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Day 1 - 25 March 2015

Registrations And Refreshments 


Chair’s Welcome And Opening Remarks

Justin Johnson, Director Of Performance Management, EDPR 

Optimising Operations Performance Through Data Analysis 


How To Use Operational Data To Optimise Wind Farm Performance

  • Smartly interpreting LiDAR and SCADA data to maximize operations
  • Using data analysis at full potential to improve components reliability
  • Estimating future performance through operational data and reports
  • How to constantly improve power generation and reliability

Jaimeet Gulati, Performance Manager, EDPR 


Consolidating And Improving Operations By Combining Historical And SCADA Data

  • Merging historical and SCADA data to have control functionality of the entire fleet
  • How can you transfer this combination of data into reports?
  • What are the outcomes on turbine performance?

Ben Rice, Operations Engineering Manager, Pattern Energy


Academic Perspective On Data Analytics Methods For Wind Energy Applications

  • What are the challenges and opportunities presented by Big Data?
  • Case study: popularity of binning methods and ways to improve it
  • Other wind data applications: turbine performance analysis and event log analysis
  • Contemporary data analytics methods and curriculum needs

Yu Ding,  Mike & Sugar Barnes Professor, Texas A&M


Networking Break And Morning Refreshments

Data Access And Sharing


Panel Discussion:  Access And  Data Sharing: Is It Feasible To Create A Win-Win Situation?

  • Turning concerns into practical solutions to counteract security issues and data misuse
  • Would data sharing help in cutting costs across varied fleets?
  • What are the options available to mitigate risks associated with data access and sharing?
  • Improving robust data sharing mechanisms to foster academic and industry collaborations

Participants include:

Ken Siddall,  Director Of Service Technology,  Siemens

Prof. Yu Ding, Mike & Sugar Barnes Professor,  Texas A&M University 

Andy Sugiarto,  Senior Manager SCADA Engineering,  First Wind 

Amar Pradhan, Business Development Executive, IBM 


Networking Lunch 

Analysis Of Performance And Condition Monitoring Data


Improving Component Reliability Through Performance And Condition Monitoring Data Analysis

  • Building a common interpretation of component failure
  • What can SCADA data mining and state of the art condition monitoring currently achieve?
  • Efficiently monitoring reliability of components to avoid unexpected failure
  • Which control monitoring method is best suited to improve component reliability?

Shawn Sheng, Senior Engineer, NREL


Siemens Case Study: Benefits Of Model Based Diagnostics

  • Purpose and business value of Model Based Diagnostics
  • The nature of a Diagnostic Model
  • Technology overview, benchmarking and comparison
  • Implementation, integration, and utilization of Model Based Diagnostics in Siemens

Henrik Pedersen, Manager Diagnostic Intelligence, Siemens 


Networking Break And Afternoon Refreshments 

Data Standardization And Interpretation 


Addressing Practical Solutions To Achieve Data Standardisation 

  • How do you deal with systems and data formats from multiple equipment manufacturers?
  • Fleet-wide data consolidation for multiple forms of generation, including wind, solar, and hydro
  • What can you do to improve your asset's performance using the data you are already collecting?
  • Effectively preparing for new compliance regulations such as NERC GADS/CIP
  • Determining how cloud computing is going to impact you

Anthony Chen, Director International Services, Envision Energy 


Panel discussion: OEM vs. Developer  Approach To Data Interpretation

  • Finding a common ground on interpreting turbine downtime
  • How can we avoid compromizing asset integrity availability?
  • Creating more coordination between OEMs and customers
  • Should customers have increased access to OEM’s data?

Participants include:

Alexander Williamson, Senior Wind Performance Specialist, ENEL Green Power North America

Richard Nichol,  Product Manager - Wind Power Plants,  Vestas 


Chair's Closing Remarks 


Wine Tasting, Hosted by AXYS Technologies And End Of Day 1


Sheraton Suites Houston Near The Galleria

2400 West Loop South

Houston, Texas


United States

2014 attendees SAID:

“Excellent job to bringing together the ‘who’s who‘ of wind data professionals”
- President, Cielo Wind Services

“Great opportunity to learn best practices from wind data technical experts”
- Performance Engineer, Transalta

“Not often you get all the right people in one room”
- Product Manager, Vestas

what to expect

  • A conference format: 20 expert presentations over 2 days
  • A technical and commercially focussed programme based on over 100 hours of market research
  • Case studies from industry leading organisations helping you make more informed decisions about your data management activities
  • 5 hours of dedicated networking time
  • Meet the right people: 100% relevant audience of key data specialists all under one roof
  • An intimate and friendly learning environment: share the experience with only 50 other like-minded professionals and get your questions answered