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  • 1. www.greenpowerconferences.com +1 971 238 0700 Optimizing Wind Power Performance 27- 28 September 2011, Summit Executive Center, Chicago, United States Se to e pa Developing an O&M strategy for long-term peak performance ho find ge yo w to out 5 ur ge he log t re o With the . Silver Sponsors: Support of: Lanyard Sponsor: Sponsors: Endorsed by: T we look ake bs at a 60 ite t the - or s se Our speakers represent companies with int pea cond ead er ke over 11.342 GW online: v ie r ws ! As $40 Billion worth of equipment comes Eduardo Perez, Peter Wells, out of warranty, is your firm ready to: Vice President, Operations, Chief Operating Officer, Wind Capital Group Upwind Solutions 862.1 MW installed Bruce Hamilton, Director, Energy,  Hear from Acciona Energy, the leading Navigant Consulting José Peñarrubia, Director of Construction, international wind power developer and Steve Spethmann, Acciona Energy Supply Chain Director, operator with 5514 MW installed globally? 5,514 MW installed globally Suzlon Wind Energy Corporation Dr Karl-Heinz Mertins, Diarmaid Mulholland, General  See the additional measures you will have to Director Technology & Operations, Manager, Global Wind Services, Exelon Wind GE Energy put in place to comply with the OHSA 735 MW installed John Vanden Bosche, guidelines to ensure worker health and safety? Dan Juhl, Principal Engineer, Chief Executive Officer, Chinook Wind  Reduce the negative impact of poor design Juhl Wind Courtney Faller, 117 MW installed Director of Operations, by understanding the effect of early-stage Jean Lemaire, TI-data construction upon long term operations? Chief Operating Officer, Rich Norton, Manager, Asset Akuo Energy & Chairman, Management & Procurement,  Close the gap between breakdown and e-begreen S&C Electric Company 244.1 MW installed Doug Taylor, repair to drastically reduce downtime and John Yost, Business Development – lost revenue? Vice President, Operations, Renewable Energy, OSIsoft, LLC E.ON Climate & Renewables North America  Develop a strategy that enforces a pre- Eric Endreszl, 3870 MW installed Head of Training and Manager of emptive approach to maintenance through Todd Karasek, Operations, USCA effective training? VP of Environmental Health, Safety & Security, Jennifer States, Suzlon Wind Energy Corporation Program Manager, Wind and Water  Turn a plethora of data into knowledge that Kevin Borgia, Executive Director, Power Technologies, can be used to aid decision-making? Illinois Wind Energy Association Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Sue Ellen Haupt, Scientific Program Manager, Weather Todd Daniels, Director of Operations, Systems Assessment Program, National Center for Atmospheric Sexton Companies Pre-Conference Workshop Research Scott Hendricks, Project Manager, Sexton Companies The Key Factors for Clint Ramberg, Director of Wind Access, Wind Project Success Spider 26 September 2011Book Now – Call +1 971 238 0700 or Online at: www.greenpowerconferences.com/optimizingwindusa Part of: Official offset partner: Organized by: GLOBAL WIND SERIES
  • 2. Optimizing Wind “I can only encourage people to attend Optimizing Wind Power. It will be the perfect place to start collaboration!” Power Performance (Jean Lemaire, Chief Operating Officer, Akuo Energy & Chairman, e-begreen, Speaker, Optimizing Wind Power Performance 2010 and 2011)Hear from companies with more than 11.342 GW online • The Illinois Wind Association & Others debate the additional measures you will have to put in place to comply with Occupational Safety & Health Administration guidelines• Exelon Wind explain how to deal with warranty expiration across a diverse fleet of wind turbines • The National Center for Atmospheric Research provide an essential update on the effect of meteorological variability on grid integration• Acciona & Akuo Energy/e-begreen discuss how you can reduce the • 25+ Expert speakers discuss the latest thinking on the warranty exit impact of poor decisions at the design phase by connecting process, pre-emptive wind farm maintenance, wind park data development and operations teams management, condition monitoring, preventative maintenance,• E.On Climate and Renewables explain what you need to do to SCADA, reducing wind farm capital costs and improving the develop an O&M strategy for the long-run performance and reliability of wind turbines and much much more Who will you meet? Enhance your event experience withYou will meet the very people driving the our fantastic training course:  O&M technical and service