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Tuesday, April 17: Keynotes:
Debate the future of contract incentives; ‘availability’ vs. ‘yield’
  • Discuss key trends in the development of, and the potential benefits of ‘yield’ driven service agreements as a tool to safeguard portfolio revenue over asset ‘availability’, both during and post-warranty
  • Learn how to more accurately determine and define service scope, guarantees and backstops to improve your ability to monitor contract fulfilment obligations
  • Evaluate critical market limitations on the adoption of ‘yield’ guarantees to ensure your business is prepared for any evolution of contracting best practice in years to come
Avoid losing money when trying to repower
  • Examine the impact of allowing confusion or delay around repowering at an executive level to persist, and understand how this affects critical field decisions to remediate and recover lost production
  • Learn how to improve the clarity of communications between operational and financial decision makers to ensure that you lose no more production than necessary from turbine failures because of the ‘looming specter’ of repowering
  • Review essential owner and service perspectives that will allow you to pin a cost to decision making delays, and help make the case for improving internal procedural efficiency
Unlock critical C&I service opportunities
  • The service market will continue a push down prices the next five years, so ensure you gain the essential insights you need to protect against a full portfolio or service book that keeps you busy but doesn’t keep you profitable
  • Understand how the operating preferences of commercial and industrial energy users, a key growth area for installation, will create brand new business opportunities for ISPs, asset managers and software developers
  • Evaluate future consolidation in the wind service market and what this will mean for specialized service providers and innovators looking to remain competitive
Link cyber security to operational excellence
  • Demystify the impact of cyber threats and learn to articulate the vulnerability of your wind systems to key decision makers
  • Learn how to use critical cyber security data to drive risk-based decisions in your business and meet compliance requirements simultaneously
  • Discuss how to leverage essential security controls to improve overall plant operations and improve system return-on-investment

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Tuesday, April 17: Track 1 - Successful Self-Service Strategies
Remove major internal barriers to self-service
  • Self-performance is only becoming more popular, so take advantage of peer best practice that showcases how to benchmark and achieve the economic benefits of self-service
  • Discuss how to remove barriers to critical stakeholder approval by learning what it takes to develop, communicate and instill support for a ‘long term risk management’ vision internally
  • Understand how to build backing from all teams to ensure that everyone in your business, from the board room to the field, and O&M to business development is up to the task of pulling off a self-performance operating model
The definitive lean operator’s checklist
  • Take advantage of key case studies that examine what ‘lean’ structures for self-performance look like, to ensure that your own efforts do not simply spend the money you’re hoping to save
  • Receive expert guidance on how the self-assess resource needs and strategize for the most appropriate but flexible service strategy
  • Gain exclusive insights into the checklist of resources, supply chain contacts, processes and structures you will need to pull off ‘self-service’ of your assets future, optimization potential and cost balancing
Critical best practice in conventional utility self service
  • Discover how self-performance works in other utility industries, how value is leveraged and gain exclusive benchmarking insights that showcase the extent to which production and revenue is increased
  • Unlock valuable insights that you can use as a guide for communicating the value of self-performance to key stakeholders, decision makers and shareholders
  • Examine exclusive case histories from utilities operating conventional gas and coal power plants and evaluate the knowledge they gained by taking on greater operational risk

Back to menu

Download the Event Brochure

Tuesday, April 17: Track 2 - Digitization of Wind Turbine Optimization
Faux pas in pens, paper and spreadsheets
  • Discover why so many businesses are still reliant on analogue data recording techniques to record key inspections data
  • Evaluate what is holding many operators back from making key investment decisions that’ll unlock new efficiencies through smart digital inspections recording
  • Explore key case studies from owners that validate the transition to modern service and inspections data on even the tightest operating budgets
Successfully integrate multiple data & SCADA systems
  • Learn how leading owners are managing to break the back of data analysis to unlock key turbine performance insights and the keys to enhanced production
  • Understand how to integrate and leverage multiple data sources into a central asset management monitoring and control system to provide better portfolio visibility
  • Discuss the major mistakes owner operators are most likely to succumb to as they scramble to get to grips with mountains of analytics
Reduce cost and increase efficiency with machine learning
  • Gain exclusive owner insights into how they’re using machine learning technology to influence major operational, maintenance, retrofit and remediation decisions
  • Evaluate key trends in the value of machine learning systems in order to learn how tomorrows data driven turbines will impact business bottom lines and optimize production
  • Take away unique perspectives from pioneers of ‘machine learning’ to see how they are using streamlined prognostic data to achieve new availability and production targets
All realities, use AR & VR to unlock new operational value
  • Discover how game changing Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality tools are set to reshape the capabilities of service providers and technicians forever in the wind market
  • Learn how tomorrows wind workforce will be empowered to solve critical O&M challenges through AR/VR driven visualization of inspections data and faults
  • Examine the ever-growing required skills of turbine technicians and assess whether your business is fully adopting innovative technologies that will help them expedite routine jobs and failure remediation
*The conference will then break into smaller workshop and seminar rooms to allow for more time and discussion on key O&M and asset management topic areas

