The Smart Grid Center-Qatar is an interdisciplinary university environment organized to modernize how electricity is delivered from suppliers to consumers and to enable new electricity products, services, and markets.


25 Aug. 2022, Dr. John D. McDonald, GE Grid Solution, Georgia, USA.


This talk will familiarize participants with a vision for Grid Modernization, focusing on technological advancements beyond Smart Grid. The technological advancements include discussions of key industry/societal trends, Smart Grid concepts, holistic solutions, integration of microgrids and distributed generation, and Advanced Distribution Management System (ADMS) software applications. The talk will also cover feeder automation business models, managing different types of data, the big data, analytics, enterprise data management, Smart Grid standards and interoperability, and Smart Grid deployments and lessons learned.

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1 Sept. 2022, Dr. Josep M. Guerrero, Aalborg University, Denmark.


This talk will present the hierarchical control of AC and DC microgrids, including grid forming and grid following controllers, maximum power point tracking algorithms, grid-connected and islanding operation, frequency and voltage droop controllers, stability analysis and power quality issues. 

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8 Sept. 2022, Dr. Frede Blaabjerg, Aalborg University, Denmark.


The global energy system is undergoing a transition in order to be carbon neutral — and at least two consequences.

The energy generation will be renewables and much more energy will be carried by electricity. In order to control electricity, we need electrical energy conversion and thereby a key enabling technology called Power Electronics.

The presentation will explain what power electronics is, where it is applied and what are the main future challenges for the technology in the efforts to create a carbon-neutral society.

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15 Sept. 2022, Dr. Said Al-Hallaj, Beam Glabal, USA

Fast Charging of High Energy Li-ion Battery with Integrated Passive Thermal Management

With emerging trends in transportation electrification, fast charging of high-energy Li-ion battery can help to break through the bottleneck of its widespread adoption. Rapid charging 50% of battery capacity within 10-15 minutes, commonly referred to as ‘filling the tank’ experience, could dramatically reduce the vehicle downtime as well as the overall battery pack size, especially for fleet vehicles.To date, such fast-charging capability has been limited to high-power batteries over narrow a window of operating conditions to avoid premature aging of the battery (mainly due to lithium plating) and safety concern.

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27 Sept. 2022, Dr. I. Safak Bayram, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, U.K.


 This presentation will mainly focus on the role of smart transportation systems on reducing energy consumption and carbon emissions. A detailed discussion emerging technology and how they facilitate energy reduction will be discussed. Moreover, recent advances on electric vehicles and the role of charging stations on net zero targets will be presented. In the last part of the talk, region-specific challenges for the GCC region will be discussed. 

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4 Oct. 2022, Dr. Joao Martins, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal.


Energy flexibility is being regarded as a valuable tool towards a more sustainable electrical system. This tool combined with new paradigms, such as the establishment and operation of energy communities, will provide flexibility, interconnectivity, bi-directionality and complementarity with advantages either to consumers either to the energy grid itself. This talk will address the use of energy flexibility as a tool to achieve a more sustainable electrical system.

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Recent News

Training for KAHRAMAA Engineers with TAMUQ and HBKU Students has been completed

We are thrilled to announce the successful completion of the Training on Smart Grid, held from May 21-25, 2023, in Doha, Qatar. Organized by Texas A&M University at Qatar and Hamad Bin Khalifa University, the workshop provided attendees with a comprehensive understanding of smart grid fundamentals, enabling technologies, and future prospects. Certificates were awarded to all participants, recognizing their dedication and commitment to enhancing their knowledge in this rapidly advancing field.

Training for KAHRAMAA Engineers with TAMUQ and HBKU Students

It gives us great pleasure to invite you to the Training on Smart Grid, which will be held on May 21-25, 2023, in Doha, Qatar. The workshop is being organized by Texas A&M University at Qatar and Hamad Bin Khalifa University. The training presents the smart grid basics, its enabling technologies, current state, and the future perspectives.

For more information about this training please click here.

Kindly ensure that you finalize your registration before May 10th, 2023 using the provided link.


New Course

TAMUQ and HBKU students have had the opportunity to attend an undergraduate course offered at TAMUQ by Smart Grid Center – Extension in Qatar members Haitham Abu-Rub, Sertac Bayhan, and Mohamed Abdallah. Special Topics in Smart Grid is an undergraduate course offered as part of the multiversity activities (jointly by TAMUQ and HBKU faculty) to enrich learning and success of students across Qatar Foundation’s partner universities. Smart Grid is bound to give aspiring electrical engineering and computer science students the best academic path for building and developing the core areas of smart grid – microgrids, renewable energy, electric vehicle integration, and communication.

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New Book Published

Smart Grid and Enabling Technologies delivers a complete vision of smart grid technology and applications, including foundational and fundamental technologies, the technology that enables smart grids, the current state of the industry, and future trends in smart energy. The book offers readers thorough discussions of modern smart grid technology, including advanced metering infrastructure, net zero energy buildings, and communication, data management, and networks in smart grids.

For more information about the book please click here.

Recent Publications

    • A. Sharida, S. Bayhan and H. Abu-Rub, “Fault-Tolerant Self-Tuning Control for Three-Phase Three-Level T-Type Rectifier,” in IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, vol. 38, no. 6, pp. 7049-7058, June 2023, doi: 10.1109/TPEL.2023.3254649.
    • S. D’silva, A. Zare, M. B. Shadmand, S. Bayhan and H. Abu-Rub, “Towards Resiliency Enhancement of Network of Grid-Forming and Grid-Following Inverters,” in IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, doi: 10.1109/TIE.2023.3262866.
    • N. Guler, H. Komurcugil, S. Bayhan and H. Abu-Rub, “Simplified Single-Stage Buck-Boost Rectifier with Proportional-Integral and Cascaded Proportional-Resonant Control Method,” in IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, doi: 10.1109/TIE.2023.3241400.
    • K. Rayane, M. Bougrine, H. Abu-Rub, A. Benalia and M. Trabelsi, “Average Model-based Sliding Mode Control for Quality Improvement of a Grid-Connected PUC Inverter,” in IEEE Journal of Emerging and Selected Topics in Power Electronics, doi: 10.1109/JESTPE.2023.3264856.