4th Annual Wind Operations and Maintenance Summit USA 2012


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Utilize the latest industry experience, proven technology and O&M strategies to maximize generation and reduce costs in your wind farm

North America's leading O&M focused conference is back for its fourth year, completely refreshed and re-formatted for total coverage. This is the only forum that will give you the direction and tools you need to build a comprehensive strategy to ensure success in this booming market.

Over 300 senior O&M decision makers will be in attendance to network, do business and exchange the latest industry updates. Our world class agenda will equip you with business critical information:

End of warranty options (EOW) presented: Get the blueprint for end of warranty options whether it's re-entering warranty, using an ISP or performing self service

Retrofit technology & Repowering: Understand the various types of technology available today that can be implemented in your wind operations for maximized generation

Advanced Monitoring Technologies: Data analysis - condition monitoring and SCADA solutions that have not only proof of concept, but proven ROI

Life extension of critical components: Find out what can be done to your current wind farms that will extend their life and see grater ROI on your O&M dollars

Major Part Failure, Upgrading & Repair: Discover the latest R&D that is being undertaken to reduce failure or damage to your rotor, Blade, Generator, Gearboxes, Foundations, Tower

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4th Annual Wind Operations and Maintenance Summit USA 2012

  1. 1. “This provided a very New 4th Annual North America 2012 good forum for the eveNtwiND eNerGy Wind Energy Operations & Maintenance Summit discussion of wind O&M issues” FOrMAt update April 25-27, 2012 | Dallas, Texas | The Marriott City Center Hotel Grayling Vander Velde for total O&M Duke Energy coverageutilize the latest industry experience, proven technology and o&mstrategies to maximize generation and reduce costs in your wind farmNAvIGATE END OF WARRANTY 40+ ExPERT SPEAkERS FROM: COMPLETELY NEW CONFERENCE STYLE:OPTIONS (EOW)Get the blueprint for smart, cost-effective end E xC LU S I v E Operators:of warranty decisions whether it’s re-entering TO WIND O&Mwarranty, using an ISP or performing self serviceOPTIMIZING PERFORMANCE, RETROFIT 1 More wind energy owner/operators on site than any other eventTECHNOLOGY & REPOWERUnderstand the various types of technology 2 Case projects in operationreal life wind study driven – fromavailable today that can be implemented or OEMs:applied to your wind operations to maximizegeneration 3 Simultaneous sessions on operations AND maintenance, for new AND established players allMAJOR PART FAILURE, REPAIR, LIFE under one roof Government/Federal:ExTENSION AND UPGRADESHear the latest R&D on failure or damage 4 Industry first workshop on improving wind farm ROI throughreduction to your rotor, blade, generator, upgradesgearboxes, foundations, and tower ISP/Specialists:GRID INTEGRATION & CURTAILMENT 5 20+ hours of networkingareas, scheduled: 1-2-1 meeting time round table discussions, eveningUnderstand how the environment for operations entertainmentis changing and how to successfully integrateyour wind fleet into the already congested grid, and much more...avoiding curtailmentWORkSHOP LEAD FOUNDATION SPONSOR GEARING SOLUTIONS SPONSOR ExHIBITOR Consultants:HOST visit www.windenergyupdate.com/dallas for the latest updates
  2. 2. Summit AgendaNEW FOR 2012 Sponsored by GE Wind ServicesPre-Conference Workshop HOW WIND O&M IS CHANGING Changing O&M market trends and projections for the futureImproving Wind Farm ROI through Dan Shreve, Director, MAKE ConsultingProduction Upgrades END OF WARRANTY: OPTIONS & STRATEGIES ExPLOREDMODERATOR: Dan Shreve, Director, MAKE Consulting An operators approach to post CASE warranty life from a Technical STUDY Topics: Services view Judah Moseson PE CEM, Director of Technical A half day workshop designed to help the › Fleet performance metrics for GE’s on and off Services, Infigen Energy improvement of wind farm return on warranty North America fleet. investment (ROI) through production OEMs Business Model- › Insights for operating units in a post-PTC environment. Favourable terms or not? PANEL DISCUSSION upgrades. Cathy Syme, Senior Manager, › Operations case study: Aligning service provider and GL Harrad Hassan Hear GE, alongside their customers, present owner metrics to deliver greater annual energy CASE STUDY information on what systems Ruben Segura-Coto, Director, Post Sales Service, production. ACCIONA Windpower North America, LLC have been implemented, how they have › Installed base micro-siting: Discover how GE is using Other panellists TBC worked, and what results have been seen. its suite of tools and operational data to identify Building an in-house CASE opportunities to get more from units operating in lower Engineering “Center for STUDY wind speed regimes. Technological Excellence” Why should you attend? Ross Newlin, Director of the Center Technical › Performance upgrades case studies: Examination of • Provides unique opportunity to learn about Excellence, enXco Corp. several relevant upgrades and operational production-related upgrades from OEM & owner enhancements that have delivered favorable ROI to Non OEM Warranty: Other PANEL • The speakers are people that have been owners & operators. Protections Available For Your DISCUSSION immediately involved in the upgrades; hear from Fleet those with experience Peter Wells, CEO, Upwind Solutions Where will the workshop take place? Chris Cioni, Senior Vice President Technical • Learn what new technologies GE is investing in Services and Claims, G-Cube Insurance The workshop will take place in the Marriott City Center for optimizing and extending life of wind Other panellists TBC Hotel – the same location as the following Summit. turbines. Further details to follow once your ticket has been Work scopes for service PANEL When will the workshop take place? purchased. contracts DISCUSSION The workshop will last for approximately a ½ day Eddie Perez, Vice President of Cost of attending Operations, Wind Capital Group and will take place in the afternoon on April 25th The cost of attending this workshop is included in the Herbert R. Thompson, Director O&M – Wind, 2012. After the workshop, all delegates are invited passes found at the back of this brochure. Edison Mission O&M to join the GE, their customers, and Wind Energy Martin Winter, VP Engineering Solutions / Update for an informal drink. Further details to There is no extra cost for delegates who have already Partner, Foundation Engineering LLC follow once your ticket has been purchased. purchased their conference tickets. Ruben Segura-Coto, Director, Post Sales Service, ACCIONA Windpower North America, LLC For more information and updates on this workshop’s speakers, discussion topics and timings, visit the website www.windenergyupdate.com/dallas Summit Agenda wiND eNerGy continued overleaf update
  3. 3. Summit Agenda continued GRID INTEGRATION & CURTAILMENT ELECTRICS & ENvIRONMENTAL Leading edge blade ADvANCED MONITORING JOINT CASE HEALTH & SAFETY treatments and their STUDY TECHNOLOGIES: PREDICTIvE, NERC’s guidelines and standards for effects on performance PREvENTATIvE, OR wind operators Arc flash hazard analysis John N. Moura, Manager, Reliability John Kolak, President, James Snelson, Senior Project Engineer, SCHEDULED Technical Services Group, Assessment, North American Electric Praxis Corporation Reliability database benchmark: Infigen Energy Reliability Corporation a US O&M experience A unique approach JOINT Grant Qualley, Manager of Performance Valerie Peters, Wind Reliability Lead Grid Integration: Operational to safety culture PRESENTATION Analytics, Technical Services Group, CASE Analyst, Sandia National Laboratories Strategies for Higher Yield STUDY Grayling Vander Velde, EHS Infigen Energy Darren McCrank, Director of Professional, EHS Field Support, Duke Condition Monitoring Systems Operations, Wind, TransAlta Corporation Energy Best practice blade PANEL for Wind Turbines: Present status repair protection and DISCUSSION Todd Karasek, Vice President and future developments Grid Operations: Managing Stability maintenance Environment, Health & Safety, Suzlon Dr. Ing. Karl Steingroever, Sr. of the Grid James Snelson, Senior Project Engineer, Principal Engineer, Group Machinery Bart McManus, Transmission Technical Safe O&M Operations: Technical Services Group, PANEL Components, Germanischer Lloyd Operations, Bonneville Power Administration Hazard Recognition & DISCUSSION Infigen Energy Injury Mitigation Grant Qualley, Manager of Performance SCADA focus: overcoming Grid integration and CASE Grayling Vander Velde, EHS Professional, Analytics, Technical Services Group, challenges caused by using compliance: Ensuring 24x7 STUDY Infigen Energy EHS Field Support, a centralised SCADA system Operation Duke Energy Gary Kanaby, Director of Sales for approach Blaine Sundwall, Director, National Control John Kolak, President, Wind, MFG Alistair Ogilvie, Reliability Database Center, Iberdrola Renewables Praxis Corporation Other panellists TBC Lead, Sandia National Laboratories Complying with rapidly Todd Karasek, Vice President JOINT CASE The Gearbox Reliability ORAP: Transferable JOINT CASE changing grid code STUDY Environment, Health & Safety, Suzlon Collaborative: An Overview data collection, STUDY requirements Other panellists TBC Jonathan Keller, Ph.D. National Wind analysis and reporting Brad Rogers, Southern Region Sales techniques Manager, GE Wind Technology Center, NREL REPAIR, UPGRADES & Sal DellaVilla, CEO, Customer TBC Solutions for asset-life Strategic Power Systems RETROFITTING JOINT cost containment PRESENTATION Alistair Ogilvie, Reliability Database Wind Turbine Foundation Issues Tom Marek, Business Unit OPERATIONS & PERFORMANCE Lead, Sandia National Laboratories facing O&M operators Leader - Windserve North America, OPTIMIZATION Martin Winter, VP Engineering Solutions / David Brown Gear Systems Ltd Aligning operator and OEM O&M Strategy: How does your CASE Partner, metrics for higher power Steve