Capitalize on O&M Awareness to Stimulate Wind ROI

Key Investment Perspectives from Major Wind Stakeholders

Discover their case-study topics here

At a time when many firms are rapidly expanding renewable portfolios it’s never been more important to maximize wind investment returns, optimize project potential and get to grips with critical growth trends.

For this reason, Wind Energy Update is proud to announce a bespoke guide for financial leaders, developers and corporate buyers looking to attend the flagship Wind O&M Dallas 2017.

It’s already the #1 event for C-suite, wind O&M and asset management executives looking to combine the best technical, strategic content and high powered networking. Now, with our tailor made ‘investors’ program you can broaden your horizons and secure the profitability of your wind investments amongst the industries finest.

Find Out How to Secure Your Seat Now

Latest Dallas 2017 Sign Ups Already Include

Bank of America
VP Renewable Energy Finance
Bank of America
VP Asset Management
Apex Clean Energy
Regional Asset Manager
EverPower Wind
North American Development Bank
Technical Officer
North American Development Bank
Siemens Wind Power & Renewables
GE Renewable Energy
General Manager
- North America

GE Renewable Energy
Director Operations
Goldwind Americas
xcel energy
Planning Manager
Xcel Energy
southern company
Central Project Manager
Southern Company
Senior Wind Manager
Algonquin Power
orion energy
Orion Energy
pattern energy
SVP Operations
Pattern Energy
E.ON Climate & Renewables NA
FTI consulting
Managing Director
FTI Consulting
EDF Renewable Energy
Director O&M
EDF Renewable Energy
avangrid renewables
Asset Manager
Avangrid Renewables
Natural Power
Natural Power
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Who will find this tailor-made program most valuable?

If you fit any of the below job titles and companies, then this program offers a fantastic one stop toolkit to make the most of your planned and existing renewable investments.

Job Titles Profile: Chairmen, SVP Operations, SVP Asset Management, Portfolio Manager, Energy Analyst, Underwriter, Broker, CEO, COO, CTO, Renewables Director, Director of Generation, CFO, Asset Manager, Business Manager, Origination

Companies Profile: Utilities, Institutional Investors, Bankers, Corporate Buyers, Insurance Brokers, Underwriters, Wind Owner Operators

Where Wind Owner Operators, Investors, Asset Managers, OEMs & Maintenance Professionals Come to Do Business


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Innovative Exhibitors

The Top 6 CAN’T-MISS sessions for you

April 11
09.40-10.40 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

Pattern Energy Chris Shugart SVP Operations Pattern Energy

EDP Renewables Brian Hayes EVP - Asset Operations EDP Renewables

Duke Energy Jeff Wehner VP Operations Duke Energy

Gamesa Philippe Delleville Vice President, Services Gamesa, North America

Vestas Chris Brown President Vestas

Siemens Wind & Renewables Mark Albenze CEO Siemens Wind & Renewables

American Wind Energy Association Tom Kiernan CEO American Wind Energy Association

April 11
14.45-17.15 Panel: What Drives Private Equity Investment in Renewables?
  • Come to understand the unique value proposition of wind from large and small scale financial institutions, explore the pain points and learn how they assess and manage risk both before and during a project.
  • Examine preferred approaches to operational strategies and why long term full-wrap contracts have become the norm and evaluate their perspectives for the future trends we’ll see in O&M contracts
  • Gain exclusive insights into the benefits of a ‘hands-on’ approach to investment management and explore the pros/cons of the traditional approach

Invited & Confirmed Participants Include:

Natural Power Holly Hughes SVP Natural Power

blackrock Mark Young Director Renewable Technical Operations Blackrock

First Reserve Luke O’Keefe Asset Manager First Reserve

Altenex Emily Williams Director of Energy Supply Altenex

Starwood Capital Jeffrey Delgado SVP Starwood Capital

Capital Dynamics Kathryn Ramussen Vice President Capital Dynamics

April 11
15.15-15.45 The Insurers Crystal Ball
  • Examine how claim trends from the US market help reinforce our knowledge of the typical failure rates and life expectancies of key turbine components in the US market
  • Uncover exclusive perspectives from the insurance and brokerage market about the latest trends in turbine component failure rates to know what you should be keeping a closer eye on

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April 11
17.00-17.45 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

April 12
09.00-09.45 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

Orion Energy Group LLC Ryan Mcgraw President Orion Energy Group LLC

RES AmericasMatthew Burt SVP Operations RES Americas

Next Steps - How do you get involved?

Places at this 600+ strong event WILL sell out! Make sure you have a seat at the table and a stake in the future direction of the market when you register today.

If you have any questions or require any further information, please contact the event organizers at | +44 (0) 207 375 7565 or | +44 (0) 207 375 7164

Got a question? Get in touch below!

Kerr Jeferies

Kerr Jeferies

Project Director
Wind Energy Update
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+44 (0) 207 375 7565 (Global)

Victoria Auckland

Victoria Auckland

Senior Project Director
Wind Energy Update
+1800 814 3459 x7164 (US)
+44 (0) 207 375 7164 (Global)

Rob McManus

Rob McManus

Commercial Director
Wind Energy Update
+1800 814 3459 x4358 (US)
+44 (0) 207 375 7204 (Global)

Maiza Bastos

Maiza Bastos

Awards Manager
Wind Energy Update
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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