Prof. Janaka Ekanayake (B.Sc., Ph.D.) - Smart Grids Specialist

Area of Expertise:

  • Power electronic applications for power systems
  • renewable energy generation and its integration
  • power electronics
  • Smart Grids

Ph.D., Univ. of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST), UK; An Investigation of an Advanced Static VAr Compensator (1995)

B.Sc. Eng. with a First Class Honours (1990)

Fellow of the Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers (USA), 2017

Fellow of the Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka (IESL), 2013

Fellow of the Institution of Electrical Engineers (UK), 2010

Chartered Engineer, 1996

Professor, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Univ. of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka

Visiting Professor, Institute of Energy, Cardiff University, UK

Head of the Department, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka (2013 – 2016; 1998 – 2001)

Research Fellow, Joule Centre for Energy Research, University of Manchester (2007 – 2008)

Director, Computing Centre, Faculty of Engineering, University of Peradeniya (2003 – 2006)

Director, Electronic Workshop, Faculty of Engineering (1998 – 2001)

Member, Editorial Board, IET journal of Renewable Energy (2015 to date), Wind Engineering journal (2014 to date) & IEEE Transaction on Energy Conversion (2007 to date)

Council Member of the Institute of Engineers of Sri Lanka (2002-2004)

Member of the Board of Directors of Ceylon Electricity Board (2000-2001)

Co-authored 07 books; more than 60 papers in refereed journals

Developing a dc Microgrid (R&D project), 2016- Ongoing, Sustainable Energy Authority of Sri Lanka; Wind Power Generation Project, Mannar, Sri Lanka, 2016- Ongoing, Asian Development Bank, through Entura; Preparing Green Power Development and Energy Efficiency Improvement Investment Program, 2016- Ongoing, Asian Development Bank, through eGen (Pvt) Ltd, 2013 – 15 (completed), Asian Development Bank, through RMA (Pvt) Ltd.; Capacity Building for Clean Power Development – Part B: Preparation of Renewable Development and Wind Park Master Plans and Business Model for Wind Park, 2013-14 (completed), Resource Management Associates (Pvt) Ltd; Study on Impacts of Wind Power, Interconnection Standards and Electricity Market Integration, Vietnam, 2012-2013 (completed), Vietnam Electricity (EVN) and International Copper Association (ICA); Demand management through smart meters, UK, 2010-13 (Completed), Toshiba Research Europe Ltd; Control & Dynamics of Wind Turbine Generators for Existing and Future Grid Code Compliance, 2009, Department of Environment and Climate Change through Centre for Distributed Generation and Sustainable Electrical Energy, UK 

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