Professional Activities

Memberships in Professional Societies

  • Fellow of Canadian Academy of Engineering (FCAE)
  • Senior Member IEEE
  • Member CIGRE

IEEE Power and Energy Society (PES) Activities

  • Chair, IEEE Power and Energy Society (PES) "HVDC and FACTS Subcommittee", 2021 - ongoing
  • Vice-Chair, IEEE Power and Energy Society (PES) “HVDC and FACTS Subcommittee”, 2018 - 2020
  • Secretary, IEEE Power and Energy Society (PES) “HVDC and FACTS Subcommittee”, 2015 - 2018
  • Member, IEEE Standard P2800, "Interconnection and Interoperability of Inverter-Based Resources (IBR) Interconnecting with Associated Transmission Electric Power Systems", 2020 - present
  • Chair, IEEE Power and Energy Society (PES) Working Group 15.05.17, “HVDC and FACTS Bibliography” 2004 – 2019
  • Member, IEEE Energy Development and Power Generation Subcommittee, 2019 - present
  • Member, IEEE Power and Energy Society (PES) Substations Committee, Working Group I4, “SVC Substations”, 2003 - present
  • Member, IEEE Power and Energy Society (PES) Substations Committee, Working Group I5, “Voltage Source Converters”, 2003 – present
  • Member, IEEE Standard P1547, “IEEE Standard for Interconnection and Interoperability of Distributed Energy Resources with Associated Electric Power Systems Interfaces” - Full Revision Working Group, 2014 - 2018

Professional Committee Activities

  • Member, NERC's Inverter-Based Resource Performance Task Force (IRPTF), 2018- present
  • Member, NERC’s System Planning Impacts from Distributed Energy Resources Working Group (SPIDERWG), 2018 - present
  • Member, Standards Technical Panel (STP) UL 1741, 2014 - present
  • Member, Smart Inverter Working Group (SIWG) established by California Energy Commission (CEC) and California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California, 2014 - present

Editorial Board of Journals

  • Editor, IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery, 2003-2008
  • Member, Editorial Board, International Journal of Emerging Electric Power Systems (IJEEPS), 2004-2008
  • Technical Reviewer for:
    • IEEE Transactions on Power Systems
    • IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery
    • IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid
    • IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy
    • IEE/IET Proceedings on Generation, Transmission and Distribution
    • IEEE Power Engineering Letters
    • IEEE/PES General Meetings
    • National Power Systems Conferences (India)

Conferences

Organization

  • Organized the Indo-Canada Conference on “Sustainable Non-Grid Renewable Electric Power Generation for Rural Electrification” on 31st May 2007. This Conference was sponsored by Shastri Indo-Canada Institute, Calgary, Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) and Central Power Research Institute, Bangalore, India.
  • Conducted a two-day Day World Bank Technical Education Program Workshop on “Wind Power Integration in Power Systems” at National Institute of Technology, Trichy, India, 28-29 Aug. 2007

Committees

  • Member, International Advisory Committee, International Conference on Computer Applications in Electrical Engineering – Recent Advances, IIT Roorkee, India, Oct 3-5, 2013.
  • Member, Technical Program Committee, IEEE Electric Power and Energy Conference - 2012, Oct. 2012, London, ON, Canada
  • Member, International Advisory Committee, 13th National Power Systems Conference, India, Dec. 2006
  • Tutorials’ Chair, and Member, Organizing Committee of the 9th National Power Systems Conference, IIT Kanpur, India, 17-21 December, 1996

