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    Economic Analysis of Energy Supply Security based on Energy Security Indices

    , Ph.D. Dissertation Sharif University of Technology Kanani Maman, Yaser (Author) ; Maleki, Abbas (Supervisor)
    As a problem, generally, energy security components do not interfere with the calculation of the optimal energy supply situation. In this paper, we are looking to find a solution to make a framework of the impact of energy security on energy supply in order to obtain comprehensive analysis of the economic optimal point. Method is based on the competition of energy costs to meet demand during the study period. Threats that have been addressed in the energy security are seen as risky and stochastic parameters in the model. The nature of these parameters is of uncertainty type, therefore, based on the probable scenarios of the stochastic model, the perspective of the energy supply system is... 

    Study of Caspian Energy Markets with Respect the Energy Demand Security of Caspian Countries

    , M.Sc. Thesis Sharif University of Technology Vedadi Kalantar, Saeed (Author) ; Maleki, Abbas (Supervisor)
    The promotion of oil and gas industry of a country or region requires foreign and long-term investments. Ensuring the security of demand is one of the major driving forces for increasing investments in oil and gas sectors.The status of the Caspian markets in terms of energy demand security is the main issue in this study. Just like security of supply, security of energy demand will not be affected by economic logic alone, but the combination of various factors should be considered; So in this study Combined criteria was developed.According to the horizons of policy making for the energy export of Caspian, 2015 year as the recent past, 2020 as the medium-term and 2030 as the long-term have... 

    Development of an Analytical Framework for Evaluation of Climate Change Mitigation Policies on Iran’s Energy Security

    , M.Sc. Thesis Sharif University of Technology Eshraghi, Hadi (Author) ; Maleki, Abbas (Supervisor)
    Climate change and energy security are key drivers for future energy policy. While energy security has been a pillar of energy policy for about a century, concern about climate change is more recent and is bound to radically change the landscape of energy policy. Policy makers are now under increasing pressure to address these twin challenges: to develop cost-effective policies that will both ensure the security of our energy system and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
    Main Effort in this Project is to construct an integrated model of Iran’s energy system to serve as a policy analysis tool, by which policymakers are able to identify the future effects of a wide range of policies in... 

    Iran’s Economic Strategies to Participate Japan’s LNG Market by Using Game Theory

    , M.Sc. Thesis Sharif University of Technology Mirzakhani, Mahdi (Author) ; Maleki, Abbas (Supervisor)
    Iran has the second largest gas reserves in the world with huge gas reserves about 32 trillion cubic meters. The expansion of gas exports in recent decades has been accompanied by liquefied natural gas exports, with the LNG industry growing rapidly due to the inability to export gas via pipeline to distant markets. The expansion of the LNG industry around the world, there have been various markets for this product that the Southeast Asian market being the largest market for this product and Japan is the largest importer in this sector.Specific mechanisms of the Japanese market, which have separated it from the rest of the LNG importing countries, are the extension of long-term contracts for... 

    Energy planning and policy making; The case study of Iran

    , Article Energy Sources, Part B: Economics, Planning and Policy ; Volume 11, Issue 8 , 2016 , Pages 682-689 ; 15567249 (ISSN) Jafari, H. H ; Vakili, A ; Eshraghi, H ; Hamidinezhad, A ; Naseri, I ; Sharif University of Technology
    Taylor and Francis Inc 
    Due to the limited resources of fossil fuels, energy supply–demand management and planning especially in the supply-side of the energy system have increasingly become very important. This article assesses Iran’s energy system in order to find the main causes of the considerably high energy intensity in the country compared with similar economies in size and production. Accordingly, fundamental policies and strategies are proposed in order to manage the recognized bottlenecks. The conclusions suggest strongly that not only the fossil-based energy system, but also incompatible patterns of production and consumption in the reference energy system as well as the use of conventional technologies... 

    The knowledge map of energy security

    , Article Energy Reports ; Volume 7 , 2021 , Pages 3570-3589 ; 23524847 (ISSN) Nasr Esfahani, A ; Bagheri Moghaddam, N ; Maleki, A ; Nazemi, A ; Sharif University of Technology
    Elsevier Ltd  2021
    Much efforts have been made in the area of energy security in recent years, but due to its wide scope, it is necessary to review relevant knowledge activities and to analyze the state of knowledge of the field of energy security measurement. The purpose of this article is to present a comprehensive map of knowledge in the field of energy security. For this reason, many documents and articles have been collected during the period 2002–2019 using 7 large and reputable scientific databases as well as 53 different journals, 90% white Q1 quality. There is employed meta-synthesis, scientometrics and network analysis. In the initial survey stage where 1290 articles were found, after analyzing the... 

    Cost-Benefit analysis of Iran-Europe Natural gas pipeline in the field of Economics, Environment and Energy Security

    , M.Sc. Thesis Sharif University of Technology Nabavizadeh Rafsanjani, Pouya (Author) ; Maleki, Abbas (Supervisor)
    The intermediary between Consumer and market of Natural gas is long transportation pipeline. Analysis of different dimension is a prerequisite for constructing these infrastructures. This study has been done in the fields of economics, environment and energy security. The proposed pipeline, which is called Islamic pipeline, passes through different countries, Iraq, Syria, Greece and Italy. It carries natural gas and feeds Europe gas requirements, also passes the Mediterranean Sea, which includes underwater pipe-laying technology that has been considered. Economic analysis of this project calculated, using Cost-Benefit analysis. Environmental issues has been identified and classified,... 

