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If you would like to offer your expertise at the Wind O&M Canada 2017 as a speaker, please contact Adam Minkley, adam@newenergyupdate.com

Day 1

Keynotes
9:00 Intro: Global O&M Industry Outlook
  • Hear about the latest trends in the O&M market, including contract models, the role of ISP’s, repowering, O&M market data so you can adapt your business as the market evolves
  • Assess the Canadian O&M project pipeline
9:20 Panel: Global Developments in Wind Farm O&M
  • How are turbine technology choices impacting the O&M market?
  • What wind farm optimization tools and best practices are being achieved cross the globe?
  • How are superior levels of availability being achieved across the globe?
  • How does project finance influence the approach to maintenance strategies, contracts and budgets?

Hassan Shahriar, Senior Commercial Manager, Enercon Canada

Section: Tactics to Capture More MWh from Wind Turbines
10:10 Panel: Where are my missing MWh?
  • Where are wind farms losing out on MW hours? (Data analytics? Weather? Contract model?) and what are we doing about it?
  • What is the opportunity cost of my OEM approach? (what is the maximum megawatts I expect to achieve from a single turbine/fleet? Is my current OEM contract stipulating the correct amount, or is it too conservative?)
  • What aftermarket services operators finding most useful to ‘Capture every MWh’? Evaluate aftermarket services and how companies are partnering with operators in the pursuit of more MWh
11:00 Coffee Break & Networking - Sponsorship available. Contact adam@newenergyupdate.com
11:45 Long-term O&M Planning and Forecasting
  • Learn how to improve access forecasting and planning so you can reduce missed opportunities to perform O&M
  • Receive the latest and best practices in Power Curve modelling
  • Optimize selection and scheduling of resources (transport, technicians, equipment, inventory)
Section: End of Warranty Decision Making
12:05 Panel: Choosing a Cost-Effective O&M Service Model
  • Evaluate the pros and cons of different O&M service models, such as full-service, multi-contract and Self-Performance
  • Understand the decision-making process based on size and characteristics of wind farm portfolio, security, risk, cost, service quality and response time

JJ Davis, O&M Manager - Ontario & West Coast, Kruger
Casey Kennedy, Customer Account Manager, EDF Renewable Services
Patrick Beaudoin, Corporate controller, Cartier Énergie Éolienne

12:50 Lunch Break - Sponsorship available. Contact adam@newenergyupdate.com
14:20 Panel: Improving Warranty ROI
  • Discuss how to bridge the gap between owner’s revenue-based KPI’s and the OEM’s availability-based KPIs to ensure a unified approach to reducing OPEX per MWh
  • Learn how to develop multiple contracting strategies and avoid pitfalls in turbine supply agreements (TSA’s), service (O&M) agreements and subcontracting

Speaker TBC

14:50 Preventing Gearbox Damage from Dangerous Loads
  • Learn how a pre-loaded main bearing can shield against incoming axial loads
  • Understand the advantages of a torque limiting device
  • Find out how innovative gearbox bearing designs can protect your gearbox

Richard Brooks, Manager - Wind Energy Aftermarket, The Timken Corporation

Section: O&M’s Contribution to Levelized Cost Of Energy Reduction
15:10 Coffee Break - Sponsorship available. Contact adam@newenergyupdate.com
15:45 Panel: Reducing the LCOE through Effective O&M
  • Discuss the impact of serial defects on LCOE and what solutions, such as restructuring OEM contracts, can be implemented to reduce the cost of serial defects on LCOE
  • Find out the latest trends in Power Output, Annual Energy Production and Condition Monitoring Systems and their contribution to lowering wind farm LCOE
  • Learn how Root Cause Analysis (RCA) programs tie into lowering cost, and how to access the ‘low hanging fruit’ in terms of MWh

Speaker TBC

16:30 Trends in Wind Energy Curtailment and Constraints
  • Examine the reasons for wind energy curtailment (environmental and regulatory), procedures, compensation, and practices in Europe and North America that can minimize curtailment
  • Hear about the regulatory and environmental impositions that are occurring now in the wind industry and what will occur in the future so you can forecast the impact of curtailment on your Annual Energy Production
Section: Stepping Up to Balance of Plant O&M Challenges
16:50 Real Life Experiences in BOP Maintenance
  • Hear real-life solutions for improving the reliability of the balance of plant
  • Understand the importance of the balance of plant equipment i.e. Pad mounts, Collection Systems, Substations, Roads and Met masts.
  • Get the latest techniques for identifying issues with these systems and equipment to maintain a highly functioning, safe and profitable wind farm

