4th Annual Wind Farm Data Management And Analysis

Wednesday 19 November - Forum Day One

Registration And Refreshments


Chair’s Opening Remarks

Biren Gandhi, Renewable EnergyIndustry Solutions Leader, IBM GBS Global Energy & Utilities Centre of Competence


CASE STUDY:  Harmonisation Of SCADA, CMMS And Other Data Sources Across An Offshore Wind Park 

  • Analysing the connections between electrical, turbine and foundation assets 
  • Developing a common platform that can be used to analyse all wind farm data 
  • Designing a single screen for the efficient analysis of key wind farm data 
  • Live demonstration of the data analysis system 

Karsten Müller, Package Manager SCADA / Offshore Communication - Meerwind,  WindMW


PANEL:  Defining New Requirements For Whole Of Wind Farm Data Analysis

  • Wind farm, supply chain and infrastructure data: what do wind farm operator want and why?
  • What are the potential benefits to wind farm performance?
  • How much is too much? When does data become unmanageable?

Senior Representative, Vestas


Networking Break And Morning Refreshments

Review Of Data Management And Analysis Systems


Introduction To Direct Marketing And Live Demo Of A Wind Farm SCADA System

  • Technical requirements for setting up an active power offering to the grid operator 
  • ENERCON SCADA Remote: live access to a wind farm that harmonises control data with WECs data 
  • Advanced interfacing with TSOs and DNOs using an OPC open standard 
Andreas Linder, Grid Integration Engineer - SCADA Expert, ENERCON

LIVE DEMO + Q&A: What Are the Best Available Data Management And Analysis Software Options?

  • What can the available software do to support wind farm performance management and preventative/predictive maintenance? 
  • Smart systems that guide you instead of crunching the data yourself: live demonstrations 
  • What are the capabilities and limitations of each system? 

Mark-Jan Harte, Partner And Data Scientist, Algoritmica

To join this session please contact Heather Smith on hs@windpowermonthly.com or +44 (0)20 8267 4785.


Networking Lunch

Performance Assessment Improvements And Power Output Optimisation


CASE STUDY: Calculating Energy Availability Using Heterogeneous Data Sources

  • Estimating possible power production for the whole year 
  • How to calculate production when there is no turbine data: finding the right methodology 
  • What is the impact when we use different data sources to calculate availability? 
Thomas Burchhart, Data Analyst, Verbund Hydro Power

Advancements In Power Curve Analysis: Improving Accuracy To Assess Performance

  • Implementing IEC 61400-12: which aspects were adopted and what were the benefits? 
  • How to accurately estimate wind speed taking into account free stream corrections 
  • What are the calculations used to deal with this problem? 
  • Other developments in power curve analysis 
Carlos Andre Niederbacher, Data Analyst, Nordex

Early Detection of Anomalies Driving Prediction Maintenance Across Heterogenous Wind Farms

  • How can we integrate forward looking insight into the day-to-day tasks of wind operators?
  • Learn how Predictive Monitoring, Apparent Cause Diagnostics and Regional Analysis combine to deliver tangible technical benefits
  • Case study - Learn how predictive analytics and fleet management generate value
Veronika Grozdanovska, Industrial Data Intelligence, GE Intelligent Platforms

Networking Break And Afternoon Refreshments


CASE STUDY: Overcoming The Challenges Of Implementing LiDAR And Its Initial Results

  • ESBI’s original business case for adopting LiDAR 
  • Obstacles faced during the installation and lessons learnt 
  • What details should you look for in wind assessment data? 
  • Results from trials: data uncertainty, accuracy in determining the wake effect 
  • Hourly versus daily wind speed data 
  • Is fixed met mast data a thing of the past? 
Robert Farrell, Operations Engineer, ESBI

CASE STUDY: Floating LiDAR: A Cost Efficient Offshore Measurement Solution As An Alternative To Fixed Met Masts?

  • Technology overview: increasing variety of metocean buoys on the market 
  • Past, present and future: floating LiDAR demonstration projects at RWE 
  • Lessons learnt: operational experience with different devices 
  • Bankability: roadmap for the commercial acceptance of floating LiDAR technology 
Niels Bijkersma, Project Manager, RWE

Chair’s Closing Remarks


Close Of Day One


Swissotel Bremen

Hillmannplatz 20

28195 Bremen




commercial opportunites

The 4th Annual Wind Farm Data Management And Analysis forum offers an excellent opportunity for you to promote your organisation and its capabilities to senior delegates from the offshore wind industry. 

If you are interested in learning more about how we can work together to move your ideas forward, please contact Heather Smith on  +44 (0) 20 8267 4785  or email hs@windpowermonthly.com.