TEAM DIRECTORY BY BUSINESS UNIT
Dr. Zhihong Feng is the Principal Engineer and Manager for Powertech’s Power Systems Studies department, where he and his team provide a broad spectrum of power system studies—from generation and load interconnection studies, to electromagnetic transient analysis and power system stability studies of various forms. He is also responsible for business planning and development, marketing and training, contract negotiation, execution and delivery of projects.
Dr. Saeed Arabi brings more than 45 years of electrical engineering experience to the Power Systems team. Dr. Arabi was born in Tehran, Iran, where he received his B.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering from Sharif University of Technology in 1974, and worked for both government and private companies before coming to Canada in 1979. He received his M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Manitoba in 1981 and 1985, respectively. He has been with Powertech Labs since 1993.
Dr. Arabi’s interests include power system stability and control, Flexible AC Transmission Systems (FACTS) and High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) transmission. He has authored numerous publications on these and other subjects.
Dr. Xianrong Wang is a Specialist Expert at Powertech and provides a broad spectrum of power system study and software development services to our electric utilities clients. His main interests include power system optimization, stability and control, modeling, and application of advanced database technologies. He has extensive experience in building power flow and dynamic simulation cases for the entire NERC Eastern-Interconnection (EI) system and many regional systems, as well as performing power system static and dynamic reductions to suit a variety of power system planning and operational study needs. Dr. Wang has expert knowledge of equipment models, simulation techniques, algorithms, and databases.
Dr. Akshaya Kumar Moharana is a specialist engineer and business development specialist at Powertech and performs a wide range of power system studies. His consulting activities focus on composite load modeling, small-signal stability analysis, transient stability studies, transfer analysis and evaluation of security limits, Total Transfer Capability (TTC) and System Operating Limit (SOL) calculation, renewable energy integration studies, electromagnetic transient studies, and various NERC/WECC compliance studies.
Dr. Alireza Kahrobaeian is a specialist engineer in Powertech’s Power Systems department. Since joining Powertech in 2014, Dr. Kahrobaeian has participated in major power system studies and model validations in North America using the DSATools™ suite of next-generation power system analysis tools for planning and operational studies.