Davide Pinzan

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Project 4: Performance of outdoor insulation under HVDC stressCardiff University

Poster presented at UHVnet Colloquium (Manchester) Jan 2019 Outdoor Insulation for HVDC Overhead Lines – Research Project

I was an Exchange Scholar at the Center for Advanced Power Systems of Florida State University in 2017, where I worked in the Collaborative Intelligent Infrastructure (CI2) international team.  I hold an MSc degree in Electrical Energy Engineering from Università degli Studi di Padova (2017) with full marks and a BSc in Energy Engineering (2015) from the same institution.  My main research interests are Power System Resilience Measurement and Enhancement, Smart City Risk Assessment for Power and Transportation infrastructures, Offshore Wind Energy HVDC system performance and cost effectiveness.

I am now proudly an Early Stage Researcher for the European Commission Marie Skłodowska-Curie funded InnoDC project at the Centre for Integrated Renewable Energy, Cardiff University.

My objective for March 2021 is to contribute to the development of products and services regarding the nature of my personal research project, which is Outdoor Insulation Performance under HVDC stress.  The main applications are Offshore Wind Energy Systems and HVDC Transmission Lines.

Where does my motivation come from?  Please, let me answer with a question.  Can you see the impact of human activity on our planet?  I do.  Beyond the genuine common desire for a less polluted environment, hard work needs to be implemented, and I decided to contribute to this cause.  The more people are willing to work hard for this, the more impactful the outcomes.  This is not just for us today, this is also for others in the future.

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