Monday, March 20 2017 
14.00 onwards

Hotel Check-in 

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Dallas - Market Center 

19:00

Forum Registration

19.30

Ice Breaker: Drinks Reception

21:00

Relax & Unwind

Tuesday, March 21 2017 
08:30

Chair’s Welcome and Opening Remarks

08:40

PANEL DISCUSSION 

Optimising Asset Management In Order To Lower Costs And Extend Lifetime

  • Identifying areas for cost improvements at different project stages

  • Create understanding of a common industry reporting tool for failure rates

  • How can you ensure maximum on-site efficiency, time and energy availability and take control of your CAPEX?

  • The “Human Factor”: defining realistic expectations of your on-site team’s capabilities including health & safety, workforce competency and technology knowledge

  • Correctly identifying key performance warnings and improvement opportunities

  • Encouraging appropriate resource allocation

Scott Abramson, Director of Operational Excellence, Duke Energy

Gerrud Wallaert, Vice President - Regional Operations, E.ON
09:20

1-2-1 Meetings

VIP delegates meet with suppliers of their choice to investigate which solutions will assist them in meeting their cost and production targets.

10:30

Morning Break and Networking

11:00

CASE STUDY

To What Exten t A Standardised O&M Approach C an Benefit Your Portfolio?  

  • Outlining how standardised O&M strategies can help streamline processes and ensure team efficiency

  • Assessing how standardised approaches can minimise un-necessary expenditure and enhance your ROI

  • What are the limitations of a standardised O&M approach, and when is flexibility a better option for your fleet?

Troy Ryan, Eastern Regional Manager, Leeward Energy 
11:30

1-2-1 Meetings

12:40

Networking Lunch

13:40

Lowering Costs And Enhance Your Wind Farm Life Expectancy Through Better Data Access And Sharing Practices

  • Understanding the value of benchmarking and data exchange to also assess and compare the level of service and cost of key maintenance providers

  • When data meets security: how to become compliant whilst ensuring maximum use of data without security breaches

  • Identifying the ROI in investing in big data

  • What makes is so hard to share data and how can this be overcome on a high decision level?

Scott Abramson, Director of Operational Excellence, Duke Energy

14:10

1-2-1 Meetings

15:20 

Afternoon Break and Networking

15:40

1-2-1 Meetings

16:50 

PANEL DISCUSSION

Transition Out Of Warranty And OEM’s Commitment

  • What are the challenges faced by small and medium owner operators who cannot fully rely on in-house maintenance strategy?

  • Asset transparency: How can the lock in of long-term service revenue by OEMs be effectively challenged, to ensure full disclosure?

  • Understand how best to improve the performance engineering of your most critical assets whether you are a large, medium or small owner

  • How is the ISP market adapting and keeping up with a fiercely competitive O&M market? And, what does this represent for your assets?

  • Understand what OEMs are doing to increase trust and ROI from maintaining status quo agreements as warranty expires

  • Learn how OEMs will increase spare part/component availability
Troy Ryan, Eastern Regional Manager, Leeward Energy
17:40

Chair’s Closing Remarks 

17:50 

End Of WindConnect 2016

VIP GUEST PACKAGE INCLUDES:

  • One night’s stay at the venue on 20 March
  • Drinks reception on the evening of  20 March
  • Complimentary attendance to all conference sessions on 21 March
  • Lunch and refreshments on the  21 March
  • Strategic one-to-one meetings with a varied selection of the American O&M vendor market

Who can apply?

Complimentary VIP guest places are exclusively reserved for Operations and Maintenance budget holders in both onshore and offshore wind from Utilities, Independent Power Producers (IPPs) and Wind Farm Asset Owners/Investors.


Operations and maintenance budget holders to include, but not limited to:

  • Asset Manager/Director
  • Operations and/or Maintenance (O&M) Manager/Director
  • Procurement Manager
  • Lead Buyer
  • Wind Farm Project Manager
  • Site Manager
  • Partner
  • Investment Manager

how to become a windconnect partner

If you provide O&M services to the wind market this event provides a unique opportunity to meet with senior budget holding decision makers from leading owners and developers in pre-scheduled 1-2-1 business meetings.

If you are interested in commercial opportunities, please contact:

Raihan Chowdhury 
rmc@windpowermonthly.com 
+44 (0)20 8267 4337