Day 2 - Wednesday 15 March 2017

Registration And Refreshments


Chair’s Opening Remarks

Benjamin Rice, Operations Engineering Manager, Pattern Energy

Merging The Needs Of Security And Data Teams Compliance And The Supply Chain Shift 


How Security Impacts Analytics: A Guide From A-Z

  • How to get quick and secure data through co-operation between security and data teams 

  • Logistical issues of transferable data

  • Dealing with multiple securities for different customers data

  • Merging the needs of security and data teams

  • How latest security measures will change the vendor/operator relationship

Jeff Wehner, Vice President – Operations, Duke Energy 


Panel Session: The Changing Supply Chain: A Need To Rethink The Owner Operator And OEM Relationship

  • Discussion on how security measures have adjusted the supply chain
  • How have security requirements affected the Owner/OEM relationship?
  • Can technology and cloud storage make permissions and access easier?
  • What will the supply chain and owner/OEM relationship of the future look like?

Participants include:

Dushyant Tank, Reliability Engineer, Pattern Energy

Alan C. Farmer, Senior Technical Project Manager,  Burns McDonnell

Malcolm Moore, Commissioner, Nordex


Morning Refreshments And Networking Opportunity 


Challenges, Risks, & Perceptions: Cyber Security Culture In The Renewable Energy Sector

  • Evolving critical infrastructure protection needs and standards
  • Existing outdated and poorly worded regulations and standards and the need to integrate and or adopt new and emerging technologies
  • Hybrid networks of new and 'classic' technologies and systems
  • The growth of virtual technologies, cloud technologies and of the ''IoT'', and connected devices and systems

Chad House, Information Security Manager, Envision Energy

Implications Of The Latest NERC Supply Chain Management Standard
  • The aims of this latest standard and what it intends to achieve
  • How will this change the landscape as we know it?
  • What this will mean for OEMs, Contractors, Developers and Owner/operators

Alan C. Farmer , Senior Technical Project Manager,  Burns McDonnell

Getting The Most From Your Data: Accessing, Sharing And Storing Data    


Data Democratization From The ROC To The Consumer

  • Knowledge is Power – Why data matters

  • Keeping your feet dry – Data Lakes vs Data Virtualization

  • No data is better than too much data – Managing data access

  • The operator in you – Blowing wind data across your company

  • Green is Good – Transparency brings acknowledgement

Pedro Carmo, E&U Business Developer, CGI Group


Lunch And Networking Opportunities 


How Big Data Can Improve The Return On Investment For Windfarms

  • How big data can help to improve project development and design whilst reducing the cost of energy

  • What this means for improving wake reduction
  • Improving operational assesment and forecasting using big data

Chris Nuckols,  Principal, ReGenerate Consulting


Panel Session:  Accessing Data Given Ownership And Security Level Constraints

  • Why there is need for building a new relationship between suppliers and operators for smooth maintenance

  • How heightened security levels and issues over data security and ownership created a need for further integration
  • Working together in new and more secure ways to ensure each party gets what they need to perform their tasks
  • The challenge for OEM's in servicing their products in line with warranty agreements whilst dealing with their different customers and their varying levels of security.

Participants include: 

Jeff Wehner,  Vice President – Operations,  Duke Energy

David Korim,  Software Product Manager – Asset Performance,  GE Renewables

Chad House,  Information Security Manager,  Envision Energy


Chair's Closing Remarks

Benjamin Rice , Operations Engineering Manager, Pattern Energy


Afternoon Refreshments And Extended Networking Opportunities 


End Of Forum