DEPARTMENT OF ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONICS ENGINEERING
PONDICHERRY ENGINEERING COLLEGE

PONDICHERRY




Dr.R.Gnanadass, BOYSCAST Fellow
Professor
Phone: 0413-2655281-288, Extn.:507
E-mail: gnanadass@pec.edu




Educational Profile:
Ph.D.(2005)
Specialization : Deregulated Power Systems
Univesity : Pondicherry University
 
P.G(1993)
Course : Power Systems
Univesity : Madurai Kamaraj University
Class :First Class with Distinction
 
B.E(1991)
Course : Electrical and Electronics Engineering
University : Madurai Kamaraj University
Class : First Class
 
 

Honours Awards:
  1. Carried out the Postdoctoral study at Iowa State University, USA during March 2007 to March 2008 through DST sponsored BOYSCAST Fellowship.
  2. Received the best technical subject paper award by the Institution of Engineers(India)
  3. Received the merit certificates for two published papers by Institution of Engineers(India)
  4. Received the UGC postdoctoral research award by January 2012 to carry out research in the restructured power market for two years.

Personal Experience:
  1. Professor of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Pondicherry Engineering College (August, 2010 - Till date)
  2. Associate Professor of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Pondicherry Engineering College (August, 2007 - August, 2010)
  3. Assistant Professor of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Pondicherry Engineering College (August, 2004 - August 2007)
  4. Lecturer of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, PondicherryEngineeringCollege (July, 1996 - August, 2004)

Projects and Research Guidance :
Areas of Research:
  1. Restructured Power Market
  2. FACTS
  3. Smart Grid
  4. Power System Stabilizer
  5. Power System Optimization
Funded Projects
Topic :Operation & Management of Restructured Power Market
Agency :UGC
Scheme :Post doctoral Research Award
Grant :Rs.23 lakhs
Duration :Two Years(2002-2003)
 
Topic :Determination of Electricity Price for Restructured Power Market
Agency : AICTE, New Delhi
Scheme :Research Promotion Scheme
Grant :Rs.10 lakhs
Duration :Three Years (2008-2011)
 
Topic :Muti Criteria Decition making in Power System
Agency :DST
Scheme : BOYSCAST Award for Postdoctoral Studies
Grant :Rs.18 lakhs
Duration :One Year (2007-2008)
 
Topic :Modernization of Simulation Laboratory
Agency : AICTE, New Delhi
Scheme : Modernization of Power Systems Laboratory
Grant :Rs.6 lakhs
Duration :One Year (2005-2006)
 
M.tech Project Guidance
  1. Operation and Control of Inter-line Power Flow Controller", Muruganantham, M.Tech, 2012.
  2. Operation and Analysis of Dynamic Voltage Restorer", Konnamma (yet to complete)
Ph.D Completed titles
  1. Dr. Rajathy, "Operation of Restructured Power Market", 2011 - Completed
  2. Mr.Ragavendiran, "Operation and Analysis of Power System Stabilizer" - Ongoing
  3. Mrs.S.Sujithra, "Reactive Power Management in Restructured Power Market" - Ongoing
  4. Mrs.M.Prabhavathi, "Bidding Strategies in Indian Restructured Power Market" - Ongoing
  5. Mr.Suresh, "Power Quality" - Ongoing


Publications:
International Journals:
  1. P. Venkatesh, R. Gnanadass and Narayana Prasad Padhy, "Comparison and Application of Evolutionary Programming techniques to Combined Economic Emission Dispatch with Line Flow Constraints", IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, Vol.18, No.2, May 2003, pp. 688-697.

  2. R. Gnanadass, "Assessment of Available Transfer Capability for Indian Power Systems in Combined Economic Emission Environment", Water and Energy International Journal, Vol. 60, No.2, April-June 2003, pp.14-23.

  3. R. Gnanadass, Narayana Prasad Padhy and K. Manivannan, "Assessment of Available Transfer Capability for Practical Power Systems with Combined Economic Emission Dispatch" International Journal on Electric Power Systems Research, Vol.69, No.2-3, May 2004, pp. 267-276.

