(Mohammad) M Ansarin MSc

(Mohammad) M Ansarin MSc
PhD Candidate RSM - Rotterdam School of Management Department of Technology and Operations Management
Location
Burg. Oudlaan 50, Rotterdam
Email
ansarin@rsm.nl

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My PhD research is about energy cooperatives and their role in the new energy economy. These democratic organizations are formed through voluntary membership, where members invest both time and money into the cooperative’s operations. In an energy cooperative’s case, members actively pursue the end goal of buying or selling energy in a way that suits them best. Other organizations are mostly bound by either regulations or financial interest in ways that cooperatives are not. Although cooperatives seek to be profitable, their decision making also takes members’ preferences into account. Thus, many cooperatives are formed mainly so members consume or produce green energy. There has not been much insight on how…

Active Projects

My PhD research is about energy cooperatives and their role in the new energy economy. These democratic organizations are formed through voluntary membership, where members invest both time and money into the cooperative’s operations. In an energy cooperative’s case, members actively pursue the end goal of buying or selling energy in a way that suits them best. Other organizations are mostly bound by either regulations or financial interest in ways that cooperatives are not. Although cooperatives seek to be profitable, their decision making also takes members’ preferences into account. Thus, many cooperatives are formed mainly so members consume or produce green energy. There has not been much insight on how industrial groups form and join cooperatives, so this research focuses more on energy cooperatives in commercial and industrial settings, such as the Port of Rotterdam. I look at how market forces, business models, and regulations influence this organizational form’s usefulness in the renewable energy era.

I also spend some time on another project, where we analyze and improve the Power Trading Agent Competition. Power TAC is a competitive simulation of the electricity grid, where brokers compete to become the most profitable trader of electricity in a distribution grid’s markets (More info at powertac.org). The simulation allows brokers to sign up retail-side customers via tariffs, buy electricity in bulk on a wholesale market, and also control various demand response resources to balance demand and supply. We look at market dynamics and broker behavior within the competition and search for real-world insight.

      • M. Ansarin, Y. Ghiassi-Farrokhfal, W. Ketter & J. Collins (2019). Increasing Renewables In Energy Cooperatives Leads To Higher Cross-Subsidies, Depending On Tariff. In 42nd IAEE International Conference
      • M. Ansarin, Y. Ghiassi-Farrokhfal, W. Ketter & J. Collins (2018). Cross-subsidies in Energy Co-operative Tariff Designs. In 41st IAEE Internation Conference
      • M. Ansarin, Y. Ghiassi-Farrokhfal, W. Ketter & J. Collins (2017). Cross-subsidies in Energy Cooperative Tariff Designs. In Workshop on Information Technology & Systems (WITS)
      • M. Ansarin, Y. Ghiassi-Farrokhfal, J. Collins & W. Ketter (2016). A Demand Response Model for Residential Energy Cooperatives with Distributed Generation. In Workshop on Information Technology and Systems (WITS). Dublin, Ireland
      • M. Ansarin, W. Ketter & J. Collins (2016). Analyzing and improving the energy balancing market in the Power Trading Agent Competition. In IEEE Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Europe
      • M. Ansarin, Y. Ghiassi-Farrokhfal, W. Ketter & J. Collins (2016). A cooperative aggregation model for pricing residential energy users with renewable energy sources. In Workshop on Information Technology and Systems
      • M. Ansarin, W. Ketter & J. Collins (2016). Dynamic peak demand pricing under uncertainty in an agent-based retail energy market. In International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, AMEC/TADA Workshop
  • Designing Business Applications

    Title
    Designing Business Applications
    Year
    2018
    Year level
    (master)

    BIM Research Methods I

    Title
    BIM Research Methods I
    Year
    2018
    Year level
    (Master)

    BIM Master Thesis

    Title
    BIM Master Thesis
    Year
    2018
    Year level
    (master)
  • PhD Candidate

    University
    Erasmus University Rotterdam
    School
    RSM - Rotterdam School of Management
    Department
    Department of Technology and Operations Management

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Burg. Oudlaan 50 3062 PA Rotterdam

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Postbus 1738 3000 DR Rotterdam