A legacy of ambitious agendas and cutting edge insights

We’ve been working hard to include even more owner operator case studies and more time for top focused roundtables/networking than ever before.

To help you understand how, where and when we’ll be fitting all this in we’ve laid out our plan to use the track and breakout/stream rooms below across April 17 and 18.

If you have any questions at all, just contact the organizer at kerr@newenergyupdate.com directly.

Agenda at a Glance

April 17

Morning
9.00am - 10.30am
KEYNOTE PRESENTATIONS & PANELS
Morning
10.30am - 11.00am
Networking Coffee Break & Exhibition
Morning
11.00am - 12.30pm
  ASSET, RISK & PERFORMANCE OPTIMIZATION FLEET
DIGITIZATION
GEARBOXES &
LARGE COMPONENTS
   
Afternoon
12.30pm - 2.00pm
Networking Lunch Break & Exhibition
Afternoon
2.00pm - 3.30pm
  ASSET, RISK & PERFORMANCE OPTIMIZATION   GEARBOXES &
LARGE COMPONENTS
BLADES &
INSPECTIONS
 
Afternoon
3.30pm - 4.00pm
Networking Coffee Break & Exhibition
Afternoon
4.00pm - 5.30pm
  ASSET, RISK & PERFORMANCE OPTIMIZATION FLEET
DIGITIZATION
  BLADES &
INSPECTIONS
ELECTRICAL
SYSTEMS & BOP
Evening
5.30pm - 8.00pm
Networking Drinks, Awards & Exhibition

April 18

Morning
9.00am - 10.30am
SELF-SERVICE STRATEGIES     GEARBOXES &
LARGE COMPONENTS
  ELECTRICAL
SYSTEMS & BOP
Morning
10.30am - 11.00am
Networking Coffee Break & Exhibition
Morning
11.00am - 12.30pm
    FLEET
DIGITIZATION
GEARBOXES &
LARGE COMPONENTS
   
Afternoon
12.30pm - 2.00pm
Networking Lunch Break & Exhibition
Afternoon
2.00pm - 3.00pm
CLOSING KEYNOTE PRESENTATIONS & PANELS
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Day 1 - Tuesday April 17, 2018

KEYNOTES
8.45am - 9.00am Welcome to the 10th Annual Wind Operations Dallas 2018
  • Meet new friends and explore the key trends, challenges and market opportunities that will underpin the conferences core themes; lower LCOE, increase AEP and boost wind plant profitability
  • Discover the Wind Operations Dallas 2018 Awards finalists, and learn how you can review all nominations and vote ahead of the prizegiving during the Awards Ceremony in the conference exhibition area at 6.30pm (during the networking drinks)

New Energy Update Kerr Jeferies Conference Organizer New Energy Update

9.00am - 9.20am A Bold Vision for Wind Energy North America - An Owners Perspective
  • Understand how Elawan is planning to develop its growing wind portfolio over the next 5 years and how this is representative of the aggressive growth expected across the industry  
  • Examine how the company plans to structure itself and provide excellent top down leadership that impacts positively on the development and, critically, the O&M of their turbines

Elawan Javier Mateache Chief Executive Officer Elawan (formerly Gestamp Wind NA)

9.20am - 9.50am 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

EDF Renewables Nicholas Rossel Head of Business Development EDF Renewables

9.50am - 10.15am Essential E.ON perspectives on end-of-life scenarios and repower
  • As more turbines reach key lifecycle milestones and the window to monetize the PTC with repowering closes, it is important to reflect on the challenge of preparing an organization to make business critical choices
  • Evaluate the difficulties in assessing different end-of-life scenarios while also building a better picture of both the physical and financial state of your portfolio
  • Discuss the potential trends and opportunities provided by the repower market in the next few years from an E.ON perspective and how they plan to remain successful in both development and operations of projects in the near future energy market

E.ON Climate & Renewables NA Gerrud Wallaert VP Regional Operations E.ON Climate & Renewables NA

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10.15am - 11.00am NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK & EXHIBITION
CONFERENCE THEN SPLITS INTO BREAKOUT ROOMS
ASSET, RISK & PERFORMANCE OPTIMIZATION
FLEET DIGITIZATION
GEARBOXES & LARGE COMPONENTS
11.00am - 11.30am How to align contract incentives between owner and service provider
  • Reflect on the problem to understanding that asset managers and operations/3rd parties pull in different directions
  • Learn how to stress the differences between performance efficiency, production and availability and key metrics/goals within your own business
  • Explore some of the latest techniques that can be used to better monitor performance and efficiency of turbines in real time