Chair: Judah Moseson, VP Business Development, Cooke Power Services
Ian MacRobbie, General Manager, Enbridge
Rob Edinger, Senior Operations Manager, Algonquin Power
Troy Ryan, Director of Operations, Leeward Energy

17:35 Networking Drinks Reception - Sponsorship available. Contact adam@newenergyupdate.com
Download the Event Brochure

Day 2

Section: Major Component Failure, Servicing and Repair Case Studies
8:30 Panel: Solving Rotor Blade Leading Edge Erosion
  • Hear real life experiences about the latest leading-edge protection measures that can be taken to reduce the costs associated with rotor blade maintenance
  • Examine rotor blade failure data showing when in the life of a rotor blade the leading edge requires attention so you can plan a robust leading-edge inspection and protection system
  • Receive examples of the detrimental effects that that will result if the blade leading edge isn’t maintained properly along with the types of repair programs and materials used to mitigate those effects

Kyle Wetzel, Consultant, Wetzel Wind
Jason Stege, Technical Expert - Blades, Siemens Wind Power A/S

9:00 State-of-The-Art Anti-Icing and De-Icing Solutions for Blades
  • Hear about the most cost-effective solutions that operators are using to prevent downtime in cold weather
  • Maximize performance of wind turbines in cold weather, taking away key lessons to boost operational capacity in cold weather

Dan Barker, Managing Director - Service, Enercon Canada Inc

9:25 Structural & Foundations Integrity Management for Wind Turbines
  • Examine the causes of foundations failures and inspection data and learn how to develop a Foundations Inspection Program to maintain the structural integrity of your wind turbines
  • Understand the fundamental aspects of construction and design of wind turbines to ensure that correct measures are taken to maintain their integrity for the full life of the wind project

John Kirby, Director of Wind Operations - Ontario, Capstone Infrastructure Corporation
Carlsun
(speaker TBA)

9:50 Condition Monitoring
  • TBC

Ozgen Kilic, Condition Monitoring Systems Manager, Moventas

10:15 Coffee Break - Sponsorship available. Contact adam@newenergyupdate.com
11:00 Preventing Wind Turbine Gearbox Bearing Failures
  • Learn why bearings fail and how to prevent premature bearing failures on wind turbines
  • Receive examples of bearing failure, RCA’s and the associated costs associated with crane fees, component replacement, man power and lost production

Speaker TBC

11:25 On-Site Vs Off-Site Repairs Case Study
  • Coming soon

Speaker TBC

11:50 Case Study: Major Component Repairs and Retrofit Strategy
  • Discover unconventional and innovative solutions to do main component change outs more efficiently and proficiently to minimize downtime on your site
  • Examine the scope and magnitude of previously successful component change outs, allowing you to plan resources efficiently
  • Learn how to overcome the logistical and safety challenges when carrying out main component change outs on remote sites

Glen Aitken, President, LiftWerx Solutions

12:15 Health Status: An aggregate metric for improving O&M Efficacy
  • Exploring the use of simple health metric to reduce O&M cost and increase production in various scenarios
  • Study of sample Health Status results to understand the impact of weights and biases
  • A look at the various perspectives and priorities to find the metric for maximum long-term advantage

Amin Ahmadi, Asset Performance Systems Designer, NEM Solutions

Section: Data-Driven Wind O&M
12:40 Lunch Break and Networking - Sponsorship available. Contact adam@newenergyupdate.com
13:40 Panel: How to Develop a Data Driven O&M Strategy
  • How to identify, combine, and manage multiple sources of CMS data - 1 how good is the hardware, 2. how are the alarms configured, 3 analytics
  • Learn how to build advanced-analytics models to extract what is relevant for predicting and optimizing turbine performance monitoring and power forecasting
  • Understand the latest performance assessment and trends
  • What 5 things do operators need to get out of their data collection software?

