Monday, May 20

7:30 AM - 2:15 PM

    SIGN UP NOW! Click below to register for the Annual WP Golf Tournament on Monday May 20th! WINDPOWER – 2019 GOLF OPEN The WP Golf Tournament will support the WSA (Wind and Solar Alliance) the former Wind Energy Foundation  - Building a Healthy, Prosperous and Renewable Future -   www.windsolaralliance.org   Any questions should be directed to golfopen@suzlon.com ...
    • Networking

    8:00 AM - 6:00 PM


    10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    • Room: Galleria Boardroom - Marriott
    Committees are open to AWEA members only. Email membership@awea.org for more information....
    • Committee Meeting

    10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

    • Room: Kingwood - Marriott
    Committees are open to AWEA members only. Email membership@awea.org for more information....
    • Committee Meeting

    12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

      Restricted to AWEA Board of Directors and invited guests.  To RSVP or for more information, contact Heather Graving at hgraving@awea.org ...
      • Committee Meeting

      1:00 PM - 4:30 PM

      • Room: Offsite Learning Opportunity
      EDF is a leader in the North American energy markets and a top provider of generation services. Don’t miss the opportunity to hear how EDF puts the energy value chain and data to work for their customers, plus a tour of the EDF trade floor. This interactive learning opportunity will... Read More
      • Learning on the Road - Houston

      1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

        Speaker(s)
        Speaker
        Celeste Wanner
        Senior Analyst
        American Wind Energy Association
        Moderator
        Chris Ziesler
        Global Director, Energy Services
        UL
        Speaker
        Edward Zaelke
        Partner
        McDermott Will & Emery LLP
        Speaker
        Holly Burnett
        Sr. Vice President
        Natural Power Consultants LLC
        • Pre-Conference Seminar
        • Room: Kingwood Room - Marriott
        • Committee Meeting

        4:30 PM - 5:00 PM

          Attending the WINDPOWER Conference for the first time and trying to meet new people can be overwhelming but it doesn't have to be! We will meet and mingle 30 minutes before the Opening Reception giving you the opportunity to get meet other attendees in a smaller setting. Then we will all... Read More
          • Networking

          5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

          • Room: Discovery Green Park
          This year the Opening Reception will be held Monday evening in Discovery Green Park across from the George R. Brown Convention Center.  The reception will kick off WINDPOWER with a unique networking opportunity for both attendees and exhibitors alike. A ticket to the Opening Reception is included in the All... Read More
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          • Networking

          7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

            The WindPAC Reception will be held Monday evening following the Opening Reception.  Email Jenna Marinstein for more information about participating in the WindPAC Reception....
            • Networking

            Tuesday, May 21

            7:30 AM - 10:00 AM

              Restricted to AWEA Board of Directors and invited guests.  To RSVP or for more information, contact Heather Graving at hgraving@awea.org ...
              • Committee Meeting

              8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

              • Room: 310A
              • Committee Meeting
              • Room: 310B
              • Committee Meeting
              • Room: 320A
              • Committee Meeting

              8:00 AM - 5:30 PM


              9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

              • Room: e-Poster Gallery (Hall E)
              Track(s)
              • Poster Session
              Presentations:
              • Session Number: Station 1
              • Tuesday, May 21, 9:30 AM - 9:55 AM
              Speaker(s)
              Poster Presenter
              Patrick Richter
              CEO
              Agile Wind Power AG
              • Poster Session
              • Session Number: Station 2
              • Tuesday, May 21, 9:30 AM - 9:55 AM
              Speaker(s)
              Joseph Egan
              Vice President
              The Kenrich Group
              • Poster Session
              • Session Number: Station 3
              • Tuesday, May 21, 9:30 AM - 9:55 AM
              Speaker(s)
              Poster Presenter
              Manuel Callejas
              Founder & Director of Renewables
              ALENFINUP LLC
              • Poster Session
              • Session Number: Station 4
              • Tuesday, May 21, 9:30 AM - 9:55 AM
              Speaker(s)
              Poster Presenter
              Michael STAVY
              Senior Advisor
              Senior Advisor on Renewable Energy Finance
              • Poster Session
              • Session Number: Station 2
              • Tuesday, May 21, 10:00 AM - 10:25 AM
              Speaker(s)
              Poster Presenter
              Kimberlee Centera
              CEO
              Terrapro Solutions
              • Poster Session

              9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

              • Room: Halls A - E, George R Brown Convention Center
              Visit hundreds of exhibitors and participate in education sessions on the show floor Tuesday - Thursday....