EPRI Brandon Fitchett Senior Program Manager Renewables EPRI

11.00am - 11.30am Link wind digitization directly to portfolio optimization
  • Learn from critical European experience that utilizes innovative technology to transform data into actionable wind intelligence
  • Get the latest on efforts at Siemens Gamesa to increase to quality and flow of mechanical and electrical data from the turbine to decision makers in real-time
  • Discuss critical market trends towards self-service and how this will change the role and value-potential for OEMs in the next 5 years

Siemens Gamesa Antonio de la Torre Chief Technology Officer Siemens Gamesa

11.00am - 11.30am Fault identification, uptower repairs and preventative maintenance
  • Evaluate the deployment of sensors in two DTE Energy wind parks to discover serial defects that had been missed by the factory installed vibration monitoring system
  • Examine how the operations teams were then able to act quickly with uptower repairs to prevent further damage to the turbine gearbox
  • Discuss and how DTE plans to move ahead to prevent the risk of future shutdowns and inspections by using innovative monitoring systems

Poseidon Systems Mark Redding President Poseidon Systems

★ 11.30am - 12.00pm #ROUNDTABLES The journey to true performance incentives roundtables & planning
  • With peers, learn how to introduce greater accountability between owners and service providers when you measure incentives via MWh generation over downtime
  • Examine the impact of advanced service scheduling strategies to protect the long-term value of your sites wind potential.
  • Engage with peers and forward-thinkers in brand-new roundtables to address discuss the challenges, obstacles, solutions and possible next steps for using current technology to align service contracts with MWh generation and performance incentives

EPRI Brandon Fitchett Senior Program Manager Renewables EPRI

Leeward Energy Jason Allen Chief Operations Officer Leeward Energy

Duke Energy Jeff Wehner VP Renewables Duke Energy

Elawan Aday Magec Technical Manager Elawan

11.30am - 12.00pm Control System Algorithms to Improve Energy Capture
  • Build a better understanding of the wide range of conditions that can impact the operational life of turbines, and how to influence these at the design stage
  • Explore opportunities to deploy algorithms within control systems to adapt to these conditions and ensure maximum power output across different wind speeds
  • Evaluate the ‘Extremum Seeking Control’ algorithm and field results that have led to 8-12% energy capture improvements and the opportunities for integration of these/similar systems within your wind farms

WindSTAR Mario Rotea Director WindSTAR

11.30am - 12.00pm Root Cause Findings of Recent Failures in Wind Turbine Drivetrains and How to Reduce Cost of Failures
  • Recent drivetrain failures (Planet tooth cracks, main bearing RCA)
  • Remaining useful life prediction - Vibration-Based Life (VBL)
  • Data Mining Case Study and O&M forecasting

Onyx Insight Dr. Zhiwei Zhang VP Engineering Onyx Insight

12.00pm - 12.30pm Long term risk management & insurance
  • Learn to more accurately quantify unforeseen generation losses due to plant downtime and examine the range of risk transfer opportunities available when self-performing
  • Leverage exclusive insurer perspectives to explore the critical do’s and don’ts of long term resource risk and its potential impact on your portfolio

GCube Jatin Sharma President GCube

12.00pm - 12.30pm Core competencies and value adds in multi-tech services
  • Explore the importance of taking advantages of core competencies when looking to add value in multi-technology services
  • Understand the impact of data driven solutions when building excellence into multi-tech services

Siemens Gamesa Anders Thulin OEM Service Sales Manager Siemens Gamesa

12.00pm - 12.30pm TCM diagnostics and prognostics merging the worlds
  • Learn how to be agile and build your businesses proficiency with multi turbine platforms
  • Explores efforts to partner with self-performers to remain relevant in a changing world
  • Review critical case studies that demonstrate clearly the value and actionability of condition monitoring data

Gram & Juhl North America Jeff Walkup VP Operations & Sales Gram & Juhl North America

12.30pm - 2.00pm NETWORKING LUNCH & EXHIBITION
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ASSET, RISK & PERFORMANCE OPTIMIZATION
GEARBOXES & LARGE COMPONENTS
BLADES & INSPECTIONS
2.00pm - 2.30pm Life Extension: The value of universal blade design to achieve 40-year turbine lifecycles
  • Examine the evolution of the life-extension conversation from a 20 to 25-year asset lifecycle to a growing necessity to plan for 30 to 40 and even 50 year lifecycles
  • Learn the essentials about blade life-extension and replacement to understand correct timing for your assets to ensure that any decision will lower the LCOE and increase wind farms’ AEP
  • Review essential case study data and payback curves that measure the ROI resulting from replacing original blades with a universal design

