An Innovative Agenda to Help You Boost Your Production and Capture More kWh

If you would like to offer your expertise at the Wind O&M Canada 2018 as a speaker, please contact Diana Dropol at diana@newenergyupdate.com

Monday, November 12: DAY 1 CONFERENCE PROGRAM

07:00-08:30 REGISTRATION, EXHIBITION & WELCOME COFFEE
08:30-08:40 Organizer’s Opening speech

New Energy Update Diana Dropol Project Director New Energy Update

08:40-08:50 Chairman’s Opening speech

Clir Gareth Brown CEO Clir

08:50-09:35 KEYNOTE: The evolution of wind power - where we are now and where will be in 5 years?
  • How are technology innovations and choices impacting the O&M market?
  • What wind farm optimization tools and best practices are being achieved across 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?
  • Repowering - what to expect and when?
  • Storage - fad, fiction or reality?
  • Cyber security - what are we facing and how do we protect ourselves?

Apex Clean Energy Ken Young COO Apex Clean Energy

Algonquin Power Ian MacRobbie VP Operations Algonquin Power

Gearbox Express Bruce Neumiller Chief Executive Officer and Founding Partner Gearbox Express

09:35-10:05 PRESENTATION: Self-performance best practice
  • Learn how to improve the transition process from your previous O&M model to your current one
  • Understand the balance points to boost your operational control and see ROI on operational knowledge
  • Assess the training, staffing expenses and the new skillset required to quantify/ monetize your data stream

Bluearth Renewables Mike Jablonicky Director, Wind Operations Bluearth Renewables

10:05-10:45 PANEL: Mitigating operational risk and driving performance through your operational model
  • Understand what criteria is relevant to assess for operational model decision-making
  • Assess the different regional O&M models, their impact on performance and the cost savings they are associated with

Kruger Energy JJ Davis O&M Manager - Ontario & West Coast Kruger Energy

Enbridge Inc. Willem Van der Ven Vice President Power Operations Enbridge Inc.

Algonquin Power Ian MacRobbie VP Operations Algonquin Power

10:45-11:15 EXHIBITION & NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK
11:15-12:00 PANEL: How to get the right data to boost operational control and unlock data analytics
  • Learn to translate data into actionable information and manage it effectively so that can be linked with fixing performance issues
  • Untangle the monitoring ambiguity by analyzing metrics to do effective performance management
  • Gain access to the right data streams and improve the condition of older assets
  • Utilizing data analytics hand in hand with operational know-how
  • The role of AI and Machine learning in Data Analytics - is it worth it?

Capstone Infrastructure Tom Burge Director of Wind Operations - Eastern Canada Capstone Infrastructure

One Wind Services Grayson Swan VP Operations One Wind Services

Applied Philosophy Amin Ahmadi Senior Consultant, Operations and Analytics Applied Philosophy

12:00-12:30 PRESENTATION: Real time asset control, data collection and reporting for GADS performance reporting
  • Explore methods and algorithms designed to both control, and report wind turbine downtime and underperformance to the North American (GADS) standard
  • Understand the procedures behind normalizing data from all original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to a unified GADS standard
  • Discuss procedures required to audit and shadow edit availability from turbine alarms.

Bazefield Americas Brad Johnson Lead Solutions Architect Bazefield Americas

12:30-14:00 EXHIBITION & NETWORKING LUNCH BREAK
14:00-14:30 PRESENTATION: Increasing wind turbine failure detectability and availability with Machine Learning strategies
  • Discuss how the wind industry is evolving towards a more mature and competitive market where energy players are focusing more on increasing yield of already installed assets and reducing operating costs.
  • Explore the necessity of proven technology, systems and tools that deliver efficient and reliable outputs that can be used directly from an O&M point of view.
  • Instill the current smart and predictive maintenance possibilities.

NEM Solutions Orestes Calderon Energy KAM and Project Manager NEM Solutions USA Inc.

14:30-15:15 PANEL: CMMS - how different companies do it
  • Hear what platforms are utilized and find out how effective they are for applying resources
  • Debate the best ways to store historical asset history, manage schedules, order and warehousing parts
  • Discuss the possibility of a tailor-made cloud-based solution for today’s wind technology employees

Transalta Michael Nar Performance E.I.T Transalta

Tracy Duncan Principle Consultant Renewable Intelligence

Bureau Veritas Jeremy Erndt Director Bureau Veritas

15:15-15:45 EXHIBITION & NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK
15:45-16:30 PANEL: Status and adoption of new technologies
  • Share insights on lessons learnt and how to best tackle biggest challenges and opportunities
  • Discuss what are technologies in the pipeline, what is required to adopt them and what are the guarantees that operators want to see
  • Assess pros and cons of Oil chip detection technology

