• Power System Protection
    • New Protection Paradigm for Smartgrid using PMU data
    • Real Time Classification of Disturbance events from Global Signatures
    • Fault Detection and Location for Protecting Microgrids
    • Improved methods for Digital Relaying
  • Power System Modeling, Simulation, and Analysis
    • Create Validated Time Domain Models of Power System Components and subsystems


$866,026 (PI), $746,849 (Co-PI), $400,000 (Investigator)

  1. California Energy Commission (CEC), Public Interest Energy Research (PIER) – Energy Innovations Small Grant (EISG): “Fault Location in Power Distribution System with Penetration of Distributed Energy Resources”, PI. Amount: $50,000. November 1, 2008  October 31, 2009.
  2. US Department of Energy: “Investigating Short Circuit Models for Wind Turbine Generators”,  PI. Co-PI: Dr. Satish Ranade. Amount: $ 272,816. October 2009December 2012.
  3. Pacific Gas and Electric: “Network Primary Model Development”,  PI. Co-PI: Dr. Satish Ranade. Amount: $ 212,705. November 17, 2009 – July 31, 2014.
  4. Department of Energy: “Customer Driven Microgrid”, Investigator. PI: Dr. Satish Ranade. Amount: $400,000 out of total $1.8 million. November 2009  December 2011.
  5. Sandia National Laboratories: “Microgrid Protection”, PI. Amount: $ 69,721. May 2, 2011 – June 30, 2012.
  6. Interdesciplinary Research Grant, VPR’s office NMSU: “ Classification of Disturbance Data Generated by Phasor Measurement Units for Better Control and Protection of Power Grid”, as PI, Co-PI: Dr. Huiping Cao. Amount: $38,490. January 2013  May 2014.
  7. National Science Foundation: “CREST Center for Research – iCREDITS: interdisciplinary Center of Research Excellence in Design of Intelligent Technologies for Smartgrids”, as Co-PI. PI: Dr. Enrico Pontelli. Amount: $701,656 (out of $4,999,721). February 2014 – January 2019.
  8. El Paso Electric: “Transient Studies for El Paso Electric Company”, Co-PI. PI: Dr. Satish Ranade . Amount: $45193 (out of $ 90,386). August 1, 2013 – July 31, 2014.
  9. Sandia National Laboratories: “Foundations for Protecting Renewable-Rich Distribution Systems ”, as PI, Co-PI: Dr. Satish Ranade. Amount: $ 40,000. October 1, 2015 – September 30, 2016.
  10. National Science Foundation:CPS: Breakthrough: Collaborative Research: WARP: Wide Area assisted Resilient Protection, as PI, Amount: $182,294 (Out of $500,000). September 15, 2015 – September 14, 2018. Collaboration with North Dakota State University – PI: Dr. Rajesh Kavasseri, Co-PI: Dr. Nilanjan Ray Chaudhuri.


Students Graduated:


  1. Suresh Gautam: “Real Time Applications of Mathematical Morphology in Power System Protection” – Graduated – Fall 2012. Employed with GE Energy.
  2. Om Prasad Dahal: “Comprehensive Identification of Disturbance Events Recorded by Phasor Measurement Units” – Graduated – Spring 2014. Employed with Northern Indiana Public Service Company – NIPSCO.
  3. Malati Chaudhary: “Investigating short circuit models for Wind Turbine Generators” – Graduated – Fall 2013. Employed with Public Service Company of New Mexico.


  1. Kesavan Gokulakrishnan: Solution of Startup Problem in Bulk Handling Conveyer Systems- Graduated – Summer 2009. Employed with Freeport McMoran Copper and Gold Inc.
  2. Buyanni Prashanth Reddy: Short-circuit model for Fuel Cells – Graduated – Spring 2010.
  3. Sravan Kumar Buggaveeti: Improved Overcurrent Protection of Capacitor Banks using Mathematical Morphology – Graduated – Fall 2010. Employed with Siemens.
  4. Vrempala Sri Naga Aditya: Analysis and Simulation of Doubly Fed Asynchronous Generator – Graduated – Fall 2010.
  5. Henry Guan: Case Study: High Voltage at the High Lonesome Mesa Wind Farm- Graduated – Spring 2011. Employed with Sanida National Laboratory.
  6. Om Prasad Dahal: Modeling and Investigation of Various Options to Avoid the False Tripping Of Primary Distribution Feeder– Graduated – Spring 2013. Employed with Northern Indiana Public Service Company – NIPSCO.
  7. Sean Clifton: Elimination of Distribution Feeder Nuisance Tripping Via Point-On-Wave, Asynchronous Switching – Graduated – Fall 2013. Employed with Exponential Engineering.
  8. Shiva Prasad Pokharel: Modeling and Simulation of Three Phase Inverter to Investigate Fault Detection in Distribution Systems – Graduated – Spring 2014. Employed with Freeport McMoran Copper and Gold Inc.
  9. Chris Zubia: Short Circuit Modeling and Protection Implementation for A Type 3 Wind Turbine Generator Facility using ASPEN OneLiner – Graduated – Spring 2014. Employed with El Paso Electric Company.
  10. Phani Harsha Gadde: PMU Data Compression in Wide Area Monitoring Systems– Graduated – Fall 2015.