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Basanta Raj Pokhrel

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Contact Details:

  • Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering,Kathmandu University,Dhulikhel, Nepal
  • P.O. Box 6250, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Phone: +977-11-661399 (Ext. 3403)

Educational Status:

  • Master of Engineering in Electrical Power Engineering,Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway and Kathmandu University, Nepal, 2010, June
  • Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical and Electronics Engineering (Power), Kathmandu University, Nepal. 2005, July

Association with KU/DoEEE:

  • Assistant Professor (Jan 14, 2013 to till date)
  • Lecturer (August 16, 2010 to Jan 13, 2013)

Research Interests:

  • Power market design for uncertainties

  • Analysis of problems with physical transmission right

  • Modeling, optimization and performance analysis of HVDC and HVAC link

  • Performance analysis of grid connected solar/wind farm

  • Modeling and reliability analysis of hybrid system

  • Impact analysis of grid connected generation

Research Publications:
  • M. Neupane, B. R. Pokhrel, ‘Assessment of Load Flow Based Wheeling Price at Deregulated Electricity market: A case of Nepal’, 2016 IEEE PES T&D Conference and Exposition, Dallas, TX, USA, 03 May - 05 May 2016, – Submitted.
  • E. Moyo, B. R. Pokhrel, ‘Modeling and analysis of wholesale competitive electricity markets: a case for Zambia’ , Vol. 5 - Issue 7 (July - 2015), International Journal of Engineering Research and Applications (IJERA) , ISSN: 2248-9622.
  • B. R. Pokhrel, N. Christofides ‘Investigation of a model for solar power prediction from photovoltaic systems in Cyprus’, 9th International Conference on Deregulated Electricity Market Issues in South Eastern Europe - DEMSEE 2014, Nicosia, Cyprus, September 2014.
  • N. Pradhan, N. R. Karki, B. R. Pokhrel, ‘Reliability evaluation of off-grid small hybrid solar PV-wind power system for the rural electrification in Nepal’, The Energy and Materials Research Conference - EMR2012, Spain, 20 – 22, June 2012.
  • N. Pradhan, N. R. Karki, B. R. Pokhrel, Reliability Evaluation of Small Standalone Hybrid Solar PV-Wind Power System’, IEEE ICSET 2012, Kathmandu, Nepal.
  • B. R. Pokhrel, B. Adhikary, ‘Study of wind penetration and its impacts in Kathmandu Valley, a case study’, IEEE ICSET 2010, Kandy Sri Lanka.
  • B. R. Pokhrel, B. Adhikary, ‘Wind energy grid integration and its impact in Nepal’, International Workshop on Small Scale Wind Energy for Developing Countries 2010, Pokhara, Nepal.

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