Ambitious New Agenda and 75+ Top Wind Executives to Speak

2017 Conference Schedule at a Glance

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Pre-Conference Day
  Dallas Ballroom 1 Dallas Ballroom 2 Dallas Ballroom 3 Austin Workshop Room
PM NGC Transmission Owner's Workshop      
PM     Owner-Operator Pre-Conference Workshop & Networking  
Evening Wind O&M Dallas Awards 2017    
Day One
  Dallas Ballroom 1 Dallas Ballroom 2 Dallas Ballroom 3 Austin Workshop Room
AM C-Level Headliners - The Pursuit of MWhs    
PM Asset & Risk Managements The Core O&M Track 1 The Core O&M Track 2 Breakout Workshop
Evening Day 1 Networking Drinks  
Day Two
  Dallas Ballroom 1 Dallas Ballroom 2 Dallas Ballroom 3 Austin Workshop Room
AM Asset & Risk Managements The Core O&M Track 1 The Core O&M Track 2  
PM Asset & Risk Managements The Core O&M Track 1 The Core O&M Track 2 Breakout Workshop

Monday 10th April 2017

Pre-conference Workshops awards and networking sessions
15.00-16.30 NGC Transmission Owner's Workshop
  • Discuss the challenges of the wind energy industry for gearbox manufacturers
  • The NGC StanGear Platform explained
  • Application of StanGear to existing and new wind turbine platform applications
  • Benefits of standard frame wind turbine main gearboxes

NGC Transmission Equipment Dr. Kevin Guo Production Engineer NGC Transmission

16.30 - 17.00 Coffee & Networking Break
17.00-18.00 2nd Annual Owner-Operator Pre-Conference Workshop & Networking
  • Wind O&M Dallas Owner workshop focused on a range of critical O&M and Asset Management issues, selected a month before by the owners themselves
18.00 - Late Wind O&M Dallas Awards Drinks, Dinner & Ceremony
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Tuesday 11th April 2017

C-Level Headliners - The Pursuit of MWhs
08.45-09.10 Wind Energy Update Welcome Remarks
  • Are we still using the right metrics in the current landscape?
  • Balancing price, safety and quality
  • Redefining the O and M approach of the future

New Energy Update Jon Harman Managing Director New Energy Update

09.10-09.20 Operational Challenges in an Evolving Market
  • Are we still using the right metrics in the current landscape?
  • Balancing price, safety and quality
  • Redefining the O and M approach of the future

E.ON Climate & Renewables NA Patrick Woodson Chairman for Wind E.ON Climate & Renewables NA

09.20-09.40 Siemens Keynote Presentation

Big data, digitalization, consequences and opportunities for the wind industry

  • Review the new era of big data
  • What exactly does big data in the wind industry mean
  • What insights lay within data and how can then industry benefit
  • Hear case studies and application examples

Siemens Wind & Renewables Mark Albenze CEO Siemens Wind & Renewables

09.40-10.20 Panel: The Pursuit of MWhs
  • Understand the key drivers, trends and policy changes that’ll influence the growth of wind energy globally, and within the wider renewables mix, over the next 5-10 years
  • Examine how the emergence of new investors and stakeholders into the renewables market will shape the development of critical services over the same period
  • Get a unique owner operator’s perspective on the subtle nuances at play between Ratepayers, Utilities, Operators, OEMs and the Service community and use these insights to better understand how to leverage your market position for the benefit of your stakeholders
  • Including Keynotes from C-Level Representatives from a leading Wind Farm Owner, OEM, Policy Maker and a Major Renewables Investor

E.ON Climate & Renewables NA Patrick Woodson Chairman for Wind E.ON Climate & Renewables NA

Vestas Matthew Coleman West Region Operations Vestas - American Wind Technology, Inc.

