Exploring opportunities for digitalisation


Day 2 - Tuesday 30 April 2019
08:00

Registration & Morning Refreshments

08:45

Chair's Welcome & Opening Remarks

09:00

Successfully Managing Your Digitalisation Team for Delivery of Projects to Reduce OPEX

  • Ensuring employees with the right skills are working on the right project
  • Keeping new technology accessible to the userbase with cross-departmental communication
  • Maintaining motiviation within teams and throughout the company during long-terms projects to ensure efficient implementation

Nenad Keseric, Digitalisation Lead, Equinor

09:30

Panel Discussion: Should Building Digital Infrastructure be Taken In-House or Outsourced?

  • How to recruit and retain in-house digital specialists
  • Developing digital solutions specific to the requirements of wind farms
  • How to utlise contractors to bring in new technology and knowledge
  • Recognising when to bring in outsourced talent to provide expertise to the team

Andrea Perduca, CEO, Renvico

Vittorio Grande, Head of Operations, Falck Renewables

10:15

World Cafe: Developing Analytical Skills and Digital Literacy Accross all Levels of the Workforce for More Informed Decision-Making

Participants will be invited to sit at different roundtables, each with a topic on a piece of paper for delegates to engage with in an open and honest discussion. After twenty minutes, each member of the table will move to a different table, leaving behind key points from their discussion on the piece of paper to launch new discussions.

  • How to measure the baseline digital literacy accross departments prior to running a new project

  • How to organise education within the company to communicate fundamentals of information technology
  • Tips for jargon-busting and ensuring correct terminology to ensure better communication across departments
  • Committing to continued learning and development to understand the specifics of digital projects
11:00

Networking Break & Morning Refreshments

11:45

Digitalisation and Energy Markets

Onstage Interview: Creating secure digital connections between wind farms, TSO's and aggregators for post-FiT, competitive energy supply

  • Identifying the lack of necessity for aggregator links in wind farms supplying via feed-in-tariffs
  • Looking forward to post FiT grid integration
  • Building real-time communication between assets, TSO's and DSO's for optimised supply
  • Benchmarking against other power generation communication networks

Arjun Patel, Head of Policy, ENTSO-E

12:30

New Models of Aggregated Wind and PV Production Forecasts to Improve Market Value of Produced Energy

  • Using artificial intelligence to analyse performance and environmental data, both historical and live, to predict power generation
  • Refining algorithms for optimised forecasting
  • How to forecast energy market prices for a better price per kW/h

Ylva Odemark, R&D Engineer, Vattenfall

13:00

Networking Lunch

14:15

Case study: Using Real-World Data Fed into Digital Twins of Wind Turbines to Optimise O&M and Downtime Planning

  • Analysing big data from turbine SCADA to build a digital twin
  • How close a digital twin turbine can get to measuring and predicting real-world conditions
  • Planning downtime for maintenance and repair based on digital twin data

Daniel Averbuch, Program Manager, IFP Energies Novuelles

14:45

Using Blockchain for Global, Real-Time Demonstration of Renewable Origin of Energy

  • Delineating green energy on the grid from aggregated energy from non-renewable sources
  • Addressing concerns from corporate PPA partners regarding origin of energy supplied via the grid
  • How can regulation catch up with innovation? Engaging with regulatory bodies to ensure that demonstration of renewable origin of energy does not conflict with certification of green energy

Belen Linares, R&D and Innovation Director, Acciona Energias

15:15

Networking Break and Refreshments

16.00

Case Study: Offshore Wind Data Pilot Programme: Kickstarting Innovation Through Data

Recognising industry-wide struggles with management of big data

Understanding range of limitations companies face when starting data pilot projects

Results of implementing data pilots and proof-of-concept projects across the offshore wind industry - where can the industry go next?

Dr. Conaill Soraghan, Data and Digitalisation Team Leader, ORE Catapult

16:30

Closing Keynote: Implementing Digitalisation Beyond Pilot Projects

The benefits of the proliferation of pilot projects for building confidence in a given technology

Identifying the evidence needed to roll out technology across a fleet

Becoming a leader in digitalisation without taking uneccessarily risks with high CAPEX projects

Thomas Pump, Head of Asset Information Systems, E.On

17:00

Chairperson's Closing Remarks

17:10

Close of Conference

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