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2019 Speaker line-up

More Owner/Operator speakers than ever before, discover the latest and most innovative developments in the Onshore O&M sphere.

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Jan De Groof
Jan De Groof
Head Procurement and Commercial asset Management
ENGIE

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ENGIE

Mr. De Groof currently heads procurement as well as the commercial asset management of Engie’s European assets, with an installed capacity of ca. 3GW. He is based in Paris and joined Engie in 2010 having worked on different finance positions, conventional power and renewables projects in Brussels and Berlin. Prior thereto, Mr. De Groof was assistant at the faculty at the University of Antwerp working on corporate finance, cost – and management accounting topics. He graduated MSc at the University of Antwerp with a thesis on energy market design and a major in finance, afterwards pursuing an MArts in econometrics at the University of Leuven.

Ewen Morrison
Ewen Morrison
Mechanical Engineer
Engie

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Ewen is a mechanical engineer and has worked in the wind industry for 19 years. Previously he spent 10 years in the gas turbine and oil and gas industries. He has worked for Engie for 7 years mainly on the construction of the UK onshore wind portfolio and asset management of these wind farms. He specialises in turbine inspections, developing the technical aspects of turbine and maintenance contracts and technical due diligence. Ewen previously worked for Garrad Hassan and Partners, Natural Power and SSE plc.

Roland Flaig
Roland Flaig
Head - Wind Operations (Onshore Europe)
E.ON

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EON

Currently responsible for a department of roughly 60 FTE's in four countries, overlooking our onshore wind portfolio in Norther Europer Europe. P&L responsibility with a cost budget of roughly 40 M€ and a revenue stream of more than 100 M€. During his career at E.ON he has been working as Operations Manager, as HR business partner and as a specialist in performance management (process and behoaviour), project management and cultural change. Before that Roland worked as a management consultant with process reengineering and process development.

Anna Jasper-Martens
Anna Jasper-Martens
Director Business Excellence & Asset Management Onshore Wind
Vattenfall
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Vattenfall

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Tim Rubert
Tim Rubert
Project Engineer
EnBW
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EnBW

Tim Rubert joined EnBW AG as a project engineer in 2018 and is currently working on the Offshore Wind Projects Hohe See and Albatross. He completed his PhD at the Centre for Doctoral Training in Wind and Marine Energy Systems at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow. His research is in fibre optic sensing, the economics of wind energy, and lifetime extension decision-making. Tim is currently supporting the IEC 64100-28 "through life management and life extension of wind farms" project team within the CMS working group.

Giacomo Barbieri
Giacomo Barbieri
Production Optimization Manager
ERG
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ERG

Giacomo has an engineering background and started as wind analyst at ERG managing the most important M&A operations that led ERG as the first wind operator in Italy and in the top ten in Europe; following the internalization of maintenance services on ERG fleet in Italy he moves towards the management of operational process with particular focus on predictive maintenance. In our department we are monitoring more than 240 WTGs with online CMS in order to assess drive train conditions and we are constantly looking for new solutions that help us to increase the availability and/or production of our wind turbines portfolio.

Antonio Moset Hernandez
Antonio Moset Hernandez
Head of Wind Competence Center
ENEL
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ENEL

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Pedro Alves
Pedro Alves
Transversal Activities Manager
EDPR


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Davide Prato
Davide Prato
Production Optimization Manager
ERG


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Davide has a mechanical and energetic engineering background and started as vibration analyst at ERG in order to manage the CMSs installed on 159 MW WTGs and it was the first ERG’s approach to predictive maintenance on Vestas MW Italian fleet; following the internalization of maintenance services on ERG fleet in Italy he moves towards the management of operational process reaching in 2017 a total approach to Condition Based Maintenance. Now in our department We are in charge more than 240 CMSs covering all the internalized MW wind factories around Europe in order to assess drive train conditions and we are constantly looking for new solutions that help us to increase the availability and/or production of our wind turbines portfolio.

Rudi Young
Rudi Young
Fleet Manager
Innogy

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Rudi has 8 years of experience in the Onshore Wind business at Innogy Renewables, holding a number of positions in the Operations and Commercial Asset Management departments. Prior to joining Innogy, Rudi worked for the space and satellite arm of Airbus and also worked overseas in Japan.

In Rudi’s current Innogy role of Fleet Manager, he is responsible for portfolio optimisation initiatives and negotiating key agreements and contractual solutions to technical fleet issues across Innogy’s global operational fleet with a capacity of 2.3 GW.

Over the past six months, Rudi has led a cross-department team in project managing Innogy’s global onshore wind Portfolio Optimisation project. Covering all operational onshore assets, the project was particularly focused on evaluating the operational fit, life extension, repowering and decommissioning options for assets approaching the end of their design lives and subsidies.

In Rudi’s previous role as Commercial Asset Manager, he was responsible for the commercial asset management and investment optimisation of Innogy and joint venture UK wind farm portfolios. The role involved performing and delivering financial and commercial analysis to facilitate board decisions on optimum life extension and replant strategies for older portfolio assets, which included some of the UK’s oldest operational wind farms.