Panel Session Presentations

  • Supersession Panel Presentation on “Night and Day Control of PV Solar Farm as STATCOM (PV-STATCOM) for Stabilizing Critical Motors and Alleviation of Fault Induced Delayed Voltage Recovery (FIDVR)” in the Supersession on “Decarbonization Through Electrification” in IEEE PES General Meeting 2020.
  • Panel Presentation on “PV-STATCOM for Mitigating Subsynchronous Resonance associated with Inverter-Based Resources” in the session on “Voltage Control and Low and High Voltage Ride-Through of Wind and Solar Photovoltaic Systems” in IEEE PES General Meeting 2020.
  • Panel Presentation on “Fundamentals of FACTS” in the Panel Session on “HVDC Transmission and FACTS Fundamentals” in 2019 IEEE PES General Meeting, Atlanta, Aug. 2019
  • Panel Presentation on "Control of PV Solar Farms as STATCOM for Transmission and Distribution Applications" in the Panel session on "Economics and Operating Experience of HVDC and FACTS - Refurbishments of Existing Facilities and Applications of HVDC Overlays" in 2016 IEEE PES General Meeting, July 17-21, 2016, Boston, MA, USA
  • Panel Presentation on “New Controls of PV Solar Farm as STATCOM (PV-STATCOM) during Night and Day for Benefit to Utilities”, in the Panel Session on “Solar Implications for Distribution Grids”, Solar Canada Conference 2015, Dec. 7, 2015, Toronto, ON, Canada
  • Presented Panel Paper, "Laboratory Validation of PV Solar Inverter Control as STATCOM (PV-STATCOM)" in the Panel session on "FACTS/Power Electronics Installations" in 2014 IEEE PES T&D Conference & Expo, 20-22 April 2014, New Orleans, LA, USA
  • Presented Panel Paper, "Elements of FACTS Controllers" in the Panel session on "HVDC Transmission and FACTS Fundamentals" in 2014 IEEE PES T&D Conference & Exposition, April 2014, Chicago, USA.
  • Presented Panel Paper, “FACTS/Power Electronics Installations", in 2012 IEEE T&D Conference and Exposition, Orlando, USA, May 2012
  • Presented Panel Paper, “FACTS/Power Electronics Installations" in 2011 IEEE PES Power Systems Conference & Expo, March 20-23, 2011, Phoenix, Arizona, USA
  • Presented Panel Paper, “Dynamic Reactive Compensation" in 2011 IEEE PES Power Systems Conference & Expo, March 20-23, 2011, Phoenix, Arizona, USA
  • Presented Panel Paper, "Research and education for integration of renewable energy sources into power systems" in 2011 IEEE PES General Meeting, Detroit, MI, USA, July 2011
  • Presented Panel Paper, “FACTS Fundamentals” in 2010 IEEE PES T&D Conference & Exposition - 20-22 April 2010, New Orleans, LA, USA.
  • Presented Panel Paper, “Enabling Renewables with Flexible AC Transmission Systems (FACTS)” in the Panel Session on “Enabling DG and Renewables: The Makings of a Smarter Grid” in APPro 2009 Conference: “The 21st Annual Canadian Power Conference and Networking Centre”, Toronto , Ontario, Nov. 17-18, 2009
  • Presented Panel Paper, “FACTS” in IEEE PES Power System Conference and Exposition, Seattle, WA, USA, March 15-18, 2009
  • Presented Panel Paper, "Research and education for integration of renewable energy sources into power systems" in 2009 IEEE PES General Meeting in Calgary, Canada, 2009

Tutorials Conducted

  • Team Leader of first-ever IEEE Tutorial on “Smart Inverters for Distributed Generators” delivered at:
    • 2019 IEEE PES General Meeting, Atlanta, USA, Aug. 2019
    • 2018 IEEE PES General Meeting, Portland, USA, Aug. 2018
    • 2017 IEEE PES General Meeting, Chicago, USA, 2017
    • 2016 IEEE PES T&D Conference and Exposition, Dallas, USA, May 2016

    The team comprised experts from i) Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), USA, ii) National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL), USA, iii) National Grid, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, iv) Southern California Edison (SCE), California, USA, v) First Solar, USA.

    These Tutorials were sponsored by two IEEE Technical Committees – “Energy Development and Power Generation Committee” and the “Transmission and Distribution Committee”.