providersindustry forward such as: Chief Operating  UtilitiesOfficers, Chief Technical Officers, ChiefEngineers, Chief Executive Officers and  Transmission system operators,Vice Presidents of Asset Management, planners, and reliability authoritiesrepresenting: As well as: Wind farm owners/operators  Energy analysts, environmental and Pre-Conference: The Key Factors for Wind project developers engineering consultants and industry press Wind power integrators and installers Wind technology developers and manufacturers – wind turbine  Wind power technology research and development companies Wind Project Success manufacturers, OEMs, wind  Original equipment manufacturers 26 September 2011 component manufacturers Uncover the key factors that contribute to project success. Accessible to those with limited technical THE LEADING WIND POWER GLOBAL SERIES: knowledge, new to or seeking to widen their view of the sector, this course provides a comprehensiveGreen Power Conferences Wind Power Global Series and commercially-focused overview of the windprovide excellent platforms to do business with the GLOBAL WIND SERIES power business.leading wind power industry leaders and attract majorutilities, developers and investors, who attend to gainstrategic intelligence, exchange ideas and do business. In particular the course discusses: • The various economic and cash flow parameters, including levelized cost GLOBAL REACH: • The critical location and wind farm planningLeaders: 115+ leading utilities, developers and wind farm owners have factors, including scale and layout given case studies • Criteria for the selection of technologies,Productive: Over 2050 high-level executives have attended our wind including turbine trends, operating ranges and events with over 55% Board-level/Director level structural limitsGeography: Participants from over 45 countries have attended our wind power series to date • Field data from wind farm operations, and the implications for O&M within lifecycle costs: what can go wrong, what does and how often? 2050+ attendees from companies across the entire • The interface with the grid, including problems of curtailment wind power value chain including: Utilities: Investors: • Recommended routes to mitigate ongoing RWE • Vattenfall • E.ON Climate & Morgan Stanley • Citigroup • Goldman Sachs • operations and maintenance challenges Renewables • Dong Energy • Scottish RBS • BNP Paribas • Fortis • RBC Capital • Optimizing wind power performance in a post- Power Renewables • Centrica • SSE • EDP Markets • Santander • Dexia • Rabobank • Renovaveis • Eneco • Statkraft • Statoil • European Investment Bank • EBRD • Energy warranty environment ENBW • RWE Innogy • RWE npower • Eesti Capital Partners • Global Capital Finance • Energia • EDF • Electrabel • International Bayerische Landesbank • KfW • EKF • NIBC About your trainer: Professor Robert Latorre has Power- GDF Suez • Areva Renewables • Bank • Hg Capital • Platina Partners • Siemens been involved in power plant and marine Korean Southern Power Company Project Ventures • Marubeni Corporation engineering for the past 30 years. He has been Developers: OEMs, Suppliers & Service Providers: involved in a number of energy related onshore and Mainstream Renewable Power • SeaEnergy Siemens Energy • Siemens Transmission & off-shore projects and currently teaches Ocean Renewables • Belwind • Iberdrola Renovables • Acciona Energy • Cape Wind Distribution • Gamesa • Vestas • REpower Energy Harvesting at the University of Maryland MSc • Mitsubishi Corporation • Enercon • • NaiKun Wind Energy • Deepwater Wind • Goldwind • GE Energy • Bard Engineering program in Sustainable Energy Engineering. Fishermens Energy of New Jersey • NRG • Nordex • Alstom • Fluor • DNV • ERM • Bluewater Wind • La Compagnie Du Vent • For more details, please visit Garrad Hassan • Hansen Transmission • Evelop • Apex Offshore Wind • enXco • Lahmeyer International • Clipper • www.greenpoweracademy.com or call New Jersey Board of Public Utilities • Ramboll • SGS • Sinovel +1 971 228 0308 Terna Energy • Eolfi • Acciona Energia Book Now – Visit www.greenpowerconferences.com/optimizingwindusa