Duke Energy Jeff Wehner VP Operations Duke Energy

Siemens Wind & Renewables Mark Albenze CEO Siemens Wind & Renewables

Gamesa Philippe Delleville Vice President, Services Gamesa, North America

GE Andy Holt GM North America Wind GE Renewable Energy

New Energy Update Moderator: Jon Harman Managing Director New Energy Update

10.20-10.40 Challenges facing the US onshore wind industry and how we as an industry can solve them
  • Review the upcoming challenges for the US onshore wind industry with a focus on: technology, costs, reliability & service, OEMs and aftermarket for a view into where the pressure points are arising
  • Understand what makes a perfect match when it comes to working with service providers and how you could benefit from this
  • Discuss a sustainable approach to our industry and how to achieve sustainability over the next 10 years

ngc Tom Marek Senior Manager of Wind Sales NGC Transmission

10.40 - 11.30 Coffee & Networking Break
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Asset & Risk Managements
The Core O&M Track 1
The Core O&M Track 2
11.30-12.15 Panel: Risk Management and Choosing the Right Service Pathway
  • Participate in an in-depth owner operator session that presents the business case for each post-warranty service model with perspectives from those owners who have done it before.
  • This unique session allows you to take away key lessons learned and make the correct EoW service decision for your business, portfolio size, location and risk management approach.
  • This will be an interactive decision where you ask the questions. Guide topics include but are not limited to.

Apex Clean Energy Andrea Miller Vice President of Asset Management Apex Clean Energy

E.ON Climate & Renewables NA Gerrud Wallaert VP Regional Operations E.ON Climate & Renewables NA

SKF Mark Dunn Reliability Engineering Manager SKF

11.30-12.00 Development and trial of a ground-based non-destructive evaluation for wind turbine blades
  • Documenting EPRI and Digital Wind’s collaboration to evaluate different NDE technologies for ground-based measurements
  • Update on most recent down-selected technologies, including long-wave thermal measurements coupled with acoustic emissions
  • Example results of ground-based measurements of operational, running wind turbine blades
  • Current capabilities and ongoing developments/improvements

EPRI Brandon Fitchett Senior Technical Lead EPRI

DTE Energy Dennis Buda Senior Manager DTE Energy

11.30-12.00 E.ON Case Study - Operations Management & Critical Processes
  • Explore an owner’s perspective on factors to consider before replacement of a failed main component.
  • Understand the financial considerations used to evaluate timing and priority of replacement with a portfolio view.
  • Discuss turbine equipment lifecycle considerations and risks created when main component repairs are deferred for long periods of time.

E.ON Climate & Renewables NA Matt Kessel VP Regional Operations E.ON Climate & Renewables NA

12.15-12.45 Digital transformation of the wind industry

How GE is using digital capabilities to:

  • Increase customer revenue
  • Deliver insights to reduce cost
  • Provide visibility to manage risk

GE Uzair Memon Global Digital Sales Director GE Power & Water

12.00-12.30 Innovative Leading Edge Protection for the lifespan of the blade
  • Overview of existing leading edge protection solutions and its short comings
  • Effect of weathering impacts on leading edge protection
  • Innovation in leading edge protection

3M Santhosh Krishna Chandrabalan Global Business Manager - Wind Energy 3M

12.00-12.30 Revo.2. The most advanced planetary bearing technology available in the industry.
  • Integrated Taper Bearings with a proprietary assembly technique
  • Planet bearing contact stresses significantly reduced improving life 2-4x over original 4 row cylindrical design
  • Gear material quality 2x cleaner than standard grades dramatically reducing inclusion generated failures
  • Increased system stiffness reduces rim deflection 400% thus significantly improving load share amongst 3 planets

Gearbox Express Bruce Neumiller CEO Gearbox Express

12.30-13.00 Blades Management - Why are we still talking about this?
  • Grasp why it’s taken so long for owners to ‘find’ on the current best practice for organizing inspections and service windows for blades
  • Get the latest insights from owners 2016 blade maintenance campaigns
  • Use owner insights on current blade life expectancy for different turbine types and locations to better plan your own scheduled inspections and maintenance programs

