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 Extent Can A Standardised O&M Approach 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

Tracy Jarvis, General Manager, AES 

17:40

Chair’s Closing Remarks 

17:50 

End Of WindConnect 2016