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Claudio Canizares, FIEEE, FRSC, FCAE, PEng

Professor, Hydro One Endowed Chair, Associate Director of the Waterloo Institute for Sustainable Energy (WISE)

Contact information

Claudio CanizaresEmail:

Phone: 519-888-4567 x35355

Location: EIT 4168

Fax: 519-746-3077


  • BASc, Electrical Engineering, ​National Technical University (EPN), Quito, Ecuador
  • MSc, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Research interests

Smart Grids

  • Energy management systems for customers and distribution feeders, and study and optimal management of the impact of smart loads in transmission, distribution systems, and microgrids.
  • Microgrids planning, dispatch, control, and stability analysis, particularly of unbalanced, remote (isolated) systems, considering technical, economic and social issues.
  • Modeling, simulation, and control of distributed generation (DG), for both large grids and microgrids.
  • Integration of renewables, particular wind and solar power, and energy storage systems considering their impact in dispatch, stability, and control in large grids and microgrids.
  • Electric vehicles' smart charging and their impact on transmission and distribution systems.

Stability and security analysis and improvements of power systems in a deregulated environment and in the context of smart grids

  • Pricing of system security and controls.
  • Stability analysis of power systems including HVDC and FACTS controllers, and development of new analysis methodologies and control strategies to monitor and avoid stability problems.
  • Development of efficient computational tools for the analysis of stability, dispatch and planning problems in power systems.
  • Application of optimization techniques to bifurcation and stability-constrained OPF problems.
  • Nonlinear system theory application to power systems, particularly the study of bifurcations and chaotic behavior.

Optimal management and forecasting

  • Development of dispatch tools including DG and generation and load uncertainties.
  • Reactive power management and markets.
  • Probabilistic and stochastic OPF problems in grid dispatch and planning considering variable load and generation.
  • Load and price forecasting.

Simulation and studies of energy systems with multiple energy carriers

  • Optimization and economic studies of multi-energy systems.
  • Feasibility studies of hydrogen systems with emphasis on the use of hydrogen as a storage medium for solar and wind power integration.

Simulation, modeling and analysis of FACTS controllers in power systems

  • Development and validation of transient and power flow models.
  • Development of stability control strategies.

Selected publications

Please see the list of publications by professor Cañizares on his web page.

Further Information

Please see Professor Cañizares' profile.

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