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Owner Operators, Utilities & IPPs

  • Javier Mateache
    Elawan
    Javier Mateache Chief Executive Officer
    Elawan
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  • Jason Allen
    Leeward Energy
    Jason Allen Chief Operating Officer
    Leeward Energy
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  • Jeff Wehner
    Duke Energy
    Jeffrey Wehner VP Renewable Operations
    Duke Energy
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  • Chris Shugart
    pattern energy
    Chris Shugart SVP Operations
    Pattern Energy
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    Chris lead’s Pattern’s operations and asset management team, which has the responsibility of ensuring the safe, reliable, and profitable operation of approximately 3000 MW of wind energy facilities across the globe. This role encompasses O&M, commercial asset management, EHS, engineering, and regulatory and environmental services.

    Chris has over 20 years of energy industry experience including management positions in operations, due diligence, technical services, project development, and project management. His experience includes development and management of transmission, wind, and gas-fired power facilities with Westinghouse, Calpine, Babcock & Brown, and Pattern. Chris has a BSME from Virginia Tech and an MBA from the University of Phoenix.

  • Gerrud Wallaert
    EON
    Gerrud Wallaert VP Regional Operations
    E.ON Climate & Renewables NA
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    Gerrud Wallaert is Vice President, Regional Operations for E.ON Climate and Renewables NA. In his role, Gerrud is responsible for six wind generation assets in the areas of safety, strategy, operations management, personnel, and budgets and serves on a leadership team with responsibilities of 2.9 GW of wind power generation in North America.

    After earning a degree in Electrical Engineering from the Louisiana Tech University, Gerrud started his professional career in 2001 with Entergy Services, Inc. as a System Operator ensuring the reliability of the transmission system.

    Gerrud joined Southwest Power Pool in 2002 as an Operations Engineer and transitioned to the position of Senior Regulatory and Policy Engineering in 2006. While at Southwest Power Pool, he supported the company in State and Federal regulatory filings, policy research concerning tariff and electric market rules, and other operations and regulatory topics.

    With the foundation of electric utility experience, Gerrud entered into the renewable generation sector with Acciona Energy in 2009 as Manager, System Operations Center with responsibilities including the 24 / 7 remote operations of over 700 MWs of wind generation in the US and Canada, Regulatory Compliance, and SCADA Engineering. In 2011, he transitioned to E.ON Climate and Renewables where he has served in several different Operational roles and recently served as Head of Asset Planning in Essen, Germany, were he oversaw the O&M and Parts Strategy, O&M Processes, Budgeting and KPI oversight, and Operational Risk Management for E.ON’s global onshore and offshore wind portfolio totaling more than 4.8 GW of wind generation.

    Gerrud obtained his Master’s in Business Administration from Loyola University Chicago in 2013..

  • Aday Magec
    Elawan
    Aday Magec Technical Manager
    Elawan
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  • Liz Weir
    Apex Clean Energy
    Liz Weir VP Law & Deputy General Counsel
    Apex Clean Energy
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  • Matthew Burt
    Excelsior Capital
    Matthew Burt Managing Director, Operations
    Excelsior Energy Capital
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  • Brad Hendrix
    AES Wind Generation
    Bradley Hendrix Balance of Plant Lead
    AES Wind Generation
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  • Troy Ryan
    Leeward Energy
    Troy Ryan Director of Operations
    Leeward Energy
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  • John Boyle
    APEX
    John Boyle Health & Safety Manager
    Apex Clean Energy
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    John brings 15 years of experience in Safety, Operations, and Emergency Response. John was previously with Infigen, BP, The MC252 Oil Spill Response, The Pangere Corporation and US Steel where he held safety leadership positions. Through his behavior based initiatives, leveraging experience from wind industry professionals, and commitment to continuous improvement, John has successfully developed safety programs, improved operating cultures, and reduced total recordable rates dramatically. John is a National Registered Paramedic and professionally trained firefighter.

  • Mike Kelley
    Enel Green Power NA
    Mike Kelley Health & Safety Manager
    Enel Green Power NA
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    Mike Kelley is a 30-year Safety Professional with a diverse back ground and work history. Safety has allowed Mike to work in all but one of the United States. Mike has had the great opportunity to work internationally as well. Mike Has worked in the energy field for the last 16 years and in Wind Energy for the last 12 years. Mike is an advocate not and advisory, his goal is to help each individual employee of Leeward Energy and our contractors go home safely each day and to enjoy a safe time with their families.

    Mike is a 10-year member of the AWEA Safety Committee and the Post Chair of the AWEA Safety Steering Committee. Mike is a founding member of the Iowa Wind Energy Association and has served on the Board of Directors for 9 years. Mike is currently serving on the ANSI A10 Sub-Committee for the Demolition of Wind Turbines. Mike is also a OTI OSHA 501 Instructor.

