Day 2 - Thursday 19 October 2017

Registration And Refreshments


Chair’s Opening Remarks

Thomas Pump,  Head Of Asset Information Systems, E.ON

Getting Access To Quality Data And Optimising Your Asset With SCADA


Whole Life Cycle Asset Optimisation

Fraser Morris,  European Sales Manager - Fleet Engineering Services,  Romax Insight


Panel: Access To Data, Data Sharing And Creating Better Relationships With OEMs

  • Bringing all data together in one central location for collective analysis
  • Putting a monetary value on data to understand whether it is worth sharing
  • Creating more trust and collaborative agreements with data sharing
  • Limitations of not having access to all of the data
  • Inability to tell whether further investment is required
  • How better access to data can make for easier analysis and better production results
  • Using better contracts to ensure data is more easily accessible for the owners/operators whilst maintaining warranty -the need for stricter contracts to advance technology being used

Moderator: Thomas Pump,  Head Of Asset Information Systems,  E.ON

Panel Participants:

Alexios Koltsidopoulos, Offshore Wind Research Engineer,  EDF  Energy

Mike Urwin, Director Of Asset Management, EcoGen

Andreas Linder, Grid Integration, Enercon


Networking Break And Afternoon Refreshments


CATCH THE BOX SESSION: How To Validate Your Incoming Data To Create Optimal Results

This session has been designed for audience participation and knowledge sharing with no excuses! Instead of slowly passing around a stick microphone, simply throw the soft Catchbox to the first person in the room who’s meeting your eyes! Delegates are encouraged to come along with ideas, comments and provocative questions for their peers. This is a self-moderated session so there won’t be such thing as hiding in corners!

  • Getting good structured data to use in models, algorithms and machine learning
  • Creating an ‘across the field’ standard on data handling collection and entry
  • The importance of data cleaning and how good data could allow much easier on site root cause analysis
  • The advantages of one second data and dealing with the huge level of volume
  • Collating data all in one place and aligning automatic and manual data to get a full picture

Facilitated By Audience Participation 


Making The Most Of Your SCADA Data

  • What tailor made solutions are out there that fit your wind farm specifically?
  • Data mining maintenance logs within SCADA data to understand the development of faults
  • The challenges of linking SCADA data and maintenance data
  • OEM scada vs. asset management scada
  • How historical SCADA data can predict future trends and potential failures?
  • Key differences and gaps between manufacturers data and owner data, what can be learnt from this?

Alexios Koltsidopoulos,  Offshore Wind Research Engineer, EDF  Energy

Data And Information Sharing Initiatives And Cyber Security


Configuring More Data In Less Time: The Benefits Of Using Standardised Engineering Processes And IEC Information Models

  • Efficiently engineering the information exchange to lower overall operation and ownership costs of wind assets
  • IEC 61400-25 standard and the focus of IEC technical committee 88 working group 25
  • Standardising meanings and establishing structured hierarchical signals within turbines and wind parks
  • Decreasing the time it takes to integrate data from weeks to hours
  • Demonstrations of all the above from both SCADA supplier and operator perspectives

Dr. Nicholas Etherden, Convenor Of IEC Technical committee 88, Working Group 25 & Senior R&D Engineer, Vattenfall


Networking Lunch


Case Study: The SPARTA Project

  • Providing true performance benchmarking for the offshore wind industry
  • How anonymity has created a pathway for data sharing and industry benchmarking
  • Key KPI trends and insights from the SPARTA database
  • The criticality of security and understanding sensitivities
  • Focusing on a lean volume and very high quality of data
  • Driving improvements in standardisation of the way data is used and managed

Dr. Conaill Soraghan,  O&M Data Systems Project Engineer - SPARTA Technical Lead,  ORE Catapult

Decentralised Power Generation And The Internet Of Things


The Design Of A High Capacity Factor Virtual Wind Farm For The European Grid

  • A wide area virtual wind farm based on statistical analysis of historical MERRA wind resource data

  • What are the practicalities and challenges of doing this?

    • How would this make financial sense?

    • What are the line loss costs?

  • The possibility of transferring excess production to areas lacking energy supply relative to their demand

  • How to site a virtual wind farm for maximum capacity factor

Peter Matthews, Assistant Professor In The Department Of Engineering, Durham University


The Future Of Smart Automation And Digitisation In The Wind Industry

  • How can smart automation and smarter power distribution be applied to the benefit of the wind industry
  • How this will result in ongoing better performance of the machines by getting more out of them
  • How will maintenance strategies develop in the future considering?
  • Reporting analytics, the methods and what direction will this take the O&M process
  • How ‘hands off’ could portfolio monitoring become? Is Vestas’ clear sight model for portfolio monitoring just the beginning?

Mohamed Eissa, Renewables Automation - R&D Product Manager, ABB


Chair's Closing Remarks

Thomas Pump,  Head Of Asset Information Systems, E.ON


End Of Forum And Extending Networking Break And Afternoon Refreshments