Optimize Assets, Enhance Performance and Slash OPEX at Dallas 2019

Renowned as one of North America’s most significant global meeting places for Wind O&M professionals, this is where they meet to learn, network and do business.

Over 700 Renewables professionals who work in the areas of operations, maintenance, asset management, storage and data analytics will convene in Dallas on April 16-17, 2019 at the Westin Galleria to address core challenges, understand the latest technologies that are transforming their industries, meet and form partnerships with new and existing suppliers and hear from the world’s foremost experts and practitioners in their fields.

If you work in or supply services to the Wind or Storage industries then make sure you’re in Dallas for Wind Operations 2019!

Watch here to hear from Dallas Attendees

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Headline Speakers Confirmed for 2019

  • Jorge Villalobos
    Shell New Energies
    Jorge Villalobos General Manager of Operations (Wind/Solar)
    Shell New Energies
  • Andrea Bianco
    Andrea Bianco Director, Energy Storage Technology Solutions
  • Jeffrey Wehner
    Duke Energy Corporation
    Jeffrey Wehner Vice President of Renewables
    Duke Energy Corporation
  • Jason Allen
    Leeward Renewable Energy
    Jason Allen Chief Operations Officer
    Leeward Renewable Energy
  • Dana Herrera
    Shell New Energies
    Dana Herrera General Manager of Asset Management
    Shell New Energies
  • Gerrud Wallaert
    Gerrud Wallaert Senior Vice President Engineering
  • Brad Purtell
    Brad Purtell Director Services Business Development (Former Director, Wind Operations Support)
  • Jörg Beland
    BayWa r.e. Wind, LLC
    Jörg Beland Vice President of Operations
    BayWa r.e. Wind, LLC
  • Max Meyer
    E.ON Climate and Renewables
    Max Meyer BOP Site Supervisor, South Plains Wind Energy
    E.ON Climate and Renewables
  • John Gibson
    John Gibson Vice President of Operations
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A History of Attracting the Biggest Stakeholders in the Business:

Past Companies Attending Include:

  • EON
    EDP Renewables
    AES Wind Generation
    Bank of America
    Orion Energy
  • Duke Energy
    Dong Energy
    DTE Energy
    RES Americas
    Westar Energy
  • Apex Clean Energy
    Xcel Energy
    Algonquin Power
  • Siemens Gamesa
    GE Renewable Energy
    Next Era Energy
    Leeward Energy
    Alliant Energy
  • Calera Capital
    EDF Renewables
    BP Wind

& Past Job Titles Attending Include:

  • Senior Vice President, Operations
  • Vice President, Operations
  • Head of Warranty Management
  • Renewable Asset Manager - Wind & Solar
  • Wind Projects Manager
  • Sr. Manager, Operations Supply Chain
  • Chief Finance Officer
  • Chief Operations Officer
  • VP, Digital Product Management
  • Senior Manager - Operational Excellence
  • Wind Turbine Technician
  • Manager Data Analytics
  • Wind Farm Site Supervisor
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A legacy of attracting exceptional new insights

Dallas has, for the past 10 years, focused heavily on ensuring that we bring you the very latest in both cutting edge trends as well as exceptional peer insights, best practice and lessons learned. As a result, our 11th edition features our most ambitious agenda to date with more sessions than ever before set to challenge conventional thinking towards lowering LCOE, increasing AEP and boosting wind and solar profitability. Check out some of the most exciting new sessions below.

Executive Asset Owner Panel: Wind & Solar Operational Optimization
  • Hear from key utilities, asset owners and IPPs on their operational goals for wind and solar assets
  • Assess the vast operational successes/ gains made nationwide and lessons learned along the way
  • Identify any pain points in existing operational delivery from the top and where optimization is most needed
  • Explore executive-level insights in to optimization strategies to address those pain point, plus input from the audience

Leeward Renewable Energy Jason Allen Chief Operations Officer Leeward Renewable Energy

Shell New Energies Jorge Villalobos General Manager of Operations (Wind/Solar) Shell New Energies

E.ON Gerrud Wallaert Senior Vice President Engineering E.ON

Duke Energy Jeff Wehner Vice President Renewables Duke Energy

Multi Stakeholder Panel: High-Level Budget Prioritization Across Wind Assets
  • Establishing a clear and standardized contingency plan for unplanned major component failures
  • Getting buy in from the field to “do more with less”
  • Investment in the latest technologies for leaner O&M teams, remote inspection and predictive maintenance

