Nazih Abu Shikhah

Nazih M. Abu-Shikhah is an Assistant Professor and currently is the Head of the Department of Electronics and Communications Engineering at Amman University/Faculty of Engineering, freelance consultant, time series analyst, energy/electricity expert, and trainer. Dr. Abu-Shikhah worked in government, para-government, and private sectors for about 20 years in Jordan and abroad (Kuwait and Australia). He holds a Doctor of Engineering degree from Queensland University of Technology, Australia, 2002. Dr. Abu-Shikhah is a registered “Expert” engineer with the Jordan Engineers Association. Dr. Abu-Shikhah, in addition to teaching full-time, conducts training in Jordan and abroad in strategic planning and business planning, project evaluation, performance improvement, start-up businesses, professional management consulting, electrical system development, tariff studies and investment planning, load research, energy and demand forecasting, demand side management, energy efficiency, energy conservation, environmental impact assessment, process optimization, and new product development. He also provides consultation in business development, feasibility studies, organizational re-engineering, business turnaround, project appraisal, and investment assessment. Dr. Abu-Shikhah's relevant expertise in energy projects consists of the following: Power system operation planning within National Electric Power Company (NEPCO); Short/medium/long -term Load forecasting applied to NEPCO grid; Optimization of operational costs studies; Generation expansion and availability studies; Developing reliability and performance indicators; Powers system security assessment through load flow, short circuit, and stability assessment; Load research statistical and time series analysis; Developing computer codes that were implemented in the course of system operation; Fault analysis within NEPCO grid; Syrian interconnection feasibility studies; Reactive power compensation studies; Voltage stability and voltage profile analysis; Conducted several tariff adjustment studies; Studied several demand management options for application in Jordan; Worked as counterpart with German Technical Aid company (GTZ), Italian Electricity (ENEL); Consultaion service with Baily Jordan at an industrial plant in Yanbu' / KSA; and Published several journal articles and technical reports in the various fields of energy/electricity technologies and environmental issues.


Power System Planning Technologies and Applications: Concepts, Solutions and Management
Fawwaz Elkarmi, Nazih Abu Shikhah. © 2012. 296 pages.
Planning is an important function of the management of any business, providing knowledge of future prospects and enabling prudent and appropriate decision-making. Planning is...
Electricity Demand Forecasting
Fawwaz Elakrmi, Nazih Abu Shikhah. © 2010. 22 pages.
Electricity demand forecasting has attracted the attention of many researchers and power company staff. It still does so because with better forecasting, power companies can...