakoon S; Stringer N; Bruce A; Macgill I, 2021, Curtailment and Network Voltage Analysis Study (CANVAS) Project Report, CRC RACE for 2030, https://www.racefor2030.com.au/publications/
    Conference Papers | 2021
    Yildiz B; Stringer N; Adams S; Samarakoon S; Bruce A; Macgill I; Sproul AB, 2021, 'Curtailment and network voltage analysis study', in 2021 IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies - Asia, ISGT Asia 2021, IEEE, presented at 2021 IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies - Asia (ISGT Asia), 05 December 2021 - 08 December 2021, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ISGTASIA49270.2021.9715652
    Conference Abstracts | 2021
    Yildiz B; Stringer N; Adams S; Shanil S; Bruce A; Macgill I; Sproul A, 2021, 'Investigation of distributed energy resources curtailment in South Australia', in Proceedings of the Asia Pacific Solar Research Conference 2021, Syndey, presented at Asia Pacific Solar Research Conference, Syndey
    Conference Papers | 2020
    Evans R; Yildiz B; Bilbao J, 2020, 'Capturing Photons Using High Ground Coverage Ratio (GCR) approaches', in Conference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, pp. 2296 - 2299, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/PVSC45281.2020.9301029
    Reports | 2020
    Heslop S; Stringer N; Yildiz B; Bruce A; Heywood P; Macgill I; Passey R, 2020, Voltage Analysis of the LV Distribution Network in the Australian National Electricity Market, https://prod-energycouncil.energy.slicedtech.com.au/lv-voltage-report
    Submissions to Government | 2020
    Stringer N; Yildiz B; Bruce A; Macgill I, 2020, Submission to Standards Australia on the proposed amendments to AS4777.2 Grid connection of energy systems via inverters Inverter requirements
    Conference Papers | 2019
    Heslop S; Roberts M; Yildiz B; Bruce A; Egan R; Macgill I, 2019, 'A characterisation of air conditioning consumption in Australia’s eastern capitals', in Asia Pacific Solar Research Conference 2019, Australian PV Institute, Canberra, presented at Asia Pacific Solar Research Conference, Canberra, 03 December 2019
    Conference Papers | 2019
    O'Neill D; Yildiz B; Bilbao J, 2019, 'Electric Vehicles and V2G Integration in Future Grids', in Proceedings APSRC 2019, Canberra, presented at Asia Pacific Solar Research Conference (APSRC), Canberra, 02 December 2019, http://apvi.org.au/solar-research-conference/proceedings-apsrc-2019/
    Conference Abstracts | 2019
    O'Neill D; Yildiz B; Bilbao J, 2019, 'Electric Vehicles and V2G technology in future grids', in Proceedings of the Asia Pacific Solar Research Conference 2019, Australian PV Institute, Canberra, presented at Asia Pacific Solar Research Conference, Canberra
    Conference Papers | 2018
    Yildiz B; Bilbao JI; Dore J; Sproul A, 2018, 'Household electricity load forecasting using historical smart meter data with clustering and classification techniques', in International Conference on Innovative Smart Grid Technologies, ISGT Asia 2018, pp. 873 - 879, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ISGT-Asia.2018.8467837
    Conference Papers | 2017
    Yildiz B; Bilbao J; Sproul A; Dore J, 2017, 'Short-term forecasting of individual household electricity loads with investigating impact of data resolution and forecast horizon', in Short-term forecasting of individual household electricity loads with investigating impact of data resolution and forecast horizon, World Renewable Energy Congress 2017, Perth, Australia, presented at World Renewable Energy Congress 2017, Perth, Australia, 05 February 2017 - 09 February 2017
    Conference Papers | 2017
    Yildiz B; bilbao J; sproul A, 2017, 'A method for classifying households to help forecast their Photvoltaic electricity self-consumption patterns', in A method for classifying households to help forecast their Photvoltaic electricity self-consumption patterns, Asia Pacific Solar Research Conference, Melbourne, presented at Asia Pacific Solar Research Conference, Melbourne, 05 December 2017 - 07 December 2017, http://apvi.org.au/solar-research-conference/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/026_B_Yildiz_DI_Paper_Peer-reviewed.pdf

Energy Security Board (ESB) Voltage Analysis of Low Voltage Network across the National Electricity Market (NEM)

Curtailment and Network Voltage Analysis Study (CANVAS): CRC RACE for 2030 grant

Demand side management and demand response

Smart home energy management systems 

Appliance scheduling and control

Demand forecasting

Integration of distributed energy resources

Distributed energy resources curtailment

My Research Supervision

I am currently supervising/co-supervising four undergraduate students and a masters student.

The previous and current supervision research topics include:

  • clustering and classification of household electricity loads for PV and battery sizing,
  • tariff analysis and battery energy modelling for Virtual Power Plants (VPP),
  • integration of electric vehicles and vehicle to grid (V2G) technology in microgrids,
  • potential of distributed rooftop PV in China,
  • bi-facial PV yield modelling,
  • thermal modelling of innovative PV mounting structures.

My Teaching

Baran is the course convener and teacher of SOLA 4012, Photovoltaic (PV) Systems Design