Smart-grids & Micro-grids

Both smart grids and microgrids use real-time data and communication to efficiently manage assets and energy resources. They support economic growth and improve quality of life through Internet of Things (IoT) communications and sensor innovation. Whether you’re active in smart grids and microgrids area, EPRA can plan, design, and implement a customized, holistic solution for you that integrates services that lower operating costs while delivering energy resilience, reliability, and independence. Our activities include, but not limited to:

  • Microgrids, energy and grid management
  • EV integration and intelligent transportation
  • Energy efficiency and sustainability
  • Demand response
  • Storage and flexibility options
  • Road maps for smart-grids
  • Design, modeling, verification and simulation services for smart-grids
  • Design, modeling, verification and simulation services for micro-grids

Smart-grids & Micro-grids | Solutions

EPRA’s Modelling & Analysis solutions are designed to help businesses in the power sector to maximize the value of their data.

Data Collection: Our team of experts has the experience and know-how to collect and curate large amounts of data from a variety of sources, ensuring that it is accurate and up-to-date.

Data Curation: Once the data has been collected, our team uses advanced techniques such as clustering, linking and forecasting, and modelling to curate it and prepare it for analysis. This process helps to ensure that the data is relevant, consistent, and of high quality.

Analysis: Our team of data analysts then use a range of tools and techniques to perform in-depth analysis on the curated data. This includes statistical analysis, machine learning algorithms, probabilistic analysis, and predictive modelling, all aimed at uncovering insights that can inform business decisions and drive growth. Additionally, our team also performs risk management analysis to help businesses mitigate potential risks and make data-driven decisions with confidence.

Visualization: To help clients understand their data and make informed decisions, we use advanced Visualization tools to represent the data in a way that is easy to understand. This includes reporting, representation, geographical, and interactive/real-time visualization, which enables clients to quickly and easily see trends and patterns in their data.

Data Strategy: Our Data Strategy services are designed to help businesses in the power sector to maximize the value of their data assets. This includes advising on data governance, data architecture, and data integration, as well as helping to establish data-driven decision-making processes. Our team works with clients to develop a future state vision and roadmap that outlines the steps needed to achieve their data-related goals. This includes identifying key initiatives, establishing priorities, and mapping out a clear path forward. With EPRA’s Data Strategy services, power sector businesses can make the most of their data assets and drive growth, efficiency, and success.

Data Management: Effective Data Management is essential for ensuring that data is secure and organized. Our team provides a range of data management solutions, including data warehousing, data backup, and data security.

With EPRA’s Analytic solution, businesses in the power sector can turn their data into a valuable asset, driving growth, improving decision-making, and increasing efficiency.


EPRA’s R&D solutions are designed to draw the future of power systems and associated roadmap through data-driven insights.

Optimization: Our team of experts uses advanced optimization techniques to help clients identify the best possible outcomes for their operations. This includes using mathematical models and algorithms to find the optimal solution for a given set of constraints, with the goal of improving efficiency and maximizing performance.

Data Science: Our Data Science team uses cutting-edge techniques and tools to perform data-driven research and analysis. This includes machine learning, statistical analysis, and predictive modelling, all aimed at uncovering insights and driving innovation in the power sector.

Prospective Studies: Our Prospective Studies service provides a forward-looking perspective on key trends and issues in the power sector. This includes analyzing emerging technologies, forecasting future market trends, and identifying potential opportunities and challenges.

Operational Studies: Our Operational Studies service provides power system role players with an in-depth analysis of their operations, including identifying areas for improvement and developing recommendations for optimization. This service helps power sector role players to better understand their operations and make data-driven decisions that drive growth and efficiency.

EPRA’s Software & Algorithm solution provides cutting-edge software solutions and algorithms for businesses in the power sector.

Representatives: Our team of software representatives provides expert support for a range of industry-leading software solutions, including DIgSILENT PowerFactory and OPAL-RT. Our representatives have in-depth knowledge of these software solutions and can provide tailored support and advice to help businesses make the most of their software investments.

Development: Our team of software developers provides custom software development services to help businesses in the power sector meet their unique needs and requirements. This includes developing custom algorithms and tools to help businesses improve efficiency and drive innovation in their operations.

Web-Services: EPRA offers web-based services to support businesses in the power sector. Our Market and Network Simulation tool provides real-time simulation of market dynamics and network behavior, allowing businesses to test and validate their strategies and make informed decisions. The Optimum PV Location and Reactive Power Support (HASAT) platform provides advanced analysis and optimization of photovoltaic systems, helping businesses to find the best possible location for their installations and optimize their operations.

With EPRA’s Software and Algorithm solution, businesses in the power sector can benefit from access to cutting-edge software solutions and algorithms, tailored to their specific needs and requirements. This helps to improve efficiency, drive innovation, and support the growth and success of businesses in the power sector.

• Micro-grid modelling and simulation (static & dynamic)
• Demand response modeling & analysis
• Flexibility options modeling & analysis
• Modeling and simulation of impact of smart grid technologies on grids
• Electric Vehicle (EV) charging profile modeling and grid integration analysis
• Smart grid initiatives
• Micro-grids
• Energy management systems
• Optimization engines and algorithms
• Energy efficiency solutions modelling & algorithms

Highlighted Projects | Smart-grids & Micro-grids

Highlighted Publications | Smart-grids & Micro-grids

METU Smart Campus Project (iEAST)
Authors: Ertekin, Şeyda, Ozan Keysan, Murat Göl, Hande Bayazıt, Tuna Yıldız, Andrea Marr, Mehdi Ganji, Saeed Teimourzadeh, Osman Bülent Tör, and Sıla Özkavaf.
Year: 2019
Published on: In International Conference “New Technologies, Development and Applications”, pp. 287-297. Springer, Cham, 2019.
Machine learning for protection of distribution networks and power electronics-interfaced systems
Authors: Aminifar, Farrokh, Saeed Teimourzadeh, Alireza Shahsavari, Mehdi Savaghebi, and Mohammad Sadegh Golsorkhi.
Year: 2021
Published on: The Electricity Journal 34, no. 1 (2021): 106886.
Contingency-constrained optimal placement of micro-PMUs and smart meters in microgrids.
Authors: Teimourzadeh, Saeed, Farrokh Aminifar, and Mohammad Shahidehpour.
Year: 2017
Published on: IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid 10, no. 2 (2017): 1889-1897.
Microgrid dynamic security: Challenges, solutions and key considerations
Authors: Teimourzadeh, Saeed, Farrokh Aminifar, and Mahdi Davarpanah.
Year: 2017
Published on: The Electricity Journal 30, no. 4 (2017): 43-51.
Macroprotections for microgrids: Toward a new protection paradigm subsequent to distributed energy resource integration
Authors: Teimourzadeh, Saeed, Farrokh Aminifar, Mahdi Davarpanah, and Josep M. Guerrero.
Year: 2016
Published on: IEEE Industrial Electronics Magazine 10, no. 3 (2016): 6-18.
Reactive Power Management for Networked Microgrid Resilience in Extreme Conditions
Authors: Shaker, Ayda, Amin Safari, and Mohammad Shahidehpour.
Year: 2021
Published on: IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid 12, no. 5 (2021): 3940-3953.