    Mike is married to his beautiful wife Lisa for 9 years in March of 2017, we have 5 children and 6 grandchildren, 2 more on the way. Mike and Lisa enjoy traveling and we have a great system for our lives…Mike cooks (he enjoys cooking on the grill and smoker) and Lisa cleans. We spend most of our time together outside doing something….and in Minnesota that can be cold. I love to fish and hunt as well as messing with dogs and livestock. Mike looking forward to moving back to my home state of Texas after almost a 20 year absents.

    Safety is my passion, I love what I do

  • Ryan Oppermann
    E.ON Climate & Renewables NA
    Ryan Oppermann Fleet Engineer
    E.ON Climate & Renewables NA
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  • Arnold Wlmink
    E.ON Climate & Renewables NA
    Arnold Wilmink Head of Technical Support NA
    E.ON Climate & Renewables NA
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  • Ben Jordan
    Duke Energy
    Ben Jordan Director Outside Services
    Duke Energy
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  • Brian Peyres
    EDP Renewables
    Brian Peyres Senior High Voltage Reliability Engineer
    EDP Renewables
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    EDP Renewables
    Darrell Perkins HV Reliability Engineer
    EDP Renewables
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  • Ian MacRobbie
    Enbridge
    Ian MacRobbie General Manager
    Enbridge
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  • Nicholas Rossel
    EDF Renewables
    Nicholas Rossel Head of Business Development
    EDF Renewables
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OEMs, ISPs, Key Vendors & Partners

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Just some of the top speakers to have taken the stage before include...

Tom Kiernan
Pattern Energy


Tom Kiernan
CEO
AWEA
Kelly Dallas
o2o-wind


Kelly Dallas
Head Moderator
O2O WIND International
Aaron Barr
Make-Consulting


Aaron Barr
Managing Director
Make Consulting
Steven Gilbert
AVEC


Steven Gilbert
Manager
AVEC
Greg Wolf
duke energy


Greg Wolf
President Commercial Portfolio
Duke Energy
David Smith
Leeward Energy


David Smith
CEO & President
Leeward Energy
Gerrud Wallaert
EON


Gerrud Wallaert
Vice President - Regional Operations
E.ON Climate & Renewables
Chris Shugart
pattern energy


Chris Shugart
Senior VP Operations
Pattern Energy
Matthew Burt
Res-americas


Matthew Burt
SVP Operations
RES Americas
Jeff Wehner
duke-energy


Jeff Wehner
Vice President of Operations, Renewables
Duke Energy Corporation
Brain Hayes
EDP-renewables


Brian Hayes
Executive VP - Asset Optimization
EDP Renewables
Sandeep Sharma
capital-power-corporation


Sandeep Sharma
Head of Renewables
Capital Power
Rob Erdinger
Algonquin


Rob Erdinger
Sr. Business Manager
Algonquin Power
Troy Ryan
Leeward-Energy


Troy Ryan
Eastern Regional Manager
Leeward Energy
Tracy Jarvis
AES-WIND-GENERATION


Tracy Jarvis
General Manager – Buffalo Gap
AES Wind Generation
Josh Faussett
OGE


Josh Faussett
Manager Renewable EnergyOG
OGE Energy Corp
Jeremy High
EDP


Jeremy High
Asset Manager
EDP Renewables
John Boyle
APEX-


John Boyle
Manager HSE
APEX Clean Energy
Brian Martin
BP


Brian Martin
Director of Field Safety
BP Wind Energy
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DTE


Edward Henderson
Manager Wind Resources
DTE Energy
Chris Brown
Vestas


Chris Brown
President
Vestas
Don Gibson
duke-energy


Don Gibson
Business Development Manager
Duke Energy
Peter Wells
UpWind


Peter Wells
Chief Executive Officer
UpWInd Solutions
Terry Callahan
suzlon


Terry Callahan
VP Operations
Suzlon Energy
Larry Freeman
EDF


Larry Freeman
Business Development Manager Asset Administration
EDF Renewables
Mike Kelley
UpWind


Mike Kelley
Executive Director EHS
Upwind Solutions
Todd Karasek
suzlon


Todd Karasek
VP HSE
Suzlon Energy
Tomas Konvalina
Siemens


Tomas Konvalina
Head of Warranty Management
Siemens
Charles Clayton
suzlon


Charles Clayton
Training Manager
Suzlon Energy
Maya Nissim
UpWind


Maya Nissim
Reliability Engineering Manager
Upwind Solutions
Andy Holt
GE


Andy Holt
Onshore Wind General Manager
General Electric Company
Keith Day
EON


Keith Day
President
E.ON Energy Services
Bouchra Bouqata
GE


Bouchra Bouqata
Program Manager – Digital Strategies
GE Renewable Energy

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