Kristin Vidi. EIT Mechanical Engineer, Alterra Power Corp

14:25 Predictive Maintenance and Scheduling
  • Receive case study examples demonstrating how predictive maintenance can improve safety, reliability and cost-efficiency
  • Examples of how vibration monitoring technology, has been used to monitor, inspect, predict and prevent failures on major components
  • Learn how to put maintenance scheduling on your terms so you can use your maintenance & repair resources much more efficiently

Speaker TBC

14:50 Maximizing kWh through OEM-independent Performance Analyses
  • Receive real-life examples showing how to conduct OEM-independent performance analyses to allow owners to challenge OEMs and operators to operate facilities for maximum profitability
  • Receive data showing the improvement in kWh on turbines that are set to cost less in maintenance rather than to produce maximum AEP; blade de-icing systems optimization; software upgrades; poor reaction time for recurrent faults.

Martin Hamel, Senior Project Manager, HATCH

15:10 Coffee Break and Networking - Sponsorship available. Contact adam@newenergyupdate.com
Section: Asset Management & O&M Resource Optimization
15:40 Long-Term Integrity Issues & Data Case Study
  • Analyse long-term integrity data so you can predict what failures will occur and when, so you can execute an effective maintenance & inventory plan
16:00 Panel: Late Life O&M Strategy
  • Ageing Fleet Decision Making and long-term risk management
  • Optimizing Older Turbines
  • How to produce/ replicate OEMs SCADA
  • Revelations in End-of-service warranty inspections

Speaker TBC

16:40 Protect your Workforce and your Assets
  • Get up to speed about the latest HS&E regulations and best practices in workplace safety, including confined spaces, conducting up-tower safety, and emergency risk training / protocols
  • Develop a safety culture by examining wind farm HS&E best practices in Europe and North America
  • Discuss the latest in training and competency management to ensure you have the right people to carry out O&M tasks and nurture a safety culture to protect your workforce and your assets

Speaker TBC

17:00 End
Download the Event Brochure

Day 1

Keynotes
9:00 Intro: Global O&M Industry Outlook
  • Hear about the latest trends in the O&M market, including contract models, the role of ISP’s, repowering, O&M market data so you can adapt your business as the market evolves
  • Assess the Canadian O&M project pipeline
9:20 Panel: Global Developments in Wind Farm O&M
  • How are turbine technology choices impacting the O&M market?
  • What wind farm optimization tools and best practices are being achieved cross the globe?
  • How are superior levels of availability being achieved across the globe?
  • How does project finance influence the approach to maintenance strategies, contracts and budgets?

Hassan Shahriar, Senior Commercial Manager, Enercon Canada

Section: Tactics to Capture More MWh from Wind Turbines
10:10 Panel: Where are my missing MWh?
  • Where are wind farms losing out on MW hours? (Data analytics? Weather? Contract model?) and what are we doing about it?
  • What is the opportunity cost of my OEM approach? (what is the maximum megawatts I expect to achieve from a single turbine/fleet? Is my current OEM contract stipulating the correct amount, or is it too conservative?)
  • What aftermarket services operators finding most useful to ‘Capture every MWh’? Evaluate aftermarket services and how companies are partnering with operators in the pursuit of more MWh
11:00 Coffee Break & Networking - Sponsorship available. Contact adam@newenergyupdate.com
11:45 Long-term O&M Planning and Forecasting
  • Learn how to improve access forecasting and planning so you can reduce missed opportunities to perform O&M
  • Receive the latest and best practices in Power Curve modelling
  • Optimize selection and scheduling of resources (transport, technicians, equipment, inventory)
Section: End of Warranty Decision Making
12:05 Panel: Choosing a Cost-Effective O&M Service Model
  • Evaluate the pros and cons of different O&M service models, such as full-service, multi-contract and Self-Performance
  • Understand the decision-making process based on size and characteristics of wind farm portfolio, security, risk, cost, service quality and response time

JJ Davis, O&M Manager - Ontario & West Coast, Kruger
Casey Kennedy, Customer Account Manager, EDF Renewable Services
Patrick Beaudoin, Corporate controller, Cartier Énergie Éolienne

12:50 Lunch Break - Sponsorship available. Contact adam@newenergyupdate.com
14:20 Panel: Improving Warranty ROI
  • Discuss how to bridge the gap between owner’s revenue-based KPI’s and the OEM’s availability-based KPIs to ensure a unified approach to reducing OPEX per MWh
  • Learn how to develop multiple contracting strategies and avoid pitfalls in turbine supply agreements (TSA’s), service (O&M) agreements and subcontracting