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Workshop Room 1 - Blades
Leading edge erosion & blade failure modes
  • Discuss the steps owners are taking to spot faults early, track excessive wear and identify failure modes in the field without specialist help
  • Gain exclusive insights on how to better account for localized conditions that may lead to changes in vibration, erosion and material fatigue
  • Learn how new innovative technologies are allowing owners to better factor this data into automated and localized maintenance strategies to ensure that every cent spend earns new production or service costs saved
Yaw and pitch alignment for performance optimization
  • Understand how developments in design and manufacture of pitch and yaw bearings have provided new levels of mechanical endurance, reliability and performance
  • Explore innovative deployments of alignment controls and automation systems to better harness production from optimum weather windows
  • Discover how retrofits and technology upgrades can be used on older turbines to unlock net revenue gains even where the margins are slimmer
Very latest inspections and scheduling best practice
  • Get a unique appraisal of owner blade inspections best practices from 2017 projects, and understand how innovative new inspections systems; drones or ground based, are being used to optimize labor costs and inspections recording
  • Receive exclusive insights into how, when and to what cost owners have been able to utilize drones to effectively compliment in-field inspections teams
  • Understand how to overcome the challenge of integrating inspections and monitoring data to ensure rapid and effective service decision making, especially post-warranty
Blade design, material quality and enhanced reliability
  • Learn how the quality and performance of blades can be assessed early on through better design, material selection and even blade factory inspections
  • Discover how to ensure that your procurement strategy is stable, efficient and can take advantage of aggressive market cost reductions without compromising on site performance, product integrity or safety
  • Examine the nuances of materials science, manufacturing quality and design life when you develop or retrofit projects to increase turbine revenues

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Workshop Room 2 - Gearbox
Overcome infant mortality issues
  • Gain exclusive insights that’ll allow you to plan for early failure modes within the first two years of turbine operations
  • Learn how to build effective and transparent lines of communication with your OEMs and suppliers
  • Discuss with unique experiences of “becoming” owners and discover what questions you should be asking of your supply chain from the start to allow better planning for every possible failure
Gearbox quality, design, integrity and imports
  • Understand the challenges low quality products and mass imports have created for field service teams and maintenance budgets nationwide
  • Examine how to ensure greater product quality confidence right from the design phase, including how to access or arrange factory and assembly inspections
  • Get the latest on trends in large component material selection to be better prepared the next time you develop a wind park or need to replace large cost items such as gearboxes
Very latest insights into gearbox failure modes
  • Learn about the latest insights and failure modes uncovered by owners and service providers from inspections, maintenance and remediation throughout the last year
  • Discover more about the unique best practices and trials being used to overcome the new and persistent challenges facing ongoing gearbox maintenance
  • Discuss how you can use advanced monitoring technology to provide ever earlier windows and opportunities to find and deploy good solutions
Essential perspectives for lifetime extension
  • Successfully go beyond turbine design life fully evaluating the benefits of large CAPEX investments in turbine lifetime extension
  • Learn about the critical technologies being deployed and tested right now in the wind market to significantly extend the profitable lives of turbines nationwide
  • Explore new opportunities and trends in engineering and material science that will unlock new levels of mechanical integrity for assets long term
Fine tuning reliability, production and availability
  • Gain exclusive owner led insights into recent fine-tuning campaigns that have managed to boost both performance and reliability
  • Examine the latest innovative tools and techniques available to optimize component performance and achieve net % gains that secure positive return on investment
  • Understand what key areas to look for when looking to fine tune and how to best present the cost-benefit analysis to operations directors for approval
Run to failure budgets, band aids and quick fixes
  • Understand why so many owners are turning towards a long-term maintenance approach and ditching quick fixes by reviewing the likelihood and cost of repeated services
  • Discuss how to work best with your service personnel to encourage a long-term attitude and the confidence press for quality over cost
  • Review the latest long-term cost-benefit analysis data and projections to see for yourself how budgeting long term benchmarks against a patch up and run to failure strategy

