Publications

Google Scholar Profile: https://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=en&user=LQJVXVQAAAAJ

ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2868-5756

Refereed Journal Publications:

  1. Z. Akhtar, “Reduction in energy storage requirements for DC / AC microgrids by using power electronic compensators,” IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, (Manuscript under-review, 2020).
  2. Z. Akhtar, M. Opatovsky, B. Chaudhuri, and S. Y. R. Hui, “Comparison of Point-of-Load vs. Mid Feeder Compensation in LV Distribution Networks with High Penetration of Solar Photovoltaic Generation and Electric Vehicle Charging Stations,” IET Smart Grid, vol. 2, issue 2, pp. 283-292, 2019. DOI: 10.1049/iet-stg.2018.0193
  3. Z. Akhtar, B. Chaudhuri, and S. Y. R. Hui, “Smart Loads for Voltage Control in Distribution Networks,” IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, vol. 8, issue 2, pp. 937-946, 2017. DOI: 10.1109/TSG.2015.2486139
  4. Z. Akhtar, and M. A. Saqib, “Microgrids Formed by Renewable Energy Integration into Power Grids Pose Electrical Protection Challenges,” Renewable Energy, vol. 99, pp. 148-157, 2016. DOI: 10.1016/j.renene.2016.06.053
  5. Z. Akhtar, B. Chaudhuri, and S. Y. R. Hui, “Primary Frequency Control Contribution from Smart Loads Using Reactive Compensation,” IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, vol. 6, issue 5, pp. 2356-2365, 2015. DOI: 10.1109/TSG.2015.2402637
  6. X. Luo, Z. Akhtar, C. K. Lee, B. Chaudhuri, S. C. Tan, and S. Y. R. Hui, “Distributed Voltage Control with Electric Springs: Comparison with STATCOM,” IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, vol. 6, issue 1, pp. 209-219, 2015. DOI: 10.1109/TSG.2014.2345072

Conference Publications:

  1. Akhtar, S. Alavi, and K. Mehran, “Voltage Control in LV Networks Using Electric Springs with Coordination,” in 31st Annual IEEE Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering (CCECE), Québec City, Canada, 13-16 May 2018. DOI: 10.1109/CCECE.2018.8447586
  2. Akhtar, B. Chaudhuri, and H. Shu Yuen Ron, “Smart loads for voltage control in distribution networks,” in 2016 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting (PESGM), Boston MA, USA, 17-20 July 2016. DOI:10.1109/PESGM.2016.7741958
  3. Xiao, Z. Akhtar, L. Chi Kwan, B. Chaudhuri, T. Siew-Chong, and H. Shu Yuen Ron, “Distributed voltage control with electric springs: Comparison with STATCOM,” in 2016 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting (PESGM), Boston MA, USA, 17-20 July 2016. DOI:10.1109/PESGM.2016.7741963
  4. Chakravorty, Z. Akhtar, B. Chaudhuri, and S. Y. R. Hui, “Comparison of primary frequency control using two smart load types,” in 2016 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting (PESGM), Boston MA, USA, 17-20 July 2016. DOI:10.1109/PESGM.2016.7742050
  5. Z. Akhtar, B. Chaudhuri, and S. Y. R. Hui, “Poster: Smart Loads for Voltage Control in Distribution Networks,” in 2015 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting (PESGM), Denver CO, USA, 26-30 July 2015. Web-Link
  6. Z. Akhtar, B. Chaudhuri, and S. Y. R. Hui, “Poster: Distributed Voltage and Frequency Control Using Electric Springs,” in 2014 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting (PESGM), National Harbor MD, USA, 27-31 July 2014. Web-Link