    Make Policy for Optimizing Iran Gas Export

    , M.Sc. Thesis Sharif University of Technology Alvandi, Mehdi (Author) ; Maleki, Abbas (Supervisor)
    This project examines four alternatives such as pipelines, oil injection wells, LNG & GTL in the purpose of Iran gas utilization. In this Project four strategies using cost/benefit analysis are examined. For this purpose, at first the cost of inlet feed gas per Mmbtu are calculated. Then regarding various scenarios of average world gas prices for the following thirty years, the cost & benefit of any way will be counted. Then with the use of energy security, the project will make energy policy. For this purpose, Shannon indicator will be used as one of the most reliable indicators. Due to the of use this indicator, the popular project will be chosen accordingly as a certain amount of gas the... 

    Projection of passenger cars’ fuel demand and greenhouse gas emissions in Iran by 2050

    , Article Energy Conversion and Management: X ; Volume 12 , 2021 ; 25901745 (ISSN) Hassani, A ; Maleki, A ; Sharif University of Technology
    Elsevier Ltd  2021
    Passenger cars (PCs) not only are a major contributor to greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in Iran but also pose severe energy security challenges due to their dependence on gasoline. This study aimed to understand the future trends of the gasoline demand and GHG emissions from PCs in Iran and assess the effectiveness of mitigation policies. The data were collected from multiple sources and used to develop the survival rate function of PCs. The study used back-calculation to compensate for the short period of stock data availability. The use intensity of PCs was estimated based on the gasoline consumption statistics. Econometric models were developed to project the future PC stock and use... 

    Synergy of Energy Transition of Iran and China Under 25-year Cooperation Agreement

    , M.Sc. Thesis Sharif University of Technology Eslami, Mohammad Ali (Author) ; Maleki, Abbas (Supervisor)
    The Iran-China 25-year Cooperation Program on the further economic development particularly energy area signed on 27 March 2021 by Iran, which suffered from many years of political and economic isolation and China, the second global economy. Energy transition is an essential issue in both country's energy systems which calls for a medium energy carrier that will be the natural gas. China is seeking for new natural gas resources in order to achieve its ambitious net-zero goals and Iran has targeted 50% reduction in its energy intensity. The necessity of supplying the natural gas for Pakistan and China through the CPEC (China-Pakistan Economic Corridor) by Iran is an important criterion in the... 

    Security-constrained unit commitment with integration of battery storage in wind power plant

    , Article 2017 IEEE Power and Energy Society Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Conference, ISGT 2017, 23 April 2017 through 26 April 2017 ; 2017 ; 9781538628904 (ISBN) Badakhshan, S ; Hajibandeh, N ; Ehsan, M ; Soleymani, S ; Sharif University of Technology
    There is a global tendency towards using Distributed Generation (DG) and renewable energy resources. Considering low utilization cost and low undesirable environmental effects, wind farms have become a considerable resource for producing electrical energy in many countries. Since Wind farms are not programmable and their power output which depends on weather and wind speed is uncertain, they create problems for utilizing electricity system. There are different methods for preserving system stability against the uncertainty of wind power plants. Optimal utilization of pumped storage and gas resources is one of the approaches for reducing production risk of wind farms. In this paper, it is... 

    A Novel, eco-friendly combined solar cooling and heating system, powered by hybrid Photovoltaic thermal (PVT) collector for domestic application

    , Article Energy Conversion and Management ; Volume 222 , 2020 Zarei, A ; Liravi, M ; Babaie Rabiee, M ; Ghodrat, M ; Sharif University of Technology
    Elsevier Ltd  2020
    Solar heating and cooling technologies can have a vital role to play in understanding the targets in energy security, economic development, and mitigating climate change. This study aimed to investigate the performance of the combined solar cooling/heating system using a Photovoltaic Thermal collector (PVT) for residential applications. The main advantage of using PVT is the conversion of the maximum amount of solar energy into electricity and thermal energy. In this work, water is used to cool the panel and, consequently, increase the efficiency. The cooling cycle comprises a hybrid ejector-compression refrigeration cycle with two evaporator temperatures. To reduce the effect of the global... 

    Multi-objective design and operation of Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SOFC) Triple Combined-cycle Power Generation systems: Integrating energy efficiency and operational safety

    , Article Applied Energy ; Volume 185 , 2017 , Pages 345-361 ; 03062619 (ISSN) Sharifzadeh, M ; Meghdari, M ; Rashtchian, D ; Sharif University of Technology
    Elsevier Ltd  2017
    Energy efficiency is one of the main pathways for energy security and environmental protection. In fact, the International Energy Agency asserts that without energy efficiency, 70% of targeted emission reductions are not achievable. Despite this clarity, enhancing the energy efficiency introduce significant challenge toward process operation. The reason is that the methods applied for energy-saving pose the process operation at the intersection of safety constraints. The present research aims at uncovering the trade-off between safe operation and energy efficiency; an optimization framework is developed that ensures process safety and simultaneously optimizes energy-efficiency, quantified in...