                10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

                • Room: 310B
                • Committee Meeting
                • Room: 310A
                • Committee Meeting


                11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

                • Room: Power Station
                Speaker(s)
                Speaker
                Neha Palmer
                Google
                Speaker
                Nick Wagner
                President
                NARUC and Iowa Utilities Board Member
                • Session
                Presentations:
                • Room: Power Station
                • Tuesday, May 21, 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
                Speaker(s)
                Speaker
                Neha Palmer
                Google
                • Session

                12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

                • Room: Exhibit Hall Meeting Room
                Committees are open to AWEA members only. Email membership@awea.org for more information....
                • Committee Meeting


                1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

                • Room: 320A
                • Committee Meeting
                • Room: Thought Leader Theater
                Speaker(s)
                Speaker
                Irene Dimitry
                Vice President of Business Planning & Development
                DTE Energy - Renewable Energy
                Speaker
                Mark Goodwin
                President and CEO
                Apex Clean Energy Inc.
                Speaker
                Thomas Brostrom
                President Ørsted North America and CEO Ørsted U.S. Offshore Wind
                Orsted
                Track(s)
                • Session
                • Room: 310B
                • Committee Meeting

                1:00 PM - 2:15 PM

                • Room: Collaboration Station
                Speaker(s)
                Speaker
                Adam Mohabbat
                Moderator
                Cary Kottler
                Vice President, North American Development
                Pattern Energy
                Speaker
                Commissioner Scott Rupp
                Commissioner
                Missouri Public Service Commission
                Speaker
                Davion Hill
                DNV GL
                Track(s)
                • Session
                • Room: Tech Innovation Station
                Speaker(s)
                Moderator
                Arturo Rodriguez Tsouroukdissian
                WTG & OSS Foundations Package Manager
                Equinor Wind US
                Speaker
                Victor Taboada
                President
                NGI - Norwegian Geotechnical Institute
                Track(s)
                • Session
                • Room: Power Station
                Speaker(s)
                Moderator
                Celeste Wanner
                Senior Analyst
                American Wind Energy Association
                Speaker
                Dan Shreve
                Head of Global Wind Research
                Wood Mackenzie
                Speaker
                David Hostert
                Head of Wind
                Bloomberg New Energy Finance
                Speaker
                Maxwell Cohen
                Associate Director
                IHS Markit
                Speaker
                Ryan Wiser
                Senior Scientist
                Lawrence Berkeley National Lab
                • Session

                1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

                • Room: 320B
                Committees are open to AWEA members only. Email membership@awea.org for more information....
                • Committee Meeting

                1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

                • Room: e-Poster Gallery (Hall E)
                Track(s)
                • Poster Session
                Presentations:
                • Room: Tech Innovation Station
                • Wednesday, May 22, 11:45 AM - 12:10 PM
                Speaker(s)
                Presenter
                Tom Hiester
                President
                Identiflight International LLC
                • Stand-Alone Presentation
                • Session Number: Station 1
                • Tuesday, May 21, 1:00 PM - 1:25 PM
                Speaker(s)
                Poster Presenter
                Kenneth Gish
                Of Counsel
                K&L Gates LLP
                • Poster Session

                1:15 PM - 1:40 PM

                • Room: Fast Track
                Windographer's reconstruction algorithm takes data from multiple nearby met towers and “reconstructs” each tower’s missing or invalid observations of speed, speed standard deviation, direction, and temperature using the other towers for reference. The algorithm can extend each tower’s period of record to match that of the longest-operating tower. This presentation... Read More
                Speaker(s)
                Mr.  Tom Lambert
                Technical Director of Information Services
                UL
                Track(s)
                • Session

