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ELECTRANIX Corporation was established in 2000 as a Power Systems Consulting firm dedicated to providing high quality specialty engineering services and studies. It was formed by Dennis Woodford and Garth Irwin, who along with Dr. Ani Gole of the University of Manitoba were the principle developers of the world's most popular electromagnetic transient program, PSCAD/EMTDC. Electranix has become known for excellence in simulation and studies work, as well as for the broad scope of knowledge available as support for power systems engineers.

ELECTRANIX Corporation is an independent specialist engineering company providing services in transmission and distribution studies and simulation, HVDC transmission, FACTS and Custom Power, and transmission for renewable energy generation.

E-TRAN, developed by Electranix Corporation enables rapid formulation of large PSCAD electromagnetic transients models from PSS/E data files. In this way studies requiring the precision of electromagnetic transients can be rapidly initiated.

Dennis Woodford - President Dennis Woodford - President

Dennis joined the English Electric Company in 1966 and worked on variable speed drives and HVDC transmission until 1970. He completed a Master's degree in Electrical Engineering at the University of Manitoba and joined Manitoba Hydro in 1972. There he worked in transmission planning of ac and dc EHV transmission and wrote the EMTDC algorithm. In 1986 he was appointed Executive Director of the fledgling Manitoba HVDC Research Centre, and has built it to a world renowned research institute. He has worked on many projects and conducted business all over the world, and serves as an adjunct Professor at the University of Manitoba. Recently Dennis was awarded the prestigious Uno Lamm award by the IEEE in recognition of his services and contributions to the field of Power Systems Engineering. He is a Fellow of the IEEE.

Contact Info:
Dennis Woodford P.Eng.
Electranix Corporation
#12-75 Scurfield Blvd.
Winnipeg, MB R3Y 1G4
Ph: +1 204 953 1832
Fax: +1 204 953 1839

Garth Irwin - Vice-President Garth Irwin - Vice-President

Garth joined the Manitoba HVDC Research Centre after graduating from the University of Manitoba in 1987. At the Centre, he undertook studies and projects including insulation coordination of HVDC transmission substations, subsynchronous resonance, and digital controls development. As leader of the PSCAD/EMTDC development team, he was responsible for the improvements to the EMTDC solution algorithm and the precision modeling of transmission lines and cables.

Contact Info:
Garth Irwin P.Eng.
Electranix Corporation
#12-75 Scurfield Blvd.
Winnipeg, MB R3Y 1G4
Ph: +1 204 953 1831
Fax: +1 204 953 1839

Janet Woodford - administration Janet Woodford - Administration

Janet is responsible for most of the administrative duties at Electranix, including invoicing, payroll, expense handling, risk management, and other tasks. She graduated from the University of California in Berkeley, California.

Contact Info:
Janet Woodford
Electranix Corporation
#12-75 Scurfield Blvd.
Winnipeg, MB R3Y 1G4
Ph: +1 204 953 1830
Fax: +1 204 953 1839

Andrew Isaacs - Vice-President Andrew Isaacs - Vice-President

Andrew has performed specialized simulation and planning studies for transmission utilities, ISOs, and private generation companies across Canada and internationally. Andrew obtained his M.Sc in Electrical Engineering from University of Manitoba, and is past-chair of the Winnipeg Chapter of the IEEE Power & Energy Society. He is an active member of Cigre Subcommittee B4, and Vice-Chair of the IEEE HVDC and FACTS subcommittee. He has been with Electranix Corporation since 2003.

Contact Info:
Andrew Isaacs P.Eng.
Electranix Corporation
#12-75 Scurfield Blvd.
Winnipeg, MB R3Y 1G4
Ph: +1 204 953 1833
Fax: +1 204 953 1839

Chaminda Amarasinghe Chaminda Amarasinghe - System Studies

Chaminda received his BSc.(Eng) degree from the University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka in 2000 and his PhD in the field of electricity markets from the University of Manitoba, Canada in 2008. Since joining Electranix in 2007, he is involved with various types of power system planning and system impact studies for utilities and developers both in Canada and internationally. Additional project involvement includes PSSE custom model developments, PSCAD studies and segmentation studies. He is a member of the IEEE.

Contact Info:
Chaminda Amarasinghe Ph.D P.Eng.
Electranix Corporation
#12-75 Scurfield Blvd.
Winnipeg, MB R3Y 1G4
Ph: +1 204 953 1838
Fax: +1 204 953 1839

Jeremy Sneath Jeremy Sneath - System Studies

Jeremy Sneath started at Electranix Corp in 2007. He has been performing system planning reliability studies including powerflow, transient stability and short circuit studies using primarily PSSE and PSLF. Jeremy has performed System Impact Studies, Interconnection Feasibility Studies and Pre-Feasibility studies for new generation projects and has worked for renewable energy developers, transmission utilities and system operators. Jeremy has a BSc from the University of Manitoba where he is a part-time graduate student.