Vestas Daniel Molyneaux Blade Services Manager Vestas

12.30-13.00 Renewable Asset Intelligence Platform Drives Smarter O&M Decisions
  • Quickly pinpoint problem areas to minimize turbine downtime and understand overall wind plant performance
  • Gain insight with case studies detailing how Asset Managers have been able to identify faults and underperforming turbines using information presented with immediate action in mind
  • See a live demo of TRUalytics dashboards showing a complete view of overall site performance and trends

EDF Renewable Services Justin Forbes Director O&M Marketing & Business Development EDF Renewable Services

12.45-14:30 Lunch & Networking Break
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Day 1 Breakout Workshop
13.30-14.30 Successful collaboration between construction, commissioning and O&M

This workshop will be run by EDPR and includes a 15 min presentation from Brian Hayes followed by roundtables where participants will discuss 5 different aspects of the EDPR strategy OR their own strategies. It will be an interactive discussion so come prepared to share, compare notes and debate how to approach this often problematic topic. A workshop report will be created during the session and given to all participants after the conference.

  • What do you need to set out in contracts with the OEMs & BOP construction companies at the start to be successful?
  • Understand where the touchpoints are between the OEM, BOP company and Owner throughout the construction process. Need to qualify the issues early on and only done by knowing who and when people interact.
  • When do you follow up with all involved, what are you looking to achieve and how is it best possible to follow up?

EDP Renewables Brian Hayes EVP - Asset Operations EDP Renewables

Asset & Risk Managements
The Core O&M Track 1
The Core O&M Track 2
14.30-15.00 Panel: Private equity interests

Explore the drivers of private equity / infrastructure type investor / owners of renewables:

  • What brings them to invest in renewables? What is their timeline, return on investment, desire to be ‘hands on’ versus ‘hands off’? Wheat are their potential pain points? What type of risk do they carry (versus the risk with tax equity or that stays with the sponsor)?
  • During the project operational phase what is their preferred operational strategy and why (long-term) full wrap contracts? What is their project on-site staffing approach? What are the pluses/minuses of their current approach?
  • There has been a lot of consolidation in the ISP market and a move by several large owners to provide O&M services – where do they see the market going for these services? Is there a need for engineering support or are technician body shops a more cost-effective solution?

Natural Power Holly Hughes SVP Natural Power

Avangrid Erik Emerick Asset Manager Avangrid

Capital Group Lauren Soulis Vice President Prudential Capital Group

14.30-15.30 TSL Workshop: Rescue, Prepared...or Perplexed?

Three learning objectives:

  • Rescue Program - Rescue Plan
  • Training and familiarization of provided rescue equipment
  • Developing a Safety Culture at your company

TSL Brent Wise Co-Founder TSL

Leeward Renewable Energy Mike Kelley Director of Environmental Health and Safety Leeward Renewable Energy

Dallas Fire Department Matt Geller Tech Safety Lines’ Instructor Dallas Fire Department

GE Renewables Daniel Olson Global P&S Safety Compliance Leader GE Renewables

14.30-15.00 Meeting the challenges of Pitch and Yaw Bearings
  • Understand that traditional design practices and assumptions made by bearing design are continually challenged.
  • Explore investigations into bearing damage from fielded units provide insight into areas of improvement for bearings in this application.
  • Discuss how SKF is working to provide innovative solutions for the latest turbine platforms

SKF David VanLangevelde Engineering Manager - Slewing Rings SKF USA – Industrial

15.00-15.30 Benchmarking Wind O & M performance

Benchmarking Wind O&M performance can provide wind farm stakeholders with valuable evidence to support investment, supplier negotiations as well as delivering an assessment of production, availability and reliability performance against peers. Explore:

  • The value that benchmark participation can bring, along with some examples of recent O & M benchmarks.
  • What makes a good benchmark, a review of the benchmarking market, the importance of standards and what to measure
  • Lessons learned, benchmarking barriers and how to overcome them and future directions