                1:45 PM - 2:10 PM

                • Room: Fast Track
                With FERC Order No. 845, generation facilities including wind projects no longer require an interconnection service based on the full generating or storage capacity. This would allow, for example, a project with a 200 MW interconnection service to overbuild beyond 200 MW, which would improve output during low wind periods.... Read More
                Speaker(s)
                Josiah Mault
                Senior Team Leader, Energy Assessment
                DNV GL
                Track(s)
                • Stand-Alone Presentation

                2:00 PM - 2:25 PM

                • Room: AWEA Booth: 2403
                This presentation will focus on trends in industry news and WindClips as an exclusive member service....
                Speaker(s)
                Speaker
                Curtis Walter
                Public Affairs Coordinator
                American Wind Energy Association
                Speaker
                Evan Vaughan
                Media Relations Officer
                American Wind Energy Association
                • AWEA Booth Presentations

                2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

                • Room: 310B
                Committees are open to AWEA members only. Email membership@awea.org for more information....
                • Committee Meeting

                2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

                • Room: 310A
                • Committee Meeting

                2:10 PM - 3:10 PM

                • Room: Thought Leader Theater
                Speaker(s)
                Speaker
                Danielle Merfeld
                V.P. Chief Technology Officer
                GE Renewable Energy
                Speaker
                Florian Ritzler
                Sales Manager, Crawler Cranes
                Liebherr
                Speaker
                John Eggers
                Vice President, Technical Sales Management
                Vestas North America
                Speaker
                Rob Osborne
                Vice President, Senior Geotechnical Engineer
                Barr Engineering
                Speaker
                Scott Ganske
                Director of Operations
                Mortenson
                • Session

                2:15 PM - 2:40 PM

                  Wind development has affected the economies of local communities across America and although the benefits of jobs, local tax payments, and expanded economic activity are typically expressed as one of the key local benefits of wind development, these economic impacts are often not well documented. Using the 600 MW Rush... Read More
                  Speaker(s)
                  Presenter
                  Jeremy Stefek
                  Analyst
                  National Renewable Energy Laboratory
                  Track(s)
                  • Stand-Alone Presentation

                  2:15 PM - 6:00 PM

                  • Room: 310C
                  Committees are open to AWEA members only. Email membership@awea.org for more information....
                  • Committee Meeting

                  2:30 PM - 2:55 PM

                  • Room: AWEA Booth: 2403
                  Speaker(s)
                  Speaker
                  Angela Bell
                  Member Relations Manager
                  American Wind Energy Association
                  • AWEA Booth Presentations

                  2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

                  • Room: Power Station
                  An ever-growing list of customers –from Fortune 500 companies and metropolitan cities to smaller communities and universities – are making renewable energy commitments across the U.S. and following through with wind and solar purchases. However, these purchases are not one-size-fits-all. Renewable energy products must be available to meet a diverse... Read More
                  Speaker(s)
                  Speaker
                  Celina Bonugli
                  Specialist, Clean Energy Innovation
                  World Resources Institute
                  Moderator
                  JESSICA JOHNSON
                  Renewable Origination
                  Avangrid Renewables
                  Speaker
                  Joshua Belcher
                  Counsel
                  Eversheds Sutherland
                  Track(s)
                  • Session

                  2:30 PM - 3:45 PM

                  • Room: Collaboration Station
                  Speaker(s)
                  Speaker
                  Mr.  Jonathan White RADM (ret.)
                  President and CEO
                  Consortium for Ocean Leadership
                  Speaker
                  Nancy Sopko
                  Moderator
                  Ruth Perry
                  Marine Scientist and Regulatory Policy Specialist
                  Shell Lubricants
                  Track(s)
                  • Session
                  • Room: Tech Innovation Station
                  Speaker(s)
                  Speaker
                  Aaron Barr
                  Senior Consultant
                  Wood MacKenzie
                  Speaker
                  Dayton Griffin
                  Head of Section, Wind Technology
                  DNV GL
                  Moderator
                  John Amos
                  Head of Technology
                  Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy
                  Speaker
                  Josh Paquette
                  Sandia
                  Speaker
                  Mark Bolinger
                  Research Scientist
                  Lawrence Berkeley National Lab
                  Track(s)
                  • Session

