Mohamed Shwehdi

King Faisal University, Saudi Arabia
Title: Define the best way to store electricity produced from renewable energy sources in Saudi Arabia


M. H. Shwehdi (S’74–M’85–SM’90) received the B.Sc. degree from the University of Tripoli, Tripoli, Libya, the M. Sc. degree from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, and the Ph.D. degree from Mississippi State University, in 1972, 1975, and 1985, respectively, all in electrical engineering. He was a consultant to A.B. Chance Company in Columbia, Missouri and Flood Engineering in Jacksonville. He held teaching positions with the University of Missouri-Columbia, University of Florida, Gainesville, and Pennsylvania State University. At present, he is a Professor of electrical Engineering with the King Faisal University. Prof Shwehdi was with King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM), Dhahran, KSA, from 1995-2011. His research interests include; High Voltage, lightning Protection, Power system analysis, Power Quality and Harmonics, and analysis of over voltages on power systems. Dr. Shwehdi is active in IEEE activities both locally and nationally. He is listed as a distinguished lecturer with the DLP of the IEEE/PES and received the 2001 IEEE/PES outstanding chapter engineer. He received the 1999 IEEE WG for standard award. He has been the IEEE/PES Saudi Arabia chapter chairman since 1999 to present and recently was selected as Advisor to the IEEE-Student chapter at KFU.

Research Interest

energy storage review; application in Saudi Arabia; renewable resources; optimal energy storage; methods of energy storage

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