Wetzel Engineering Kyle K. Wetzel, Ph.D. CEO & CTO Wetzel Wind Energy Services

Tecsis Phillips Lemos CTIO/CoFounder Tecsis


2.30pm - 3.00pm 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

The Trade Council of Denmark Greg Kocsis Commercial Advisor Wind The Trade Council of Denmark

2.00pm - 2.30pm Case Study: 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

The Timken Company Brian Ray Chief Engineer Timken


2.30pm - 3.00pm New generation of data acquisition unit technology and requirements for wind turbine monitoring
  • Explore key learnings from the evolution of data acquisition over the last ten years and how technology must innovate to improve its flexibility for multiple turbine types
  • Understand what’s required for a holistic approach to turbine monitoring and emphasize the importance of linking big data solutions to prompt alarm management and response
  • Evaluate further potential of ‘machine learning’ technology within the wind industry as an enabler for improved uptime and portfolio optimization

Brüel & Kjær Vibro Jeremy Erndt Sales Manager Brüel & Kjær Vibro

2.00pm - 3.00pm Operator expertise brought to bear on critical blade management failures
  • Discuss the principle pain points for owners and operators of wind turbines in order to get a better grasp of the impact of costs, predictability, reliability and efficiency of turbines
  • Explore vital lessons learned on the cost-benefits of upgrades (tip extensions, vortex generators, leading edge tapes and more) as solutions to improve turbine production
  • Evaluate the challenges and solutions for operating end-of-life or discontinued blades (such as the Clipper variant) and also gain expert guidance you can use to manage and mitigate new blade defects and failures

Mortenson Energy Services Moderated by Olen Richardson Mortenson Energy Services

Leeward Energy Troy Ryan Director of Operations Leeward Energy

Elawan Aday Magec Technical Manager Elawan

E.ON Climate & Renewables NA Arnold Wilmink Head of Technical Support NA E.ON Climate & Renewables NA

Enbridge Ian MacRobbie General Manager Enbridge

3.00pm - 3.30pm Align legal, safety & operations to optimize critical resources
  • Learn how Apex Clean Energy has been able to balance pressure to reduce OPEX with resource optimization across interacting departments and resources across legal, field operations and site safety
  • Gain exclusive case data insights into the levels of injury reduction and back office expense reductions possible when trust and visibility is built across departments

Apex Clean Energy Liz Weir VP Law & Deputy General Counsel Apex Clean Energy

Apex Clean Energy John Boyle Health & Safety Manager Apex Clean Energy

3.00pm - 3.30pm Demystifying CMS: Project Execution and Monitoring
  • Moventas engineered solutions to known failure modes seen in the Siemens 2.3 fleet. Bringing cost effective solutions to field repairs through upgrades to the 4456 gearbox platform. 
  • Demonstrating the advantages of the upgraded solution offerings versus the 1 for 1 repairs.  Solutions that allow you to repair and upgrade the drivetrain through a modular approach versus replacing the entire gearbox.
    • Failure modes
    • Solutions
    • Modular replacements

Moventas Jeff Sterett Business Development Manager Moventas

3.00pm - 3.30pm Life extension lessons learned from the European market
  • Explore their track records and learnings gained from lifetime extension projects across the European wind market
  • Understand how owners can begin to work more independently of their OEMs, particularly where life extension is the goal

DEIF Jan Harrestrup VP Business Development DEIF A/S

DEIF Jean Felber Global Sales Manager DEIF A/S

3.30pm - 4.00pm NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK & EXHIBITION
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ASSET, RISK & PERFORMANCE OPTIMIZATION
FLEET DIGITIZATION
BLADES & INSPECTIONS
ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS & BOP
4.00pm - 4.30pm Training tomorrows techs: Goldwind Works in the world of competitive hiring
  • Discover the extent to which different turbine technologies require different O&M talent strategies and how programs like Goldwind Works can help narrow the talent pool and uncover hidden gems
  • Explore how wind power owners and producers can work better together to unearth top talent in individuals with interchangeable skills and increase retention
  • Gain unique insights on how O&M efficiencies play an integral part in maximizing wind project value

