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 Ateyah Alzahrani

Ateyah Alzahrani

Research student, School of Engineering

Overview

My area of research focuses on seaports and marine activities to reduce carbon emissions and energy consumption. The rapid development of modern technologies to reduce energy consumption and carbon emissions (e.g., Smart Grid, Distributed Generation, Smart Energy Management system, and Smart ports) now provides an opportunity to study the extent to which new technologies can be developed and used to enhance clean energy use and reduce carbon emissions in seaports and fishing vessels. My research considers development of a reliable simulation capability providing real-time accounts of energy demand and use, and short to medium-term energy projections, and investigation of the possibility of transitioning energy systems in seaports towards smarter monitoring and control, embracing the concept of the smart grid. In addition to that study the impact of augmenting energy simulation in seaports with Industry 4.0 principles to promote real-time decision making towards decarbonising seaports.

Research

Research interests

My area of research focuses on seaports and marine activities to reduce carbon emissions and energy consumption. The rapid development of modern technologies to reduce energy consumption and carbon emissions (e.g., Smart Grid, Distributed Generation, Smart Energy Management system, and Smart ports) now provides an opportunity to study the extent to which new technologies can be developed and used to enhance clean energy use and reduce carbon emissions in seaports and fishing vessels. My research considers development of a reliable simulation capability providing real-time accounts of energy demand and use, and short to medium-term energy projections, and investigation of the possibility of transitioning energy systems in seaports towards smarter monitoring and control, embracing the concept of the smart grid. In addition to that study the impact of augmenting energy simulation in seaports with Industry 4.0 principles to promote real-time decision making towards decarbonising seaports.

Thesis

Decarbonizing Fishery Ports Through Smart Cluster Energy Systems

Pressure on seaports to reduce carbon emissions and energy consumption has in‐creased over the past few years in response to international actions to tackle cli‐mate change and reduce global warming. With the rapid development of mod‐ern technologies to reduce energy consumption and carbon emissions (e.g., SmartGrid, DistributedGeneration, SmartenergyManagementsystem, andSmartports),there is now an opportunity to study the extent to which new technologies can bedeveloped and used to enhance clean energy use and reduce carbon emissions inseaports and fishing vessels.There are many studies in the literature that have explored energy manage‐ment strategies for ports. However, they are very limited in terms of the capabilityto provide a holistic energy analysis and management that can be scaled from asite to a community level. Further gaps include: lack of total lifecycle approachto port decarbonization; lack of a model‐based (i.e., semantic‐based) approach formodeling, forecasting and optimization of seaport energy systems; lack of secureand reliable energy services in seaports; and lack of transition towards prosumer‐driven seaport energy communities.This thesis focused on the development of a road map for the creation of zerocarbon fishery ports and included the application of this to one of the marine ports.

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Publications

2021

2020

2019