WEBS Keith Harrison Co-Founder (WEBS) Wind Energy Benchmarking Services

15.00-15.30 Lessons Learned: Common Wind Turbine Bearing Failures, Costs & Solutions
  • Evaluate the most common bearing failures that have plagued the wind farm operators for the last five years and how they can be avoided
  • Increase your technical understanding of the causes of such failures and their potential financial impact to your O&M budget
  • Discuss the steps you can take to mitigate the risk of such failures and explore the upgrades owners have been using to prevent bearing failures from reappearing

The Timken Company Richard Brooks Wind Aftermarket Manager The Timken Company

15.30-16.00 How E-commerce solutions are about to change Spare Parts Procurement
  • What are the key drivers for lowering costs for spare parts procurement?
  • Differentiating factors when procuring Main components, Minor Correctives and Consumables
  • Reaching your target group and lowering barriers for doing business internationally

Spares in Motion Jochem Sauer Managing Director Spares in Motion

15.30-16.00 Gram & Jul TCM ® Retrofit & Monitoring Solution ‘Understanding your choice and options available to you’
  • Knowledge is power, having awareness and understanding is key to where you want to go.
  • Asking yourself and your organization the hard questions:
    • Are you comfortable with the transparency and access to your data?
    • Are you ar realistic candidate for a site wide CM retrofit on an aging fleet that is approaching or is out of warranty?
    • What are the capabilities and limitations of your staff and budgets?
    • IT can be a show stopper are you willing to commit the time to the investment?
  • Moving from confusion to crystal clarity bringing it all into focus

Gram & Juhl Jeff Walkup VP Sales & Operations Gram & Juhl

15.30-16.00 Cutting-edge Weather Intelligence for Wind Farm Operations

This session will talk about how this breakthrough solution helps a windfarm optimize its production output in the face of severe weather with respect to lightning, other severe weather variables leading to saving significant operating costs of the farm and maximize productivity

  • Lightning is one of the leading causes of damage at a windfarm, and if not detected early, it can propagate and lead to expensive repair or replacement of turbine blades. Other severe weather parameters such as heavy precipitation including rain, snow and ice accumulation on blades also impact the energy production at a windfarm. So windfarm managers require a centralized decision-support application to monitor weather conditions and manage production better while keeping O&M costs under control. Schneider Electric has developed an advanced cloud-based decision-support application to mitigate threat to the farm assets from several severe weather elements by providing actionable outputs through a combination of visualization dashboards, analytics and reporting tools.
  • The "actionable" application provides a comprehensive weather condition monitoring of all assets in a windfarm by displaying a combination of threats from weather variables with a simple easy-to-use interface that helps a windfarm manager visually assess the overall weather-related risks to the farm. The manager can click on a farm location OR narrow down to a specific turbine location in a geospatial interface and can even know the specific weather threats at an asset-level. This saves time and effort for wind farm managers who today have to interact with multiple applications and spend significant time going through a lot of data for individual assets before they understand the complete weather picture for the entire farm.

Schneider Electric Shylesh Muralidharan Product Manager - Energy Schneider Electric

16.00-16.45 Coffee & Networking Break
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Asset & Risk Managements
The Core O&M Track 1
The Core O&M Track 2
16.45-17.30 Panel: Rules of the Wind Energy Game
  • Examine the impact of changing US energy generation and usage trends and how this impacts the projected growth plans your business has for further wind capacity, the price MW and the long-term competitiveness of your existing wind fleets
  • Understand what obstacles and market changes or how new energy projects can stand to hinder your ability to get produced wind energy to market
  • Revisit your understanding of grid capacity and transmission networks to ensure you can anticipate any risks of curtailment

FTI Consulting Carter Atlamazoglou Corporate Finance & Restructuring FTI Consulting

Orion Energy Group LLC Ryan Mcgraw President Orion Energy Group LLC

RES Americas Matthew Burt SVP Operations RES Americas

DTE Energy David Harwood Director, Renewable Energy DTE Energy

16.45-17.15 Providing the benefits of an O&M business driven data management strategy
  • Finding balance between your business, your data and your strategy.
  • Real Case #1: managing a top OEM business strategy implementation by deploying the right technology.
  • Real Case #2: how a leading operator right data management strategy is enabling business excellence.

