wind farm data management and analysis north america

wind farm data management and analysis north america

Day 2 - 26 March 2015
08:00

Registration And Refreshments

08:30

Chair’s Opening Remarks

Justin Johnson, Director Of Performance Management, EDPR 

NERC Compliance And Impact On Data Management 

08:45

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)

09:30

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

10:00

Networking Break And Morning Refreshments 

10:30

How Can You Counteract Signal Failure And Assure Continuity?

  • Assuring prompt notification of signal failure to avoid NERC requirements violation
  • How can you prevent electricity volt exceeding the scheduled quantity?
  • Strategies to effectively analyze data and report faults 
11:00

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, PGD Principal Engineer, NextEra Energy 

Walter Hornaday, President, Cielo Wind 

12:00

Networking Lunch 

Cyber Security, Cloud Computing And Data Storage   

13:00

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, PGD Principal Engineer, NextEra Energy 

13:30

Storing Data: What Is The Most Successful Procedure Available On The Market?

  • Benchmarking your method with other companies
  • Learning how to collect, interpret and handle big data
  • Exploiting high resolution data solutions and the latest laser technology available on the market
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 

14:30

Networking Break And Afternoon Refreshments 

15:00

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:

Noah Schellenberg, Principle Expert Engineer, Siemens

Cegeon Chan, Reporting And Analysis Manager, First Wind

Shawn Sheng, Senior Engineer, NREL

Ben Rice, Operations Engineering Manager, Pattern Energy

John McKay, NERC Compliance & Operations Manager, AES

Contracts And Data Interpretation 

16:15

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 
16:45

Chair's Closing Remarks

17:00

End Of Forum 

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