Contact Info:
Jeremy Sneath P.Eng.
Electranix Corporation
#12-75 Scurfield Blvd.
Winnipeg, MB R3Y 1G4
Ph: +1 204 953 1835
Fax: +1 204 953 1839

Amit Jindal Amit Jindal - System Studies

Amit joined the University of Manitoba after graduating from IIT Kanpur, India in 2007. At the University of Manitoba, he undertook studies and projects including modelling of Wind/Diesel and solar energy systems. Amit started working with Electranix Corporation in 2009 where he is involved with general power system studies involving ac and dc transmission, power flow, stability and electromagnetic transient's analysis. He is a member of the IEEE PES.

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Amit Kumar Jindal Ph.D. P.Eng.
Electranix Corporation
#12-75 Scurfield Blvd.
Winnipeg, MB R3Y 1G4
Ph: +1 204 953 1836
Fax: +1 204 953 1839

Anuradha Dissanayaka Anuradha Dissanayaka - System Studies

Anuradha received his BSc.(Eng) degree from the University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka in 2002 and his MSc.(EE) degree from the University of Manitoba, Canada in 2010. He joined the Lanka Transformers Ltd. Sri Lanka in 2002 and worked on installation, commissioning, operation and maintenance of thermal power plants. He started working with Electranix in 2009 and is involved with power system planning studies, including generator interconnections, network expansion, specialty PSCAD analysis, general power flow and transient stability analysis.

Contact Info:
Anuradha Dissanayaka P.Eng.
Electranix Corporation
#12-75 Scurfield Blvd.
Winnipeg, MB R3Y 1G4
Ph: +1 204 953 1837
Fax: +1 204 953 1839

Jacob Wiebe Jacob Wiebe - System Studies

Jake first joined the team at Electranix in 2009. He has undertaken system impact, feasibility, and pre-feasibility studies using PSSE and PSLF. Additionally, He has undertaken electromagnetic transient studies including transient over voltage, and energization studies using PSCAD and E-TRAN. Jake holds a B.Sc.(E.E.) from the University of Manitoba and is a member of the IEEE PES.

Contact Info:
Jacob Wiebe
Electranix Corporation
#12-75 Scurfield Blvd.
Winnipeg, MB R3Y 1G4
Ph: +1 204 953 1840
Fax: +1 204 953 1839

Francisco Gomez Francisco Gomez - System Studies

Francisco received his Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Electrical Engineering from the Polytechnic Experimental National University Antonio Jose de Sucre (UNEXPO), Puerto Ordaz, Venezuela, in 2003 and 2007, respectively and his PhD at the University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada in 2012. Since 2004 he was with the Venezuelan National Electric Corporation CORPOELEC (Former EDELCA) as a Research and Test Engineer. He joined Electranix Corporation in 2012 and his main areas of study are Power System Stability, Control and Dynamic simulation, Power System Transients Modeling, Wide Area Monitoring, Protection and Control (WAMPaC) and the System interactions after the integration of Wind power to the electric grid.

Contact Info:
Francisco Gomez
Electranix Corporation
#12-75 Scurfield Blvd.
Winnipeg, MB R3Y 1G4
Ph: +1 204 953 1830 ext 1841
Fax: +1 204 953 1839

Nathan Kroeker Nathan Kroeker - Software Developer

Nathan has taken on the role of software developer for Electranix's own E-TRAN software package, and is currently working on creating new tools for engineers to use in their studies. He has a BSc. (CS) from the University of Manitoba. Nathan has been with Electranix Corporation since 2005.

Contact Info:
Nathan Kroeker
Electranix Corporation
#12-75 Scurfield Blvd.
Winnipeg, MB R3Y 1G4
Ph: +1 204 953 1834
Fax: +1 204 953 1839

Joel Dyck Joel Dyck - Software Developer

Joel joined Electranix in 2013 as the second software developer on the E-TRAN development team. He has a BCSc (Hons) from the University of Manitoba and is currently working on his Masters in Computer Science with a focus on stable n-body gravitational simulations.

Contact Info:
Joel Dyck
Electranix Corporation
#12-75 Scurfield Blvd.
Winnipeg, MB R3Y 1G4
Ph: +1 204 953 1830 ext 1842
Fax: +1 204 953 1839

 
Electranix Corporation • #12-75 Scurfield Blvd. • Winnipeg, Manitoba • R3Y 1G4, Canada
Phone: +1 204 953 1830 • Fax: +1 204 953 1839