NEM Solutions USA Gorka Parada CEO NEM Solutions USA

16.45-17.15 ISP Engineering Leads to Improved Technology and MTBF
  • ISPs are asked why components are failing and what can they do to improve the MTBF?
  • OEMs use the state of the art technology at the time they design their products.  Over time there are newer better methods ISPs incorporate to improve the OEM designs.
  • ISPs see failed components every day and use Root Cause Analysis to develop improvements that better match the environments where components are operating in wind turbines.

PSI Aaron Lawson Director of Engineering PSI

17.30-18.00 NERC GADS Reporting Requirements for Wind Plants
  • NERC has implemented GADS reporting requirements for wind plants on a voluntary basis for 2017 with mandatory reporting starting in 2018, based on plant size. The presentation will provide an overview of NERC GADS Wind reporting requirements, implementation schedule for mandatory reporting, available training, and other NERC resources for the wind industry

North American Electric Reliability Corporation Donna K. Pratt Performance Analysis Manager, Data Analytics North American Electric Reliability Corporation

17.15-17.45 Going Above and Beyond the Standard End of Warranty Inspection
  • Data Driven Inspections
  • EOW Case Studies
  • Expert Witness Support

Romax Technology Kim Clark Consulting Engineer Romax Technology

17.15-17.45 Best practices and approaches on how to lower LCOE through O&M strategies throughout the entire lifecycle of wind projects
  • Comparison of different international O&M strategies and contracts
  • What facts are crucial to lower cost of O&M
  • What tendencies do we see in European and worldwide markets

Deutsche Windtechnik Matthias Brandt Director Deutsche Windtechnik

Deutsche Windtechnik Melf Lorenzen Country Manager Spain Deutsche Windtechnik

17:45-19:45 Day 1 GE Renewable Energy Networking Drinks
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Wednesday 12th April 2017

Asset & Risk Managements
The Core O&M Track 1
The Core O&M Track 2
09.00-09.45 Panel: How to Set Targets that Optimize Portfolio Performance
  • Evaluate, with owners, the key steps you need to take to go from merely ‘operating’ a turbine to actually maximizing the amount of energy produced
  • Understand whether you’re collecting the right data and know if you’re even asking the right questions of your portfolio when setting new targets
  • Learn as owners share their knowledge on effectively benchmarking portfolio performance to ensure accountability in any new ‘optimization’ initiative, right from the start

Innogy Lee Faulkner Senior Business Manager, New Business Innogy

EDP Renewables Rotem Zucker Director of Asset Management EDP Renewables

Invenergy Kevin Schroeder Vice President, Operations - Wind Invenergy

09.00-09.30 Turbine to Tie-in: Lifecycle and Maintenance of Balance of Plant
  • Dealing with old designs- As windfarms age how do we identify designed-in problems waiting to expose themselves.
  • Common costly failure examples- between environment and poor installation Today’s windfarm BOP team must be prepared to take the financial edge out of costly repair
  • RE-Powering complications- Repowering of existing wind Farm sites exposes many challenges to the life and upkeep of the BOP

WECS Bruce Hammett President WECS

09.00-09.30 Wind turbine fault detection and diagnostics case studies - Intermediate shaft bearing looseness
  • This presentation focuses on case studies of bearing looseness on the intermediate shaft (IMS) of the wind turbine gearbox.
  • Case study 1 looks at the rotor end bearing where movement between outer race and the gearbox housing creates clearance, which results in excessive misalignment of the gear shafts. If this is not corrected in time it could lead to gear teeth damage and/or replacement of the entire gearbox.
  • Case study 2 looks at a non-rotor end (generator side) bearing looseness, where the looseness is caused by a cracked inner race. If not detected and replaced in time, the IMS shaft will be damaged and the resulting shaft misalignment can result in consequential damage to other gearbox components, including replacement of the entire gearbox.