  4. R. Gnanadass, Narayana Prasad Padhy, T.G. Palanivelu and K. Manivannan, "Evolutionary Programming Based Optimal Power Flow for Generating units with ramp rate functions" International Journal on Automation of Electrical Power Systems, Vol.28, No.5, March 2004, pp.38-44.

  5. P. Venkatesh, R. Gnanadass and Narayana Prasad Padhy, "Available Transfer Capability Determination using Power Transfer Distribution Factors" International Journal on Emerging Electric Power Systems, Vol.1, No.2, December 2004, Article 1009, pp.1-14.

  6. R. Gnanadass, P. Venkatesh, T.G. Palanivelu and K. Manivannan, "Evolutionary Programming Solution of Economic Load Dispatch with Combined Cycle Co-generation Effect", Journal of The Institution of Engineers (India), Vol.85, September 2004, pp. 124-128.

  7. R. Gnanadass, Narayana Prasad Padhy and T.G. Palanivelu, "Determination of SRMC With Non-Smooth Fuel Cost Functions Using Evolutionary Programming" International Journal on Electric Power Components and Systems, Vol.33, No.1, January 2005, pp. 85-102.

  8. R. Gnanadass, Narayana Prasad Padhy and P. Venkatesh, "Evolutionary Programming Based Optimal Power Flow for Units with Non-Smooth Fuel Cost Functions" International Journal on Electric Power Components and Systems, Vol. 33, No.3, March 2005, pp.349-361.

  9. R. Gnanadass and Narayana Prasad Padhy, "A New Method for Transmission Embedded Cost Allocation in Restructured Power Market" International Journal on Energy & Environment, Vol.4, May 2005, pp. 37-48.

  10. R. Gnanadass, N.P. Padhy, T.G. Palanivelu and K. Manivannan," A New Transmission Embedded Cost Allocation to Feasible Wheeling Transactions - A Case Study on An Indian Power System",Water and Energy International Journal, Vol. 62, No.3, July - September 2005, pp.38-43.

  11. P. Venkatesh, R. Gnanadass and E. Pandimeena," An Improved Evolutionary Programming Based Economic Load Dispatch of Generators with Prohibited Operating Zones", Journal of The Institution of Engineers (India), Vol. 86, June 2005, pp. 39-44.

  12. R. Gnanadass, K. Manivannan, T.G. Palanivelu and N.P. Padhy, "Assessment of Total and Economic Transfer Capability for Practical Power Systems with Bilateral Transactions" Journal of The Institution of Engineers (India), Vol.86, June 2005, pp.49-53.

  13. R. Gnanadass, P. Venkatesh, T.G. Palanivelu and K. Manivannan," Evolutionary Programming Based Economic Dispatch of Generators with Multiple Fuel options, Ramp rate Limits and Prohibited Operating Zones" Journal of The Institution of Engineers (India), Vol.86, September 2005, pp.123-128.

  14. R. Gnanadass, Narayana Prasad Padhy and T.G. Palanivelu," Determination of SRMC for Practical Power Systems with Non-Smooth Fuel Cost Functions", Journal of The Institution of Engineers (India), Vol.86, December 2005, pp. 180-184.

  15. R. Gnanadass, P. Venkatesh, T.G. Palanivelu and Narayana Prasad Padhy, "Assessment of Available and Economic Transfer Capability for Practical Power Systems with Capacity Benefit and Transmission Reliability Margins" Journal of The Institution of Engineers (India), Vol.87, June 2006, pp.19-22.

  16. R. Gnanadass, " Optimal Power Dispatch of Power Producers with Ramping cost" Journal of The Institution of Engineers (India), Vol. 87, December 2006, pp. 22- 28.

  17. R. Gnanadass, Narayana Prasad Padhy and T.G. Palanivelu, "A New Method for Transmission Congestion Management in the Restructured Power Market", International Journal of Elektrika, Vol.9, No.1, June 2007, pp. 52-58.

