Claudio A. Caņizares
Professor, Ph. D., P. Eng., FIEEE
University of Waterloo
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
200 University Avenue West
Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3G1
Centre for Environmental Information Technology (EIT) 4168
Phone: 519-888-4567 ext. 35355
Teaching & Supervision
- Office hours By appointment (e-mail or call).
- ECE 6613PD: Power System Analysis.
- ECE 6601PD: Power System Modeling and Stability Analysis.
- ECE 662: PPower Systems Analysis and Control.
- ECE 664: Power System Components and Modeling.
- ECE 467: Power System Operation and Markets
- ECE 140: Linear Circuits
- Grad Students, Postdoctoral Fellows and Visitors:
- Adarsh Madhavan: MASc Student. Research Topic: Effect of voltage on industrial load consumption. (May 11-today)
- Wajid Muneer:
- Juan Miguel Gonzalez:
- Postdoctoral Fellow. Research Topic: Smart grids. (May 11-today)
- Visiting Student. Research topic: FACTS matrix converter modeling, simulation, analysis and control. (Jan.08-Oct.08)
- Mariano Arriaga: PhD Student. Research Topic: Microgirds. (Jan.11-today)
- Nafeesa Mehboob: MASc Student. Research Topic: EV impact on grids. (Sept.10-today)
- Indrajit Das: PhD Student. Research Topic:
Decision-making and planning tools for solar PV investors and planners.
- Ehsan Nasr: PhD Student. Research Topic: Dynamic
modeling, simulation, analysis and control of DG in distribution
- Isha Sharma: MASc Student. Research Topic: Combined distribution grid and energy hub management systems. (Sept.09-today)
- Juan Carlos Muņoz: PhD Student. Research Topic: Stability analysis of power systems considering uncertainty. (Sept.09-today)
- Daniel Olivares: PhD Student. Research Topic: Microdrig dispatch. (Sept.09-today)
- Behnam Tamimi:
- Postdoctoral Fellow. Research Topic: Stability
and operation aspects of power grids with large penetration of solar
- Visiting Student (PhD). Research topic: OPF applications to voltage stability and reactive power control. (Mar.08-Nov.08)
- Oliver Romaniuk: PhD Student. Research Topic:
Frequency control and pricing in competitive electricity markets.
- Sumit Paudyal: PhD Student. Research Topic: Optimal
distribution system operation in the context of smart grids.
- Mohammad Chehreghani: PhD Student. Thesis: Optimal Operation of Energy Hubs in the Context of Smart Grids. (Sept.07-July 11)
- Syed Ahsan Hasmi:
- Research Associate. Research Topic: Energy Hub Management Systems. (Sept.10-July 11)
- MASc Student. Thesis: Evaluation and Improvement of the Residential Energy Hub Management System. (May 09-Sept.10)
- Amirhossein Hajimiragha:
- Guilherme Lage: Visiting Scholar (PhD). Research Topic: Voltage-stability-constrained optimal power flows. (Sept.09-Aug.10)
- Hussin Hassen: MASc, Apr. 2010. Thesis:
Implementation of Energy Hub Management System for Residential Sector.
- Bo Hu: Visiting Scholar (PhD). Research Topic: Optimal reactive power and voltage management and control. (Sept.08-Sept.09)
- Geraldo Torres: Visiting Prof., Research Topic: Voltage stability constrained optimal power flows. (Sept.08-Aug.09)
- Gustavo Araujo: Visiting Scholar (PhD). Research Topic: On-line detection of voltage instabilities. (Sept.08-Feb.09)
- Alfredo Vaccaro: Visiting Prof., Research Topic: Power
systems' security using probabilistic analysis techniques.
- Jose Rafael Avalos-Munoz:
- Claudia Battistelli: Visiting Student. Research topic:
Practical implementation of stability-constrained optimal power flows.
- Hossein Haghighat: Postdoctoral Fellow. Research topic: Reactive power markets. (Oct.07-Jan.09)
- Tarek El-Fouly: Postdoctoral Fellow. Research topic: Price forecasting and CDM. (Dec.07-Nov.08)
- Xianqi Li: Visiting Student. Research topic: Stability
analysis of power system with significant DG generation.
- Ismael El-Samahy: PhD, May 2008. Thesis: Secure Provision of Reactive Power Ancillary Services in Competitive Electricity Markets. (Sept.04-May 08)
- Victor Gutierrez: Visiting Student. Research topic: Estimating power system stability regions using ANNs. (June 07-May 08)
- Gregor Taljan: Visiting Student. Research topic: Wind power in multi-energy systems. (Apr.07-Mar.08)
- Heresh Seyedi: Visiting Student. Research topic:
Protection and control schemes based on on-line stability indices. (May
- Mingbo Liu: Visiting Prof., Research topic: Stability constrained optimization techniques. (Mar.06-Feb.07)
- Hamid Zareipour: PhD, November 2006. Thesis: Price Forecasting and Optimal Operation of Wholesale Customers in a Competitive Electricity Market. (Jan.03-Dec.06)
- Xueping Gu: Visiting Prof., Research topic: AI methods applied to oscillation proximity indices. (July 05-June 06)
- Dengjun Yan: Visiting Prof., Research topic: Effect of
Hopf bifurcations in stability regions of power systems. (July 05-June
- Hassan Ghasemi: PhD, May 2006. Thesis: On-line Monitoring and Oscillatory Stability Margin Prediction in Power Systems Based on System Identification. (Jan.02-May 06)
- Gregor Verbic: NSERC-NATO Postdoc Fellow. Research
topic: Pricing stability and security in electricity markets.