                  3:00 PM - 3:25 PM

                  • Room: AWEA Booth: 2403
                  Speaker(s)
                  Speaker
                  Mark Bakke
                  Manager, Member Relations & Ex
                  American Wind Energy Associati
                  • AWEA Booth Presentations

                  3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

                  • Room: 320B
                  • Committee Meeting
                  • Room: 320A
                  • Committee Meeting

                  3:20 PM - 3:45 PM

                  • Room: Thought Leader Theater
                  This presentation will be a fast-paced survey of new developments that have the potential to affect how wind farms are structured and financed.  A well-known expert in renewable finance will cover the effects of the mid-term elections, how wind developers are angling to tap opportunity zone money, three court cases... Read More
                  Speaker(s)
                  Presenter
                  Keith Martin
                  Co-Head, Projects Group
                  Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP
                  Track(s)
                  • Stand-Alone Presentation

                  3:30 PM - 3:55 PM

                  • Room: AWEA Booth: 2403
                  Speaker(s)
                  Speaker
                  Adam Stern
                  Research and Analytics Manager
                  American Wind Energy Association
                  • AWEA Booth Presentations

                  3:45 PM - 4:10 PM

                  • Room: Fast Track
                  The era of auctions and tenders is well and truly upon the wind energy industry, and the supply chain is already starting to feel a pinch. Some companies have reported tighter, and even in some cases negative margins in their quarterly financial disclosures as they reconcile their business with a... Read More
                  Speaker(s)
                  Mr  Philip Totaro
                  CEO
                  Totaro & Associates
                  Track(s)
                  • Stand-Alone Presentation

                  3:45 PM - 4:45 PM

                  • Room: Power Station
                  Wind project financing has evolved significantly over the years and continues to do so as the industry prepares for the phase-out of the production tax credit (PTC). During this transition the industry must consider the following questions:  How will debt and tax equity markets evolve in the early 2020s?   What challenges will arise... Read More
                  Speaker(s)
                  Moderator
                  Bernardo Goarmon
                  Executive Vice President Finance / CFO
                  EDP Renewables North America L
                  Speaker
                  Gary Durden
                  Managing Director
                  CohnReznick Capital
                  Speaker
                  Mr.  Iain McMorrine
                  Managing Director – Head of Renewables US
                  Allianz Capital Partners GmbH, London Branch
                  Speaker
                  Jack Cargas
                  Managing Director
                  Bank of America Merrill Lynch
                  Speaker
                  Joel Spenadel
                  Executive Director
                  JP Morgan
                  Speaker
                  Kenji Ogawa
                  Managing Director
                  MUFG Union Bank NA
                  • Session

                  4:00 PM - 4:25 PM

                  • Room: AWEA Booth: 2403
                  Speaker(s)
                  Speaker
                  John Hensley
                  Senior Director, Industry Data & Analysis
                  American Wind Energy Association
                  • AWEA Booth Presentations

                  4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

                  • Room: Collaboration Station
                  The winds of change are blowing throughout wind energy markets in Latin America: recent elections in Mexico and Brazil present both risks and opportunities for the growing sector. With installations of more than 3 GW in 2018, the region continues to grow on the strength of successful competitive bidding schemes delivering... Read More
                  Speaker(s)
                  Speaker
                  Brian Gaylord
                  Senior Analyst-Latin America & Southern Europe
                  Wood Mackenzie
                  Speaker
                  Rafael Esteban Fernandez De Cordoba
                  Chief Executive Officer & President
                  Acciona Energy USA Global LLC
                  Moderator
                  Ramón Fiestas
                  President Gwec Latam
                  Gwec
                  Track(s)
                  • Session