BKVJesus Marin Remote Monitoring and Diagnostic Engineer Brüel & Kjær Vibro

09.45-10.15 In Pursuit of MWhs: Maximizing Value for Wind Projects

In a period of tight market prices and PTC phase-down, turbine manufacturers and their O&M divisions have an important stake in supporting continued industry activity. In this session:

  • Discuss how the industry will evolve to ensure wind’s long-term competitiveness.
  • Explore how wind power projects and evolving turbine technology drive owner value.
  • Gain insight on how cost reductions and O&M efficiencies play an integral part in driving the demand for wind.

Goldwind Vikaas Rao-Aourapally Vice President, Sales & Business Development Goldwind Americas

09.30-10.15 Panel: Never Forget the Balance of Plant
  • Compare owner experiences in managing the stability of their ‘local grid’ and preventing BOP related disruptions to critical turbine strings
  • Gain insights on the best practice for managing the integrity and repair of underground cables, transformers and substations
  • Examine the easy budget wins you can find by truly understanding the cumulative small issues from the management of wild animals to proper recording of all small failures

Leeward Energy Troy Ryan Eastern Regional Manager Leeward Energy

AES Wind Generation Brad Hendrix BOP Lead AES Wind Generation

Algonquin Power Rob Edinger Sr. Business Manager Algonquin Power

Pattern Energy Zeeshan Azmat Electrical Engineering Manager Pattern Energy

Cooke Power Services Judah Moseson VP Operations Cooke Power Services

09.30-10.00 Demystifying CMS: Project Execution and Monitoring
  • Walking through a CMS installation process and different hardware configurations
  • Understanding wind farm owner’s site practices and proving custom solutions
  • Exploring real-life early failure detection scenarios and associated money savings

Moventas Ozgen Killc Condition Monitoring Systems Manager Moventas

10.15-10.45 Mitigating the Financial Impact of Turbine Downtime
  • Quantifying unscheduled maintenance and risk transfer opportunities when self-performing.
  • Long term resource risk and its impact on Projects and portfolios.
  • Turbine component failures and emerging trends.

GCube Insurance Services Jatin Sharma Head of Business Development GCube Insurance Services

10.15-10.45 Create, Sustain & Grow AEP Through An Effective Wind/Renewables ‘Nerve Centre’
  • Evaluate some of the unforeseen issues that arise when developing your control centre, including ‘local riot response’
  • Examine how Duke Energy’s nerve centre development has created scalability & operating efficiency opportunities to other owner partners

Duke Energy Jeff Wehner VP Operations Duke Energy

10.00-10.30 Bridge the Gap - HSE, OPEX & ROI
  • Unsafe companies still make money - so understand the true value of excellent safety cultures as key tool in the reduction of not just OPEX, but also staff turnover & critical insurance premiums
  • Discuss the impact shared safety data brings when all levels of the supply chain work together to identify and limit risk throughout the wind industry
  • Evaluate how to develop clear lines of communications between HSE, the boardroom and operations directors so realize the benefits of great HSE as soon as possible

APEX Clean Energy John Boyle Manager of HSE APEX Clean Energy

APEX Clean Energy Neil James Director Site Operations APEX Clean Energy

10.45-11.30 Coffee & Networking Break
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Asset & Risk Managements
The Core O&M Track 1
The Core O&M Track 2
11.30-12.15 Panel: Real-Time Data & Decision Making
  • Know how leading owners are managing to amass and structure ‘big data’ in such a way that it can be easily accessed and analyzed for positive decision making
  • Compare the experiences of owners who have managed to successfully integrate analytical and prognostic solutions to manage to optimize the long term performance of their plants
  • Understand the steps owners have taken to build and equip the analytics experts required to process and monetize data streams efficiently for in-field teams