Casey, General Manager, wind farm compare? STUDY Foundation Engineering LLC Moventas Inc. generation Cathy Syme, Senior Manager, Jeff Weiner, Commercial Director, Improving an already GL Garrad Hassan JOINT CASE Gearbox reliability GE Wind installed machine – a STUDY PANEL improvement DISCUSSION Maximizing Yield from a Wind Facility WindBOOST experience Dr. Ashley Crowther, VP Jason Allen, Senior Vice President – Tim Hertel, Director of Technology, Engineering - Wind, US Wind Technical Renewables Operations and Engineering, Duke Energy EDP Renewables Scott Shapiro, CM&U Product Center, Romax Technology DoN’t miSS out Line Leader, GE Wind Tom Marek, Business Unit Leader - Places fill up fast so be sure Optimizing Project Performance: Windserve North America, to book your place now! Pre- and Post-Construction Strategies Blade repair challenges David Brown Gear Systems Ltd Dan Bernadett, Chief Engineer, Gary Kanaby, Director of Sales for Wind, Other panellists TBC ASW True Power Moulded Fibre Glass Companies wiND eNerGy Book your place turnover for further details update
  4. 4. “This provided a very DIAMOND 4th Annual North America 2012 good forum for the PASSwiND eNerGy Wind Energy Operations & Maintenance Summit discussion of wind O&M issues” More information update April 25-27, 2012 | Dallas, Texas | The Marriott City Center Hotel Grayling Vander Velde at a hugely Duke Energy discounted cost THIS IS YOUR UNIQUE DISCOUNT CODE Code:Sponsorship & Exhibition Zone Use this when registering to save $50* Just enter this when prompted online, or quote it when booking over the phone or by e-mailOptions Are Now Available *on passes onlyGet your products seen by the right people DIAMOND BUSINESS BASIC Pass Features PASS PASS PASSDo you offer a product, service or expertise for thewind O&M community? If you need our speakers,sponsors and delegates as partners or clients, this is a Access to all conference presentations, exhibitions and workshops   big opportunity for you to meet, greet and interactwith them in person. Networking evening drinks reception on day one   We have learned that selecting the right sponsors and Lunch and refreshments   exhibitors is really important! That is why as a potentialexhibitor and/or sponsor you will need to pass a Access to presentation slides after the conference  relevance test. This ensures that our delegates get themost value from the event and that our limited Access to online delegate list and meeting planner  exhibitors and sponsors really get the attention and thebusiness they seek. Every sponsor and exhibit Access to audio recordings from every session (worth $450)  campaign will be customized to meet your specific EITHER Wind Energy Operations & Maintenance Report 2011objectives so call Tim Lovatt today on +44 (0) 207 3757218 / 1800 814 3459 ext 7218 to discuss your best OR Wind Energy Retrofitting, Reliability & Repowering Report 2012 worth $1995 options. Super Early Bird Price - expires January 27th 2012 $2875 $1595 $1495Sponsoring or exhibiting with us is one of the best andmost cost effective ways to prospect, generate interest, Early Bird Price - expires February 24th 2012 $2975 $1695 $1595move companies through your pipeline and ultimatelymake deals. We can tailor make a sponsorship package Last Chance - expires March 23rd 2012 $3075 $1795 $1695to suite your needs meaning you can speak, build your Full Price $3175 $1895 $1795brand and organise meetings with the leading figures inthe tidal energy industry. PoSt ConFErEnCE MatEriaLS PRICE - $450If your company is looking to be one of the leaders in Access to presentation slides after the conferencethe wind O&M space then call today for moreinformation on exactly how we can help you. 4 Simple, Safe aND Access to audio recordings from every conference session Secure wayS to book Registration Terms and Conditions: Places are transferable without any charge. Notice must be given in writing to info@ windenergyupdate.com at least 7 days prior to the event startLIMITED SPACES AvAILABLE date to ensure that transferred places are valid. Online: go to www.windenergyupdate.com/dallas Cancellations before 25 March 2012 incur an administrative chargeFor more information, contact of 25%. If you cancel your registration on or after 25 March 2012 Email: register@windenergyupdate.com we will be obliged to charge you the full fee.Tim Lovatt Please note - you must notify FC Business Intelligence (holdingHead of Business Development company of Wind Energy Update) in writing, of a cancellation, or Call: +44 (0) 207 375 7575 or 1800 814 3459 (USA) we will be obliged to charge you the full fee.The organizersWind Energy Update reserve the right to make changes to the programme withoutT: +44 (0) 207 375 7218 | 1-800-814-3459 ext 7218 Mail: this form to Wind Energy Update, notice. FC Business Intelligence takes every care to ensure thatE: tim@windenergyupdate.com 7-9 Fashion Street, London, E1 6PX , UK prices quoted are correct at time of publishing however, bookings will only be accepted if there is no material error in the price advertised on the website. Design by www.thecreativetree.co.uk