- Sameh K. M. Kodsi: PhD, Decemebr 2005. Thesis: Accounting for the Effect of Power System Controllers and Stability on Power Dispatch and Electricity Market Prices. (Sept.01-Dec.05)
- Alejandro Marano-Marcolini: Visiting Student.
Research topic: Management of ancillary services in deregulated power
- Warren King: M.Sc. March 2004. Thesis: A Probabilistic Approach to Security Costs in Competitive Electricity Markets. (Sept.02-Mar.04)
- Valery Knyazkin: Visiting Scholar (PhD). Research Topic: Distributed generation control and modeling. (Oct.02-Apr.03)
- Federico Milano: Visiting Student (PhD). Research topic: Pricing System Security in Electricity Markets. (Sept.01-Dec.02)
- Hong Chen:
- Nadarajah Mithulananthan: PhD, May 2002. Thesis: Hopf Bifurcation Control and Indices for Power Systems with Interacting Generator and FACTS Controllers. (Sept.98-May 02)
- Ruben Salas-Cabrera: Visiting Professor, March
1999-February 2000 and October 2001-March 2002. Research topic:
Stability Analysis of Motor Drives.
- Claudio Cavallo: Visiting M.Sc. Student. Research
topic: Applications of FACTS Controllers to the Italian Power Network.
- Edvina Uzunovic: PhD, September 2001. Thesis: EMTP, Transient Stability and Power Flow Models and Controls of VSC Based FACTS Controllers. (Sept.95-Aug.01)
- William Rosehart:
- Alberto Del Rosso: Visiting Student. Research topic:
Using FACTS for On-line Dynamic Security Enhancement in Electric Power
- Li Kang: MASc, September 1999. Thesis: Comparison of
Simulation Programs for Modeling of FACTS Controllers in Power
- Andre Lerm: Visiting Student. Research topic: Hopf Bifurcations in Power Systems. (Sept.97-Sept.98)
- Zeno Faur: MASc, January 1996. Thesis: Effects of FATCS devices on static voltage collapse phenomena. (Jan.94-Jan.96)
- Antonio Zambroni De Souza: PhD, August 1995. Thesis: New techniques to efficiently determine proximity to static voltage collapse. (Sept.93-July 95)
- Stability and security analysis and improvements of power systems in a deregulated environment. Particularly interested in:
- Pricing of system security and controls.
- Stability analysis of power systems including HVDC and
FACTS controllers, and development of new analysis methodologies and
control strategies to monitor and avoid stability problems.
- Development of efficient computational tools for the
analysis of stability, dispatch and pricing problems in power system
- Real-time stability and security monitoring and control.
- Application of optimization techniques to bifurcation and stability-constrained OPF problems.
- Nonlinear system theory application to power systems, particularly the study of bifurcations and chaotic behavior.
- Modeling and control of systems with DG, including both grid-connected and micro-grids.
- Analysis and control of systems with large penetration of DG.
- Optimal power management and forecasting in competitive electricity markets:
- Development of dispatch tools for demand-side power management including local generation resources and price uncertainties.
- Reactive power markets.
- Probabilistic and stochastic OPF problems.
- Load and price forecasting.
- Simulation and studies of energy systems with multiple energy carriers:
- Optimization and economic studies.
- Conservation and demand side management.
- Energy management systems.
- Feasibility studies of hydrogen systems with emphasis on the use of hydrogen as a storage medium for solar and wind power.
- Simulation, modeling and analysis of FACTS controllers in power systems:
- Development and validation of transient and power flow models.
- Development of stability control strategies.
- Network/distributed and web-based programming applications in power systems.
- Selected publications.
- Free software: The following free software is available in this server:
This is a "commercial-grade" continuation power flow program, that
can be used to research static voltage stability phenomena in detailed
AC-HVDC-FACTS power system models. The program is written in C and
C++, and two versions for WINDOWS 95 and UNIX are available, including
examples and a brief tutorial.
For more information "click" on the title.
This is a Matlab toolbox for electric power system analysis and
simulation. All operations can be assessed by means of graphical user
interfaces (GUIs) and a Simulink-based library provides a user-friendly
tool for network topology and data input.
For more information "click" on the title.
Voltage Stability Assessment: Concepts, Practices and Tools
Edited by Claudio Canizares, email@example.com, University of Waterloo.
The document is about 300 pages long and made up of the following 4 chapters (click here for a general overview):
- Chapter 1: Index and Introduction
- Chapter 2: Basic Theoretical Concepts
- Chapter 3: Practices for Off-line Studies
- Chapter 4: Voltage Stability Indices
- Chapter 5: General Practices and Tools
To order this Special Publication, please click here to contact the IEEE via email and request a copy using the Product Number SP101PSS (ISBN 0780378695).