Back to menu

Download the Event Brochure

Workshop Room 3 - Electrical
Pad mount transformers
  • Gain an overview and better understanding of how dissolved gas build ups within pad mount transformers are creating greater challenges for BOP service teams and overall operations
    Examine insights that will help you to avoid failures via better sizing of pad mount transformers and early identification of bushing installation issues
    Receive critical intelligence and cost analysis of pad mount transformer maintenance to help you overcome major challenges and risks of failure
Very latest electrical troubleshooting trends
  • Explore worrying gaps in troubleshooting expertize, particularly in RCA and costs appraisals for converters, transformers and generators
  • Receive expert guidance that highlights common errors in BOP design and detracts from your prognostic system’s ability to find and diagnose critical failure modes
Respond and prepare against arc flash
  • Ensure you’re protected with the best strategies for arc flash by discussing with experts how industry standards can be improved
  • Understand how rapid commissioning processes create build ups of in-turbine energy
  • Gain critical awareness of the steps you can take in your business right now to mitigate arc flash risk and enhance a plants operational safety
Budget constraints and BOP troubleshooting
  • Understand best practice for validating experience, especially when challenges by tight budget restrictions
  • Examine the value of lost production and availability from repeat or poor remediation of normally low-cost electrical systems
  • Gain exclusive case histories to take away that evaluate opportunities to create high quality in-house experience that is offset by improved electrical system reliability

Back to menu

Download the Event Brochure

Workshop Room 4 - Asset Management
Overcome the burden of NERC compliance
  • Get the latest on efforts by plant owners across renewables to be more efficient at reporting NERC GADS availability data
  • Understand how to unburden your business from overmanaging data reporting and avoid overcommitting resources while mandatory reporting is phased in
  • Receive exclusive insights on tools to intelligently balance reporting should requirements and standards increase in the short-term
Criticality and the balance of finite resources
  • Discover what it means to create a successful culture of ‘criticality’ within your business and amongst shareholders to ensure the most efficient allocation of finite resources
  • Explore how to tune your operations, business development and performance teams towards maintaining the most profitable assets and develop a mindset of long term revenue optimization
  • Discuss the experiences of owners who are in the process of developing flexible cultures to reduce LCOE while optimizing production revenues
SCADA, data analytics and optimized asset management
  • Examine key case studies that showcase how to structure and integrate multiple data sources into a streamlined central system
  • Learn how to overcome the constraints of smart analytics when working to optimize performance by the smallest net gains in AEP
  • Gain exclusive insights into the common challenges, and their solutions, when working to optimize or automate many asset management functions
Flexibility and profitability post-warranty
  • Profits for owners don’t end post warranty, so ensure your aware of the very latest post-warranty O&M insights, whether your approach is self-service, OEM warranty extension or 3rd party contractor led
  • Understand how to accurately map the future useful life of your turbines and access performance benchmarking data in order to build the best possible projections for long term portfolio value
  • Learn how to efficiently build flexibility into your post-warranty strategy to ensure you don’t box yourself into one risk management approach across all sites when a more flexible and localized approach may be more profitable
Budget to optimize performance
  • Learn how to take advantage of future value from upgrades and retrofits that fall within an already budgeted 3-5 OPEX strategy
  • Understand why so few owners can effectively plan their next annual CAPEX and allocate for improvements that will increase power output
  • Examine the utility of market educated 3rd parties and consultants as an invaluable tool for convincing investors of the return on investment from tech upgrades and performance optimization programs
Respond effectively to unplanned costs
  • Understand how operators on both sides of the Atlantic are organizing contingency cover for unscheduled service events
  • Discover where the gaps may lie in your current coverage and what you should do now to protect against shortfalls in future
  • Gain essential insights into how to confidently approach the coverage and gain valuable 3rd party guidance and benchmarking data on potential unscheduled costs
Insure against volatility and uncertainty
  • Examine how claim trends from the US market can be used to help inform operations managers of typical failure modes, life expectancies and key trends facing their peers
  • Understand leveraging key insights from the insurance market can be deployed to prepare for uncertain or unexpected events; from major gearbox malfunctions to supply chain upheaval and extreme weather events

