Bakgrunn og aktiviteter


Dr. Vijay Venu Vadlamudi is currently Associate Professor in Electric Power System Operation and Reliability Analysis at the Department of Electric Power Engineering, NTNU. He obtained his M. Tech. and Ph. D. degrees from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay, India, in 2006 and 2011, respectively. He was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Department of Electric Power Engineering, NTNU, from 2011-2015. Prior to this, he was a visiting researcher at the Power Systems Research Group of the University of Saskatchewan, Canada, in 2010-2011. He received a number of research and teaching awards, and has been active in learned societies such as IEEE and CIGRE. His areas of research interest include:

  • Reliability and Risk – based Power System Operation and Planning Practices
  • Probabilistic Methods Applied to Power System Analysis
  • Reliability – based Appraisal of Smart Grid Challenges and Realisation
  • Effect of Protection System Reliability on Power System Reliability 



In the beginning, my admiration towards the stimulating aspects of Science and Technology were driven more by curiosity than by any hope of unraveling the seemingly inexplicable.  And then followed the determined efforts for a systematic and logical pursuit of the facts.  In course of this journey, the guidance and encouragement of my teachers and mentors, which were laden with ingenuity, patience and concern, sowed in me a dream: that of being a teacher and mentor myself. With my role models in place thus through their compelling impact, I am intent on architecting my own journey further, towards mentoring the future engineers/teachers/researchers.

Teaching is my passion, and research broadens my horizons of knowledge and competency.

  • Infrastructure for Energy Transmission and Distribution (Infrastruktur for energitransportTET4155 (Course Instructor)
  • Power System Analysis TET4115 (Course Instructor)
  • Advanced Power System Analysis ELK16 (Course Instructor)
  • Experts in Teamwork TET4853 ('Village Leader')
  • Quality of Supply in Electrical Power Systems ELK10 (Guest lectures)
  • Power System Reliability and Security ET8207  (Guest lectures)



Problem domain of my research, and its importance as I view it:

The current research focus across the world in power systems is on the resulting technical and economic challenges brought on by embracing smarter design and operating paradigms of power systems. However, an equally imminent need is being widely and rapidly acknowledged, which explicitly deals with power system reliability as an objective rather than as a constraint. In this regard, probabilistic frameworks are vital to the consequent reliability studies, whose results can in turn lead to the adoption of risk and reliability based power system operation and planning practices. 

My research vision:

I harbor a research vision, which seeks to address the following questions: 
“How can security of power systems be realized through the application of probabilistic methods? What can be done to advance the theoretical and practical knowledge frontiers in the field of power system reliability in better handling uncertainties? What research contributions will enable power system planners and operators to embrace a probabilistic reliability management methodology in practice?”

Select Publications:

  • Vijay Venu Vadlamudi and Gerard Doorman, “Interconnector Participation in Capacity Mechanisms: A New De-rating Approach,” Proc. 14th Intl. Conference on the European Energy Market, Dresden, Germany, Jun. 2017, pp. 1-6.
  • Salman Zaferanlouei, Magnus Korpås, Hossein Farahmand, and Vijay Venu Vadlamudi, “Integration of PEV and PV in Norway Using Multi-Period ACOPF – Case Study,” Proc. 12th IEEE PES PowerTech Conference, Manchester, UK, Jun. 2017, pp. 1-6.

  • PACME Working Group of the IEEE PES RRPA Subcommittee, “Research on Common-Mode and Dependent (CMD) Outage Events in Power Systems– A Review,”  IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, Vol. 32, No. 2, pp. 1528-1536, Mar. 2017.
  • Vijay Venu Vadlamudi, Camille Hamon, Oddbjørn Gjerde, Gerd Kjølle, and Samuel Perkin, “On Improving Data and Models on Corrective Control Failures for Use in Probabilistic Reliability Management,”  Proc. 14th Intl. Conference on Probabilistic Methods Applied to Power Systems, Beijing, China, Oct. 2016, pp. 1-6.
  • Oddbjørn Gjerde, Gerd Kjølle, Sigurd Jakobsen, and Vijay Venu Vadlamudi, “Enhanced Method for Reliability of Supply Assessment – An Integrated Approach,” Proc. 19th Power Systems Computation Conference, Genoa, Italy, Jun. 2016, pp. 1-7.
  • Book Chapter: “Reliability-Centric Studies in Smart Grids: Adequacy and Vulnerability Considerations” published in the book titled “Reliability Modeling and Analysis of Smart Power Systems,” 2014, Springer, ISBN 978-81-322-1797-8. (Chapter authors: Vijay Venu Vadlamudi, Rajesh Karki, Gerd Kjølle, and Kjell Sand.)
  • Technical Report: Vijay Venu Vadlamudi, Oddbjørn Gjerde, and Gerd Kjølle, “The Impact of Protection Systems on Power System Reliability,” SINTEF Energy Research Technical Report TR A7439, Norway, Nov. 2014.
  • Vijay Venu Vadlamudi, Oddbjørn Gjerde, and Gerd Kjølle, “Impact of Substation Configuration on Protection System Failure Propagation and its Effect on Reliability of Supply,” Proc. 18th Power Systems Computation Conference, Wroclaw, Poland, Aug. 2014, pp. 1-8.
  • Vijay Venu Vadlamudi, Oddbjørn Gjerde, and Gerd Kjølle, “Impact of Protection System Reliability on Power System Reliability: A New Minimal Cutset Approach,” Proc. 13th Intl. Conference on Probabilistic Methods Applied to Power Systems, Durham, United Kingdom, Jul. 2014, pp. 1-6.
  • Vijay Venu Vadlamudi and Rajesh Karki, “Reliability-based Appraisal of Smart Grid Challenges and Realization,” Proc. IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, San Diego, USA, Jul. 2012, pp. 1-7. 
  • V. Vijay Venu and A. K. Verma, “A Probabilistic Transmission Pricing Methodology Considering Transmission Reliability Margins,” International Journal of Systems Assurance Engineering and Management, Vol. 1. No. 2, pp. 113-119, Jun. 2010