Goldwind Americas Tim O'Malley Operations Manager USA Goldwind Americas

Goldwind Americas Grant Qualley Sales Manager Goldwind Americas


4.30pm - 5.00pm 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 instil 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

Duke Energy Jeff Wehner VP Renewables Duke Energy

4.00pm - 5.00pm Debating where is the ROI? Data analytics vs. management

In a candid discussion between buyers and sellers, we look to debate the true value of the current data analytics market and ask:

  • Definition - What is the proper definition between data “analytics” and management”?
  • Speed - In what timeframes, do you expect to see results from hired analytics providers vs. your own internal resources?
  • Challenge – What are the biggest challenges and hurdles faced when creating and deploying analytics/management systems?
  • Competition – with such a hot market for services, what are you looking for right now from solutions? Are you achieving what you hoped? If not, why not?

Moderated by Mike Liebman Senior Operations Executive

NEM Solutions USA Gorka Parada CEO NEM Solutions USA

Excelsior Capital Matthew Burt Managing Director, Operations Excelsior Energy Capital

Natural Power Holly Burnett SVP Natural Power

Vestas Kerrick Johnson Chief Ecosystems Officer Utopus Insights (a Vestas Company)

4.00pm - 4.30pm Enhancing efficiency with every turn… The effects of Leading Edge Erosion and Wind Vortex Generators
  • Impact of blade maintenance on AEP
  • Aerodynamic Efficiency and “stall” impact on AEP
  • Aerodynamic Optimization Improvement Opportunities

Vestas Bret Anderson EMD Renewable Solutions Marketing Director 3M


4.30pm - 5.00pm LIVE DEMO Augmented reality unlocks new value for technicians
  • Discover how game changing augmented reality solutions will shake up the wind technician market and their capabilities, unlocking new value for you and your onsite teams with access to real-time, hands-free guidance and support
  • Learn how tomorrows wind workforce will develop further skillsets once powered by AR and Virtual Reality technical best practice guidance, data visualization and training aids
  • Evaluate data from EGP NA’s test projects and take part in a live tech demo that reinforces not only the technical value, but the key safety features enabled by smart, hands free technology onsite

Enel Green Power Mike Kelley Health & Safet Manager Enel Green Power

4.00pm - 4.30pm Improve power converters and the interaction of between electrical components to extend life
  • Understand the critical interactions between the wind turbine transformer, generator and power converters
  • Examine how to use this knowledge to improve proactive and preventative maintenance of electrical components

Siemens Gamesa Drazena Brocilo Principal Electrical Engineer Siemens Gamesa


4.30pm - 5.00pm Arc Flash - Explore the challenges of incident energy calculation, planning and prevention
  • Evaluate the key problems associated with incident energy calculation for wind, with examples that showcase approaches to maintenance and troubleshooting
  • Discuss the value of novel approaches to assess the incident energy levels of varying components and learn how to adjust key settings to reduce levels significantly
  • Debate the lessons learned and explore further steps the industry can take to mitigate rising incident energy levels in the future

Siemens Gamesa Drazena Brocilo Principal Electrical Engineer Siemens Gamesa

MOSESON Judah Moseson Independent Consultant Moseson

AES Wind Generation Bradley Hendrix BoP Lead AES Wind Generation

Leeward Energy Troy Ryan Director of Operations Leeward Energy

EDP Renewables NA Brian Peyres Senior High Voltage Reliability Engineer EDP Renewables NA

5.00pm - 5.30pm 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 (with experience also in conventional energy)
  • 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

Leeward Energy Jason Allen Chief Operations Officer Leeward Energy

 
★ 5.00pm - 5.30pm #ROUNDTABLES Blades & Inspections Networking
  • ★ Take the chance to network with peers from across the wind value chain in a niche and informal session open to anyone with challenges and solutions for blades & inspections
  • ★ Bring your business cards!

