Date: Wednesday, May 25                              Time:                                              

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Name: Lorenzo Zanni


Short biography: Lorenzo Zanni is a co-founder and Chief Product Officer at Zaphiro Technologies. He received his PhD from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology of Lausanne (EPFL) in 2017. He has written a number of technical papers in power-system monitoring, control, and protection by using PMUs, with focus on state estimation and fault location.

Title: PMU rollout at EPFL campus – A real-scale laboratory for synchrophasor applications

Abstract: Zaphiro presents the roll-out of a PMU monitoring infrastructure in the entire medium-voltage grid of the EPFL university campus in Lausanne, Switzerland. The presentation elaborates on the technical challenges and solutions developed by Zaphiro’s engineers as well as field measurements and relevant outcomes. In particular, the presentation focuses on three main aspects: (1) deployment of a non-invasive sensing infrastructure, (2) wide-area PMU synchronisation via PTP, (3) field results of Zaphiro’s state estimation and fault location techniques.