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2021 Agenda

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September 21, 2021 (EST)

8.30-8:45am (15 mins)

Keynote Address

8.45-9:00am (15 mins)

Keynote Presentation - The Evolution of Renewable Energy Asset Operations and Management (Pre-recorded session)

  • The latest renewable energy operations and maintenance market cost trends
  • The changing landscape for asset owners, managers, ISPs and OEMs on asset management and services
  • What are the latest trends in digital services deployments to compliment asset management and maintenance?
  • How licensing of asset operational and performance data can unlock additional revenue streams without compromising proprietary data or the core asset management business model

IntelStor Philip Totaro CEO IntelStor

9:00-9.45am (45 mins)

Panel: Reflecting on 2021 so far and the road ahead for North American wind operations (with live Q&A)

  • Unpack the challenges and disruption with managing and operating wind assets in 2021 and beyond
  • Reflect on evolving market conditions and debate how these may disrupt the status quo for asset owners and the value chain that feeds them
  • Hear thoughts on how to stay competitive, with a steer towards strategies that cut operational costs

3megawatt Edmee Kelsey CEO 3megawatt (moderator)

RWE Renewables Americas, LLC Gerrud Wallaert Senior Vice President, Asset Engineering Americas (US) RWE Renewables Americas, LLC

ClearWay Energy Paul Zavesoff Senior Director Asset Management ClearWay Energy

Deutsche Windtechnik Melf Lorenzen Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Deutsche Windtechnik

CPS Energy Kevin Polo VP of Energy Supply & Market Operations CPS Energy

9.45-10:00am (15 mins)

Too much data after inspection? A guide towards efficient data management and O&M budget optimization

  • Data accuracy and quality, what does it truly mean by having accurate and efficient data?
  • Examine a comprehensive management solution for wind inspection that will aid in sticking to budget
  • Listen to real-time examples from the operator how owners are carrying out quick and effective repairs that minimize downtime

Nearthlab Inc. South Korea Jay Choi Co-founder & CEO Nearthlab Inc. South Korea

Bjorn Hedges, P.E. Plant Manager White Creek Wind I, and Harvest Wind Project

10:00-10.45am (45 mins)

Panel: Repowering vs. Life extensions vs. Run to failure: Strategies for Aging Wind Farms (with live Q&A)

  • Understand the benefits and best practice strategies for maintaining an aging fleet
  • To repower or not to repower? Hear cases for and against
  • Under what circumstances would it be best to consider the repowering, life extension, run to failure or decommissioning?

Gastops Cedric Ouellet Director, E & I Business Unit Gastops

Sargent & Lundy Alex Coologeorgen, P.E. Principal Consultant Sargent & Lundy

Electric Power Research Institute Ronald L. Schoff Director, Renewable Energy and Fleet Enabling Technologies Electric Power Research Institute

Electric Power Research Institute Brandon Fitchett Wind Power R&D Leader Electric Power Research Institute

10:45-11.00pm (15 mins)

Solo Presentation – Topic TBC (asset management focussed)

SOLV Reegan Moen Business Development Manager SOLV

11:00am-12:00pm (60 mins)

Panel: Data + Analytics = Operational Excellence (with live Q&A)

  • Hear about data-driven approaches to enabling operational intelligence for wind farms
  • See how to extract insights from data, including the analysis, collection, organization, and storage of data, as well as the tools and techniques used to do so
  • Understand how to leverage data analytics to improve operations, increase revenue, and facilitate digital transformations

Clir Renewables Gareth Brown CEO Clir Renewables (moderator)

Pattern Energy Paul Haberlein AVP, Operational Excellence Pattern Energy

EPRI Raja V. Pulikollu Ph.D. Principal Technical Leader, Generation - Renewables EPRI

Duke Energy Sustainable Solutions Jeffrey Wehner Vice President, Renewable Operations Duke Energy Sustainable Solutions

12:00-12.15pm (15 mins)

Advanced Condition and Performance Analytics for Wind Assets

  • Develop an advanced monitoring and performance strategy to optimise and future-proof wind asset operations
  • Evaluate the latest innovations and successes to drive turbine optimisation and sharpen maintenance routines
  • Examine a holistic approach to monitoring, and why is it important in condition and performance analytics?

KK Wind Solutions Axel Juhl Christensen Vice President - Digital Solutions KK Wind SolutionsWind

12.15-1:00pm (45 mins)

Panel: Software technology advancements for better Asset Management (with live Q&A)

  • Understand why software is crucial for the success of wind projects and at what point you need software in wind energy management
  • Discover the leading solar and wind software that helps manage multiple GW of projects in multiple geographies
  • Hear the latest advancements for helping asset managers save time, improve efficiency, share knowledge and reduce portfolio risk

(Live panel debate)

Clir Renewables Gareth Brown CEO Clir Renewables (moderator)

Longroad Energy Jeremy Law Vice President, Commercial Asset Management Longroad Energy

RES Yulia Lushnikova Commercial Director Support Services RES

Skyspecs Dan Partin Director of Solutions ManagementSkyspecs

1.00-1:15pm (15 mins)

Operational best practices for wind farms affected by icing

  • Discover operational best practices that can be put in place on icing-prone wind farms to ensure efficient and safe operation and maintenance interventions
  • Learn about the first indications of icing in weather forecasts until the ice sheds from the turbines to know when to take action and how
  • Find out the best practices utilized by Nergica in collaboration with the Canadian Renewables Energy Association (CanREA) with several wind farm operators, and OEMs in the last decade

Nergica Charles Godreau Project Manager, Research and Innovation Nergica

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2021 Sponsors & Exhibitors

The companies with solutions to share.

Gold Sponsors

  • APEX

Silver Sponsors

  • clir
  • GasTops
  • KK
  • nearthlab
  • skyspecs
  • Swinerton

Bronze Sponsors

  • Poseidon
  • timken