Back to menu

Download the Event Brochure

Workshop Room 5 - New for 2018 Sessions
Training & standards, site orientations and turbine safety
  • As the technician profession grows, ensure your business understands the value of excellent site orientation and safety standards training
  • Discuss with owners how best to develop, instill and oversee excellent safety standards across your service supply chain
Act now to prevent tragic management failures
  • Understand the positive value of exceptional safety cultures as a key tool not only in the reduction of long term OPEX, but also staff retention, insurance premiums and maintenance quality
  • Evaluate opportunities to better share safety data, lessons learned and best practice in order to facilitate higher quality operations and standards right across the supply chain
  • Learn how to more effectively communicate between HSE executives, field teams and operations directors so that you never suffer from ignorance of threats to safety
Lean maintenance post-COD
  • Examine how the full scope to design and construction of wind projects works to better identify the key decision makers within your business
  • Understand how to efficiently articulate key operations and maintenance concerns to early-stage decision makers so that your projects are ready to operate financially lean post COD
  • Discuss with operators, developers, OEMs and ISPs to identify new performance and O&M optimization opportunities in the design phase that will help secure healthier production revenues
Construction, collaboration, communication and profitability
  • Operations don’t begin at COD, they’re optimized right from the business development, scope setting and design phase – so evaluate how owners can better communicate core O&M or asset management concerns at the front end
  • Avoid common plant design errors and expensive oversights or short comings when you learn how to integrate core operational perspectives and oversight into the development phase of plants
  • Gain critical insights that will help you identify the touchpoints between OEMs, EPCs, BOP companies and owners during the construction phase in order to better qualify issues early on by opportunities for inter-personal friction and error

Back to menu

Download the Event Brochure

Tuesday, April 17: Keynotes:
Debate the future of contract incentives; ‘availability’ vs. ‘yield’
  • Discuss key trends in the development of, and the potential benefits of ‘yield’ driven service agreements as a tool to safeguard portfolio revenue over asset ‘availability’, both during and post-warranty
  • Learn how to more accurately determine and define service scope, guarantees and backstops to improve your ability to monitor contract fulfilment obligations
  • Evaluate critical market limitations on the adoption of ‘yield’ guarantees to ensure your business is prepared for any evolution of contracting best practice in years to come
Avoid losing money when trying to repower
  • Examine the impact of allowing confusion or delay around repowering at an executive level to persist, and understand how this affects critical field decisions to remediate and recover lost production
  • Learn how to improve the clarity of communications between operational and financial decision makers to ensure that you lose no more production than necessary from turbine failures because of the ‘looming specter’ of repowering
  • Review essential owner and service perspectives that will allow you to pin a cost to decision making delays, and help make the case for improving internal procedural efficiency
Unlock critical C&I service opportunities
  • The service market will continue a push down prices the next five years, so ensure you gain the essential insights you need to protect against a full portfolio or service book that keeps you busy but doesn’t keep you profitable
  • Understand how the operating preferences of commercial and industrial energy users, a key growth area for installation, will create brand new business opportunities for ISPs, asset managers and software developers
  • Evaluate future consolidation in the wind service market and what this will mean for specialized service providers and innovators looking to remain competitive
Link cyber security to operational excellence
  • Demystify the impact of cyber threats and learn to articulate the vulnerability of your wind systems to key decision makers
  • Learn how to use critical cyber security data to drive risk-based decisions in your business and meet compliance requirements simultaneously
  • Discuss how to leverage essential security controls to improve overall plant operations and improve system return-on-investment

Back to menu

Download the Event Brochure

Tuesday, April 17: Track 1 - Successful Self-Service Strategies
Remove major internal barriers to self-service
  • Self-performance is only becoming more popular, so take advantage of peer best practice that showcases how to benchmark and achieve the economic benefits of self-service
  • Discuss how to remove barriers to critical stakeholder approval by learning what it takes to develop, communicate and instill support for a ‘long term risk management’ vision internally
  • Understand how to build backing from all teams to ensure that everyone in your business, from the board room to the field, and O&M to business development is up to the task of pulling off a self-performance operating model
The definitive lean operator’s checklist
  • Take advantage of key case studies that examine what ‘lean’ structures for self-performance look like, to ensure that your own efforts do not simply spend the money you’re hoping to save
  • Receive expert guidance on how the self-assess resource needs and strategize for the most appropriate but flexible service strategy
  • Gain exclusive insights into the checklist of resources, supply chain contacts, processes and structures you will need to pull off ‘self-service’ of your assets future, optimization potential and cost balancing
Critical best practice in conventional utility self service
  • Discover how self-performance works in other utility industries, how value is leveraged and gain exclusive benchmarking insights that showcase the extent to which production and revenue is increased
  • Unlock valuable insights that you can use as a guide for communicating the value of self-performance to key stakeholders, decision makers and shareholders
  • Examine exclusive case histories from utilities operating conventional gas and coal power plants and evaluate the knowledge they gained by taking on greater operational risk