Steven Heath
Steven Heath
Mechanical Engineer
Ventient Energy

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Renaud Chevalaz-Perrier
Renaud Chevallaz-Perrier
Director of Operations
Res

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Karen Anne Hutton
Karen Anne Hutton
Head of Innovation and Optimisation
RES

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Karen Anne Hutton is Head of Innovation and Optimisation at leading renewable energy company RES. She is responsible for transforming ideas and innovations into commercial service offerings which deliver OPEX savings and asset value improvements for RES’ clients. Karen Anne joined RES in 2001 and has worked in a number of areas across the business including data analysis and continuous improvement.

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Jaap Kleerebezem
Director for Operations and Maintenance Onshore
Vattenfall

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Andrea Perduca
Andrea Perduca
Chief Executive Officer
Renvico

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Bart Dujczynski
Bart Dujczynski
CIO, Ver-reV Fund
Senior Affiliate at FTI Consulting
Founder, Proventus Renewables Ltd
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18+ years power investment experience. Currently Co-Founder Ver-Rev Fund a Special Situation Fund active in Onshore Wind/PV, Board Member Romo Wind (wind performance optimizer), Board Advisor Saule Technologies (perovskite PV cells via ink jet printing), Senior Affiliate FTI Consulting (in-house Clean Tech industry expert), Wind Farm SPV Board Member Stage Capital, Co-Founder of BBM Offshore Poland (Polish Offshore Wind transaction & development specialist) and Founder of Proventus Renewables Ltd targeting On/Off-shore and PV investment strategies with global investors.

www.romowind.com
sauletech.com
www.fticonsulting.com/industries/energy-power-and-products/clean-energy
www.stagecap.com/portfolio/kanin-wind-farm
www.proventusrenewables.com/
www.bbmoffshore.com

Previous Experience

• CFO at Polenergia SA (listed IPP), during time of restructuring, cost cutting , operation optimisations & strategic diversification incl. M&A, special situation debt/equity strategies most notably the sale of 50% of Polenergia’s 1.2GW projects to Equinor in April 2018;
• Investment Director at Kulczyk Investments;
• Distressed Debt at Oaktree Capital Management;
• Corporate Finance at Rothschild and PwC;
• MBA Chicago Booth Business School, ACA Chartered Accountant ICAEW, LLB King’s College London.

Brian McDaid
Brian McDaid
Head of Turbine O&M
RES 
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Jason Porter
Jason Porter
Asset Manager
Greencoat Capital
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Jason joined Greencoat Capital in 2014 and is responsible for the asset management of 500MW within the Greencoat UK Wind portfolio. Prior to Greencoat Jason accrued 11 years of experience within the wind industry in commercial and technical roles.

David Delaire
David Delaire
Managing Director
MPC Capital
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Jordi Francesch
Jordi Francesch
Head of Asset Management / CRO
Glennnmont Partners
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Vittorio Grande
Vittorio Grande
Head of Operations
Falck Renewables
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Jan Dörr
Jan Dörr
Lead Services Engineer
Wind Farm Engineering, Onshore Wind, GE Renewable Energy
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Oliver Metcalf
Oliver Metcalfe
Wind Analyst
Bloomberg
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Oliver Metcalfe is a wind analyst at BloombergNEF, the leading independent provider of analysis, tools, data and research to decision makers leading change in the energy system. He specialises in energy policy, competitive auction analysis, and the transition to a subsidy-free wind sector across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Oliver also leads the BloombergNEF Operations & Maintenance Index and the Wind Turbine Price Index, which aggregate confidential data to provide benchmarks and pricing trends.

Prior to joining BloombergNEF, Oliver worked at the Energy Industries Council, consulting supply chain companies. He holds an MSc in Environmental Technology from Imperial College London.

Robert Erdmann
Robert Erdmann
CDO and member of the Executive Board
fos4X GmbH
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Zabihullah Alefi
Zabihullah Alefi
COO, Leader Condition Monitoring Division
Gram & Juhl
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Neil Douglas
Neil Douglas
Director
BVG Associates
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Neil joined the management team of BVG Associates as a Director in the spring of 2017 and heads up our business activities in relation to providing strategic advice to wind farm owners and technology providers.

He has 24 years of experience in the wind energy industry, with specific expertise in the operational management of wind energy projects, including performance engineering, technical due diligence and risk analysis for onshore and offshore wind farms. He also has extensive knowledge of wind lidar, wind resource analysis and mitigating complex wind flow issues.

Neil joined BVG Associates after two decades with Natural Power and holds a Masters in Energy Systems and the Environment from the University of Strathclyde.

Graham Gow
Graham Gow
Associate Director
BVG Associates

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Conaill Soraghan
Conaill Soraghan
Engineering Specialist
WEBS
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Engineering and data specialist with nine years’ experience in the wind industry. Particular interest in the application of information systems and data science techniques to enhance wind farm production and asset management.

Track record includes technical lead for the world’s first offshore wind benchmarking platform and the management and development of a team of data specialists and engineers.

Very interested in supporting the evolution of data science products and services to enhance the digital transformation of the wind industry.