Clir Energy Gareth Brown CEO Clir Energy

Borealis Wind Daniela Roeper Founder Borealis Wind

16:30-17:00 PRESENTATION: Demonstrating O&M CM data analysis value and efficiency with automation tools like Python and RESTFul APIs
  • Leverage data models to move from reactive to proactive maintenance strategies.
  • Interconnect and increase program efficiency with automation tools like Python and RESTFul APIs
  • Completion of the Corrective Action Feedback Loop
  • What KPIs can be used right now to demonstrate End User ROI?
  • Case Study Material

Gram & Juhl Jeff Walkup Vice President of Sales & Operations (North America) Gram & Juhl

17:00-18:00 NETWORKING DRINKS RECEPTION

Tuesday, November 13: DAY 2 CONFERENCE PROGRAM

07:30-08:30 REGISTRATION, EXHIBITION & WELCOME COFFEE
08:30-09:00 PANEL: Evolution of the supply chain for wind power in Canada
  • Understand the evolution of parts sourcing in Canada and the effects on how owner-operators carry out O&M
  • Hear the latest on pricing for O&M spare parts and how this will advance with a smarter, more robust supply chain
  • Discuss methods to drive down supply chain costs and ultimately localize it

Capstone Infrastructure John Kirby Director of Wind Operations Capstone Infrastructure

AC883 Lars Bendsen CEO AC883

09:00-09:45 PANEL: OEM Innovation
  • Share insights on lessons learnt and how to best tackle biggest challenges and opportunities
  • Discuss what are technologies in the pipeline, what is required to adopt them and what are the guarantees that operators want to see
  • Assess pros and cons of Oil chip detection technology

Capital Power Sandeep Sharma Head of Renewables Capital Power

Enercon Canada Dan Barker Managing Director - Service Enercon Canada

Gearbox Express Bruce Neumiller Chief Executive Officer and Founding Partner Gearbox Express

09:45-10:15 EXHIBITION & NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK
10:15-10:45 PRESENTATION: What components are becoming bigger issues?
  • Discuss lessons learnt on leading edge erosion
  • Tackle challenges with components on older plants vs newer plants

Enbridge Inc. Willem Van der Ven Vice President Power Operations Enbridge Inc.

10:45-11:15 How to reduce weather downtime costs and quality issues in blade repairs?
  • Discuss the weather as a cost and quality factor in blade repairs
  • Examine the previous experiences, such as cost overruns and quality issues
  • Learn about new innovations to reduce costs, increase efficiency and improve repair quality

Bladefence Ville Karkkolainen Director Of Business Development Bladefence

11:15-11:45 PRESENTATION: Bearing Reliability
  • Focus is a 230/600 DLC SRB which was in operation for 7+ years (Removed from service for non-bearing related issue)
  • Raceways in excellent condition post-test indicating little to no adhesive wear (current #1 failure mode of MS SRBs)
  • Coating on rollers is intact and in good condition, confirming benefit of Timken DLC technology in preventing adhesive wear

Timken Canada Siavash Rahimian OEM Sales Engineer - Central Canada Timken Canada

11:45-12:15 PRESENTATION: Oil as a component of a gearbox and the importance of filtration
  • This presentation will discuss how wind turbine gearbox oil should be regarded not as merely a consumable, but itself as an integral gearbox component.
  • Oil that is used in a gearbox is a valuable asset and should be designed with this, and its role as a component, in mind.
  • The value and importance of gearbox oil filtration will also be discussed.

Amsoil Brian Burks Senior Application Sales Engineer Wind & Industrial Business Amsoil

12:15-12:45 PANEL: 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

APEX Clean Energy Neil James Director Site Operations APEX Clean Energy

Enercon Canada Dan Barker Managing Director - Service Enercon Canada

Capstone Infrastructure John Kirby Director of Wind Operations Capstone Infrastructure

12:45-14:15 EXHIBITION & NETWORKING LUNCH BREAK
14:15 END OF CONFERENCE

Got a question? Get in touch below!

Diana Dropol

Diana Dropol

Project Director
New Energy Update
diana@newenergyupdate.com
(Global) +44 (0) 207 375 7528

Paul Robinson

Paul Robinson

Business Development
New Energy Update
paulr@newenergyupdate.com
(Global) +44 (0) 207 375 7521

Paul Robinson

Dovile Kantauskaite

Head of Delegate Registrations
New Energy Update
dovile@fc-bi.com
(Global) +44 (0) 207 375 4334

2018 Sponsors & Exhibitors

Silver Sponsors

  • AMSOIL
  • bladefence
  • Gearbox Express
  • Gram & Juhl
  • LiftWerx
  • Moventas

Bronze Sponsors

  • Bazefield
  • NEM Solutions
  • Timken

WiFi Sponsors

  • CGI

Exhibitors

  • IPS
  • LiftWerx
  • Mersen
  • NEM Solutions
  • QUALITROL
  • TEAM-1-Academy-Inc