Mr Syahrul Nizam Bin Md Saad




1/A110 Alrick Building

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Research Institute: 

  • Energy Systems

Research Theme: 

  • Energy Policy, Economics and Innovation
Syahrul Nizam Md Saad

Academic Qualifications: 

  • PhD in Energy Systems, University of Edinburgh (in progress)
    • Research title: Integration of (distributed) Renewables in Southeast Asian Energy Systems
    • Supervisor : Dr. Harry Van Der Weijde
  • Master of Electrical Engineering, Universiti Tenaga Nasional, Malaysia (2012)
  • Degree of Electrical/Electronic Engineering (Hons), Universiti Tenaga Nasional, Malaysia (2005)

Professional Qualifications and Memberships: 

  • Registered Project Manager, Project Management Institute (PMI)
  • Registered Electrical Engineer with Malaysian Board of Engineers (BEM), registration No – 48030A
  • IRCA Lead Auditors (ISO 9001:2008)

Research Interests: 

My research concerns the applications of system analysis and economics to electric utility regulations, planning and operations. The uneven and diversified economic growths, demands and resources in South East Asia add more questions to policies and future grid planning. I focus on applying stochastic approach to investigate the impact of high penetrations of renewables and I will identify mitigation strategy that covers interconnectivity among regions, utilization of storage systems and demand side management in South East Asia region. 


I have professional experience and skills with a demonstrated history of working in electricity sector and held various positions in one of the main electric utility firms in Malaysia.