                  4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

                  • Room: Exhibit Hall Meeting Room
                  Committees are open to AWEA members only. Email membership@awea.org for more information....
                  • Committee Meeting

                  4:15 PM - 4:40 PM

                  • Room: Fast Track
                  As the proportion of wind generation increases, system operators around the world are turning towards wind turbines to provide frequency support and balancing services. Despite the variability of the primary resource, it is clear that the ability of modern wind turbines to quickly modulate their active power injection is very... Read More
                  Track(s)
                  • Stand-Alone Presentation

                  4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

                  • Room: Halls A - E, George R Brown Convention Center
                  Enjoy a beverage while exploring the hall and networking with exhibitors to wrap up the first full day of WINDPOWER 2019....
                  • Networking

                  6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

                  • Room: Halls A - E, George R Brown Convention Center
                  Following the official exhibit hours ending at 6pm, exhibitors are welcome to host receptions in their booths until 8pm on Tuesday evening....
                  • Networking

                  6:00 PM - 11:00 PM

                    Tuesday & Wednesday evenings are open for corporate events after the close of the exhibit hall at 6:00 pm.  Please note, sponsorship is a requirement to host any large private events co-located with WINDPOWER.  Please contact Brent Nussbaum with questions....

                      Wednesday, May 22

                      7:00 AM - 7:45 AM

                      • Room: Meet at the George R Brown Convention Center
                      Fun Run & Networking with the Wind Solar Alliance Join us for an informal morning run on Wednesday, May 22 at 7:00 AM with fellow WINDPOWER attendees to benefit the Wind Solar Alliance before official 2019 conference activities begin that day. A $25 donation to the Alliance includes registration for... Read More
                      • Networking

                      8:00 AM - 9:15 AM


                      8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

                      • Room: 320A
                      Committee Members Only. For more information email safety@awea.org    ...
                      • Committee Meeting

                      8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

                      • Room: Exhibit Hall Meeting Room
                      Committees are open to AWEA members only. Email membership@awea.org for more information....
                      • Committee Meeting

                      8:30 AM - 5:30 PM


                      9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

                      • Room: Halls A - E, George R Brown Convention Center
                      Visit hundreds of exhibitors and participate in education sessions on the show floor Tuesday - Thursday....

                        9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

                        • Room: 310A
                        Committees are open to AWEA members only. Email membership@awea.org for more information....
                        • Committee Meeting

                        10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

                        • Room: Exhibit Hall Meeting Room
                        • Committee Meeting
                        • Room: Power Station
                        Speaker(s)
                        Speaker
                        Alex Morris
                        Vice President of Operations and Policy
                        California Energy Storage Alliance (CESA)
                        Moderator
                        Mr.  Daniel Finn-Foley
                        Senior Analyst, Energy Storage
                        Speaker
                        Miguel Prado
                        CEO
                        EDP Renewables North America LLC
                        Speaker
                        Sheri Hickok
                        GM - Global Product Development
                        GE Renewable Energy
                        • Session
                        • Room: Collaboration Station
                        Speaker(s)
                        Speaker
                        Beth Garza
                        Director, ERCOT Independent Market Monitor
                        Potomac Economics
                        Moderator
                        Chris Tomlison
                        Business Columnist
                        Houston Chronicle
                        Speaker
                        Jason Allen
                        Chief Operating Officer
                        Leeward Renewable Energy
                        Speaker
                        Jean Ryall
                        COO
                        Leeward Renewable Energy
                        Speaker
                        Ken Becker
                        Executive Director
                        Sweetwater Enterprise for Economic Development (S.E.E.D.) Municipal Development District
                        • Session

                        10:00 AM - 12:00 PM


                        10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

                        • Room: Briargrove - Marriott
                        Committees are open to AWEA members only. Email membership@awea.org for more information....
                        • Committee Meeting