 

5.00pm - 5.30pm Long Term Substation strategies
  • Long Term Scheduled Maintenance Planning and Execution
  • Online Testing and Analysis
  • Continued Changes and compliance with PRC-005

AES Wind Generation Bradley Hendrix BoP Lead AES Wind Generation

5.30pm - 7.00pm NETWORKING DRINKS, WIND OPERATIONS DALLAS AWARDS 2018 & EXHIBITION

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Day 2 - Wednesday, April 18 2018

CONFERENCE BEGINS DAY TWO IN BREAKOUT ROOMS
SUCCESSFUL SELF-SERVICE STRATEGIES
GEARBOXES & LARGE COMPONENTS
ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS & BOP
★ 9.00am - 10.30am #ROUNDTABLES Exclusive self-service roundtables

Have your considered taking the critical steps towards self-service in some/all of your assets in the near future? Then take a unique opportunity to network with and learn from peers to help you:

  • Learn how to transition from full warranty coverage to self-performance
  • Discover which strategy is most likely to be approved by equity/investment partners and lenders
  • Understand how to communicate the cost/risk benefits of self-service to higher management, decision makers and key project partners

Moderated by Mike Liebman Senior Operations Executive

Duke Energy Jeff Wehner VP Renewables Duke Energy

Pattern Energy Chris Shugart SVP Operations Pattern Energy

Elawan Aday Magec Technical Manager Elawan

Vestas Austin Schroll Senior Service Director Vestas

9.00am - 10.30am #ROUNDTABLES Gearboxes & Large Components Networking
  • Take the chance to network with peers from across the wind value chain in a niche and informal session open to anyone with challenges and solutions for gearbox faults, failures and upgrades
  • Bring your business cards!
9.00am - 9.30am Developments in pad mount transformer maintenance
  • 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 brushing installation issues
  • Receive critical intelligence and cost analysis of pad mount transformer maintenance to help you communicate the urgency and budget burden of critical BOP servicing right now

EDP Renewables NA Brian Peyres Senior High Voltage Reliability Engineer EDP Renewables NA


9.30am - 10.00am Remote site operations and safety
  • The benefits of remote site operations.
  • Remote fault analysis and NERC.
  • What type of training is necessary to ensure safe BOP work

Leeward Energy Troy Ryan Director of Operations Leeward Energy

 
 
★ 10.00am - 10.30am #ROUNDTABLES BOP & electrical maintenance troubleshooting roundtables
  • ★ Take the chance to network with peers from across the wind value chain in a niche and informal session open to anyone with challenges and solutions for major balance of plant issues
  • ★ Bring your business cards!

Commentary & discussion with:

MOSESON Judah Moseson Independent Consultant Moseson

AES Wind Generation Bradley Hendrix BoP Lead AES Wind Generation

Leeward Energy Troy Ryan Director of Operations Leeward Energy

EDP Renewables NA Brian Peyres Senior High Voltage Reliability Engineer EDP Renewables NA

EDP Renewables NA Darrell Perkins HV Reliability Engineer EDP Renewables NA

Siemens Gamesa Drazena Brocilo Principal Electrical Engineer Siemens Gamesa

10.30am - 11.00am NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK & EXHIBITION
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FLEET DIGITIZATION
GEARBOXES & LARGE COMPONENTS
11.00am - 11.30am AI Best Practices for Blade Inspection
  • How AI-based inspection reporting improves your bottom line
  • Why better data leads to better maintenance practices
  • Key factors in evaluating AI and assistive technology

Airfusion Ed Minasian Sr Director Product Management Airfusion

11.00am - 11.30am Online wear pattern diagnostics in wind turbine gearboxes
  • Failure and Risk assessment in wind turbine Gearboxes
  • Influence of Operational Condition into the Gearbox Lifetime
  • How to increase reliability and reduce operational risk in Gearboxes
  • Condition Monitoring techniques assessment and effectiveness analysis
  • Study cases

Atten2 Adrián Pérez Calvo Senior Sales Manager Atten2

11.30am -12.00pm How the GE Digital Wind Farm Created a Scalable Solution for Complex Asset Failures

There is a lot of noise about how digital is changing the wind business. Move past the jargon with this real-life example of how digital tools enable a cross-functional human workforce to capture, analyze, create, and drive purposeful business actions and outcomes for complex asset failures.

  • Learn how to enable custom analytic design using big, nuanced data and the art of deep industry experience with wind equipment
  • Discover how to connect and translate data-driven analytics across multiple teams to create purposeful action
  • Experience how to build a digitally-enabled workforce to drive effective business outcomes across teams and business KPI

GE Renewable Energy Brian Case VP of Digital Product Management GE Renewable Energy

11.30pm - 12.00pm WindSOM A Simple To Use Wind Turbine Health Management Platform
  • How to achieve Timeline based maintenance and health report management.
  • How to do data management and analysis across different CMS brands in an Unified Platform.
  • How to solve CMS data storage challenge in Wind Industry.