  • 3. “Excellent. Quite markedly the quality of the Optimizing Wind content in the formal presentations was outstanding” Power Performance (FW, Mainstream Renewable Power, Wind Power Finance and Investment Congress 2010, London, 6-7 July 2010)Day One: 27 September 2011 OSHA Health and Safety Requirements08:30 Registration and coffee 12:00 Update on OSHA Compliant Training Programs • Mechanical and operational requirements09:00 Opening address from the chair • Accident, incident and near-miss reporting and investigation Bruce Hamilton, Director, Energy, and TRIR (total reportable incident rate) Navigant Consulting • Site safety audits, requirements and the impact on cost • Additional equipment, first aid and safety PANEL DISCUSSION • Ensuring safety in a high-voltage environment A Fresh Take on O&M Moderated by: Kevin Borgia, Executive Director,09:15 Out the Gate Optimization Illinois Wind Energy Association Panellists include: • Planning – EH&S, Equipment Eric Endreszl, Head of Training and Manager of – Warranty Operations, USCA – Spare Parts Program Todd Karasek, VP of Environmental Health, Safety & – Budgets Security, Suzlon Wind Energy Corporation • Stakeholders 12:45 Networking lunch break – Who are they? – Determine specific contacts. – Build relationships early Connecting Planning & Development to Operations – Understand needs/limits of stakeholders • Communications-Protocols 2:15 Design, Build and Construction and its Effect – Develop procedures on Operations – Face-to-face meetings • Understanding how you design and build from an O&M point – Challenge contractors of view • Summary • Construction to maximize production • The importance of engaging O&M expertise at the beginning – First 2 years of O&M most critical of a project – Create base-lines or benchmarks – Increase Life-Cycle of equipment José Peñarrubia, Director of Construction, – Optimize Production/Revenue Acciona Energy Eduardo Perez, Vice President, Operations, 2:45 Developing a Lean Wind Farm Wind Capital Group Or how the integration of wind resource, reliability, availability and O&M from the start, achieves superior09:45 Designing an O&M Strategy for the Long performance and lower risk. • The link between short-term design/development issues and Run long-term profitability and O&M aspects • Making the decision between outsourcing and maintaining • Short-term thinking doesn’t lead to long-term dividends operations in-house • Tools available allowing to visualize and quantify long-term • Managing the end of the warranty process and getting the aspects of the performance of a wind farm most out of OEMs • How to relate performance of a wind farm asset and its • How will O&M strategies evolve post-warranty? organizational structure and technical design • Deploying a systems approach and aligning development John Yost, Vice President, Operations, with O&M E.ON Climate & Renewables Jean Lemaire, Chief Operating Officer, Akuo Energy10:15 Asset Management Beyond the Turbine & Chairman, e-begreen • Why is Asset Management important? 3:15 Networking refreshment break • Preventive Maintenance versus Condition Based Monitoring 3:45 Overcoming Setbacks & Restrictions in the • What Asset Management strategy is most optimal? • The O&M impact of your electrical infrastructure Planning Stage • Assessing ROI of your O&M dollars Todd Daniels, Director of Operations, Rich Norton, Manager, Asset Management Sexton Companies & Procurement, S&C Electric Company Scott Hendricks, Project Manager, Sexton Companies10:45 Networking refreshment break 4:15 Taking a Pre-emptive Approach to Maintenance and Ensuring Staff are On Board • Defining a pre-emptive strategy: what is and what is not Dealing with Warranty Expiration tolerable in terms of down time? PANEL DISCUSSION • The importance of turbine history and root cause analysis in contributing to efficient maintenance11:15 Preparing for a Post Warranty Scenario Across • On-boarding staff: how do you ensure that they are thinking a Diverse Fleet and acting pro-actively? • Understanding the business objectives: owner-specific KPIs Panellists include: • Reviewing realistic options: brand-specific pros and cons Dan Juhl, Chief Executive Officer, Juhl Wind • Applying a strategic supplier selection process: vested Eduardo Perez, Vice President, Operations, outsourcing Wind Capital Group • Building an organization: “People, Parts, and Paperwork” John Yost, Vice President, Operations, E.ON Climate Dr Karl-Heinz Mertins, & Renewables Director Technology & Operations, Exelon Wind 5:00 Questions from the audience11:45 Interactive Q&A session 5:15 Closing remarks from the chair and end of day one 5:30 Networking drinks reception Book Now – Call +1 971 238 0700
