Attracting the biggest decision makers... 2019 Speakers

  • 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

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

The Art of Successful Self-Performance Panel: Asset Owner Lessons Learned
  • Lessons-learned and key challenges overcome in the transition to self-perform - What worked and what didn’t
  • The required O&M infrastructural investments prior to operation
  • Data and documentation collection and analysis requirements for successful O&M
  • Developing a water-tight supplier network and secondary services
Energy Storage: Understanding Asset Owner/Operator Needs
  • Hear how wind & storage and solar & storage fit in to key utility, IPP and asset owner short- and long-term plans
  • Hear asset owner views on the main challenges impeding battery storage adoption
  • Assess the different paths solar + storage and wind + storage are taking currently
  • Understand in the field O&M needs and implications in relation to energy storage implementation
Blades Roundtables: Investment & Application Lessons-Learned for Blade Upgrades
  • Assess the latest upgrade opportunities
  • Assessing durability, reliability & damage tolerance for new rotor designs
  • Assessing ultra-long wind turbine blades for next-gen turbines
  • Hear tangible evidence of improved turbine production with blade enhancements
  • Explore upgrade pain-points and lessons learned from OEMs and Operators
  • Learn how you can mitigate defects and failures
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Key Stats...Dallas 2019







With all major Utilities, IPPs and Asset Owners represented

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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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

83% of past attendees rated their overall Dallas 2018 experience as “very good” or “excellent”... find out why

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Got a question? Get in touch below!

Karla Sharp

Karla Sharp

Senior Conference Director
New Energy Update
+44 (0) 207 422 4321 (Global)

Rob McManus

Rob McManus

Commercial Director
New Energy Update
+44 (0) 207 375 7204 (Global)

2018 Sponsors & Exhibitors

Diamond Sponsor

  • NGC Transmission & Equipment

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors

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

Wi-Fi Sponsor


Official Event Partners

Official Travel Partner

  • upside