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Dr Mazaher Haji Bashi

Smart Energy Services and Regulatory Innovation

Dr. Mazaher Haji Bashi joined IERC in October 2021. His role in IERC is mainly focused on but not limited to studying and developing the energy storage implications in future electricity markets.

Mazaher received his Ph. D and Master degrees in Electrical engineering from the Isfahan University of Technology, Isfahan, Iran. His Ph. D dissertation was in the field of electricity market design for wind power integrated power systems. He experienced a guess Ph. D research position in the energy technology department, Aalborg University Denmark in 2015. He also served as the chairman of the Regulation and electricity markets technical session in the EEEIC, IEEE conference, Italy section from 2016-2018.

He previously held the position of electricity market monitoring expert, in Iran Grid Management Company for 8 years, where he supervised research projects on developing Security Constraint Unit Commitment, Data mining in Iran electricity market, and engaged with electricity market monitoring responsibilities such as dispute resolution, SCUC optimization problem mitigation, reporting the status of the electricity market to the public and governmental bodies, writing the regulatory instructions, and contributing to electricity market development.

His main research interests are electricity markets, game theory applications, optimization, and regulatory economics.


The Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications (DECC) formerly the Department of Communications, Climate Action and the Environment (DCCAE) has tasked the International Energy Research Centre to deliver a series of papers on energy and climate innovation with a view towards informing policy in key strategic areas of energy for Ireland.
Lead: Luciano di Tomassi, Pádraig Lyons, Mazahar Haji-Bashi, Shafi Khadem, Mohamed Balhoul, Brian Norton
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UP-STAIRS is a pan-European project, funded by the EU’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation fund, that is aiming to accelerate the creation of energy communities by developing a practical innovative framework of tools, business models and concepts to support the development of these communities. Energy communities are groups of people that engage in collective action to support energy efficiency or renewable actions in their communities.
Lead: Lorena Sanchez Relano, Pádraig Lyons
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