Shell New Energies Dana Herrera General Manager - Asset Management Shell New Energies

BlackRock David Smith Director, Asset Management Asia & North America BlackRock

GoldwindGoldwind John Gibson Vice President of Operations Goldwind

Wood MacKenzie Power and Renewables [Moderator] Dan Shreve Partner Wood MacKenzie Power and Renewables

Energy Storage for Renewables Overview - What’s in it For Me?
  • Understand the evolving renewables market’s increasing need for storage
  • Understand the different types of energy storage technologies available and their applications (energy vs power)
  • Find out “what’s in it for me” across technical, corporate and commercial O&M roles and how this may affect day-to-day operations and budget
  • Assess the cost of storage projects, transmission lines and operational application
  • Explore the top challenges being met and overcome by energy storage early adopters both in the office and the field

Lockheed Martin Energy Caleb Waugh Head of Analytics - Energy Storage Lockheed Martin Energy

Manufacturers Share Strategies for Improved Blade Quality & Lower Cost O&M
  • Hear the latest in manufacturing advancements to improve blade quality, reliability
  • Learn about the potential for failsafe manufacturing and new automated processes
  • Assess how these innovations could dramatically improve your O&M bottom line and asset management capabilities

Enbridge [MODERATOR] Rob Jozwiak Director, Power Operations US Enbridge

Work in this space and wish to join this panel? Email Ben Moss at benm@newenergyupdate.com for more info

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Wind Owners Asked For Enhanced Networking Features:

On the back of an incredibly successful 2018 event, we spoke to major executives from utilities, IPPs, developers and OEMs to find out what they need to be successful in 2019. As a result, we’re excited to include these new changes...

Asset Owner Passes:

Owner passes, and referrals programs to ensure that wind owners can bring key decision makers from across departments and fields of expertise. As a result, we have a record number of attendees from niche backgrounds in gearboxes, drivetrain, blades, inspections, asset management and BOP!

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Add-on Activities:

Make this your 2019 destination networking event: Add the “Sightseeing & Dinner” option after booking to benefit from intimate networking as you bus around Dallas with other attendees, your personal guide and stop along the way at Dallas’ best restaurants for all-American cocktails, starters and main dishes (April 16th)

Find out more here

Peer-to-peer Roundtables & Troubleshooting:

Engage, compare and advise your peers from across the global wind operations industry on key topics to ensure you can flesh out key challenges and uncover previously hidden solutions.

Check out the workshop & agenda program
Lead Retrieval Tools for Exhibitors:

To ensure that the latest innovations are seen by the decision makers that matter most, we’ve given all exhibitors the opportunity to collect key customer and prospective client information using a dedicated lead retrieval service.

Find out how to exhibit here

THE Destination Event for the U.S. Wind Ownership and O&M Communities

  • Orange Renewable

    "[Dallas 2018] provided excellent opportunity to interact with Wind professionals"

    - Orange Renewable
  • Poseidon Energia Renovable

    "This event exceeded my expectations in providing not only a great networking opportunity, but truly leading insights on the state of wind and how it impacts aging sites"

    - Poseidon Energia Renovable
  • Elawan

    "Great Opportunity to feel the pulse of the Industry"

    - Elawan
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Got a question? Get in touch below!

Ben Moss

Ben Moss

Project Director
New Energy Update
+44 (0) 207 375 7537 (Global)

Grace Cooper

Grace Cooper

Commercial Director
New Energy Update
+44 (0) 207 375 7504 (Global)

Dovile Kantauskaite

Dovile Kantauskaite

Head of Delegate Registrations
New Energy Update
+44 (0) 207 375 4334 (Global)

2019 Sponsors & Exhibitors

Diamond Sponsor

  • NGC Transmission & Equipment

Silver Sponsors

  • BazeField As
  • eon
  • GE

Bronze Sponsors

  • Goldwind
  • Gram & Juhl
  • Optima Systems
  • Tech Safety Lines
  • Timken
  • Windcom

Wi-Fi Sponsor



Wind Operations Dallas is organised by New Energy Update which is part of FCBI Energy Ltd. Registered in England and Wales - Company registered number 09823824 - 7-9 Fashion Street, London, E1 6PX, UK
Sponsorship / Exhibition Enquiries:
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Delegates / General Enquiries:
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