Venkat K. Krishnan

Research Proposals

  1. J. McCalley (PI), Venkat Krishnan, and Trishna Das, “Assessing Storage and Alternatives for Ancillary Service Provision under High Penetration of Variable Generation,” funded by US Department of Energy office of Electricity Delivery and Reliability, $110k, March 2012 - March 2013
  2. GE Energy Consulting (Bahman Daryanian et. al.), Iowa State University (J. McCalley, Venkat Krishnan et. al.), and Global Energy Partners (Ingrid Rohmund et. al.), “Identification of State-by-State Existing and Potential for: Demand-Side Resources, Energy Storage, Distributed Generation, Customer-Owned Generation, and Smart Grid,” in response to the Request for Proposal (RFP) from the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) to assist Eastern Interconnection States’ Planning Council (EISPC), Aug 2011, not funded
  3. Ben Hobbs, J. McCalley, Venkat Krishnan (co-PI), and Siddhartha Khaitan, “Ensuring Adequate Power Supplies in Tomorrow’s Electric Industry,” A Proposal to the ElectricMarkets Research Foundation (EMRF), November 4, 2013, ~$96k, not funded

Current Research Projects

  1. J. McCalley (PI), D. Aliprantis, R. Brown, N. Gkritza, A. Somani, L. Wang, National Science Foundation, “21st Century National Energy and Transportation Infrastructures for Balancing Environmental Impacts, Costs, and Resiliency,” funded by NSF EFRI-RESIN, $2 million, 9/15/08-05/30/14 
    • Role: Researcher (Post Doctoral Rsearch Associate, Iowa State University)
    • Co-developer of National Long-term Infrastructure Planning Software, NETPLAN
    • Integration of Variable Generation and accounting for Uncertainty induced in Long-term Investment planning
    • Modeling Interdependencies between Energy and Transportation Sector with emphasis on multi-modal Passenger fleet and infrastructure system design and analysis
    • Modeling Storage and Demand Response within Long-term Planning Software
    • Modeling Biomass Infrastructure within NETPLAN for National Electricity and Automotive Needs

Completed Research Projects


  1. Andrew L. Liu, Benjamin F. Hobbs, James McCalley, Mohammad Shahidehpour, Patrick T. Sullivan, and Qipeng P. Zheng, “Whitepaper: Co-Optimization of Transmission and other Supply Resources”, funded by The Eastern Interconnection States’ Planning Council (EISPC), $150k, Feb 20, 2013 – Aug. 31, 2013 - Whitepaper
    • Role: Researcher (Post Doctoral Rsearch Associate, Iowa State University)
  2. J. McCalley (PI), D. Aliprantis, “Design of a national transmission overlay,” funded by US Department of Energy, $190k, 03/2010- 03/2012.
    • Role: Researcher (Post Doctoral Rsearch Associate, Iowa State University)
    • Designing National Level High Capacity Transmission Overlay and Assessing their Benefits in a High Renewable Growth Scenario using National Long-term Infrastructure Planning Software, NETPLAN - Report available online
  3. J. McCalley (PI), C. Singh, “Special Protection Schemes: Limitations, Risks, and Management,” Power System Engineering Research Center, $94,925, 6/1/08-9/1/10.
    • Role: Researcher (Post Doctoral Rsearch Associate, Iowa State University)
  4. J. McCalley (PI), “Efficient processing of system scenarios in statistical studies for operational and investment planning studies,” Electric Power Research Center, Iowa State University, $52,033, 8/1/07-8/1/09.
    • Role: Researcher (Graduate Student, PhD project, Iowa State University)
  5. S. Meliopoulis, I. Hiskens, V. Vittal, V. Ajjarapu, J. McCalley, “Optimal Allocation of Static and Dynamic VAR Resources,” $230k, 6/1/05-6/1/07
    • Role: Researcher (Graduate Student, MS project, Iowa State University)
  6. Venkat Krishnan, Trishna Das, Prof.Uday Kumar, et. al. “Remote Condition Based Monitoring of Transformer Parameters using Client Server Architecture”, B.E. project, Anna University, Chennai, India, 12/04-05/05
    • Role: Researcher (Undergraduate Student, BE project, Anna University)
  7. Venkat Krishnan, Trishna Das, Dr. Sridhar, et. al., “Designing and Prototyping of an Advanced Tap Position Indicator in Transformers” Industry project for ON LOAD GEARS, Chennai, India, 08/04-03/05
    • Role: Researcher (Undergraduate Student, BE project, Anna University)

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