Parisa Abdolrahim Poorheravi

Dept. Of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science



Parisa Abdolrahim Poorheravi is a 4th year Electrical Engineering student at York University. She is interest in power electronics and has a passion for the global environment. Parisa is spending the summer of 2017 working on the “Effects of Renewable Energy Sources on Microgrid protection” under the supervision of Dr. Ali Hooshyar in the Smart Grid lab. Her job is to model renewable energy sources and simulate short circuit behavior of wind and solar photovoltaic sources.She is hoping to foster the necessary skills for bridging the gap between the theories that she has studied at the university and the practical requirements of an industrial grade project. She is impressed by the amount of work and attention that is put into the details of such complex and very important projects. Parisa also is hoping to pursue this subject after the summer to explore other relevant research works that can benefit the industry and environment.


Microgrid Protection
Protection of power systems is pivotal in power electrical engineering since an undetected or uncorrected fault can possess irrecoverable damages on expensive equipment. Besides that, a constant flow of electricity is essential for huge industrial purpose and urban areas. In this project, we tried to overcome the common problems in designing a protected electrical system with the help of the new software of C.A.P.E. The common faults such as open circuit faults, short circuit faults, symmetrical and unsymmetrical faults can be predicted, prevented or be detected to avoid problems such as the 2003 blackout in North America. Even though there are already softwares and applications such as PSCAD to design systems, the new software CAPE is introduced to help modeling electrical transmissions network’s protection systems more efficiently. This software has the most powerful set of tools for power engineers and it will be a trend both in industry and academic environments in near future. This project is focused on addressing possible faults in the design, modeling, analysing and simulating the model to uncover potential network and protective device problems while evaluating alternatives to come to a practical, industrial conclusion based on academic knowledge