Iromi Ranaweera

Senior Lecturer

Contact info

+94701606598
iromi@eie.ruh.ac.lk
Room E221

About

Dr. K. M. I. U. Ranaweera is a Senior Lecturer attached to the Department of Electrical and Information Engineering since 2017. She received her B.Sc. Eng. degree in Electrical and Information Engineering from University of Ruhuna in 2010 and the M. Sc. degree in Renewable Energy from University of Agder, Norway in 2013. She was awarded as the best candidate of the year at University of Agder in 2013. She did her Ph.D. in Electric Power Engineering with specialization in the area of photovoltaic power systems, energy storage, and smart grid at Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway.

Research Areas

  • Photovoltaic Systems
  • Distributed generation grid integration and control
  • Micro Grids
  • Energy Storage Systems
  • Energy Management Systems
  • Power Quality
  • Smart grid

Teaching

  • Power Electronic Applications
  • Control System Design
  • Power Systems
  • Electrical Machines and Drives

Publications

Theses

  • Ranaweera, Iromi; Energy Storage for Control of Distributed Photovoltaic Power Systems, PhD thesis, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway, January 2019.
  • Ranaweera, Iromi; Techno Economic Optimum Sizing of Hybrid Renewable Energy System, Master Thesis, University of Agder, Norway, August 2013.

Journal Papers

  • Nge, Chee Lim; Ranaweera, Iromi; Midtgård, Ole-Morten; Norum, Lars. “A real-time energy management system for smart grid integrated photovoltaic generation with battery storage”, Renewable Energy, Volume 130, Pages 774-785, 2018.
  • Ranaweera, Iromi; Midtgård, Ole-Morten; Korpås, Magnus. Distributed Control Scheme for Grid-supporting Residential Battery Energy Storage Units. Renewable Energy, Volume 113, 2017.
  • Ranaweera, Iromi; Midtgård, Ole-Morten. Optimization of operational cost for a grid-supporting PV system with battery storage. Renewable Energy. vol. 88, 2015.
  • Kolhe, Mohan Lal; Ranaweera, Iromi; Gunawardana, A.G.B.S. Techno-economic sizing of off-grid hybrid renewable energy system for rural electrification in Sri Lanka. Sustainable Energy Technologies and Assessments. vol. 11, 2015.
  • Ranaweera, Iromi; Kolhe, Mohan Lal; Gunawardana, A.G.B.S.Hybrid Energy System for Rural Electrification in Sri Lanka: Design Study. Solar Photovoltaic System Applications – A Guidebook for Off-Grid Electrification. 2016.
  • Ranaweera, Iromi; Senevirathne, K.A.C.; Weldeab, MussieKiros; Karimi, Hamid Reza. Back stepping Control Design for A Semi active Vehicle Suspension System equipped with Magnetorheological Rotary Brake. International Journal of Control Theory and Applications (IJCTA). vol. 6 (1), 2013.
  • Ranaweera,Iromi; Senevirathne, K.A.C.; Karimi, Hamid Reza. Mathematical Modeling and Simulation of SAS System with Magnetorheological Damper. International Journal of Systems Control (IJSC). vol. 3 (1), 2012.
  • Ranaweera, Iromi; Senevirathne, K.A.C.; Weldeab, MussieKiros; Karimi, Hamid Reza. PID and LQR Controller Design for a SAS System with Magnetorheological Damper. International Journal of Control Theory and Applications (IJCTA). vol. 5 (2), 2012.

Conference Papers

  • Ranaweera, Iromi; Midtgård, Ole-Morten; Korpås, Magnus; Farahmand, Hossein. Control Strategies for Residential Battery Energy Storage Systems Coupled With PV Systems. IEEE 17th International Conference on Environment and Electrical Engineering (EEEIC), 2017.
  • Ranaweera, Iromi; Midtgård, Ole-Morten. Techno-economic Optimum Control of Grid-connected Residential Battery Energy Storage Units. 6th Solar Integration Workshop International Workshop on Integrating of Solar Power into Power Systems, 2016.
  • Zaferanlouei, Salman; Ranaweera, Iromi; Korpås, Magnus; Farahmand, Hossein. Optimal Scheduling of Plug-in Electric Vehicles in Distribution Systems Including PV, Wind and Hydropower Generation. 6th Solar Integration Workshop International Workshop on Integrating of Solar Power into Power Systems, 2016.
  • Ranaweera, Iromi; Midtgård, Ole-Morten. Centralized control of energy storages for voltage support in low-voltage distribution grids. IEEE 16th International Conference on Environment and Electrical Engineering (EEEIC), 2016.
  • Ranaweera, Iromi; Midtgård, Ole-Morten. Energy Management System for a Photovoltaic System With Battery Storage Participating in Grid Voltage Quality Improvement. 5th Solar Integration Workshop International Workshop on Integrating of Solar Power into Power Systems, 2015.
  • Ranaweera, Iromi; Sanchez Acevedo, Santiago; Midtgård, Ole-Morten. Residential Photovoltaic and Battery Energy System with Grid Support Functionalities. IEEE 6th International Symposium on Power Electronics for Distributed Generation Systems (PEDG), 2015.
  • Ranaweera, Iromi; Midtgård, Ole-Morten; Yordanov, Georgi Hristov. Short-Term Intermittency of Solar Irradiance in Southern Norway. 29th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition (EUPCSEC), 2014.
  • Vika, Håvard; Midtgård, Ole-Morten; Ranaweera, Iromi; Yordanov, Georgi Hristov. Modelling of Photovoltaic Modules with Battery Energy Storage in Simulink/Matlab With In-SituMeasurement Comparisons. 4th International Workshop on Integration of Solar into Power Systems, 2014.
  • Kolhe,Mohan Lal;Ranaweera, Iromi; Gunawardana, A.G.B.S. Techno-economic analysis of off-grid hybrid renewable energy system for Sri Lanka, 7th International Conference on Information and Automation for Sustainability, Colombo, 2014.
  • Kolhe, Mohan Lal; Ranaweera, Iromi; Gunawardana, A.G.B.S.Techno-Economic Optimum Sizing of Hybrid Renewable Energy System-Rural Electrification in Sri Lanka. 39th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society (IECON), 2013.
  • Ranaweera, Iromi; Senevirathne, K.A.C.; Weldeab, MussieKiros; Karimi, Hamid Reza. Backstepping Control Design for a Semiactive Suspension System with MR Rotary Brake. Recent Advances in Circuits, Communications and Signal processing, 2013.
  • Ranaweera, Iromi; Senevirathne, K.A.C.; Weldeab, MussieKiros; Karimi, Hamid Reza. LQR Controller Design for a SAS System with Magnetorheological Damper. Recent Advances in Circuits, Communications and Signal processing, 2013.
  • Ranaweera, Iromi;Nazliya, M. H.;Perera, P. M.;Rajasinghe, R. D.R. Drive test tool kit using GM-862 GPS. IET-YPS Annual Technical Conference, Sri Lanka, 2010.
  • Raziya, M. Afnaz, S. Jesudason, I. Ranaweera, and H. Walpita, “MPPT Technique Based on Perturb and Observe Method for PV Systems Under Partial Shading Conditions,” 2019 Moratuwa Engineering Research Conference (MERCon), Moratuwa, Sri Lanka, 2019, pp. 474-479.

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