  18. P. Ajay D. Vimal Raj, T.G. Palanivelu and R. Gnanadass, " Optimal Power Flow Solution for Combined Economic Emission Dispatch Problem using Particle Swarm Optimization Technique", Journal of Electrical Systems, Vol.3, No.1, March 2007, pp.13-25.

  19. M. Anitha, S. Subramanian and R. Gnanadass, " FDR PSO based Transient stability constrained Optimal Power Flow solution for Deregulated Power Industry", International Journal of Electric Power Components and Systems, Vol. 35, No. 11, November 2007, pp. 1219-1232.

  20. M. Anitha, S. Subramanian and R. Gnanadass, "OPF constrained by transient stability based on improved PSO", International Journal of Intelligent Systems Technologies and Applications, Vol. 5, No. 1/2, 2008, pp. 68 - 82.

  21. R. Gnanadass and Venkataramana Ajjarapu, " Assessment of Dynamic Available Transfer Capability using FDR PSO algorithm", International Journal of Elektrika, Vol. 10, No. 1, June 2008, pp. 20 - 25.

  22. Mithun M Baskar and R. Gnanadass, "Operation of Multilevel Inverter Using Fuzzy Logic Controller", ICFAI University Journal of Electrical & Electronics Engineering, Vol. 1, No. 3, July 2008, pp. 65 - 78.

  23. M. Anitha, S. Subramanian and R. Gnanadass, " Modified Particle Swarm Optimization Based Optimal Power Flow", ICFAI University Journal of Electrical & Electronics Engineering, Vol. 1, No. 4, November 2008, pp. 17 - 32.

  24. R. Gnanadass and Narayana Prasad Padhy, "Assessment of Dynamic Available Transfer Capability for Deregulated Power Industry", International Journal on Global Energy Issues, Vol. 31, No.1, 2009, pp. 18 - 31.

  25. R. Rajathy, R. Gnanadass, K. Manivannan and Harish Kumar, " Optimal Power Flow Using Differential Evolution Under Deregulated Environment", ICFAI University Journal of Electrical & Electronics Engineering, Vol. 2, No. 1, January 2009, pp. 74 - 89.

  26. R. Rajathy, R. Gnanadass, K. Manivannan and Harish Kumar, " Risk - Constrained Optimal Bidding Strategies for Generation Companies using Differential Evolution", International Journal of Power, Energy and Artificial Intelligence, Vol. 2, No. 1, March 2009, pp. 96 - 103.

  27. M. Anitha, S. Subramanian and R. Gnanadass, "FDR PSO Based Optimization for Non-Smooth Functions", International Energy Journal, Vol. 10, No.1, March 2009, pp. 37 - 44.

  28. R. Gnanadass, Narayana Prasad Padhy, P. Venkatesh and T.G. Palanivelu, "A Novel method for the Transmission Congestion Management in the Restructured Indian Power Market", Journal of The Institution of Engineers (India), Vol. 90, June 2009, pp. 3 - 7.

  29. S. Rajeswari, R. Gnanadass and P. Venkatesh, "Modeling of Unified Power Flow Controller for Active Power Regulation", Journal of The Institution of Engineers (India), Vol. 90, June 2009, pp. 33 - 39.

  30. M. Anitha, S. Subramanian and R. Gnanadass, "Optimal production cost of the power producers with linear ramp model using FDR PSO algorithm" European Transactions on Electrical Power, Vol. 20, No. 2, March 2010, pp. 123-139.

  31. A. Ragavendiran, R. Gnanadass and M. Arounassalame, " MATLAB/Simulink- based Modeling and Operation of Power System Stabilizer", The IUP Journal of Electrical & Electronics Engineering, Vol. 3, No. 3, 2010, pp. 29 - 41.

  32. S. Baskar, N. Kumarappan and R. Gnanadass, " Investigating the Capability of Unified Power Flow Controller for Power Flow Regulation", International Journal of Digital Signal Processing, CiiT Journal, Vol. 2, No.5, 2010, pp. 41 - 48.