                        11:00 AM - 12:15 PM

                        • Room: e-Poster Gallery (Hall E)
                        Track(s)
                        • Poster Session
                        Presentations:
                        • Session Number: Station 1
                        • Wednesday, May 22, 11:30 AM - 11:55 AM
                        Speaker(s)
                        Poster Presenter
                        Brian Schwabenbauer
                        Env. Operations Manager
                        TRC Companies Inc.
                        • Poster Session
                        • Session Number: Station 2
                        • Wednesday, May 22, 11:30 AM - 11:55 AM
                        Speaker(s)
                        Poster Presenter
                        Joris Peeters
                        Head of Digitalization
                        ZF Wind Power
                        • Poster Session
                        • Session Number: Station 3
                        • Wednesday, May 22, 11:30 AM - 11:55 AM
                        Speaker(s)
                        Poster Presenter
                        Ricardo Marquez
                        Software Solutions Architect
                        WindSim Americas Inc.
                        • Poster Session

                        11:15 AM - 11:40 AM

                        • Room: Fast Track
                        Speaker(s)
                        Presenter
                        Niels Brix
                        Global Head, Financial Advisory Services
                        K2 Management Inc
                        Track(s)
                        • Stand-Alone Presentation
                        • Room: AWEA Booth: 2403
                        Speaker(s)
                        Speaker
                        Pam Poisson
                        SVP, Operations & CFO
                        American Wind Energy Assn
                        • AWEA Booth Presentations
                        • Room: Tech Innovation Station
                        Speaker(s)
                        Speaker
                        Vikas Anand
                        General Manager of Onshore Wind Americas
                        GE Renewable Energy
                        • Session

                        11:15 AM - 12:15 PM

                        • Room: Thought Leader Theater
                        The boom-bust cycle of US wind markets has driven many developers and supply chain companies to explore international opportunities. With rapid expansion of wind markets both close to home (Canada, Mexico) and further afield (Latin America, Eastern Europe, Africa), opportunities abound for geographic diversification and increased profitability. But these markets... Read More
                        Speaker(s)
                        Speaker
                        Javier Chavarria
                        Managing Director
                        Northland Power Inc.
                        Speaker
                        Peter Gish
                        First Summit Energy
                        Speaker
                        Robert Hornung
                        President
                        Canadian Wind Energy Association
                        Moderator
                        Sean Whittaker
                        Senior Renewables Specialist
                        IFC (World Bank)
                        • Session

                        11:15 AM - 12:30 PM

                        • Room: Power Station
                        Speaker(s)
                        Speaker
                        Jarek Stopczyk
                        Manager, Long-Term Operations
                        E.ON
                        Speaker
                        Josiah Mault
                        Senior Team Leader, Energy Assessment
                        DNV GL
                        Speaker
                        Kimberlee Centera
                        CEO
                        Terrapro Solutions
                        Moderator
                        Sean Flannery
                        Permitting Director
                        RES-Group
                        • Session
                        • Room: Collaboration Station
                        Speaker(s)
                        Speaker
                        Christine Grey
                        Senior Business Development Manager - Hybrids
                        Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy
                        Moderator
                        Derek Price
                        Invenergy
                        Speaker
                        Elizabeth Crouse
                        Partner
                        K&L Gates LLP
                        Speaker
                        Rhonda Peters
                        Principal
                        InterTran Energy Consulting
                        • Session


                        11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

                        • Room: 310A
                        Committees are open to AWEA members only. Email membership@awea.org for more information....
                        • Committee Meeting

                        11:45 AM - 12:10 PM

                        • Room: Fast Track
                        As the wind industry rapidly approaches the inevitable end of the Production Tax Credit, a significant backlog of projects is expected to come online in rapid succession. Developing, designing, and building these projects will pose a major challenge to the industry, as experienced personnel are expected to be overcommitted and... Read More
                        Speaker(s)
                        Aaron Anderson
                        Renewable Energy Consulting Business Line Manager
                        Burns & McDonnell
                        Track(s)
                        • Stand-Alone Presentation