Back to menu

Download the Event Brochure

Tuesday, April 17: Track 2 - Digitization of Wind Turbine Optimization
Faux pas in pens, paper and spreadsheets
  • Discover why so many businesses are still reliant on analogue data recording techniques to record key inspections data
  • Evaluate what is holding many operators back from making key investment decisions that’ll unlock new efficiencies through smart digital inspections recording
  • Explore key case studies from owners that validate the transition to modern service and inspections data on even the tightest operating budgets
Successfully integrate multiple data & SCADA systems
  • Learn how leading owners are managing to break the back of data analysis to unlock key turbine performance insights and the keys to enhanced production
  • Understand how to integrate and leverage multiple data sources into a central asset management monitoring and control system to provide better portfolio visibility
  • Discuss the major mistakes owner operators are most likely to succumb to as they scramble to get to grips with mountains of analytics
Reduce cost and increase efficiency with machine learning
  • Gain exclusive owner insights into how they’re using machine learning technology to influence major operational, maintenance, retrofit and remediation decisions
  • Evaluate key trends in the value of machine learning systems in order to learn how tomorrows data driven turbines will impact business bottom lines and optimize production
  • Take away unique perspectives from pioneers of ‘machine learning’ to see how they are using streamlined prognostic data to achieve new availability and production targets
All realities, use AR & VR to unlock new operational value
  • Discover how game changing Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality tools are set to reshape the capabilities of service providers and technicians forever in the wind market
  • Learn how tomorrows wind workforce will be empowered to solve critical O&M challenges through AR/VR driven visualization of inspections data and faults
  • Examine the ever-growing required skills of turbine technicians and assess whether your business is fully adopting innovative technologies that will help them expedite routine jobs and failure remediation
*The conference will then break into smaller workshop and seminar rooms to allow for more time and discussion on key O&M and asset management topic areas

Back to menu

Download the Event Brochure

Workshop Room 1 - Blades
Leading edge erosion & blade failure modes
  • Discuss the steps owners are taking to spot faults early, track excessive wear and identify failure modes in the field without specialist help
  • Gain exclusive insights on how to better account for localized conditions that may lead to changes in vibration, erosion and material fatigue
  • Learn how new innovative technologies are allowing owners to better factor this data into automated and localized maintenance strategies to ensure that every cent spend earns new production or service costs saved
Yaw and pitch alignment for performance optimization
  • Understand how developments in design and manufacture of pitch and yaw bearings have provided new levels of mechanical endurance, reliability and performance
  • Explore innovative deployments of alignment controls and automation systems to better harness production from optimum weather windows
  • Discover how retrofits and technology upgrades can be used on older turbines to unlock net revenue gains even where the margins are slimmer
Very latest inspections and scheduling best practice
  • Get a unique appraisal of owner blade inspections best practices from 2017 projects, and understand how innovative new inspections systems; drones or ground based, are being used to optimize labor costs and inspections recording
  • Receive exclusive insights into how, when and to what cost owners have been able to utilize drones to effectively compliment in-field inspections teams
  • Understand how to overcome the challenge of integrating inspections and monitoring data to ensure rapid and effective service decision making, especially post-warranty
Blade design, material quality and enhanced reliability
  • Learn how the quality and performance of blades can be assessed early on through better design, material selection and even blade factory inspections
  • Discover how to ensure that your procurement strategy is stable, efficient and can take advantage of aggressive market cost reductions without compromising on site performance, product integrity or safety
  • Examine the nuances of materials science, manufacturing quality and design life when you develop or retrofit projects to increase turbine revenues