  33. S. Baskar, N. Kumarappan and R. Gnanadass, " A NPC Multilevel inverter with reduced switches for Unified Power Flow controller", Journal of Recent Trends in Engineering and Technology, Academy Publishers, Vol. 4, No. 3, November 2010, pp. 175 - 177.

  34. R. Rajathy, R. Gnanadass, K. Manivannan and Harish Kumar, " Differential Evolution based method for total transfer capability evaluation", International Journal of Engineering, Science and Technology, Vol. 2, No. 5, 2010, pp. 81-91.

  35. R. Rajathy, R. Gnanadass, K. Manivannan and Harish Kumar, " Computation of Capacity Benefit Margin using Differential Evolution", International Journal of Computing Science and Mathematics, Vol. 3, No. 3, 2010, pp. 275 - 287.

  36. S. Baskar, N. Kumarappan and R. Gnanadass, " Modelling and Operation of Unified Power Flow Controller", Asian Power Electronics Journal, Vol. 4, No. 3, December 2010, pp. 109 - 115.

  37. V. Sumitha and R. Gnanadass, " Enhancement of Reactive Power Capability of DFIG using Grid Side Converter", Asian Power Electronics Journal, Vol. 4, No. 3, December 2010, pp. 116 - 122.

  38. R. Rajathy, R. Gnanadass, K. Manivannan and Harish Kumar, "Differential Evolution based Algorithm for Congestion Management in a Deregulated Environment" The IUP Journal of Electrical & Electronics Engineering, Vol. IV, No.1, January 2011, pp. 46-64.

  39. S. Baskar, N. Kumarappan and R. Gnanadass, " A Novel Component minimized converters for Unified Power Flow Controller", International Journal of Electrical Power and Energy Systems (Elsevier), Vol. 33, No. 4, May 2011, pp. 923-932.

  40. P.M. Balaji, B. Rami Reddy and R. Gnanadass, "Control of Grid Side Converter based DFIG for Grid Integration", International Journal of Circuits and Systems, CiiT Journal, August 2011.

  41. P.M. Balaji, B. Rami Reddy and R. Gnanadass, " A Study on the Integration of Wind Turbine Coupled Doubly Fed Induction Generator to the Electrical Grid", The IUP Journal of Electrical & Electronics Engineering, Vol. IV, No.1, January 2011.Vol. IV, No.4, 2011.


Courses and Conferences Attended:
  1. "Artificial Intelligence, Neural Networks & Object Oriented Programming in Turbo C++", Thiagarajar College of Engineering, Madurai,29-05-1995 to 09-06-1995
  2. "Strategic Quality Management of Technical Education", PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore, 11-05-1997 to 24-05-1997
  3. "Computer Aided Design, Simulation and Control of Power Electronic Systems", Coimbatore Institute of Technology, Coimbatore, 30-11-1997 to 13-12-1997
  4. "Recent Trends in Diagnostic Maintenance", Pondicherry Engineering College, Puducherry, 15-12-1997 to 27-12-1997
  5. "Recent Trends in Advanced Materials Science", Pondicherry Engineering College, Puducherry, 10-12-1998 to 24-12-1998
  6. "Power System Modeling and Simulation", Sir.M.Visvesvaraya Institute of Technology, Bangalore, 20-09-1999 to 01-10-1999
  7. "Recent Advances in Power Electronics", Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, 06-08-2001 to 10-08-2001
  8. "System Modeling and Simulation", Pondicherry Engineering College, Puducherry, 18-11-2002 to 29-11-2001
  9. "Electric Power System Operation and Management in Restructured Environment", Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, 21-07-2003 to 25-07-2003
  10. "Computer Simulatio of Electrical Systems", Mepco Schlenk Engineering College, Sivakasi, 08-03-2004 to 13-03-2004
  11. "Power System Operation and Control", Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, 04-10-2004 to 08-10-2004
  12. "Computational Techniques for Power Electronics and Power Systems", Adhiparashakthi Engineering College, Melmaruvathur, 17-03-2009 to 21-03-2009
  13. "Mathematical Methods, Modeling and Optimal Control", Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati, 02-06-2009 to 06-06-2009
  14. "Intelligent System Applications to Future Challenges in Power Engineering", Pondicherry Engineering College, Puducherry, 09-09-2009 to 11-09-2009
  15. "Threat to Voltage Instability in Power Systems", Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, 08-12-2009 to 10-12-2009
  16. "Nano Electronics", National Institute of Technology Calicut, Kozhikode, 10-05-2010 to 21-05-2010
  17. "Smart Operation and Control of Electrical Machines and Power Systems", Pondicherry Engineering College, Puducherry, 02-06-2010 to 12-06-2010
  18. "Modeling and Optimization Techniques in Engineering", Cochin University of Science and Technology, 18-10-2010 to 30-10-2010

