Abolfazl Khodadadi

OIES-Aramco Fellow

Abolfazl Khodadadi is a researcher specializing in electricity market design within hydro-dominated control areas in Europe. He is now pursuing his Ph.D. program in the electrical power engineering department at KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden.

He has gained valuable expertise in various facets of the electricity market. His primary focus has been on decision-making frameworks, with a particular emphasis on addressing uncertainty and managing risks from a market perspective. He has diligently studied future market designs, analyzing the associated risks from the viewpoints of both power plant operators and transmission system operators (TSOs). Furthermore, he has conducted in-depth economic analyses of electricity markets, specifically concentrating on market-clearing mechanisms and pricing methodologies.

As an OIES-Aramco Fellow, he will embark on a research project titled “Analysis of CfD Contracts for Low Carbon Technologies.” This research focuses on developing an innovative approach for revenue calculation in Contracts for Difference (CfD) contracts, aiming to provide a more accurate representation of revenue potential for low carbon generation. His research on CfD contracts for low carbon technologies promises to offer valuable recommendations and guidance for policymakers, industry stakeholders, and market participants, contributing to the development of sustainable energy systems.

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Ongoing research by Abolfazl Khodadadi