Background and activities

Basanta Raj Pokhrel is Researcher at the Department of Electrical Power Engineering and is associated with National Smart Grid Laboratory. He has a PhD in Energy Technology from Aalborg University, Denmark and a master’s degree in Electrical Power Engineering from Kathmandu University, Nepal / NTNU Norway.

In his PhD dissertation, issues from DSO perspective in the emerging scenario in electricity network such as huge data handling, network observability with minimum measurements, active network management and optimized operation, and TSO-DSO interoperability and coordination have been investigated. His main research interest is in real time monitoring of electricity grid for the utilization of utmost flexibility and the resources available in modern power system network.

Work Experience:

2021 - Present: Research Scientist, Department of Electrical Power Engineering, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU).

2013 – 2021: Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Kathmandu University.

2010 – 2013: Lecturer, Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Kathmandu University.

2006 – 2008: Plant Engineer, Bottlers Nepal Limited (Coca-Cola Nepal).

 

Scientific, academic and artistic work

Journal publications

Books

  • Pokhrel, Basanta Raj. (2019) Improved Observability for State Estimation in Active Distribution Grid Management. 2019. ISBN 978-87-7210-464-5.

Others

  • Nainar, Karthikeyan; Pokhrel, Basanta Raj; Pillai, Jayakrishnan Radhakrishna; Bak-Jensen, Birgitte; Jensen, A.; Andreasen, J.; Frederiksen, K. H. B.; Helth, T.. (2019) Advanced TSO-DSO Interface for Provision of Ancillary Services by DER in Distribution Networks. CIGRE Symposium ; Aalborg. 2019-06-04 - 2019-06-07.
  • Pokhrel, Basanta Raj; Nainar, Karthikeyan; Bak-Jensen, Birgitte; Pillai, Jayakrishnan Radhakrishna; Jensen, A.; Andreasen, J.; Frederiksen, K. H. B.; Helth, T.. (2019) Improved TSO - DSO Interoperability and their cooperation in smart grid. CIGRE Symposium ; Aalborg. 2019-06-04 - 2019-06-07.
  • Nainar, Karthikeyan; Pokhrel, Basanta Raj; Pillai, Jayakrishnan Radhakrishna; Bak-Jensen, Birgitte. (2018) Utilization of Battery Storage for Flexible Power Management in Active Distribution Networks. IEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting (PESGM) . IEEE; Portland. 2018-08-05 - 2018-08-10.
  • Nainar, Karthikeyan; Pokhrel, Basanta Raj; Pillai, Jayakrishnan Radhakrishna; Bak-Jensen, Birgitte; Jensen, A.; Helth, T.; Andreasen, J.; Frederiksen, K. H. B.. (2018) Coordinated Control with Improved Observability for Network Congestion Management in Medium-Voltage Distribution Grid. CIGRE Session . CIGRE; Paris. 2018-08-26 - 2018-08-31.
  • Pokhrel, Basanta Raj; Nainar, Karthikeyan; Bak-Jensen, Birgitte; Pillai, Jayakrishnan Radhakrishna. (2018) Effect of Smart Meter Measurements Data On Distribution State Estimation. IEEE International Conference on Industrial Technology (ICIT) . IEEE; Lyon. 2018-02-20 - 2018-02-22.
  • Pokhrel, Basanta Raj; Nainar, Karthikeyan; Bak-Jensen, Birgitte; Pillai, Jayakrishnan Radhakrishna; Mahdi Mazhari, Seyed; Chung, C.Y.. (2018) An Intelligent Approach to Observability of Distribution Networks. IEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting (PESGM) . IEEE; Portland. 2018-08-05 - 2018-08-10.
  • Nainar, Karthikeyan; Pokhrel, Basanta Raj; Pillai, Jayakrishnan Radhakrishna; Bak-Jensen, Birgitte. (2017) Coordinated Voltage Control of Distributed PV Inverters for Voltage Regulation in Low Voltage Distribution Networks. IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Conference Europe (ISGT-Europe), 2017 . IEEE; Torino. 2017-09-26 - 2017-09-29.
  • Nainar, Karthikeyan; Pokhrel, Basanta Raj; Pillai, Jayakrishnan Radhakrishna; Bak-Jensen, Birgitte. (2017) Multi-level Control Framework for Enhanced Flexibility of Active Distribution Network. IEEE Power & Energy Society Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Conference (ISGT) , 2017 . IEEE; Washington, DC. 2017-04-23 - 2017-04-26.
  • Nainar, Karthikeyan; Pokhrel, Basanta Raj; Pillai, Jayakrishnan Radhakrishna; Bak-Jensen, Birgitte; Frederiksen, K. H. B.. (2017) Demand Response in Low Voltage Distribution Networks with High PV Penetration. 52nd International Universities Power Engineering Conference (UPEC) ; Heraklion. 2017-08-28 - 2017-08-31.
  • Pokhrel, Basanta Raj; Nainar, Karthikeyan; Bak-Jensen, Birgitte; Pillai, Jayakrishnan Radhakrishna. (2017) Intelligent architecture for enhanced observability for active distribution system. IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Conference Europe (ISGT-Europe), 2017 . IEEE; Torino. 2017-09-26 - 2017-09-29.
  • Pokhrel, Basanta Raj; Nainar, Karthikeyan; Bak-Jensen, Birgitte; Pillai, Jayakrishnan Radhakrishna. (2017) Loss optimization in distribution networks with distributed generation. 52nd International Universities Power Engineering Conference (UPEC) ; Heraklion. 2017-08-29 - 2017-09-01.