Electranix Corporation

Who we are

Company Profile

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.

Today, ELECTRANIX 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 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, P.Eng.
President

Dennis Woodford

Dennis joined the English Electric Company in 1966 and worked on variable speed drives and HVDC transmission until 1970. He completed a M.Sc.(E.E.) at the University of Manitoba, Canada 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 served as an adjunct professor at the University of Manitoba. 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 Life Fellow of the IEEE and a member of the National Academy of Engineering.

Ph: +1 204 953 1832

E: daw@electranix.com

Garth Irwin, P.Eng.
Vice-President

Garth Irwin

Garth joined the Manitoba HVDC Research Centre after graduating from the University of Manitoba, Canada 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 modelling of transmission lines and cables.

Ph: +1 204 953 1831

E: gdi@electranix.com

Janet Woodford
Administration

Janet Woodford

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.

Ph: +1 204 953 1830

E: jw@electranix.com

Andrew Isaacs P.Eng.
Vice-President

Andrew Isaacs P.Eng.

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.(E.E.) from University of Manitoba, Canada and is past-chair of the Winnipeg Chapter of the IEEE Power & Energy Society. He is an active member of Cigre Subcommittee B4, and Chair of the IEEE HVDC and FACTS subcommittee. He has been with Electranix since 2003.

Ph: +1 204 953 1833

E: ai@electranix.com

Chaminda Amarasinghe Ph.D P.Eng.
System Studies

Chaminda Amarasinghe Ph.D P.Eng.

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. He joined Electranix in 2007 and 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.

Ph: +1 204 953 1838

E: ca@electranix.com

Jeremy Sneath P.Eng.
System Studies

Jeremy Sneath P.Eng.

Jeremy started at Electranix in 2007. He has been performing power system studies using primarily PSSE, PSLF and PSCAD for renewable energy developers, transmission utilities and system operators. Jeremy received an M.Sc. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Manitoba, Canada where his research focus was DC grid protections. He is a member of CIGRE working group B4-59 and is a Registered Professional Engineer in the provinces of Manitoba and Alberta, Canada.

Ph:+1 204 953 1835

E: js@electranix.com

Amit Kumar Jindal Ph.D. P.Eng.
System Studies

Amit Kumar Jindal Ph.D. P.Eng.

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

Ph: +1 204 953 1836

E: akj@electranix.com

Anuradha Dissanayaka P.Eng.
System Studies

Anuradha Dissanayaka P.Eng.

Anuradha received his BSc.(Eng) degree from the University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka in 2002 and his M.Sc.(E.E.) 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.

Ph: +1 204 953 1837

E: ad@electranix.com

Jacob Wiebe
System Studies

Jacob Wiebe

Jake 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, Canada and is a member of the IEEE PES.

Ph: +1 204 953 1840

E: jkw@electranix.com

Francisco Gomez Ph.D.
System Studies

Francisco Gomez

Francisco received his B.Sc.(E.E.) and M.Sc.(E.E.) from the Polytechnic Experimental National University Antonio Jose de Sucre (UNEXPO), Venezuela, in 2003 and 2007, respectively. He acquired his PhD at the University of Manitoba, 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 in 2012. His main areas of study are power system stability; control and dynamic simulation; power system transients modelling; wide area monitoring, protection and control (WAMPaC); and the system interactions after the integration of wind power to the electric grid.

Ph: +1 204 953 1830 ext 1841

E: fg@electranix.com

Xiuyu Chen Ph.D.
System Studies

Xiuyu Chen

Xiuyu Chen received his B.Sc.(Eng) and Ph.D degrees from North China Electric Power University, China in 2003 and 2012 respectively. His past experience includes work with China Resources Power Company (Fuyang) in their generation department, as well as Post-Doctoral work in the power system group at University of Manitoba studying multi-infeed HVDC systems. He specializes in HVDC & FACTS modelling and control, device interaction analysis, and bulk power system simulation and analysis. He joined Electranix Corporation in 2014.

Ph: +1 204 953 1830 ext 1841

E: xc@electranix.com

Miriam Salimi Ph.D.
System Studies

Miriam Salimi

Maryam Salimi received her B.Sc. from the Sharif University of Technology, Iran, in 2009, and her M.Sc. from the University of Manitoba, in 2011. She had been with the Manitoba HVDC research Centre from 2010 to 2014, and is currently working with Electranix Corporation and a PhD student at the University of Manitoba. She has been working on modeling, control, harmonic analysis, fault analysis and protection of HVDC systems, high voltage DC/DC converters and compact DC transmission lines. She is an active member of CIGRE Study Committees B4 and B2.

Ph: +1 204 953 1830

E: ms@electranix.com

Nathan Kroeker
Software Developer

Nathan Kroeker

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 B.Sc. (CS) from the University of Manitoba, Canada. Nathan has been with Electranix Corporation since 2005.

Ph: +1 204 953 1834

E: nk@electranix.com

Joel Dyck
Software Developer

Joel Dyck

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

Ph: +1 204 953 1830 ext 1842

E: jd@electranix.com