6th annual

Wind Energy Operations & Maintenance Summit USA

14th – 16th April, 2014 | Hyatt Regency North Dallas, Texas

*The Wind Energy Operations and Maintenance Summit has taken place this website will be shut down*

Wind Energy Update would like to thank all the speakers, sponsors, exhibitors and attendees who contributed to the information that was shared, the debates initiated and the experience received on site by all. 

Enhance Performance, Extend Asset Lifetime and Minimize your Risk on O&M Expenditure

The Wind Energy Operations and Maintenance Summit is now recognized as the Americas most reputable and rewarding commercial business forum. Since 2009 over 1,500 delegates, 400 companies, 80 exhibitors and sponsors, from 28 different countries have come together to develop winning O&M strategies, conduct important business and to cement their company's name in the growing industry.

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

Key topics to be discussed at the 2014 O&M Summit:

  • Reducing Cost of Operational Maintenance: Smart O+M expenditure to effectively manage your supply chain and increase your ROI
  • Optimizing Production: Technologies and software to enhance operations and meet industry energy projections
  • Main Component Strategy: Discover strategies and new technologies to reduce failures on blades, generators and gearboxes
  • Retrofitting and Asset Life Extension: Performance enhancing retrofits and cost effective measures to ensure asset lifetime is extended
  • Data Gathering and Analysis: Explore how CMS and SCADA Data can be used to optimize operations
  • Strategic Solutions for Post Warranty Management: Understand the best approach to O+M for your wind farm
  • Health and Safety: Effectively manage your team to create a work environment that promotes positive outcomes and abides by safety standards 

 

The O&M Summit provided a good basis for understanding the current status of the O&M business.

Douglas Hamernik, BP Wind Energy North America

Why you need to attend the Wind O&M Summit this April:

  • The USA has the highest wind energy use at 60 GW of which 12.4GW is accounted for by Texas - our Dallas location puts us at the heart of the wind energy capital and attracts all the biggest industry stakeholders for you to meet
  • By 2025 the potential size of the O&M market is estimated at roughly US$6 billion annually - since 2009 WEU has represented operators that have collectively invested over US$65 billion on O&M expenditure, come and claim your share
  • 2025 estimated installed wind capacity is 141 GW representing 135% growth - the O&M summit represents 75% of the operator market, this is the time to build relationships and share lessons learned
  • 73% of U.S. wind farms will come to the end of their warranty period in the next 3 years - at O&M 2014 you will get expert insight from an operational, OEM, insurance and financial perspective on end of warranty options to guide your strategy
  • US DOE's estimated wind energy expenditure for the fiscal year of 2014 is $143 million - for the first time we have put together a policy panel to guide you through 2014's political landscape post PTC

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

Chris Kalinovich, Transalta

O&M Summit: 300+ Executives 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.

  • 40 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
  • 20+ 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
  • 3 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
I found the O&M Summit to be an excellent information sharing event with great networking opportunities

Larry Jacobs, Romax Technology

So who will You Meet?

Based on the unprecedented success of the last 5 years and the collaborations that have gone into making 2014 the biggest and most important summit yet, here is just some of what you can expect:

  • Key speakers at the 2014 Summit; NextEra, EDF, EDP Renewables, E.ON, Duke Energy Renewables, Iberdrola, First Wind, Siemens, GE, Gamesa, Broadwind and many more
Breakdown by job function Delegate Breakdown

Already Over 40% Operator Attendance Confirmed

Below is a snapshot of the Operators confirmed to participate in the Wind Energy Operations and Maintenance Conference 2014:

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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

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2014'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.

Over the course of 3 days you will interact in; keynote talks, workshops, training sessions, lunches, parties, VIP dinners and breakfasts, giving you the chance to spend time with the people that matter most in this exciting and growing industry. You are guaranteed to walk away with a stack of relationships and ideas that will drive your business forward over the next 12 months.

This is the most valuable O&M Summit in North America; we spend months researching to bring the biggest and most influential names in industry together. Business intelligence is what we do, and we make it our priority to deliver the most valuable business experience that you can get over three days - we invite you to be a part of that and look forward to welcoming you.

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
Gold Sponsors
DNV GL
gamesa
Gearbox Repair Sponsor
Broadwind Energy
Predictive Maintenance Sponsor
Romax
Internet Sponsor
bachmann
Silver Sponsors
BKV
Mortenson
NRG-Energy-Services
WindCom
Bronze Sponsors
Bently Nevada
Fuchs Lubricants
GE
NEM
NRG
sentient
SUZLON
Exhibitors
Envision Energy
Gram & Juhl
Indji Systems
MFG Energy Services
Run Energy
Technical Diagnostic Services (TDS)
TSL
TechnoCentre
Wind-Secure
WindPhotonics
Supporting Partner
DC-Connection