2016 DATA MANAGEMENT STEERING COMMITTEE Biographies: 

Dr Nenad Keseric, Operations Manager, Hywind & Sheringham Shoal, Statoil 
Dr. Nenad Keseric holds a Master degree in Electrical Engineering and PhD degree in Energy Economics from Vienna University of Technology, Austria. He has been working in the energy business since 1999 and has a broad international experience within the energy markets and renewables. During his PhD studies he was active as a senior researcher at Energy Economics Group, Vienna focusing on Energy Markets Design and Analysis, Gas & Renewables, Power Grid issues, Power and Gas Analysis/Forecasts. 
He has been working closely with the leading European Universities like Université Paris–Sorbone, SUPELEC in Paris, University of Cambridge, Harvard, German Institute for Economic Research in Berlin, etc. His international experience includes a fellowship at Université Paris–Sorbone and École Supérieure d'Électricité (SUPELEC) in Paris, France.

He started his professional career in the energy markets within major Austrian power company Verbund. In 2006 he joined Statkraft -a major Norwegian and European renewable power producer. Dr. Keseric joined major Norwegian energy company Statoil in 2008 as operations manager for the windpark portfolio. 
He has been managing operation, maintenance and production of world most northern windpark at Havøygavlen and lately at windpark on island of Utsira. Since 2009 I have been working with Hywind - world first floating wind turbine. He is Asset Manager for Hywind Demo turbine and Statoil’s representative for Sheringham Shoal offshore windpark in UK.


Thomas Burchhart, Data Analyst, Verbund 
Thomas Burchhart was born in Klagenfurt, Austria in 1980. After obtaining a Master´s degree in electrical engineering at the Technical University of Vienna, in 2007, he started his PhD in the field of Nanoelectronics where he investigated one dimensional Nanostructures. From 2011 to 2012, he worked in the development department at EPCOS OHG in Deutschlandsberg. During that, he was involved in the design of NTC thermistors and got knowledge about root cause failure analysis as well as accelerated life tests. Since 2012 he works in the Operation and Service group at VERBUND Renewable Power GmbH. He is responsible for performance analysis and optimization of the wind portfolio. Currently his research is focused on failure analysis of wind turbines.


Nicolas Girard, Head Of R&D And Technical Support, MAIA EOLIS 
Nicolas Girard joined Maïa Eolis in 2006, and started working as a wind assessment engineer. With 8 years of experience in wind energy, Nicolas covered various technical fields, and is now in charge of the R&D and technical support team, based in Lyon. He is involved in many national research projects, mainly focusing on the improvement of the O&M of Maia Eolis' windfarms. This includes topics such as condition monitoring, data mining, forecasting, lidars, or grid integration. Maïs Eolis is a french wind farms owner and operator, also responsible for the maintenance of its 240MW. Nicolas holds a Masters degree in Energy from INSA with a specialisation in fluid mechanics.


Carles Campos, Performance Analyst, Vattenfall 
Carles is a Wind energy analyst for Vattenfall Wind Generation portfolio (UK, Denmark, Netherlands, Sweden and Germany). After his BSc in Mechanical Engineering and obtaining a MSc in Manufacturing Management, his passion about wind energy lead him to a Danish based OEM applying Six Sigma concepts to reduce manufacturing lead time of sub-processes. This changed the focus of his career to learn and improve the link between the data and the physical world, focusing on the generation side.

Since then, he has been developing and applying analytical skills in the wind business area from operations, to energy power markets at Vattenfall. 
In addition, enjoys writing code and developing through trial and error and being an active member of the Copenhagen R-user community!


Richard Nichol, Product Manager, Wind Power Plants, Vestas Turbines R&D 
Working in data & communications for more than 25 years, Richard has has worked for UK Ministry of Defense and later in the Wind Industry. He is a key speaker and chair at several industry events focusing on data collaboration in the industry and how the industry can better collaborate with data sharing at all levels. In addition, he is part of an expert committee of an IEC standard (61400-26) that represents all stakeholders in the wind industry on delivering a Wind Power Plant Availability BoP standard for calculating plant availability. He currently works for Vestas Wind systems in Denmark, where he is employed as a Product Manager focusing on WPP control, system monitoring and grid integration. 


Dr  Katharina Fischer, Senior Scientist, Reliability and Validation, Fraunhofer IWES 
Katharina Fischer graduated in Electrical Engineering at Leibniz Universitaet Hannover, Germany, in 2002 and received the Ph.D. degree from the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering of the same university in 2008. During the following years, she worked as a postdoctoral researcher at Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden, until she joined the Fraunhofer Institute for Wind Energy and Energy System Technology (IWES) in Hanover, Germany, as a Senior Scientist in 2012. Her research interests cover the reliability, condition monitoring and maintenance of wind turbines, with a particular focus on power-converter failure and the utilization of field data for root-cause analysis.

Also she would like to slightly modify her presentation title in the agenda to: Utilisation Of Wind-Turbine Field Data For Failure Root-Cause Analysis. 


Jonas Beseler, Asset Manager, Global Tech I Offshore Wind   Jonas Beseler has been an asset manager with Global Tech I Offshore Wind GmbH in Hamburg since April 2015.  Global Tech I is one of the first offshore wind farms which has been built in the German North Sea. Comprised of 80 wind turbines, each with a capacity of 5 megawatts.  The wind farm has an installed total capacity of 400 megawatts.

Prior to GT1, he was Project Manager for SEP Sustainable Energy Projects GmbH, since 2008. His other previous roles include Asset Management for SAG and Support for Bauer Software.

Mr Beseler also has an Industrial Engineering qualification from Darmstadt University. 

download your copy of the brochure below: 

proudly sponsored by:









What did last year's delegates say?