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Dr Alexandros I. Nikolaidis



PhD Electrical Engineering (University of Cyprus, 2017)

MSc Energy Technologies and Sustainable Design (University of Cyprus, 2012)

MEng Electrical & Computer Engineering (Democritus University of Thrace, Greece, 2010)

Employment Track

Research Associate, PSM Lab, University of Cyprus (2012 – present)

Teaching Assistant, University of Cyprus (2012-2017) 

Memberships (Academic/Professional)

  • Technical Chamber of Cyprus (ETEK)
  • IEEE

Research Interests

  • Power system economics
  • Energy policy
  • Electricity markets
  • Engineering Cost/Benefit Analysis and Risk Management of Renewable Energy Penetration
  • Retail tariff design under increased Renewable Energy Penetration 

Roles and Responsibilities (including past roles and responsibilities)

  • Power systems (Module tutor) 

Journal Publications (peer-reviewed):

  • A.I. Nikolaidis and C.A. Charalambous, “Hidden Cross-subsidies of Net Energy Metering Practice: Energy Distribution Losses Reallocation due to Prosumers’ and Storsumers’ Integration,” IET Generation, Transmission and Distribution, vol.11, no. 9, 2017.
  • A.I. Nikolaidis and C.A. Charalambous, “Hidden Financial Implications of the Net Energy Metering Practice in an Isolated Power System: Critical Review and Policy Insights,” Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, vol. 77, pp. 706-717, 2017.
  • A.I. NikolaidisI. Koumparou, G. Makrides, V. Efthymiou, G.E. Georghiou and C. A. Charalambous, “’Reliable integration of a concentrating solar power plant in a small isolated system through an appropriately-sized battery energy storage system,” IET Renewable Power Generation, January 2016, DOI:  10.1049/iet-rpg.2015.0337.
  • A.I. NikolaidisA. Milidonis and C. A. Charalambous, “Impact of Fuel-Dependent Electricity Retail Charges on the Savings Value of Net-Metered PV Applications in Vertically Integrated Systems”. Energy Policy, 2015, DOI:10.1016/j.enpol.2015.01.010.
  • C.A. Charalambous, A Milidonis, A. Lazari and A.I. Nikolaidis, “Loss Evaluation and Total Ownership Cost of Power Transformers—Part I: A Comprehensive Method,” IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery, vol. 28, no. 3, pp. 1870–1880, July 2013.
  • A.I. Nikolaidis, F.G. Longatt and C.A. Charalambous, “Indices to Assess the Integration of Renewable Energy Resources on Transmission Systems,” Journal of Conference Papers in Energy, vol. 2013, Article ID 324562, 8 pages, 2013. doi:10.1155/2013/324562, July 2013. (*selected for journal publication – best papers of POEM 2012 Conference).

Conference Publications (peer-reviewed):

  • A.I. Nikolaidis, M. Panteli and C.A. Charalambous, “Distribution Loss Factors for the Emerging, Open-Access Electricity Market of Cyprus, in Proc.  IEEE PowerTech 2017, Manchester, UK.
  • M. Panteli, A.I. Nikolaidis, Y. Zhou, F.R. Wood, S. Glynn, C.A. Charalambous, and P. Mancarella, “Analyzing the Resilience and Flexibility of Power Systems to Future Demand and Supply Scenarios”, in Proc. IEEE Mediterranean Electrotechnical Conference (MELECON), 18-20 April, 2016, Limassol, Cyprus.
  • A.I. Nikolaidis and C. A. Charalambous, “A Critical Analysis of the Net Metering Practice in Cyprus”, in Proc. IEEE Energy Conference (ENERGYCON 2016), 4-8 April 2016, Leuven, Belgium.
  • A.I. Nikolaidis and C. A. Charalambous, “Action Steps for Refining the Cyprus National Action Plan on RES Penetration for Electricity Generation- should we reconsider?”, in Proc. Power Options for the Eastern Mediterranean Region Conference (POEM 2013), 7-8 October 2013, Nicosia, Cyprus. 

Research Funding/ Grant Capture

  1. Project Title: Analysis of the Present and Future Power Distribution System in Cyprus (GRID30)

–       Funding Agency: Joint Research Centre, European Commission, July 2015–Feb. 2016.

  1. Project Title: Engineering a Socio-Intelligent Class of Energy Users

–       Funding Agency: University of Cyprus Grant “New Researchers” to support PhD Candidates (Awarded to C.A. Charalambous andAlexandros I. Nikolaidis), Feb. 2015–Nov. 2015, €12,000 (Euros).

  1. Project Title: Identifying The Hidden Costs of Net Metering Practices and Extrapolating Their Impact on Losses Cost and Benefit Allocation (HIDNET)

–       Funding Agency: Distribution System Operator (DSO), Cyprus, Jan. 2015–Apr. 2016,                  ~€40,000 (Euros).

  1. Project Title: Evaluation and Derivation of Distribution Loss Factors for the Emerging Electricity Market Rules in Cyprus (EAC-DLF)

–       Funding Agency: Distribution System Operator (DSO), Cyprus, Sep. 2016–Dec. 2017,                   ~€35,000 (Euros).

  1. Helios Project, Funded by Green+ NER 300 (EC, EIB, CY), Nicosia, Cyprus, October 2014

“Helios Solar Power Plant Integration in Cyprus Power System”