Special Lectures Delivered:
  1. "Research Methodologies and issues in Engineering", AICTE - Summer School, TCE, Madurai, 15.12.2001
  2. "Power System Operation and Control", P.G.(Power Systems), Jayaram College of Engineering, Tiruchy, 24.08-2011
  3. "Electricity Market", Symposium, Arunai College of Engineering, Perundurai, 14.09.2011
  4. "Operation of World Power Market", UGC refresher course, Ghandigram Rural University, 04.12.2010
  5. "Restructured Power Systems", Symposium, NEC, Kovilpatti, 26.08.2010
  6. "Artificial Intelligence based Power System Restoration", National Seminar, MAM, Tiruchy, 14.05.2010
  7. "Research Issues on FACTS Controllers", CSIR-Seminar, Kongu Engineering College, Perundurai, 26.03.2010
  8. "Recent Trends in Power Systems", Symposium, VRSCE, Villupuram, 16.02.2010
  9. "Power Flow and Technical Challenges", AICTE-SDP, TCE, Madurai, 16.12.2009
  10. "Threat of Voltage Stability", MHRD-Workshop, BHU, Varanasi, 10.12.2009
  11. "Reactive Power Management and Pricing", PG(Power Systems), TCE, Madurai, 16.12.2009(A.N.)
  12. "Power Flow and Technical Challenges in Deregulated market", AICTE-SDP, TCE, Madurai, 16.12.2009(F.N.)
  13. "Application of AI techniques in Deregulated Market", MHRD-SDP, NIT, Warangal, 14.12.2009
  14. "Deregulation", MHRD-SDP, NIT, Warangal, 24.10.2009
  15. "Power Marketing", Seminar, IFET, Villupuram, 09.10.2009
  16. "Power System Control", P.G.(Power Systems), Anna University, Tiruchy, 11.07.2009
  17. "Electricity Deregulation", Guest Lecture, TCE, Madurai, 30.03.2009
  18. "Power Engineering", Workshop, SCSVMV University, 04.03.2009
  19. "World Power Market", National Conference, VCET, Madurai, 28.02.2009
  20. "Energy Technology and Policy", AICTE-STTP, Coimbatore Institute of Technology, 13.05.2008
  21. "Application of AI Techniques for Power System Problems", Power group Seminar, Iowa State University, USA, 18.09.2007

Courses and Conferences Organized:
  1. "Emphasis on Smart Operation and Control of Power Markets using Power Electronic Components", TEQIP Sponsored one week Winter School, 19th - 23rd November, 2012
  2. "Analysis, Operation and Control of Restructured Power System", AICTE Sponsored two week Summer School, 27th May - 7th June, 2012
  3. "Natinal Conference on Electrical Machines and Powery Systems", 11th February 2011
  4. "Smart Operation of Electrical Machines and Power Systems", AICTE Sponsored two week Summer School, 2nd - 12th June, 2010
  5. "International Conference on Energy Engineering", DST, AICTE, 7th - 9th January 2009

Industrial and International Relationship:
  1. Power flow analysis in Indian Utility System and collaborating in the Smart Grid study at Pondicherry

Courses taught:
  1. Restructured Power System
  2. Power System Economics
  3. Power System Analysis
  4. Protection and Switchgear
  5. Control Systems
  6. Transmission and Distribution
  7. Electrical Machines