  • Delivered a Tutorial on “Smart Inverters for PV Solar Systems” at the 7th International Conference on Power Systems (ICPS 2017) at Pune, India, during Dec. 21-23, 2017
  • Co-instructor for the IEEE T&D Committee Full-Day Tutorial on, “Planning and Integration of Flexible HVDC into Today's Grid”, delivered at IEEE PES General Meeting, July 17-21, 2016, Boston, MA, USA
  • Co-instructor for the IEEE Substations Committee Full-Day Tutorial on “Static Var Compensators” delivered at:
    • IEEE PES General Meeting – 22-26 July 2012, San Diego, USA.
    • 2010 IEEE PES T&D Conference & Exposition - 20-22 April 2010, New Orleans, LA, USA
    • 2008 IEEE PES General Meeting, Pittsburg, USA, June 2008
    • 2008 IEEE PES Transmission and Distribution Conference and Exposition, Chicago, April 2008
    • IEEE Substations Committee Annual Meeting in Bellevue (Seattle), WA, USA, April 2007
    • IEEE PES General Meeting in San Francisco, June 2005
  • Co-delivered a Full-Day Tutorial on “FACTS Controllers and their Selection Criteria” in the IEEE Electric Power and Energy Conference”, Oct. 2012, London, Canada
  • Delivered a Half-Day Tutorial on, "Flexible AC Transmission System (FACTS)", organized by IEEE International Conference on Energy, Automation and Signal, ICEAS-2011, Dec. 2011, Bhubaneswar, India
  • Delivered a Two-Day Tutorial on, "Flexible AC Transmission System (FACTS)", organized by MA National Institute of Technology, , 6-7 July, 2011, Bhopal, India
  • Delivered a Two-Day Tutorial on, "Flexible AC Transmission System (FACTS)", organized by Power Research and Development Consultants Pvt. Ltd, Bangalore, India, 11-12 July, 2011
  • Delivered a One-Day Tutorial on, "Grid Integration of Wind Power Systems", Central Power Research Institute, Bangalore, India, 10 Jan, 2011
  • Delivered a Half-Day Tutorial on “Flexible AC Transmission Systems (FACTS)” in 13th National Power Systems Conference, Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, India, December 2006
  • Co-delivered a Tutorial on “Flexible AC Transmission Systems (FACTS)” in IEEE sponsored International Conference on Power Systems - Challenges to Electric Utilities in the New Millennium, Nepal, Nov. 2004
  • Co-delivered a one-day Tutorial on “Flexible AC Transmission Systems (FACTS)” at the 10th National Power Systems Conference, Vadodara, India in Oct. 1998

Courses Conducted

  • Delivered a 2-hour on-line lecture on "Solar Applications of Power Electronics" in an 8 hour course on "Power Electronics" conducted by the IEEE PES Boston Chapter, Boston, USA, Aug. 2020
  • Delivered a 5-day Global Initiative of Academic Networks (GIAN) course on “Grid Integration of PV Solar and Wind Power Systems” under the aegis of Ministry of Human Resource Development, at IIT Indore, India during Feb. 12-16, 2018
  • Taught a two-day course on, “Fundamentals of HVDC Transmission”, for utility engineers of Mideast Independent System Operator (MISO) and Southwest Power Pool (SPP) at Minneapolis, Nov. 17-18, 2016
  • Taught the on-line graduate level course on “Flexible AC Transmission System (FACTS) Models, Control and Applications” conducted by the Advanced Training Centre in Electric Power Engineering at the University of Waterloo for utility engineers, in:
    • Fall 2016
    • Fall 2014
    • Fall 2012
    • Winter 2010
    • Fall 2007
    • Fall 2006
  • Taught a one-week course on “FACTS” in Medellin, Colombia, for engineers from XM-Electricity System Operator, and officers from different Transmission and Distribution Utilities in Colombia, Dec. 2013
  • Delivered a five-day Intensive Graduate Course on “FACTS and Wind Power Generation” under World Bank Technical Education program at National Institute of Technology, Trichy, India, during 20-25 August 2007
  • Conducted a two-day Day World Bank Technical Education Program Workshop on “Wind Power Integration in Power Systems” at National Institute of Technology, Trichy, India, 28-29 Aug. 2007
  • Conducted a 3-day Short Term Training Program on “Flexible AC Transmission Systems (FACTS)” in July 2005 at Bhopal, India, for faculty members of various Indian Engineering Universities.
  • Conducted a three week intensive course on “FACTS” for graduate students at Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, India, in Aug. 2005
  • Organized and team taught (with two faculty members) a six day in-house Intensive Course on "Reactive Power Control, Static Var Systems and HVDC Systems" for engineers and officers of M.P. Electricity Board and BHEL at Jabalpur, India, in March 1992