Back to menu

Download the Event Brochure

Workshop Room 2 - Gearbox
Overcome infant mortality issues
  • Gain exclusive insights that’ll allow you to plan for early failure modes within the first two years of turbine operations
  • Learn how to build effective and transparent lines of communication with your OEMs and suppliers
  • Discuss with unique experiences of “becoming” owners and discover what questions you should be asking of your supply chain from the start to allow better planning for every possible failure
Gearbox quality, design, integrity and imports
  • Understand the challenges low quality products and mass imports have created for field service teams and maintenance budgets nationwide
  • Examine how to ensure greater product quality confidence right from the design phase, including how to access or arrange factory and assembly inspections
  • Get the latest on trends in large component material selection to be better prepared the next time you develop a wind park or need to replace large cost items such as gearboxes
Very latest insights into gearbox failure modes
  • Learn about the latest insights and failure modes uncovered by owners and service providers from inspections, maintenance and remediation throughout the last year
  • Discover more about the unique best practices and trials being used to overcome the new and persistent challenges facing ongoing gearbox maintenance
  • Discuss how you can use advanced monitoring technology to provide ever earlier windows and opportunities to find and deploy good solutions
Essential perspectives for lifetime extension
  • Successfully go beyond turbine design life fully evaluating the benefits of large CAPEX investments in turbine lifetime extension
  • Learn about the critical technologies being deployed and tested right now in the wind market to significantly extend the profitable lives of turbines nationwide
  • Explore new opportunities and trends in engineering and material science that will unlock new levels of mechanical integrity for assets long term
Fine tuning reliability, production and availability
  • Gain exclusive owner led insights into recent fine-tuning campaigns that have managed to boost both performance and reliability
  • Examine the latest innovative tools and techniques available to optimize component performance and achieve net % gains that secure positive return on investment
  • Understand what key areas to look for when looking to fine tune and how to best present the cost-benefit analysis to operations directors for approval
Run to failure budgets, band aids and quick fixes
  • Understand why so many owners are turning towards a long-term maintenance approach and ditching quick fixes by reviewing the likelihood and cost of repeated services
  • Discuss how to work best with your service personnel to encourage a long-term attitude and the confidence press for quality over cost
  • Review the latest long-term cost-benefit analysis data and projections to see for yourself how budgeting long term benchmarks against a patch up and run to failure strategy

Back to menu

Download the Event Brochure

Workshop Room 3 - Electrical
Pad mount transformers
  • Gain an overview and better understanding of how dissolved gas build ups within pad mount transformers are creating greater challenges for BOP service teams and overall operations
    Examine insights that will help you to avoid failures via better sizing of pad mount transformers and early identification of bushing installation issues
    Receive critical intelligence and cost analysis of pad mount transformer maintenance to help you overcome major challenges and risks of failure
Very latest electrical troubleshooting trends
  • Explore worrying gaps in troubleshooting expertize, particularly in RCA and costs appraisals for converters, transformers and generators
  • Receive expert guidance that highlights common errors in BOP design and detracts from your prognostic system’s ability to find and diagnose critical failure modes
Respond and prepare against arc flash
  • Ensure you’re protected with the best strategies for arc flash by discussing with experts how industry standards can be improved
  • Understand how rapid commissioning processes create build ups of in-turbine energy
  • Gain critical awareness of the steps you can take in your business right now to mitigate arc flash risk and enhance a plants operational safety
Budget constraints and BOP troubleshooting
  • Understand best practice for validating experience, especially when challenges by tight budget restrictions
  • Examine the value of lost production and availability from repeat or poor remediation of normally low-cost electrical systems
  • Gain exclusive case histories to take away that evaluate opportunities to create high quality in-house experience that is offset by improved electrical system reliability