MHHC Vincent Yang Deputy General Manager MHHC

12.00pm - 12.30pm Maximize the park yield using RETINA Data Science solutions
  • Understand how to leverage SCADA & CMS data to improve park yield & asset lifetime using machine learning algorithms.
  • Learn how overall performance improvements have been achieved in South Asian parks that deployed our data science solutions.
  • Relate how best-of-the-breed practices of data science driven approach can be applied to your portfolios with RETINA.

Bahwan Cybertek B Sivarama Krishnan (BSK) Chief Architect Bahwan Cybertek

12.00am - 12.30pm Analyze the results of the latest Logilube/NREL research program
  • Evaluate the lessons learned gained from the current research project with the US Dept. of Energy NREL National Wind Technology Center in Golden, CO
  • Review key insights from the 1.0 GB of senor and SCADA data taken on the highly instrumented Winergy gearbox

Logilube LLC Bill Gillette President, CEO & Founder Logilube LLC

12.30pm - 1.30pm NETWORKING LUNCH & EXHIBITION
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FUTURE THINKING FOR WIND OPERATIONS
1.30pm - 2.00pm Blockchain innovation in renewables
  • Learn the basics of blockchain, and gain key insights into the applications for demand response, decentralized asset ownership and smart contracts
  • Explore the wider minefield of blockchain in a cryptocurrency world, to ensure you know your ICOs from your tokens and can articulate clearly a vision of digitize transformation within your business
  • Examine which early efforts to harness blockchain you should follow closely in O&M, to better support performance incentives, production monitoring and late-life asset equity

Kerr Jeferies Co-Founder Blockchain Energy Influencers

2.00pm - 2.30pm Repowering Opportunities and Key Considerations - Monetize the PTC Before Expirations
  • Gain understanding of what it takes and how to qualify for the PTC, including 80/20 rule considerations, before the PTC steps down further in 2019.
  • Explore repowering approaches and strategies
  • Gain perspective on key market players.

FTI Consulting Carter Atlamazoglou Director Corporate Finance & Restructuring FTI Consulting

2.30pm - 3.00pm Degradation analysis best practice pre-repower greenlight
  • Gain invaluable best practice to help you understand the condition and production value of turbines before making critical repower decisions
  • Evaluate the typical challenges that arise during this process, and learn key techniques and strategies to help you mitigate operational issues long term where repower may yet be an option
  • Receive key insights that explore the key finance mechanisms of turbine repowering at different ages and state of degradation to ensure you make the correct decision both for your turbines and your balance sheet

Eric Soderlund Structural Engineer Sargent & Lundy LLC

3.00pm - 3.30pm Wind Turbine Supply Chain: Leveraging good practices from the Aerospace industry
  • There is a lot of commonality between aerospace and wind.  Both industries have highly complex machinery that needs to be operated in a safe but time critical manner, thousands of components that need to be available as spare parts at short notice, long asset lifespans of 20-30 years resulting in the need for a developed services market, and an international spare parts supplier network that can cause logistical and sourcing challenges.
  • Even the KPIs are similar, as they both have time sensitive operational measures that need to be minimised.  For aerospace, it’s aircraft on-ground time, while for offshore wind, it’s unscheduled downtime.  They both track whether the spare parts availability will cause a delay in the work, need to understand the optimal mix of which parts to stock, and have target response times to address problems.
  • Find out how aerospace companies leverage digital analytics in optimising inventory, visibility and collaboration tools to improve supplier performance, and automation of processes to reduce aircraft on-ground time by more than 35%, improve first order fill rate (availability) by ~ 60%, reduce stock levels by ~ 60%, and reduce the time from part needed to part on its way (turnaround time) by 50%.
  • Understand the specific takeaways for wind in data mining, spare parts criticality segmentation, the supply chain engagement and automation of process steps from diagnosis/prognosis to parts received

Accenture Operations Tushar Narsana Managing Director Accenture Operations Supply Chain BPS

3.30pm CLOSE OF CONFERENCE

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2018 Sponsors & Exhibitors

Diamond Sponsor

  • NGC Transmission & Equipment

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors

  • 3M
  • DEIF
  • DWT
  • Goldwind
  • Logilube
  • Mortenson
  • MOSESON
  • NEM Solutions
  • Nordex Acciona
  • Siemens Gamesa
  • TCGM
  • Timken
  • Tech Safety Lines

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