  • 4. “This years conference was outstanding and gave attendees the Optimizing Wind most up to date information on the emerging U.S. offshore wind industry, the challenges it. I highly recommend it” Power Performance (RG, PSEG Global and Garden State Offshore Energy, Offshore Wind Power Congress, Boston, 1-2 February 2011)tDay Two: 28 September 2011 12:00 Building an Expert Knowledge Base to Optimize O&M09:00 Opening address from the chair • Understand Cause: assemble and analyze all available John Vanden Bosche, Principal Engineer, historical data to identify the most critical turbine failures Chinook Wind and to examine the root causes of those failures. Instead of analyzing the statistical trends of when components and Commercially-Driven O&M turbines fail, this analyzes why components fail and how they lead to turbine failure. • Identify Conditions: with knowledge of Cause, utilize09:15 Streamlining Inventory Management and Artificial Intelligence and Neuro Fuzzy logic to spot Logistics correlating patterns in historical data. This identifies • Reducing time to repair conditions that exist when the critical failures are still • Find out which components fail most often and which cannot preventable, and enables an operator to develop a cause- be stored on-site based condition monitoring system. • How much is downtime being extended by unavailable parts? • Develop Remedies: with knowledge of Cause and Conditions • Audit results (logged after events) in hand, create corrective maintenance actions to mitigate • Quality (inspection ratings, how many are necessary and conditions that lead to failure. Solution requires workflow how often?) integration to actually avoid the failure and deliver • Economics of maintenance: optimized O&M value in a real world setting. – How much income should be set aside for long-term Courtney Faller, Director of Operations, TI-data maintenance? – Balancing maintenance of ageing equipment with profit- O&M Tech Focus generation – Capital-intensive parts 12:30 Advances in Condition Monitoring and Wind Peter Wells, Chief Operating Officer, Upwind Forecasting for Better Efficiency Solutions • The importance of condition-based monitoring to mitigate the costs of design defects09:45 Reducing Blade and Tower Repair Costs with • Latest technological advances in SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) and impact on ROI Suspended Access Platforms • Large-scale challenges and costs of condition monitoring – • The importance of safe access solutions why should we use it? • Disadvantages & challenges of current access approaches • How can you analyze and interpret data effectively when • Best ways to evaluate workers safety training programs dealing with multiple sites and turbines? • Training requirements for Suspended Platforms • Cost-effective blade and tower access methods that can Diarmaid Mulholland, General Manager, Global Wind save time and money Services, GE Energy • Specific mobilization, installation and operating benefits to 1:00 Networking lunch increase productivity Clint Ramberg, Director of Wind Access, Spider 2:30 Understanding Meteorological Variability and How it Affects Grid Integration10:15 When does Outsourcing Make Sense for your • Variability in meteorology and the way it affects wind farm Business? operation • Is outsourcing an efficient and cost-effective solution? • Modelling variabilityPANEL DISCUSSION • When does outsourcing make sense and which functions • Value of Wind Power forecasting should you outsource? • Point forecasts versus regional forecasts • Evaluating service and availability guarantees from a • The need for forecast systems to include multiple approaches • Case studies of ramp events commercial perspective • How mature are market solutions? 2:30 Sue Ellen Haupt, Scientific Program Manager, Panellists include: Weather Systems Assessment Program, Steve Spethmann, Supply Chain Director, Suzlon National Center for Atmospheric Research Wind Energy Corporation 3:00 Jennifer States, Program Manager, Wind and Water Power Technologies,11:00 Networking refreshment break Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Data Management Evolving Your O&M Strategy11:30 New Trends in Wind Farm Monitoring and Data 3:30 Looking at wind farm O&M as an investment Management decision Based on new capabilities to monitor the "heart beat" of an A keynote that will appeal to any O&M manager, decision- entire fleet of turbines and Operations Centers that collect, maker or analyst working for OEMs, third-party service store, visualize, and analyze real time data, this discussion will providers or wind farm owners explore the latest trends in operational data management from • Understand the fundamental drivers of O&M costs wind turbine equipment and how data collected and analyzed is • Analyze the hidden link between revenues and O&M costs being used to predict failures and prevent