Dr. Tariq Masood


Dr.Tariq Masood received the M.Eng in Electrical power system engineering (Smart Grid + Renewable Distributed Power generation) and Ph.D. in Electrical power system (FACTS/HVDC control devices SMART-GRID) from the University of Bath, Bath, UK . He is a Chartered Engineer registered with royal engineering council, UK and Senior Member of the IEEE-USA and Member of the IET-UK. He is also certified member of the CET International USA and registered member of the ASCET (American Society of Certified Engineers and Technicians) USA. He has also delivered numerous lectures/workshops on FACTS Technology-Smart Grid (Power conversion, delivery and renewable energy) at different Universities situated in the USA, UK, Canada, Spain, Italy, India, Iran, Qatar and Pakistan. He has also received research scholar award in recognition of his exceptional research wok on “Improvement of Voltage and Power Flow Control in the Gulf Cooperative Council Countries (Qatar, Oman, Bahrain, Kuwait, UAE and Saudi Arabia) through SMART Grid by using Coordinated FACTS Devices” He is also Lean Six-Sigma Green belt certified. He joined the Qatar Petroleum since 1997 where he is currently Sr. Optimization Engineer (Production). He is/has been on several production department technical and management committees’ member. He is also member of BPTC (Best Practices Technical Committee) under the patronage of H.E: Dr. Mohd Saleh Al-Sada Minister of Energy and Industry Qatar. He has published more than 35 technical research papers in IEEE Conference, Journal, Honeywell Users group and other International Conferences and a comprehensive book on Micro control at Macro level on SMART GRID based FACTS Technology ISBN-978-3-659-40995-0. He received several awards in recognition of his outstanding performance and dedication to improve Qatar Petroleum production operations and control, two Mubarak awards received from H.E Minster of Energy and Industry and three Al-Hasba Awards received from Executive Vice President Operations Qatar Petroleum. He was the secretary for the GCC oil producing companies (QP-Qatar, PDO-Oman ARAMCO-Saudi Arabia, KOC-Kuwait, TATWEER-Bahrain, and ADNOC-United Arab Emirates) Production and Maintenance Technical Committee in 2008 and 2011.

Research interest: SMART GRID control and optimization of process operations of FACTS controllers, financial markets, renewable resources and control system restructuring, computational intelligence, centralized & decentralized control, large scale optimization and modeling, decision analysis:

Area of high level expertise:

  • Real-time production data management’s modeling and simulation
  • SMART GRID’s FACTS Technology: STATCOM, SSSC, UPFC and IPFC control devices operations and control
  • HVDC Technology: Back to Back to STATCOM devices
  • Instrumentation and control
  • Reactive Power Compensation and Management
  • Power System Stability

Large numbers of long and short Academic lectures/workshops delivered as a research scholar on sustainable development of smart grid operations and control: -

  1. University of the District Columbia, USA
  2. University of Texas Arlington Dallas Fort Worth, USA
  3. Texas Tech University, Lubbock USA
  4. University of Bath, UK,
  5. University of Granada, Spain
  6. Qatar University, Qatar
  7. Texas A& M University, Qatar Campus
  8. COMSATS Abbottabad, Pakistan
  9. City University, Peshawar, Pakistan
  10. UET, Lahore Pakistan 
  11. NFC, University of Chemical Engineering, Multan Pakistan
  12. RCET, Gujranwala Pakistan
  13. Mehran University of Engineering and Technology, Jamshoro, Pakistan
  14. NED University of Engineering and Technology, Karachi, Pakistan
  15. Habib University of Engi9neering and Technology, Karachi Pakistan
  16. University of South Asia, Lahore, Pakistan
  17. National University of Engineering and Technology, Islamabad, Pakistan.
  18. International Research and Dialogue, Islamabad, Pakistan
  19. Karachi Electric Company, Pakistan
  20. Distinguished lecture delivered at IEEE Qatar Section.



SMART SOLUTION: against the persisting problems to maintain sustainable secure and efficient power system operations at SELECTED Electric Power Grid

OBJECTIVE:Principal aim of this LECTURE is to identify and determine Reactive power (MVAr) capacity in the SELECTED electrical system which is an associate and essential power component to real power (MW) in alternating current grid. It is the power that determines the behavior and performance of transmission/distribution and load center voltages as function of the real power transferred and delivered to connected loads. Inadequate reactive power support and management certainly leading to voltages drop at load center, which may result in voltage instability and voltage collapse. Managing and controlling reactive power, both capacitive and inductive power, ensuring the right balance, results in, not only, increased transmission capacity and power transfer capability of transmission corridors, but also, improved quality and reliability of power delivery.
The primary objectives of this LECTURE are a thorough analysis of reactive power, sources of reactive power internally and externally, function of reactive power, impact of inadequate reactive power support, and reactive power management in electric grid at SELECTED Power System Operations.

The major topics to be covered in this LECTURE include the following:

  1. Providing tangible solution for all types of POWER blackout
  2. Providing solution to configure and implement shock observer to mitigate the Power flow severity at the selected power grid
  3. Providing solution to control and adjust accurate XXX MW contractual power flow from National grid to selected power system operations network.
  4. Providing solution to reduce and bring the technical losses <3% at transmission system network.
  5. Providing solution to share and load the complex power network to balance the power flow accurately in all distributed corridors.
  6. Physical pragmatically and mathematical representations of reactive power
  7. The importance and role of reactive power; improving voltage profile and 
performance, increasing power transfer capability, and improving quality and 
reliability of power delivery
  8. Reactive power sources, internal and external sources, static and dynamic reactive 
power support
  9. Voltage instability and voltage collapse phenomena
  10. Managing reactive power, real-life application examples; relieving transmission 
bottleneck, increasing power transfer capability, and supporting grid integrity
  11. Reactive power control in integration of renewable energy resources
  12. Managing reactive power

Smart system robustness will deliver the following benefits:

  • Self-healing, Grid rapidly detects, analyzes, responds, and restores
  • Ability to incorporate consumer equipment and behavior in grid design and operation
  • Grid mitigates and resilient to physical and cyber-attacks.
  • Accommodates wide variety of supply and demand, Grid accommodates variety of resources (including demand response, combined heat and power, wind, photovoltaic, and end-use efficiency).


This LECTURE should be of great interest and benefit to SELECTED power system operations and control infrastructure as well as to develop engineering competencies of all electrical engineers and staffs who are engaged in design, planning, generation, transmission, distribution, operation, protection, maintenance, and power quality work at Electric Power company.

Asynchronous connection (2) Bottlenecks (3) Flickering (4) Harmonics (5) Interruptions (6) Long lines (7) Underground cables (8)Loop flow (9) Power Oscillations (10)Reactive Power Factor (11) SAG and Swell (12) Unbalanced load (13) Voltage instability