7th Annual

Wind Energy Operations & Maintenance Summit USA

14th-15th April 2015 | Westin Galleria, Dallas, TX, USA

All you Need to Know to Extend Asset Lifetime, Enhance Power Production & Control Costs

North America’s best-attended meeting point dedicated to the wind O&M industry - an interactive experience that will guide, improve and complete your O&M Strategy.

Key topics to be discussed at O&M Dallas 2015:

  • Performance Enhancement: Increase reliability and reduce downtime to get more power out of the asset for higher return
  • Gearboxes: Reduce chance of gearbox failure through service and engineering developments to avoid high repair costs
  • Blades: Improve the efficiency of blades for better wind capture using new tech and retrofits
  • Life Extension: Analyse available data coming off wind farm to improve and extend the lifetime of the asset
  • Asset Management: Explore management, finance and planning strategies within the changing O&M market
  • O&M Strategy: discuss multi sourcing, relationship and contract management service agreements in a post-warranty setting

New summit features include:

Key industry voices you can expect to hear:

Jeffrey Wehner

Jeffrey Wehner
Vice President of Operations, Renewables
Duke Energy Corporation
Mike Peck

Mike Peck
Director - Asset Management
EDP Renewables
Nick Johansen

Nick Johansen
Commercial Operations Systems Engineer
Iberdrola Renewables LLC

Why you can't afford to miss out:

  • Be empowered with solutions -we’re told to come with solutions not problems - so it makes perfect sense to speak with the specialists that can help in our 25+ exhibition hall and understand the specialised solutions available to your O&M challenge
  • Tailor the agenda to your specific needs - with over 40 sessions in 3 dedicated tracks covering Main Component Strategy for Life Extension, Asset Management for Power Enhancement and O&M Strategy for Warranty Management you’re guaranteed to leave feeling empowered and able to take the next steps to drive your business strategy forwards
  • Strengthen your business network within the O&M community - with 20+ hours of networking that is designed to ensure you get face-to-face time with the industry’s decision makers - we have pulled out all the stops this year to ensure that you don’t just connect on a business level, but you connect on a social level, as well we all know this is where it counts
  • Get a handle on where the O&M market is now - Who is the new customer in the O&M market? Are the investors & smaller operators the new customers? What role will the ISPs play going forwards? How will OEMs change their model to stay in business? What is the industry doing to be proactive and not reactive? With real time data polling on site,  involving 450+ delegates, these are the answers you’ll walk away with

O&M Summit: 450+ Decision Makers Gather at the Industry's #1 Networking Event 

For 5 consecutive years, the Wind Energy Operations and Maintenance Summit has been the central meeting point for more than 1500 different attendees from over 400 companies, making it the only place for you to meet, network and do business with the key O&M individuals.

  • 60+ expert speakers that will share only the latest and most innovative developments in the wind industry
  • 20+ hours of networking with top level executives from across the entire wind energy aftercare value chain with topic targeted networking coffee breaks
  • 25+ exhibitors in our networking hall allowing you to review the best and latest technology that will boost asset performance 
  • 6 week access to the O&M online networking center prior to the event so you can fill your conference diary before you set foot in Dallas
  • Whole day of exclusive workshops and training sessions to ensure you interact and question the industry specialists on key topics that are central to the success of your O&M Projects
  • Exclusive networking area and evening drinks reception: Meet the industry's most influential figures in an informal relaxed setting after the hustle and bustle of Conference Day 1

Meet the Industry’s Thought Leaders and Establish your O&M Strategy:

 

2015 WEU O&M Excellence Awards2015 WEU O&M Excellence Awards

Nominations for the 2015 WEU O&M Excellence Awards are now open to any company in the onshore wind O&M industry click here to check out the categories. The awards are designed to highlight emerging talent and established players in the O&M space. 

Key Award Benefits - why take part?

  • Reward your team for hard work
  • Meet world leaders in the wind O&M market
  • Hear what it takes to win and learn from winners
  • Celebrate successes and on-going development in the industry

Check out what other attendees have to say about O&M Dallas:

This conference provides a clear view of the trends, challenges, and opportunities of the O&M spectrum

Operations Manager, Siemens Energy

Siemens Energy

I was impressed with the quality of the presentations and ability to network in an open and frank manner with other similar participants (i.e. owners)

Pacific Hydro

Pacific Hydro

Great mix of owners, operators, 3rd parties and OEM's

Chris Kalinovich, Transalta

Transalta

This is a well attended event by owner/operators and industry experts with good discussions on turbine issues and improving O&M best practices

Dr. Ashley Crowther, Romax Technology

Romax Technology

The event is a great place to network and learn more about what others in the industry are doing to operate their sites

Vice President - Operations & Maintenance, E.ON

EON

 

So who will you Meet?

