wind farm data management and analysis north america

wind farm data management and analysis north america

Day 2 - 26 March 2015

Registration And Refreshments


Chair’s Opening Remarks

Justin Johnson, Director Of Performance Management, EDPR 

NERC Compliance And Impact On Data Management 


Keynote: Learning How NERC Standards Development Works In Order To Help You Overcome Uncertainties And Become Fully Compliant

  • Insight into what the NERC Standards Drafting team is currently achieving
  • Correctly interpreting data to ensure the Bulk Electric System operates reliably
  • What are the data security challenges and how can the industry tackle them?

Ryan Stewart, Manager Of Standards Development, North American Electric Reliability Corporation (subject to approval)


Strategies To Facilitate The Implementation Of Regulations And Become Fully NERC Compliant

  • How can owner operators meet requirements without jeopardizing projects?
  • How to efficiently record data and component failures
  • Avoiding misinterpretation of compliance regulations

Carla Holly, Regulatory Compliance Director, BP Wind Energy


Networking Break And Morning Refreshments 


Using Data Management And Analysis Software To Increase Profitability In Wind Farm Operations

  • Windpower O&M software – What to consider?
  • Examples of findings and benefits analysis of using this software 

Sigurd J. Juvik, CEO, Baze Technology 


Panel Discussion: Should OEMs Remain Unregulated?

  • Do customers build expectations which are difficult for OEMs to meet?
  • Should OEMs give customers more control on data?
  • Assessing the pros and cons

Participants include:

Alan Farmer, Senior Technical Project Manager/Compliance & Critical Infrastructure Protection, Burns & McDonnell  

Walter Hornaday, President, Cielo Wind 


Networking Lunch 

Cyber Security, Cloud Computing And Data Storage   


CIP 5 Standards And Cyber Security: From Physical To Virtualised Servers

  • When is a company’s confidentiality compromized?
  • How do you manage data in a virtual environment?
  • Applying lessons learned from Oil & Gas to the Wind Industry

Alan Farmer,  Senior Technical Project Manager/Compliance & Critical Infrastructure Protection,  Burns & McDonnell     


How Cloud Based Wind Farm Monitoring, Analytics And Benchmark Change Wind Industry Dynamics

  • Filling the knowledge gap between owners and OEMs by developing a greater insight into performance

  • How to leverage cloud technology for wind farm management: smart monitoring, analytics, reporting 

  • Using data to verify performance and statistics when selling or buying projects 

  • Benchmark through a collaborative, anonymous and independent approach 

Jonas Corné,  CEO, Breeze 
  • 14:00

Using a Secure Cloud-Based Geo Portal to Manage And Analyze Wind Assessment Data

  • Improve visualization, integration, and secure access to wind data for quick, fact-based decisions

  • Increase security and reduce data management costs 

  • Remotely access control and configure systems and sensors to enhance operational performance

  • Enable better communication, collaboration and data sharing between disparate teams with a powerful workspace tool

  • Improve decision support with online predictive analysis and modeling tools 

Terry Tarle, CEO, AXYS Technologies 


Networking Break And Afternoon Refreshments 


Breakout Sessions

Delegates choose to participate in one of the following facilitated group discussions:

  • Dealing with an overwhelming amount of data
  • Improving fleet reliability and supporting growth through data analysis
  • Big data: urgency for more sophisticated technology?
  • Building a common protocol to interpret and manage data
  • What are the latest strategies to maximize use of condition monitoring?
  • Moving towards bigger turbines: what are the outcomes from a data stand point?

Hosts include:

Ben Rice,  Operations Engineering Manager,  Pattern Energy

John McKay,  NERC Compliance & Operations Manager,  AES

Noah Schellenberg, Principle Expert Engineer, Siemens

Cegeon Chan, Reporting And Analysis Manager, First Wind

Shawn Sheng, Senior Engineer, NREL

Contracts And Data Interpretation 


How Do You Effectively Integrate SCADA Servers Into Contracts?

  • Reflecting SCADA data availability into contracts
  • Is there a need for more redundancy in contracts for SCADA servers?
  • Allowing more access to contracts to meet NERC recording requirements 

Richard Nichol, Product Manager - Wind Power Plants, Vestas 


Chair's Closing Remarks


End Of Forum 


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