catastrophic loss. • Discover how advanced computer models can help you plan • Direct controller integration to data management provides O&M costs and spending over different time horizons and full spectrum of operational data close the gap between strategic thinking and operational • Automation in analysis of operational data with the planning/budgeting introduction of neural networks and trending statistics • Make better-informed O&M decisions: quantify how the risk • Fault detection and diagnosis have moved from technicians tolerance you allow in your O&M strategy affects your in the field to engineering at operations centers, improving expectation for availability and O&M costs efficiency • Explore how O&M cooperation between operators may help • Addition of storage capabilities such as batteries, pumped reduce costs, mitigate risks and increase profits storage, and new storage technologies Jean Lemaire, Chief Operating Officer, • New equipment such as Synchrophasors provide a new Akuo Energy & Chairman, e-begreen dimension to power quality 4:00 Closing remarks from the chair, end of conference and refreshments Doug Taylor, Business Development – Renewable Energy, OSIsoft *Agenda correct at time of going to press Book Now – Visit www.greenpowerconferences.com/optimizingwindusa
  • 5. “Extremely valuable content; latest news information Optimizing Wind shared; technically well organized; Power Performance well prepared speakers” (RM, KPMG, Wind Power Romania, Bucharest, 18-19 January 2011)Maximize your marketing budget and sponsor Key Sponsors:Optimizing Wind Power Performance Silver Sponsors: Lanyard Sponsor: Sponsors:As a sponsor, your brand is showcased at the epicenter ofthe industry. We put you directly in touch with keypotential clients. Face-to-face: The most effective way to do business and meet new contacts Streamline your diary: Organizing, travelling to and r t RESERVED attending meetings can take months. Green Power does the hard work for you, enabling you to meet the people you t tha 6 7 8 9 you need to in just two days. ill ee w m ? RESERVED Raise your companys profile: Branding at a Green ho ors l not 5 Power event is so much more than on-the-day. As a W t it il sponsor, your logo will feature on the event website, e w brochures and marketing materials seen by thousands of mp you co RESERVED 4 industry professionals throughout the year. RESERVED RESERVED RESERVED Be part of the future: Your company will be forefront 3 2 1 as one of the pioneers in the industry Contact Natalia Valencia to book today: Tel: +44(0)20 3384 6214 Email:natalia.valencia@greenpowerconferences.com The online networking system for Optimizing FORTHCOMING EVENTS Wind Power Performance lets you contact attendees to organize meetings and network before, during and after the event. For more information, please visit the website. www.greenpowerconferences.com Shaping the future of the Portuguese wind market 22-23 November 2011 Lisbon, Portugal Green Power Conferences was the first to offer professionally organized events focusing on the sustainability sector. Over the last seven years, we have welcomed over 15000 delegates from 138 countries and built a global database of 900,000+ contacts. Our expertise lies in producing Wind Power Romania high quality, interactive conferences and training courses that provide ample networking opportunities for delegates and partners alike. Taking Romanian wind to the next level 17-18 January 2012, Bucharest, Romania Each event is developed by a team of market research professionals who ensure our events provide in-depth discussions and the latest industry updates in these fast-moving sectors. With a global portfolio of 50+ events, Green Power Conferences is helping to accelerate the uptake of sustainable business practices from Rio to Hong Kong. We also walk the talk, by offsetting all our commercial activities through renewable energy projects around the world. Providing a clear roadmap for commercially successful offshore wind projects For more information please see our website: 22-23 February 2012, Boston, United States www.greenpowerconferences.com Media partners: Green Power Conferences consistently work in strategic partnership with industry leading organisations and trade publications. Our international and targeted marketing campaigns ensure excellent marketing exposure for our partners.If you would like to partner with us, please contact Laura Proctor, laura.proctor@greenpowerconferences.com Book Now – email david.sansom@greenpowerconferences.com
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