I have always been interested in social and policy aspects of technology, which is why in addition to getting my PhD degree in engineering, also studied for a master’s degree in technology and policy at MIT. Sustainability, cleaner environment, and social development are the main objectives that motivate me every day.
Bahman Daryanian has consulted for the energy industry for over 30 years. Bahman joined GE Energy Consulting in 2010 as a Technical Director, focusing on Power Economics (electricity market modeling, asset valuation, and renewable integration studies), and Smart Power (smart grid, microgrids, and demand response).
Bahman’s current responsibilities include managing the Natural Resource Canada’s (NRCan) RECSI project, evaluating 11 future generation and transmission projects; managing National Grid’s Potsdam Community Resilient Microgrid NY REV Demonstration Project; and co-managing 4 NY Prize Stage-2 Microgrid Engineering Economic Evaluation projects. His recently completed project work includes: co-managing 10 NYSERDA NY Prize Stage 1 Microgrid Feasibility Studies; the CanWEA’s Pan-Canadian Wind Integration Study (PCWIS); and PJM’s Renewable Integration Study (PRIS). He has also reviewed smart grid best practices for China Electric Energy Research Institute (CEPRI). In the early 1990’s, he performed one of the earliest multi-client experiments in optimal remote-control scheduling of energy storage under day-ahead prices, for NYSERDA and EPRI. Dr. Daryanian also teaches the annually offered GE Power Systems & Energy Course (PSEC): Future Grid: Distributed Energy Resources, Microgrids, Energy Storage, Demand Response and Dynamic Pricing, and Electric Vehicles.
Prior to GE, Bahman worked at R. W. Beck (now, Leidos/SAIC), PA Consulting Group, PHB Hagler Bailly, and Tabors Caramanis & Associates. In the mid-1990’s, he was a resident USAID advisor in Moscow, Russia (advising on the development of the electricity wholesale market in Russia), and worked as a USAID advisor in Ukraine, advising on development of an electricity market supervisory office in Ukraine’s National Energy and Utilities Regulatory Commission (NEURC).
- B.S., Mechanical Engineering, MIT
- M.S., Mechanical Engineering, MIT
- M.S., Technology & Policy Program, MIT
- Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, MIT