Dr. Ammar Arshad

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Dr. Ammar Arshad

Assistant Professor

Qualifications: Ph.D Electrical Engineering, Aalto University, Finland (2019), M.Sc Electrical Engineering (Major: Electrical Systems), Aalto University, Finland (2016), B.Sc Electrical Engineering, UET Lahore (2013)

Research Interests: Smart Grid, Voltage control, Voltage flicker, Photovoltaic hosting capacity in distribution networks

Courses Offered

Undergraduate Courses

  1. EE212 | Electrical Network Analysis
  2. PE441 | Power Transmission
  3. PE452 | Power System Protection
  4. PE453 | Power System Operation and Control
  5. PE445 | Power Plant Engineering

Graduate Courses

  1. EE6XX | Power Distribution System Modeling and Simulation
Refereed Journal Publications

7) Muhammad Zakir, Hadeed Ahmed Sher, Ammar Arshad, Matti Lehtonen,
“A fault detection, localization, and categorization method for PV fed DC-microgrid with power-sharing management among the nano-grids”, International Journal of Electrical Power & Energy Systems, Volume 137, 2022, 107858, ISSN 0142-0615, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijepes.2021.107858.

6)  Fatima, Samar, Verner Püvi, Ammar Arshad, Mahdi Pourakbari-Kasmaei, and Matti Lehtonen. 2021. “Comparison of Economical and Technical Photovoltaic Hosting Capacity Limits in Distribution Networks” Energies 14, no. 9: 2405.

5)  A. Arshad  and M. Lehtonen, “A comprehensive voltage control strategy with voltage flicker compensation for highly PV penetrated distribution networks,” Electric Power System Research, vol. 172, pp. 105-113, 2019.

4)  A. Arshad and M. Lehtonen, “A stochastic assessment of PV hosting capacity enhancement in distribution network utilizing voltage support techniques,” IEEE Access, vol. 7, pp. 46461-46471, 2019.

3)  A. Arshad, J. Ekstrom and M. Lehtonen, “Multi-agent based distributed voltage regulation scheme with grid-tied inverters in active distribution networks,” Electric Power System Research, vol. 160, pp. 180-190, 2018.

2)  A. Arshad, V. Püvi and M. Lehtonen, “Monte Carlo based comprehensive assessment of PV hosting capacity and energy storage impact in realistic Finnish low voltage networks,” Energies, vol. 11, issue 6, 1467, 2017.

1)  A. Arshad, M. Lindner and M. Lehtonen, “An analysis of photo-voltaic hosting capacity in Finnish low voltage distribution networks,” Energies, vol. 10, issue 11, 1702, 2017.


Selected Conference Publications

7) D. A. Khan, A. Arshad and Z. Ali, “Performance Analysis of Machine Learning Techniques for Load Forecasting,” 2021 16th International Conference on Emerging Technologies (ICET), 2021, pp. 1-6, DOI: 10.1109/ICET54505.2021.9689903.

6) M. Zakir, A. Arshad, H. Sher, and M. Lehtonen, “An Optimal Power Management System Based on Load Demand and Resources Availability for PV Fed DC-Microgrid with Power-Sharing among Multiple Nanogrids” IEEE PES ISGT Conference Europe, Helsinki, 18-21 Oct. 2021.

5)  S. O. Shah, A. Arshad, and S. Alam, “Reactive Power Compensation Utilizing FACTS Devices,” 2021 International Conference on Emerging Power Technologies (ICEPT), 2021, pp. 1-6.

4) A. Arshad and M. Lehtonen, “Instantaneous Flicker Control Strategy with OLTC-Fitted Distribution Transformers in LV Networks,” 2020 IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Europe (ISGT-Europe), 2020, pp. 544-548,

3) A. Arshad and M. Lehtonen, “Probabilistic Assessment of Photovoltaic Hosting Capacity in Finnish LV Network,” IEEE PES ISGT Conference Europe, Bucharest, 29th Sept.  2nd Oct. 2019.

2) A. Arshad and M. Lehtonen, “Instantaneous Active/Reactive Power Control Strategy for Flicker Mitigation under High PV Penetration,” IEEE PES ISGT Conference Europe, Sarajevo, 21st-25th Oct. 2018.

1) A. Arshad and M. Lehtonen, “Multi-agent system based distributed voltage control in medium voltage distribution systems,” 17th International Scientific Conference on Electric Power Engineering (EPE), Prague, 16th-18th May 2016.



Graduate Supervision

MS Students

Sr. #Student nameThesisRolePublished work
4)Naveed QamarPV Hosting Capacity of Distribution NetworksSupervisorUnder Review
3)Danyal AfghanMulti-Agent Based Demand Response and Voltage ControlSupervisorC7, Under Review
2)Muhammad Zakir (2021)A Fault Finding Method for DC MicrogridCo-SupervisorJ7, C6, J8
1)Syed Osama Shah (2020)Reactive Power Compensation Utilizing FACTS DevicesCo-SupervisorC5