Based on the unprecedented success of the last 6 years and the collaborations that have gone into making 2015 the biggest and most important summit yet, here is just snapshot of who you can expect to do business with:

Breakdown by job function Delegate Breakdown

 

There was over 40% Operator Attendance at O&M Dallas 2014

Below is a snapshot of the owners that participated last year:

Job Title Company
Wind Site Asset Manager TAQA
Director Operation - Wind AltaGas Ltd.
Asset Management Leader Google
Asset Manger Google
Vice President - Asset Management Apex Clean Energy
Maintenance Engineering Manager Acciona Energy North America
Team Leader AES Wind Generation
Engineering Manager Alliant Energy
Senior Manager Alliant Energy
Southern Region Manager BP Wind Energy
Senior Vice President Operations BP Wind Energy
PSCM Specialist BP Wind Energy
PSCM Manager BP Wind Energy
Transaction Support Manager Calpine
Senior Manager, Renewables Capital Power Corporation
COO Latam ContourGlobal
Operations Manager ContourGlobal
Associate Buyer DTE Energy
Supervisor Wind Operations DTE Energy
Head of Operations for Wind Duke Energy Renewable Services
Business Development Manager Duke Energy Renewables
Engineer Duke Energy
Manager - EHS Field Support Duke Energy
Vice President Regional Operations E.ON
Manager - Maintenance & Start-Up E.ON Climate & Renewables
Vice President - Regional Operations E.ON Climate & Renewables
Director - Performance and Reliability Engineering EDF Renewable Energy
O&M Business Development Manager EDF Renewables
Asset Management Director EDP Renewables 
Manager, Turbine Performance EDP Renewables 
Plant Manager EVEN Energías Verdes Nacionales 
Plant Manager EVEN Energías Verdes Nacionales 
Supervisor EVEN Energías Verdes Nacionales 
Supervisor EVEN Energías Verdes Nacionales 
Regional Asset Manger EverPower Wind Holdings
QC Coordinator Globeleq Mesoamerica Energy
Plant Manager Globeleq Mesoamerica Energy
Electric Engineer Globeleq Mesoamerica Energy
Plant Manager Globeleq Mesoamerica Energy
Senior Asset Manager Globeleq Mesoamerica Energy
Director - Supply Chain Iberdrola Renewables
Senior Manager - Technical Services Infigen
Senior Mechanical Engineer Infigen Energy
Vice President - Operations Infigen Energy
Vice President - Commercial Infigen Energy
Senior Manager - Technical Services Infigen Energy
Operations Co-ordinator Juhl Energy
General Manager - Operations Kruger Energy
O&M Manager - Ontario Kruger Energy
General Manager NextEra Energy
Principal - Health & Safety Nextera Energy Resources
Regional General Manager (NEER) NextEra Energy Resources
FPDC Manager Next Era Energy Resources
Production Assurance Leader Next Era Energy Resources
Director - Asset Management Noble Environmental Power
Plant Superintendent Noble Environmental Power
Director - Business Development  NRG Energy
General Manager - O&M NRG Energy
Business Development Manager NRG Energy
Sales and Marketing Representative NRG Energy
Manager - Wind Operations NRG Energy
Executive Manager - Operations Pacific Hydro
Senior Vice President - Operations Pattern Energy
Wind Specialist Rio Energy Projetos de Energia
Vice President - Construction & Operations Sempra U.S. Gas & Power
Director - Asset Management & Renewables Sempra U.S. Gas & Power
Facillity Manager Sempra U.S. Gas & Power
Site Supervisor TransAlta
Operations Manager - Wind QC & NB TransAlta Corporation
Maintenance Manager TransCanada
Operations Maintenance Technologist TransCanada
Safety Specialist TransCanada
Operations Manager Wigton Windfarm
General Manager Wigton Windfarm

Don't miss out on North America's #1 O&M meeting point! Check out who is already signed up for 2015 and who you could be networking with!

2015's most valuable meetings all in one place!

The O&M summit is targeted specifically at key executives and decision makers in the wind O&M industry - it is a select meeting point that offers exclusive and unrivalled networking opportunities for brokering the next big deal and forming long lasting partnerships.

If you're a small / medium sized company with a small budget, we understand that our prices may be a little high for you. Please do contact me on the details listed below if you've like to negotiate a deal in order for you to come and experience the event first hand.

I hope to see you in Dallas!

Elizabeth Demestiha
Elizabeth Demestiha
Project Director | Wind Energy Update
Direct line: +44 (0) 20 73 75 7537
Toll-Free: 1 800 8143459 ext. 7537
E: elizabeth@windenergyupdate.com
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