Apex Clean Energy Brian Lamay Director of Operations & Asset Optimization Apex Clean Energy

uptake Stephen Dictor Solutions and Deployment Lead, Energy Uptake

Bahwan CyberTek Jorn Hammer Lead Industry Advisor Bahwan CyberTek

11.30-12.00 Panel: How to Optimize Your Service Supply Chain
  • Unlock the secrets to creating a streamlined and effective maintenance schedule that makes the most of preventative solutions
  • Enhance your ability to rapidly mobilize the supply chain for unexpected failures and reduce key waste on cranes
  • Ensure alignment of critical KPIs and ROI expectations between owner and the supply chain partners

TCGM Neal Gyngard Former SunEdison now Independent Consultant TCGM

LAPP Group James Moorman Wind & Energy Market Manager LAPP Group

SKF Mark Dunn Reliability Engineering Manager SKF

DTE Energy Anjuna Langevin Marketing & Sales Manager KUMA

10.30-11.00 Repowering: Important Lessons
  • Review a European case study that demonstrates the steps, rules and costs of embarking on a large scale repowering effort
  • Understand how these steps, rules and costs translate to the North American market and what impact this will have on the business case and timelines for full-scale repowering of US wind farms
  • Discuss the knowledge gaps the US market will have to debate and overcome to conclude the business case for repowering

Vestas Jay Whitman Integration Leader Vestas

12.00-12.30 Eliminate Blind Spots by Deploying Combined Owner, OEM & ISP Expertise
  • Discuss how new strategic relationships across the supply chain are helping owners achieve greater turbine performance across the full asset lifetime.
  • Evaluate ‘behind the scenes’ efforts under this new model to ensure regulatory compliance, reliability monitoring and reporting.
  • Examine case studies where these relationships are able to leverage the combined technological innovation of its engineering competencies and experiences.

Duke & Siemens Don Gibson Business Development Manager Duke Energy Renewable Services

Duke & Siemens Anders Thulin Director - Aftermarket Siemens Wind Power Americas

12.30-13.15 Panel: Creating a sustainable industry past the PTC
  • What are / will be the top 3 obstacles to creating a sustainable industry past the PTC? Are O&M levers enough to make this a reality?
  • What is the one to two key takeaways from the conference that will make the biggest impact on creating a sustainable industry past the PTC?
  • Will the industry need to substantially change our approach to O&M to create a sustainable industry past the PTC? Or is small refinements a better approach? Why? Why Not?

E.ON Gerrud Wallaert VP of Regional Operations E.ON

Pattern Energy Chris Shugart SVP Operations Pattern Energy

EDP Renewables Brian Hayes EVP - Asset Operations EDP Renewables

Apex Clean Energy Andrea Miller Vice President of Asset Management Apex Clean Energy

13.15-15.00 Lunch & Networking Break & Close of conference
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2017 Sponsors & Exhibitors

Diamond Sponsor

  • NGC Transmission & Equipment

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

  • Bahwan Cybertek
  • BKV
  • EDF Renewable Services
  • Gearbox Express
  • KUMA
  • moventas
  • SKF
  • Uptake
  • Wecs

Bronze Sponsors

  • 3M
  • APEX
  • Duke Energy & Siemens
  • Lapp Group
  • NEM Solutions
  • PSI
  • schneider
  • Tech Safety Lines
  • The Timken Company
  • Travelers

Principal Awards Sponsor

  • E.ON Energy Services

Predictive Maintenance Sponsor

  • Romax Technology

Wi-Fi Sponsor

Delegate List Sponsor

  • World Wind & Solar


  • Aair
  • AeroTorque
  • ACT
  • Airway Services
  • baumer
  • BazeField As
  • CMI
  • Cooke Power
  • Envision
  • G2Wind
  • Hontek
  • Liftra
  • LJM Hydraulik
  • Midpoint
  • ML6
  • Nord-Lock
  • Optimal Wind Technologies
  • Parker
  • phonexic contact
  • Polytech
  • Poseidon
  • QOS
  • Rem Chem
  • run-energy
  • skyclimbers
  • skyspecs
  • System One
  • Team1
  • TWR
  • Windar
  • Wind Secure

Official Media Partner

  • EBR