Ghanashyam Ranjitkar

Image Ghanashyam Ranjitkar
Project Lead/Research Engineer

I am the project lead/research engineer on Marine Energy Technology Group at CanmetENERGY-Ottawa. Focus of this group is to perform cross-cutting R&D to support the Canadian marine energy sector. Marine energy includes tidal current, wave and river hydrokinetic energy. 

Current research and/or projects

  • BC Marine Energy Resource Atlas and Technical Resource Assessment
    • Establishing unit energy  costs for wave, tidal and river hydrokinetics energy 
    • Assessing future growth potential energy production from marine energy  
  • Advancing River Hydrokinetic Energy R&D
    • Methodology to identify river hydrokinetic resource locations using satellite images
    • Performance monitoring of river hydrokinetic energy system
    • Supporting development of river hydrokinetic turbine array configuration guidelines

Research and/or project statements

  • Co-ordinating and providing guidance to technology and project developers in project planning and studies that would enable deployment of community-scale tidal and river hydrokinetic energy demo projects;
  • Collaborating with NRCan programmes supporting the deployment of tidal and river hydrokinetic projects to incorporate delivery of technical performance data 
  • Monitoring and reporting on the performance of demo projects including specifying monitoring systems, performing technical analysis of data in terms of power generation, efficiency and reliability; and validating numerical modelling;
  • Performing detailed resource assessment of attractive river hydrokinetic sites in MB and ON

Professional activities / interests

  • Canadian delegate for IEA-Ocean Energy Systems Executive Committee
  • NRCan’s representative on the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) Technical Committee114 (IEC/TC114) on Marine Energy standards development
    • Led and managed the IEC/TC114/62600-1 project team for developing the technical specification on marine energy terminology

Education and awards

  • BEng in Electrical/Electronic Engineering, University of Surrey

International experience and/or work

  • Worked as a technical expert in the micro to small hydropower R&D and project implementation for over 10 years in Nepal. 
  • Extensive international experience gained working with IEA_Ocean Energy Systems and IEC/TC114.