Sunday, March 9, 2014

Event - Wind Operations and Maintenance Summit

The Wind O&M Summit will take place on April 15-16, 2014 in Dallas, US. This event will help to enhance performance, extend asset lifetime, minimize your risk on O&M expenditure and tackle end of warranty issues. Wind O&M is an excellent opportunity to meet with over 300 leaders in the Wind O&M space and benefit from latest case studies, presentation sessions, workshops and numerous scheduled networking events.

Confirmed top speakers and attendees include: AES, Alliant Energy, BP Wind Energy, Duke Energy, EDP Renewables, EDF, E.ON, Infigen Energy, NextEra Energy, Noble Power and Pattern Energy among many others. There will also be international delegations from South America, Asia and Europe that will contribute global perspectives.

The discussions have been tailored to help implement proven O&M strategies to extend asset lifetime, reduce risk associated with O&M expenditure, and tackle end of warranty issues.

Critical challenges this event will tackle, including
  • Reducing Cost of Operational Maintenance
  • Optimizing Production and Asset Management
  • Technologies and software to enhance operations
  • Main Component Strategy to reduce failures
  • Retrofitting and Asset Life Extension
  • Data Gathering and Analysis
  • Strategic Solutions for Post Warranty Management
  • Health and Safety to Effectively manage your team
The Wind Energy Operations and Maintenance Summit is now recognized as the Americas most reputable and rewarding commercial business forum. Since 2009 over 1,500 delegates, 400 companies, 80 exhibitors and sponsors, from 28 different countries have come together to develop winning O&M strategies, conduct important business and to cement their company's name in the growing industry.

Key topics to be discussed
  • Reducing Cost of Operational Maintenance: Smart O+M expenditure to effectively manage your supply chain and increase your ROI
  • Optimizing Production: Technologies and software to enhance operations and meet industry energy projections
  • Main Component Strategy: Discover strategies and new technologies to reduce failures on blades, generators and gearboxes
  • Retrofitting and Asset Life Extension: Performance enhancing retrofits and cost effective measures to ensure asset lifetime is extended
  • Data Gathering and Analysis: Explore how CMS and SCADA Data can be used to optimize operations
  • Strategic Solutions for Post Warranty Management: Understand the best approach to O+M for your wind farm
  • Health and Safety: Effectively manage your team to create a work environment that promotes positive outcomes and abides by safety standards

Why you need to attend the Wind O&M Summit this April:
  • The USA has the highest wind energy use at 60 GW of which 12.4GW is accounted for by Texas - our Dallas location puts us at the heart of the wind energy capital and attracts all the biggest industry stakeholders for you to meet
  • By 2025 the potential size of the O&M market is estimated at roughly US$6 billion annually - since 2009 WEU has represented operators that have collectively invested over US$65 billion on O&M expenditure, come and claim your share
  • 2025 estimated installed wind capacity is 141 GW representing 135% growth - the O&M summit represents 75% of the operator market, this is the time to build relationships and share lessons learned
  • 73% of U.S. wind farms will come to the end of their warranty period in the next 3 years - at O&M 2014 you will get expert insight from an operational, OEM, insurance and financial perspective on end of warranty options to guide your strategy
  • US DOE's estimated wind energy expenditure for the fiscal year of 2014 is $143 million - for the first time we have put together a policy panel to guide you through 2014's political landscape post PTC.
For more information or to register click here.

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