Wind Energy Update: Leading US Utilities and Operators Commit to Wind Power

Wind Energy Update’s 3rd annual O&M Summit in Dallas this month is on track for over 250 participants as more continue to join the show daily.

With a huge quantity of wind turbines that were erected in the last 2 to 10 years now reaching the end of their warranty agreements, the need to source O&M strategies capable of meeting the challenge of continuous wind turbine availability is of critical importance.

In less than a month, utilities, wind farm operators and manufacturers from around the world including NextEra Energy Resources, Horizon Wind Energy, E.ON Climate & Renewables, AES Wind Generation, Duke Energy, Exelon Wind, BP Wind, Pattern Energy, Chevron, Edison Mission, TransCanada and many others are coming to Dallas to discuss the opportunities presented by the tough conditions in the wind power aftermarket.

The meeting has roused some serious excitement with participation from some of North America’s top wind executives, and it’s already set to attract over the predicted 250 delegates. See the full current delegate list here:

The event will take place on March 29-30, and is being held at the Doubletree Hotel, Dallas. The discussions have been designed to focus on practical solutions for effective and efficient wind O&M, emphasized by operator / owner case studies examples from:

* E.ON on their ‘End of Warranty’ inspection

* Duke Energy on both their ‘High Voltage qualification programme’ and ‘Condition Monitoring Implementation’

* Edison Mission on effective PPA curtailment management

The reasons why this meeting has become so successful are clear; there’s never been a more important time for wind farm developers and owners to improve their O&M strategies.