Back to menu

Download the Event Brochure

Workshop Room 4 - Asset Management
Overcome the burden of NERC compliance
  • Get the latest on efforts by plant owners across renewables to be more efficient at reporting NERC GADS availability data
  • Understand how to unburden your business from overmanaging data reporting and avoid overcommitting resources while mandatory reporting is phased in
  • Receive exclusive insights on tools to intelligently balance reporting should requirements and standards increase in the short-term
Criticality and the balance of finite resources
  • Discover what it means to create a successful culture of ‘criticality’ within your business and amongst shareholders to ensure the most efficient allocation of finite resources
  • Explore how to tune your operations, business development and performance teams towards maintaining the most profitable assets and develop a mindset of long term revenue optimization
  • Discuss the experiences of owners who are in the process of developing flexible cultures to reduce LCOE while optimizing production revenues
SCADA, data analytics and optimized asset management
  • Examine key case studies that showcase how to structure and integrate multiple data sources into a streamlined central system
  • Learn how to overcome the constraints of smart analytics when working to optimize performance by the smallest net gains in AEP
  • Gain exclusive insights into the common challenges, and their solutions, when working to optimize or automate many asset management functions
Flexibility and profitability post-warranty
  • Profits for owners don’t end post warranty, so ensure your aware of the very latest post-warranty O&M insights, whether your approach is self-service, OEM warranty extension or 3rd party contractor led
  • Understand how to accurately map the future useful life of your turbines and access performance benchmarking data in order to build the best possible projections for long term portfolio value
  • Learn how to efficiently build flexibility into your post-warranty strategy to ensure you don’t box yourself into one risk management approach across all sites when a more flexible and localized approach may be more profitable
Budget to optimize performance
  • Learn how to take advantage of future value from upgrades and retrofits that fall within an already budgeted 3-5 OPEX strategy
  • Understand why so few owners can effectively plan their next annual CAPEX and allocate for improvements that will increase power output
  • Examine the utility of market educated 3rd parties and consultants as an invaluable tool for convincing investors of the return on investment from tech upgrades and performance optimization programs
Respond effectively to unplanned costs
  • Understand how operators on both sides of the Atlantic are organizing contingency cover for unscheduled service events
  • Discover where the gaps may lie in your current coverage and what you should do now to protect against shortfalls in future
  • Gain essential insights into how to confidently approach the coverage and gain valuable 3rd party guidance and benchmarking data on potential unscheduled costs
Insure against volatility and uncertainty
  • Examine how claim trends from the US market can be used to help inform operations managers of typical failure modes, life expectancies and key trends facing their peers
  • Understand leveraging key insights from the insurance market can be deployed to prepare for uncertain or unexpected events; from major gearbox malfunctions to supply chain upheaval and extreme weather events

Back to menu

Download the Event Brochure

Workshop Room 5 - New for 2018 Sessions
Training & standards, site orientations and turbine safety
  • As the technician profession grows, ensure your business understands the value of excellent site orientation and safety standards training
  • Discuss with owners how best to develop, instill and oversee excellent safety standards across your service supply chain
Act now to prevent tragic management failures
  • Understand the positive value of exceptional safety cultures as a key tool not only in the reduction of long term OPEX, but also staff retention, insurance premiums and maintenance quality
  • Evaluate opportunities to better share safety data, lessons learned and best practice in order to facilitate higher quality operations and standards right across the supply chain
  • Learn how to more effectively communicate between HSE executives, field teams and operations directors so that you never suffer from ignorance of threats to safety
Lean maintenance post-COD
  • Examine how the full scope to design and construction of wind projects works to better identify the key decision makers within your business
  • Understand how to efficiently articulate key operations and maintenance concerns to early-stage decision makers so that your projects are ready to operate financially lean post COD
  • Discuss with operators, developers, OEMs and ISPs to identify new performance and O&M optimization opportunities in the design phase that will help secure healthier production revenues
Construction, collaboration, communication and profitability
  • Operations don’t begin at COD, they’re optimized right from the business development, scope setting and design phase – so evaluate how owners can better communicate core O&M or asset management concerns at the front end
  • Avoid common plant design errors and expensive oversights or short comings when you learn how to integrate core operational perspectives and oversight into the development phase of plants
  • Gain critical insights that will help you identify the touchpoints between OEMs, EPCs, BOP companies and owners during the construction phase in order to better qualify issues early on by opportunities for inter-personal friction and error

Back to menu

Download the Event Brochure

Got a question? Get in touch below!

Kerr Jeferies

Kerr Jeferies

Project Director
New Energy Update
+1800 814 3459 x7565 (US)
+44 (0) 207 375 7565 (Global)
Email: kjeferies@newenergyupdate.com

Rob McManus

Rob McManus

Commercial Director
New Energy Update
+1800 814 3459 x4358 (US)
+44 (0) 207 375 7204 (Global)
Email: rmcmanus@newenergyupdate.com

2018 Sponsors & Exhibitors

Diamond Sponsor

  • NGC Transmission & Equipment

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors

  • NEM Solutions
  • Timken
  • Tech Safety Lines

Wi-Fi Sponsor

Exhibitors

  • Airway Services
  • BazeField As
  • Envision
  • Hontek
  • Liftra
  • Liftwerx
  • Nordlock
  • run-energy
  • Semikron
  • Winergy
  • World-WInd-Solar