Iraj Rahimi Pordanjani ,PhD

Email: rahimipo[AT]ualberta.ca


Biography

Iraj received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Amirkabir University of Technology (Tehran Polytechnic), Tehran, Iran in 2005 and 2008, respectively. He received his Ph.D. in Power Engineering and Power Electronics at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada.

His thesis project was concentrated on developing A Novel Network Decoupling Transform for Power System Analysis. The thesis can be accessed from Here.

Iraj is currently with the Planning Studies & Technical Services (PSTS) group at ATCO Electric.

R&D Projects (Sponsored by Utility companies)

  • Power systems voltage stability analysis & monitoring
  • Power systems dynamic analysis using a new modal transformation
  • Frequency-dependent modeling of power networks
  • Applying Temporary Grounds for Trip Grounding
  • Voltage stability analysis of a large system (Alberta Integrated Electric System) using Channel Components Transform

Awards

Alberta Ingenuity Graduate Student Scholarship
Alberta Innovates Technology Futures, Canada.

Provost Doctoral Entrance Scholarship
Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research, University of Alberta, Canada.


Publications

Articles in refereed journals:

  1. I. Rahimi Pordanjani, and W. Xu, "Application of Channel Components Transform to design shunt reactive compensation for voltage stability improvement," International Journal of Electrical Power & Energy Systems (Elsevier), vol. 60, pp. 59-66, Sep. 2014.
  2. I. Rahimi Pordanjani, and W. Xu, "Improvement of vector fitting by using a new method for selection of starting poles," Electric Power Systems Research (Elsevier), vol. 107, pp. 206-212, Feb. 2014.
  3. I. Rahimi Pordanjani, Y. Wang, and W. Xu, “Identification of Critical Components for Voltage Stability Assessment Using Channel Components Transform,” IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, vol.4, no.2, pp.1122,1132, June 2013.
  4. I. Rahimi Pordanjani, H. Mazin, and W. Xu, “A Novel Genetic Programming Approach for Frequency-dependent Modeling,” IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation, vol.17, no.3, pp.353,367, June 2013.
  5. Y. Wang, I. Rahimi Pordanjani, W. Li, W. Xu, T. Chen, E. Vaahedi, and J. Gurney, “Voltage Stability Monitoring Based on the Concept of Coupled Single-port Circuit”, IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, vol.26, no.4, pp.2154-2163, Nov. 2011.
  6. W. Xu, I. Rahimi Pordanjani, Y. Wang,and E. Vaahedi,"A Network Decoupling Transform for Phasor Data Based Voltage Stability Analysis and Monitoring," IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, vol.3, no.1, pp.261-270, March 2012.
  7. Y. Wang, I. Rahimi Pordanjani, and W. Xu, “An Event-driven Demand Response Scheme for Power System Security Enhancement”, IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, vol. 2, pp. 23-29, Mar. 2011.
  8. Y. Wang, I. Rahimi Pordanjani, W. Li, W. Xu, and E. Vaahedi, “Strategy to Minimise the Load Shedding Amount for Voltage Collapse Prevention”, IET Generation, Transmission, and Distribution, vol. 5, pp. 307-313, Mar. 2011.
  9. I. Rahimi Pordanjani, C. Chung, H. Mazin, and W. Xu, “A Method to Construct Equivalent Circuit Model from Frequency Responses with Guaranteed Passivity,” IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery, vol. 26, no. 1, pp. 400-409, Jan. 2011.
  10. I. Rahimi Pordanjani, H. Mazin, and G. Gharehpetian “Economic Effects of FACTS on the Transient Stability of Power Plants,” International Review of Electrical Engineering (IREE), vol. 5, no. 4, pp. 1633-1640, Aug. 2010.
  11. I. Rahimi Pordanjani, H. Askarian Abyaneh, S. H. Sadeghi, and K. Mazlumi, "Risk Reduction in Special Protection Systems by Using an Online Method for Transient Instability Prediction,” International Journal of Electrical Power & Energy Systems (Elsevier), vol. 32, no. 2, pp. 156-162, Feb. 2010.

Articles in referred conferences:

  1. I. Rahimi Pordanjani, Y. Wang, and W. Xu, “Application of Channel Components Transform to Power System Margin Assessment,” 2013 CIGRÉ Canada Conference, Calgary, Canada, September 9 - 11, 2013.
  2. I. Rahimi Pordanjani, Y. Wang, and W. Xu, “A Transformation Technique for Decoupling Power Networks,” IEEE EPEC 2011, Winnipeg, Canada, Oct. 3-5, 2011.
  3. I. Rahimi Pordanjani, H. Askarian Abyaneh, S.H.H. Sadeghi, K. Mazlumi and Y. Gerivani, “Design of a flexible generator rejection scheme and its risk assessment,” IEEE PowerTech2007, Lausanne, Switzerland, Jul. 1-5, 2007.
  4. K. Mazlumi, H. Askarian Abyaneh, Y. Gerivani, and I. Rahimi Pordanjani, “A New Optimal Meter Placement Method for Obtaining Transmission System Indices,” IEEE PowerTech2007, Lausanne, Switzerland, Jul. 1-5, 2007.
  5. I. Rahimi Pordanjani, G.B. Gharehpetian, H. Askarian Abyaneh, and A. Damaki, “Impact of TCSC on the Instability Risk of Power Plant,” International Power System Conference (PSC 2007), Tehran, Iran, Nov. 19-21, 2007.
  6. I. Rahimi Pordanjani, H. Askarian Abyaneh, S.H.H. Sadeghi, and K. Mazlumi, “A New Generator Rejection Scheme Based on Online Prediction of Transient Instability,” International Conference on Power System (ICPS 2007), Bangalore, India, Dec. 12-14, 2007.
  7. I. Rahimi Pordanjani, H. Askarian Abyaneh, G.B. Gharehpetian, and A. Damaki, “The Effect of TCSC on Transient Instability Risk,” International Conference on Power System (ICPS 2007), Bangalore, India, Dec. 12-14, 2007.
  8. I. Rahimi Pordanjani, H. Askarian Abyaneh, K. Mazlumi, and Y. Gerivani, “Performance, reliability and risk evaluation in system protection schemes,” Power System Protection and Control Conference (PSPC 2006), Tehran, Iran, Dec. 20-21, 2006.
  9. B. Vahidi, I. Rahimi Pordanjani, H. Hosseinian, “Performance analysis of capacitive divider substation,” International Conference on Electrical and Control Technologies (ECT 2006), Kaunas, Lithuania, May 2006.