                        12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

                        • Room: Grand Ballroom C, George R Brown Convention Center
                        The Women of Renewable Industries & Sustainable Energy (WRISE) Annual Luncheon is a premier networking event and highly visible showcase of women's progress and prospects in the renewable energy field. This not-to-be-missed event is open to conference attendees of any gender and offers an opportunity to network with others that support... Read More
                        • Networking

                        12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

                        • Room: 310B
                        Committees are open to AWEA members only. Email membership@awea.org for more information....
                        • Committee Meeting

                        12:30 PM - 2:15 PM

                        • Room: Exhibit Hall Meeting Room
                        Committee Members Only For more information email rmartini@awea.org...
                        • Committee Meeting

                        1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

                        • Room: 310A
                        • Committee Meeting
                        • Room: 320A
                        • Committee Meeting

                        1:15 PM - 1:40 PM

                        • Room: AWEA Booth: 2403
                        Speaker(s)
                        Speaker
                        Elesha Peterson Carr
                        Senior Director, Conference Planning & Event Logistics
                        American Wind Energy Association
                        • AWEA Booth Presentations

                        1:15 PM - 1:45 PM

                        • Room: Tech Innovation Station
                        The provision of vast quantities of low-cost clean renewable power supports gains in the global standard of living as well as public health and environmental benefits. Wind energy is already playing a role as a mainstream source of electricity supply, driven by decades of scientific discovery and technology development. Continued... Read More
                        Speaker(s)
                        Speaker
                        Eric Lantz
                        Senior Energy Analyst
                        National Renewable Energy Laboratory
                        • Session

                        1:15 PM - 2:15 PM

                        • Room: Thought Leader Theater
                        Speaker(s)
                        Speaker
                        Colin Hayes
                        Lot Sixteen
                        Speaker
                        Jon Chase
                        VP PUBLIC AFFAIRS
                        Vestas
                        Moderator
                        Kyle Davis
                        Director, Regulatory & Institutional Affairs
                        Enel Green Power North America
                        Speaker
                        Tara Billingsley
                        Massie Partners
                        • Session
                        • Room: Power Station
                        Speaker(s)
                        Speaker
                        Chris Brown
                        PRESIDENT
                        Vestas
                        Moderator
                        Gregory Wolf
                        Chief Executive Officer
                        Leeward Renewable Energy
                        Speaker
                        Mr.  Jose Antonio Miranda
                        CEO, Onshore Americas
                        Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy
                        Speaker
                        Michael Weidmann
                        Executive Vice President
                        Enercon
                        Speaker
                        Pablo Pulpeiro
                        CEO
                        Nordex Group
                        Speaker
                        Vikas Anand
                        General Manager of Onshore Wind Americas
                        GE Renewable Energy
                        • Session

                        1:15 PM - 2:30 PM

                        • Room: Collaboration Station
                        Video storytelling is as an effective tool to explain wind energy’s benefits to target audiences. Hear from wind organizations, and the filmmakers who work with them, as they walk through best practices for video storytelling and video distribution strategies. We will present specific case studies from successful video projects and... Read More
                        Speaker(s)
                        Speaker
                        Cat Strumlauf
                        Manager | Corporate Communications
                        Apex Clean Energy Inc.
                        Speaker
                        Colin Delany
                        Founder & Editor
                        ePolitics
                        Speaker
                        Daniel Turner
                        Creative Director
                        Deep Time Media
                        Speaker
                        David Rochkind
                        Creative Director
                        Ground Media
                        Moderator
                        Greg Alvarez
                        Deputy Director, External Communications I Public Affairs
                        American Wind Energy Association
                        Track(s)
                        • Session


                        1:30 PM - 4:00 PM

                        • Room: e-Poster Gallery (Hall E)
                        Track(s)
                        • Poster Session
                        Presentations:
                        • Session Number: Station 1
                        • Wednesday, May 22, 1:30 PM - 1:55 PM
                        Speaker(s)
                        Poster Presenter
                        Jon Salmon
                        Wind Manager
                        H&N Wind
                        • Poster Session

