Blade Operations And Maintenance Forum

Building on more than 30 years of experience and independent market research Windpower Monthly is proud to bring back the Blade O&M Forum, our flagship event in North America attended by 70+ key blade specialists all under one roof!

Do you want to know about the latest inspection strategies? 

Are you keen to learn how to eliminate downtime and increase blade reliability?

Would you like to unlock the secret behind prolonging a blade’s lifetime and learn from the best in the field?

Are you longing to know how to set up a diverse blade maintenance program to meet the individual characteristics of your project’s fleet and site?

Then look no further.


  • Advancements in blade inspection methods to reduce overall downtime, with a Case Study on how to better utilize drones and the data captured
  • Assessing various types of damages, their affect on performance and best practice for repair with a special case study from Bladena on their D-Stiffener solution
  • Getting good data from your operations, standardization issues and categorization of damages. Enel Green Power to cover getting good quality data for actionable operations
  • Specialized panel on 'developing a blade team in house vs. outsourcing'
  • Optimizing O&M activities: using predictive maintenance and better understanding of your turbines to reduce costs with an asset management case study from EDPR

  • Pre forum half day workshop on quality assurance and testing of blade structure, manufacture and design

who attends?

This Forum attracts a diverse range of blade enthusiasts from all over the world, making it a fantastic opportunity to network with your industry peers, share experiences and build long-lasting business connections!

Last year's Forum played host to:

last year's speaker line-up included:

Scott Abramson

Director Of Operational Excellence

Duke Energy

Walter Hornaday


Cielo Wind

Santhosh Krishna Chandrabalan

Global Business Manager - Wind Energy


Rober Gallaher



Nigel Swytink-Binnema

Research Analyst

Technocentre Eolien 

Daniel Molyneux

Manager, Blades


Jian Lahir

Senior, Reliability Engineer


Ryan Lauridsen



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What do attendees say? 

Senior Vice President

“It was a great get together of both technical and operational experts, a good blend of hands-on engineering and real world folks out there. For this event in particular, there was great open dialogue on the trends in repair, maintenance and inspection of blades.”

Eastern Regional Manager

"I’ve been actually encouraging our asset managers and people who don’t understand the wind business to go to your conferences because in 15 years that’s the most I’ve learned about blades, in 15 years of the wind industry."