wind farm data management and analysis north america

wind farm data management and analysis north america

Day 1 - 25 March 2015
08:30

Registrations And Refreshments 

09:00

Chair’s Welcome And Opening Remarks

Justin Johnson, Director Of Performance Management, EDPR 

Optimising Operations Performance Through Data Analysis 

09:15

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 

09:45

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

10:15

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

10:45

Networking Break And Morning Refreshments

Data Access And Sharing

11:15

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 

12:30

Networking Lunch 

Analysis Of Performance And Condition Monitoring Data

13:30

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

14:15

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 

14:45

Networking Break And Afternoon Refreshments 

Data Standardization And Interpretation 

15:15

Addressing Practical Solutions To Achieve Data Standardisation 

  • Ensuring data points and aggregations are named the same way across all facilities
  • Building an internal standardised process across the company to interpret data
  • Having a core set of standardised data to make the information flow and to allow flexibility
15:45

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

Jaimeet Gulati, Performance Manager, EDPR  

16:45

Chairs Closing Remarks 

17:00

End Of Day 1

Venue

Sheraton Suites Houston Near The Galleria

2400 West Loop South

Houston, Texas

77027-4204

United States

www.sheratonsuiteshouston.com

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