Avinash Dhanke is an Early Stage Researcher within the Marie Skłodowska-Curie ITN project “WinGrid”, who is under PhD supervision of Prof. Xiongfei Wang in the Department of Energy Technology at Aalborg University.
He works under industrial supervision of Dr. Jos van der Burgt in the ‘Power & Renewables’ division, Group Technology & Research, at DNV GL Netherlands. He currently works towards dynamic model reduction of offshore wind power plants. This involves development of reduced order model of offshore wind farms, with frequency- and sequence-dependent models of passive elements, under small and large disturbances. He has previously worked on investigation of transient fault behaviour of offshore AC power hubs interconnecting mass-scale wind power farms via point-to-point HVDC links to onshore AC grids. He has several years of experience in electrical system design & power system studies for petrochemicals, refineries and offshore oil & gas platforms with Aker Solutions, eco solutions project and McDermott. He has worked on load flow, short circuit, motor starting, harmonic analysis, arc flash, transient stability, protection co-ordination, insulation co-ordination and grounding grid studies using power system analysis tools like ETAP, EDSA, PSCAD. His research interests are grid forming control, real-time simulation, modelling and protection of modern power systems. He completed M.Sc. In Power Electrical Engineering at RWTH Aachen University, Germany and Bachelor’s in Electrical Engineering from Veermata Jijabai Technological Institute (VJTI), Mumbai, India in 2019 and 2011, respectively.