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 principal 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 in the UK until 1970. He completed a BE (Hons) from the University of Melbourne in Australia in 1966 and an 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. He started Electranix with Garth Irwin in 2001, and served as an adjunct professor at the University of Manitoba. Dennis received the Uno Lamm HVDC award by the IEEE Power and Energy Society. He is a Life Fellow of the IEEE and an international 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

 

Andrew Isaacs P.Eng.
Vice-President

Andrew Isaacs P.Eng.

Andrew has been with Electranix since 2003. He currently specializes in renewable interconnections, weak grid and SSR/SSCI issues, as well as large scale EMT system modelling. Additional current efforts include specification and support for FACTs, training for utility planners, study team leadership, and expert witness support. Andrew obtained his M.Sc.(EE) from the University of Manitoba, Canada. He is has been an active participant in NERC working groups, Cigre, and the IEEE.

Ph: +1 204 953 1833

E: ai@electranix.com

 

 

Janet Woodford
Administrator

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

 

Crystal Isaacs
Administrator

Crystal Isaacs

Crystal joined Electranix in 2015. She specializes in account management, invoice preparation, project administration, and assists with many administrative tasks.  She graduated from the University of Manitoba with an M.Sc. in Civil Engineering.

Ph: +1 204 953 1830

E: cji@electranix.com

 

Gagandeep Saini, MBA
Administrator

Gagandeep Saini

Gagan joined the Electranix team in 2020. She received her B.Sc. degree in 2007 from Panjab University, India, and her MBA with a Human Resources specialization in 2009 from PCTE, India. Her previous experience is in human resources, accounting, and administrative roles. She has hands-on experience with invoicing, processing payments, handling expense claims, payroll, time management, recruitment process, writing policies, creating procedures to comply with employment standards, vendor management, and various other tasks.

Ph: +1 204 560 4291

E: gs@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 senior 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 the University of Manitoba, he undertook studies and projects, including modelling of wind/diesel and solar energy systems. Amit started working at 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

 

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 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 1843

E: xc@electranix.com

 

Lukas Unruh
System Studies

Lukas Unruh

Lukas joined the Electranix team in 2016, and is currently also studying at the University of Manitoba. He has been involved in general power flow and transient stability analysis using PSSE. He has also undertaken generator interconnection studies using PSCAD and E-TRAN, focusing on interactions and fault analysis.

Ph: +1 204 953 1844

E: lu@electranix.com

 

Kasun Samarawickrama P.Eng.
System Studies

Kasun Samarawickrama

Kasun received his B.Sc. degree from the University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka and his M.Sc. degree from the University of Manitoba. He joined Electranix in 2019 and prior to that he worked at the Manitoba HVDC Research Centre as a power system studies engineer. He has nearly a decade of experience in electrical engineering and has worked in multiple disciplines such as power system studies, PSCAD model development, testing and commissioning.

Ph: +1 204 953 1830

E: ks@electranix.com

 

Kumara Mudunkotuwa
System Studies

Kumara Mudunkotuwa

Kumara received his B.Sc. degree from the University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka and his M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Manitoba. He joined Electranix in 2018 and prior to that he worked at the Manitoba HVDC Research Centre as a consulting engineer. He has nearly two decades of experience in electrical engineering and has worked in a number of areas in power system studies including system planning, renewable generation interconnection and grid code compliance. He has worked closely with major vendors (wind, PV and HVDC) to develop simulation models and control systems to meet various grid code requirements.

Ph: +1 204 953 1830

E: km@electranix.com

 

Alex Poersch
System Studies

Alex Poersch

Alex joined the Electranix team in 2019. He received his B.Sc.(E.E.) from the University of Manitoba in 2019. He has undertaken interconnection studies using PSCAD and E-tran, focusing on fault analysis. He has also undertaken PSS/E-PSCAD Hybrid simulation studies.

Ph: +1 204 953 1830

E: ap@electranix.com

 

Kyle Hang Li
System Studies

Kyle Hang Li

Hang started at Electranix team in 2019. He is currently focusing on research and development in high-frequency power electronics applications. He has experience in PSCAD and PLECS modeling, as well as hardware-in-the-loop real-time simulation using RTDS and RT-box for rapid control prototyping and converter hardware prototyping. He received his B. Sc. (EE) and M.Sc. (EE) degree from the University of Manitoba with an emphasis on power systems and power electronics.

Ph: +1 204 953 1830

E: hl@electranix.com

 

Anuradha Kariyawasam Ph.D., P.Eng.
System Studies

Anuradha Kariyawasam

Anuradha joined Electranix in 2020 as a Power System Study Engineer, and prior to that he worked at Manitoba Hydro International (MHI) since 2012. He has more than a decade of experience in a variety of system studies in both AC and DC systems using simulation tools such as PSS®E and PSCAD™. In particular, he has taken part in transfer capability studies, system expansion studies as well as renewable interconnection studies. He was also involved in developing novel electro magnetic transient models for PSCAD/EMTDC™. Anuradha received his B.Sc. degree from the University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka and his Ph.D. from the University of Manitoba.

Ph: +1 204 953 1848

E: ak@electranix.com

 

Suren Dadallage
System Studies/Software Developer

Suren Dadallage

Suren joined Electranix in April 2017. He received his B.Sc. (Eng.) degree from the University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka in 2010 and his M.Sc. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Manitoba, Canada in 2015. He is currently working on E-Tran and PSCAD model development for power system studies.

Ph: +1 204 953 1845

E: sd@electranix.com

 

Mukesh Das, Ph.D.
Power System Study Specialist

Mukesh Das

Mukesh received a Master’s degree from the IIT, Roorkee, India, in 2010 and a Ph.D. degree from the IIT, Bombay, India, in 2016. He worked as PostDoctoral Fellow at the University of Manitoba under Prof. A. M. Gole. During his Ph.D. and PostDoc, he did extensive research on Frequency Scanning Technique and its use to analyze Power Electronic Systems and Grid adverse interactions, such as SSCI (Sub-Synchronous Controller Interaction). During PostDoc, he was working with Electranix Corporation on developing a software Tool-box for the study of SSCI on a Mitacs scholarship. He joined Electranix in 2020 and has been involved in different SSCI studies.

Ph: +1 204 953 1849

E: md@electranix.com

 

Vianey Mateo
Power System Study Specialist

Vianey Mateo

Vianey joined the Electranix team in 2020. She received a dual B.Sc. degree in physics and electrical engineering from the CalStateLA and her M.Sc. electrical engineering degree from the University of Manitoba, Canada. She has taken on PSCAD EM transient studies including TRV, lightning, and energization studies.

Ph: +1 204 560 4292

E: vm@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 1842

E: jd@electranix.com