Raf Kerkhofs
Raf Kerkhofs
Manager Wind Aftermarket and Digitalization
SKF

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Mahmoud Hamada, PhD, MBA
Mahmoud Hamada, PhD, MBA
Managing Director
SAMAWATT

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Gary McIntyre
Gary McIntyre
Managing Director
GMDeco Wind
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Mr. Gary A. Mc Intyre is the Managing Director at GMDeco Wind in Denmark, where he is leading and managing the company’s global Projects for Onshore & Offshore Decommissioning of Electrical Installations. Mr. McIntyre has a strong business mindset and expertise within project management and has been the Director for NKT in the field of Asset Management Services.

He has a BSc. from the Southern University of Denmark in Mechanical Engineering and an Executive MBA from Technical University of Denmark in Management of Technology, which has a focus on Leading Innovation, Strategic Growth & Leading and Managing Organizational Change. Throughout his career he has been involved in many different types of innovative international projects both in the wind sector and other industries.

Mr. Mc Intyre is also on the Board for; Society for Health, Welfare and Technology at IDA (Danish Society of Engineers) since 2009. Through IDA he creates awareness and drives the focus on the impact of innovative technologies and its possibilities within societal trends.

In his spare time Mr. Mc Intyre dedicate his time to coaching and activating kids through sports by arranging and participating in various camps. His philosophy has always been to motive people professionally and in a social context – through an innovative mindset and environment, everyone will benefit in the most positive way in whatever they strive for.

Nicholas Newman
Nicholas Newman
Energy Analyst
GMDeco Wind
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Evgenia Golysheva
Evgenia Golysheva
Head of Consultancy, UK
Onyx InSight
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David Futter
David Futter
Product Line Management
Bachmann
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Edgar Martinez De Aguas
Edgar Martinez De Aguas
Chief Executive Officer
Atten2
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Gerthory Toussaint
Gerthory Toussaint
Technical Advisory Lead for analytics
Kongsberg Digital

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Rasmus Mølgaard Hviid
Rasmus Mølgaard Hviid
Senior Product Champion
Kongsberg Digital

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Stuart Broadley
Stuart Broadley
CEO
Energy Industries Council (EIC)

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Stuart is Chief Executive of the EIC, the Energy Industries Council. Prior to joining EIC in 2016, Stuart enjoyed a successful 25-year career leading global O&M businesses in oil & gas, power and renewables, with Rolls-Royce, Wood, Senvion and Hoerbiger. Stuart also has various non-executive director roles including with the Brazilian Chamber of Commerce in UK and the Nuclear Innovation & Research Advisory Board.

The EIC is the UK’s largest energy supply chain trade association, a not-for-profit with 650 member companies, across oil & gas, power, nuclear and renewable markets that, for 75 years, has advised governments and boardrooms, and helped companies to grow at home and around the world. Their real passion is helping companies to diversify and grow internationally – and their members benefit from EIC’s unique suite of energy market CAPEX & OPEX databases, 130 events p.a., industry & government networks, international launchpad offices and extensive market insight.

Alejandro Cabrera
Alejandro Cabrera
Founder & CEO
Green Eagle Solutions

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Alejandro Cabrera is founder and CEO of Green Eagle Solutions, a leading provider of innovative SCADA solutions. With a degree in software engineering, Alejandro began his career as a software developer and went on to lead teams specialized in custom solutions for wind and solar clients.

In founding Green Eagle Solutions Alejandro built the team that developed CompactSCADA, a pioneering technology that has achieved outstanding results worldwide and has enhanced the performance of wind farms located countries such as Spain, Portugal, UK, France, Italy, Ireland, Turkey, India, Croatia and Indonesia. Additionally, the team’s strong expertise in renewable SCADAs enables the company to provide competitive solutions to IPPs, ISPs and AM companies.

Alejandro believes in pushing the industry forward through digitalisation, and in maximizing the value of operational assets. His approach is largely based on improving the potential for collaboration among key players, and the co-development between operators and O&M service providers

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Dominic Grocott

Dominic Grocott

Project Director | European Wind O&M 2019
Strategy & Business Leader | New Energy Update
+44 (0) 207 375 7510 (Global)
+1 866 996 1235 - Ext. 7510 (Canada)
Email: dominic@newenergyupdate.com

Grace Cooper

Grace Cooper

Commercial Manager
New Energy Update
+44 (0) 207 375 7504 (Global)
+1 866 996 1235 - Ext. 7504 (Canada)
Email: grace@newenergyupdate.com

2019 Sponsors & Exhibitors

Silver Sponsors

  • ATTEN2
  • GE Renewables
  • Gram & Juhl
  • Green-Eagle-Solutions

Bronze Sponsors

  • Bazefield
  • res

Sponsors

  • bachmann
  • Deutsche-windtechnik
  • fos4x
  • ONYX
  • samawatt
  • SKF

Exhibitors

  • AMSC
  • ATTEN2
  • Gastops
  • Gram & Juhl
  • Green-Eagle-Solutions
  • Harris
  • ping
  • res
  • Wikov

Media Partners

  • Spares in motion