Dr Baran   Yildiz
Research Associate

Dr Baran Yildiz

Engineering
School of Photovoltaic and Renewable Energy Engineering

Baran holds a PhD from the School of Photovoltaic and Renewable Energy Engineering (SPREE), UNSW. After his PhD, Baran worked in a Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) Project focusing on the development of integrated smart home energy management systems in collaboration with Solar Analytics and various network and energy companies. He currently leads a CRC RACE for 2030 project, Curtailment and Network Voltage Analysis Study (CANVAS), investigating distributed energy resources curtailment in Australia. Baran has collaborated with leading industry partners of Australia's progressive energy market and his research has been translated into real-world products benefiting energy users and networks. Baran's research outputs are featured in reports by Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC), Energy Security Board (ESB), CRC and other prime media outlets. Baran is the course convener and lecturer of SOLA 4012 Photovoltaic (PV) Systems Design in SPREE and his main research interests include: integration of distributed energy resources, demand response and demand side management, residential and commercial electricity load analysis and forecasting, smart home energy systems, grid-connected PV systems and micro-grids.

Location
TETB Level 3

Publications

  • 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 | 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 | 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; 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
    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
  • Reports | 2021
    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
    Reports | 2021
    Yildiz B; Adams S; Samarakoon S; Stringer N; Bruce A; Macgill I, 2021, Curtailment and Network Voltage Analysis Study (CANVAS) Project Report
  • 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
    Other | 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 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

Awards

Grants

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

Media

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

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