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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

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

09:15

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 

09:45

Networking Break And Morning Refreshments 

10:15

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 

Cyber Security, Cloud Computing And Data Storage   

11:30

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     

12:00

Networking Lunch 

13:00

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 
13:30

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 

14:00

Ensuring A Full And Modern Data Set From The Older Fleet Of WTG's

  • Providing the data needed to optimize the production from an aging fleet

  • Will an old wind power plant be able to renew their PPA based on their current SCADA system?

  • What are the options for the customers to get the data they need

Morten Bulow,  General Manager,  SCADA International 

14:30

Networking Break And Afternoon Refreshments 

Contracts And Data Interpretation 

15:00

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 

15:30

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?

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

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