Speaker TBC

14:50 Preventing Gearbox Damage from Dangerous Loads
  • Learn how a pre-loaded main bearing can shield against incoming axial loads
  • Understand the advantages of a torque limiting device
  • Find out how innovative gearbox bearing designs can protect your gearbox

Richard Brooks, Manager - Wind Energy Aftermarket, The Timken Corporation

Section: O&M’s Contribution to Levelized Cost Of Energy Reduction
15:10 Coffee Break - Sponsorship available. Contact adam@newenergyupdate.com
15:45 Panel: Reducing the LCOE through Effective O&M
  • Discuss the impact of serial defects on LCOE and what solutions, such as restructuring OEM contracts, can be implemented to reduce the cost of serial defects on LCOE
  • Find out the latest trends in Power Output, Annual Energy Production and Condition Monitoring Systems and their contribution to lowering wind farm LCOE
  • Learn how Root Cause Analysis (RCA) programs tie into lowering cost, and how to access the ‘low hanging fruit’ in terms of MWh

Speaker TBC

16:30 Trends in Wind Energy Curtailment and Constraints
  • Examine the reasons for wind energy curtailment (environmental and regulatory), procedures, compensation, and practices in Europe and North America that can minimize curtailment
  • Hear about the regulatory and environmental impositions that are occurring now in the wind industry and what will occur in the future so you can forecast the impact of curtailment on your Annual Energy Production
Section: Stepping Up to Balance of Plant O&M Challenges
16:50 Real Life Experiences in BOP Maintenance
  • Hear real-life solutions for improving the reliability of the balance of plant
  • Understand the importance of the balance of plant equipment i.e. Pad mounts, Collection Systems, Substations, Roads and Met masts.
  • Get the latest techniques for identifying issues with these systems and equipment to maintain a highly functioning, safe and profitable wind farm

Chair: Judah Moseson, VP Business Development, Cooke Power Services
Ian MacRobbie, General Manager, Enbridge
Rob Edinger, Senior Operations Manager, Algonquin Power
Troy Ryan, Director of Operations, Leeward Energy

17:35 Networking Drinks Reception - Sponsorship available. Contact adam@newenergyupdate.com
Download the Event Brochure

Day 2

Section: Major Component Failure, Servicing and Repair Case Studies
8:30 Panel: Solving Rotor Blade Leading Edge Erosion
  • Hear real life experiences about the latest leading-edge protection measures that can be taken to reduce the costs associated with rotor blade maintenance
  • Examine rotor blade failure data showing when in the life of a rotor blade the leading edge requires attention so you can plan a robust leading-edge inspection and protection system
  • Receive examples of the detrimental effects that that will result if the blade leading edge isn’t maintained properly along with the types of repair programs and materials used to mitigate those effects

Kyle Wetzel, Consultant, Wetzel Wind
Jason Stege, Technical Expert - Blades, Siemens Wind Power A/S

9:00 State-of-The-Art Anti-Icing and De-Icing Solutions for Blades
  • Hear about the most cost-effective solutions that operators are using to prevent downtime in cold weather
  • Maximize performance of wind turbines in cold weather, taking away key lessons to boost operational capacity in cold weather

Dan Barker, Managing Director - Service, Enercon Canada Inc

9:25 Structural & Foundations Integrity Management for Wind Turbines
  • Examine the causes of foundations failures and inspection data and learn how to develop a Foundations Inspection Program to maintain the structural integrity of your wind turbines
  • Understand the fundamental aspects of construction and design of wind turbines to ensure that correct measures are taken to maintain their integrity for the full life of the wind project

John Kirby, Director of Wind Operations - Ontario, Capstone Infrastructure Corporation
Carlsun
(speaker TBA)

9:50 Condition Monitoring
  • TBC

Ozgen Kilic, Condition Monitoring Systems Manager, Moventas

10:15 Coffee Break - Sponsorship available. Contact adam@newenergyupdate.com
11:00 Preventing Wind Turbine Gearbox Bearing Failures
  • Learn why bearings fail and how to prevent premature bearing failures on wind turbines
  • Receive examples of bearing failure, RCA’s and the associated costs associated with crane fees, component replacement, man power and lost production

