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Electrical engineering graduate, Electric power and energy systems

Tempe, Arizona, United States
70000$ per year
May 26, 2018

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VENKATESH MOHAN 480-***-**** **5 W 1st ST, APT 248,Tempe,AZ LinkedIN profile -

Electrical engineering graduate student, with comprehensive knowledge in the stream of electric power and energy systems. Seeking full time opportunities in the field of power systems, from summer 2018.

Areas of Interest: Power System Analysis and Power Quality; Power Transmission and Distribution network planning, design and maintenance; Power System fault analysis and protection; Power Systems Operation and Planning.


Master of Science in Engineering, Electrical – Arizona State University Aug 2016 to May 2018 GPA – 3.27/4.00

Relevant Coursework: Electric Power Devices; Power Transmission and Distribution; Power engineering operations and planning; Computer Solution of power systems; Power plant control and monitoring; Advanced Power Electronics; Renewable Electric Energy Systems; and Electric Power Quality.

Bachelor of Engineering, Electrical and Electronics – Anna University, TN, India Jun 2011 to May 2015 GPA – 8.58/10.00


Proficient with PSLF, PowerWorld, AMPL, AutoCAD 2D, AutoCAD electrical (ECAD), PSS/E, PS CAD, Python, MATLAB/Simulink, PLECS, Mathcad, OrCAD PSpice, OrCAD PCB Editor, OrCAD Capture, and Microsoft Office suite.


Underwent Level-1 Protection training program at Alstom T&D India Ltd, Chennai, TN, India from June 09 to 18, 2014. The course offered an insight into power system protection, delving into the practical and theoretical transformer, feeder, and distance protection, along with an introduction to SCADA/digital substation systems.


Assessment of disruptions in a steel facility resulting from electrical faults in the network (PSLF

- Identified the stalling of motors as the cause of plant shutdowns with faults on interconnecting transmission lines. Used series reactors to prevent motor stalling, with the calculation of suitable reactor size.

- Calculated the recommended backup battery sizes, with the system in island mode. Also calculated were motor and converter ratings, with the loss of a plant generator, and under different temperature conditions.

Newton-Raphson solution for a 118-bus system using sparsity techniques (MATLAB)

- Read the bus and branch data from the IEEE 118 bus test case file. Performed symbolic factorization of Tinney-I ordered admittance matrix formed from branch data, using MATLAB.

- Implemented PV-PQ bus type switching iteratively to get the Jacobian matrix, which was numerically factorized to find final bus voltages and angles. Calculated the real and reactive power flowing through each branch of the system.

Proposal for the construction of a 3-phase 400-kV transmission line in India (MATLAB, Mathcad)

- Considered the need and impacts with the line laying. Conducted various studies, such as Right-Of-Way(ROW), mechanical and electrical design considerations, in accordance with EPRI red book regulations.

- Analyzed the operation of the line with load, and protection against adverse conditions such as lightning and corona. Estimated the cost and schedule for construction of the line.

Transmission and distribution system protection design with relay coordination (PowerWorld)

- Modeled an Arizona looped 230-kV transmission system connecting to a 69-kV radial distribution feeder system, using PowerWorld. Coordinated the overcurrent, 3-zone distance, and differential protection; along with backup protection.

- Simulated various faults and estimated the ratings for the required current/potential transformers, relays and circuit breakers. Generated a separate report of the different types of relays required for generator protection.

Grid connected single-phase PV inverter system (PLECS, Mathcad)

- Designed the circuit model for a string inverter PV array with Trina Solar TSM-245 PA05.08 modules. Also designed were, inductors, capacitors, and switches; along with controllers, for each stage of the converter.

- Implemented Maximum Power Point Tracking(MPPT) to identify optimal operating voltage and current. Simulated the overall schematic under dynamic operating conditions using PLECS software. Design of digital relay with wireless communication (MATLAB/Simulink)

- Designed a novel directional and non-directional overcurrent relay using dsPIC; with software simulation of the relay’s digital response using MATLAB/Simulink.

- Incorporated different time delay characteristics in the relay, in accordance with IEC 60255-151, and the relay included ZigBee wireless communication module, to communicate the occurrence of a fault.


Completed Fundamentals of Engineering Exam (F.E) – NCEES March 2018 Diploma in Electrical CADD – LiveWire Training Solutions, India Nov 2015 Domain Expert on PCB Design – CADD Centre Training Services, India Oct 2015 Completed projects using AutoCAD 2D/electrical, OrCAD capture, OrCAD PSpice, and OrCAD PCB Editor.

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