Speaker TBC

11:25 On-Site Vs Off-Site Repairs Case Study
  • Coming soon

Speaker TBC

11:50 Case Study: Major Component Repairs and Retrofit Strategy
  • Discover unconventional and innovative solutions to do main component change outs more efficiently and proficiently to minimize downtime on your site
  • Examine the scope and magnitude of previously successful component change outs, allowing you to plan resources efficiently
  • Learn how to overcome the logistical and safety challenges when carrying out main component change outs on remote sites

Glen Aitken, President, LiftWerx Solutions

12:15 Health Status: An aggregate metric for improving O&M Efficacy
  • Exploring the use of simple health metric to reduce O&M cost and increase production in various scenarios
  • Study of sample Health Status results to understand the impact of weights and biases
  • A look at the various perspectives and priorities to find the metric for maximum long-term advantage

Amin Ahmadi, Asset Performance Systems Designer, NEM Solutions

Section: Data-Driven Wind O&M
12:40 Lunch Break and Networking - Sponsorship available. Contact adam@newenergyupdate.com
13:40 Panel: How to Develop a Data Driven O&M Strategy
  • How to identify, combine, and manage multiple sources of CMS data - 1 how good is the hardware, 2. how are the alarms configured, 3 analytics
  • Learn how to build advanced-analytics models to extract what is relevant for predicting and optimizing turbine performance monitoring and power forecasting
  • Understand the latest performance assessment and trends
  • What 5 things do operators need to get out of their data collection software?

Kristin Vidi. EIT Mechanical Engineer, Alterra Power Corp

14:25 Predictive Maintenance and Scheduling
  • Receive case study examples demonstrating how predictive maintenance can improve safety, reliability and cost-efficiency
  • Examples of how vibration monitoring technology, has been used to monitor, inspect, predict and prevent failures on major components
  • Learn how to put maintenance scheduling on your terms so you can use your maintenance & repair resources much more efficiently

Speaker TBC

14:50 Maximizing kWh through OEM-independent Performance Analyses
  • Receive real-life examples showing how to conduct OEM-independent performance analyses to allow owners to challenge OEMs and operators to operate facilities for maximum profitability
  • Receive data showing the improvement in kWh on turbines that are set to cost less in maintenance rather than to produce maximum AEP; blade de-icing systems optimization; software upgrades; poor reaction time for recurrent faults.

Martin Hamel, Senior Project Manager, HATCH

15:10 Coffee Break and Networking - Sponsorship available. Contact adam@newenergyupdate.com
Section: Asset Management & O&M Resource Optimization
15:40 Long-Term Integrity Issues & Data Case Study
  • Analyse long-term integrity data so you can predict what failures will occur and when, so you can execute an effective maintenance & inventory plan
16:00 Panel: Late Life O&M Strategy
  • Ageing Fleet Decision Making and long-term risk management
  • Optimizing Older Turbines
  • How to produce/ replicate OEMs SCADA
  • Revelations in End-of-service warranty inspections

Speaker TBC

16:40 Protect your Workforce and your Assets
  • Get up to speed about the latest HS&E regulations and best practices in workplace safety, including confined spaces, conducting up-tower safety, and emergency risk training / protocols
  • Develop a safety culture by examining wind farm HS&E best practices in Europe and North America
  • Discuss the latest in training and competency management to ensure you have the right people to carry out O&M tasks and nurture a safety culture to protect your workforce and your assets

Speaker TBC

17:00 End
Download the Event Brochure

Got a question? Get in touch below!

Adam Minkley

Adam Minkley

Project Director
New Energy Update
+44 (0) 207 375 7239 (Global)
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Email: adam@newenergyupdate.com

2017 Sponsors & Exhibitors

Gold Sponsor

  • EDF

Silver Sponsors

  • BK Vibro
  • Gram & Juhl
  • hatch
  • Moventas
  • NEM Solutions
  • Romax

Bronze Sponsor

  • Timken

Exhibitors

  • Delom Services
  • EDF
  • Gram & Juhl
  • liftwerx
  • mersen
  • Moventas
  • NEM Solutions
  • rotarex
  • WearWell
  • Winergy
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