                        1:45 PM - 2:10 PM

                        • Room: Fast Track
                        Estimating the overall costs of transmission for wind energy is challenging. Transmission costs are difficult to estimate and are very idiosyncratic depending on geographical context. As a result, transmission costs are often not included in typical levelized cost of energy (LCOE) calculations that are often referenced in broader industry and... Read More
                        Speaker(s)
                        Speaker
                        Will Gorman
                        Researcher
                        Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
                        Track(s)
                        • Stand-Alone Presentation

                        1:50 PM - 2:15 PM

                        • Room: Tech Innovation Station
                        Speaker(s)
                        Speaker
                        Mr.  Matthew Williams
                        Founder and Chief Technology Officer
                        Faraday Grid
                        • Stand-Alone Presentation

                        2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

                        • Room: 310C
                        Committees are open to AWEA members only. Email membership@awea.org for more information....
                        • Committee Meeting

                        2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

                        • Room: 310C
                        Committees are open to AWEA members only. Email membership@awea.org for more information....
                        • Committee Meeting

                        2:15 PM - 2:40 PM

                        • Room: Fast Track
                        As wind and solar generation become major components of our electrical grids, it becomes ever more important that probabilistic forecasts of renewable generation and load be performed within a consistent system. For example, a day that turns out sunnier and windier than expected might have higher or loader electrical load... Read More
                        Speaker(s)
                        Speaker
                        Daniel Kirk-Davidoff
                        Lead Research Scientist
                        UL
                        Track(s)
                        • Stand-Alone Presentation

                        2:25 PM - 3:25 PM

                        • Room: Power Station
                        Description: As the wind industry matures, the global supply chain is aligning to establish stronger quality assurance methodologies from design to end user. Inspired by the APQP initiative that was started in the early 1990’s in the automotive industry and that has now become a demonstrated global standard, APQP4Wind is... Read More
                        Speaker(s)
                        Speaker
                        Ms  Gillian Saunders
                        Director of Quality Management & HSE
                        Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, Onshore Americas
                        Speaker
                        Henning Bach Jokumsen
                        Chairperson APQP4Wind
                        Vestas Wind Systems A/S
                        Speaker
                        Jan Hylleberg
                        CEO
                        Danish Wind Export Association
                        Speaker
                        Kevin Creagan
                        Quality Manager
                        GE Renewable Energy
                        Speaker
                        Pamela Lynch
                        Director, Global Supplier Quality
                        TPI Composites Inc.
                        Moderator
                        Philippe Brodeur
                        Senior Engineer and Team Leader, Turbine Technology IE Services
                        DNV GL
                        Track(s)
                        • Session

                        2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

                        • Room: Thought Leader Theater
                        Speaker(s)
                        Moderator
                        Erik Ela
                        Principal
                        Electric Power Research Institute
                        Speaker
                        Mr.  Kenneth Ragsdale
                        Principal, Market Design and Analysis
                        Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT)
                        Speaker
                        Philip Bruich
                        SPP
                        • Session
                        • Room: Tech Innovation Station
                        Speaker(s)
                        Speaker
                        Chris Ziesler
                        Global Director, Energy Services
                        UL
                        Speaker
                        Cristina Zwissler
                        Wind Resource Analyst
                        Shell New Energies
                        Moderator
                        Erik Hale
                        Director, Wind Assessment
                        EDF Renewables
                        Speaker
                        Melissa Elkinton
                        Director, Energy Resources & Meteorology
                        Avangrid Renewables
                        Speaker
                        Patrick Pyle
                        Director of Meteorology
                        Pattern Energy Group LP
                        • Session

                        2:45 PM - 3:10 PM

                        • Room: Fast Track
                        The cost of capital for American wind power projects, including offshore, continues to decline as investors revise their attitudes toward risk in this sector. This has resulted in new interest in wind assets from oil and gas majors, traditional lenders, and major institutional investors. More American investors continue to emerge... Read More
                        Speaker(s)
                        Presenter
                        PJ Deschenes
                        Partner
                        Greentech Capital Advisors
                        Track(s)
                        • Stand-Alone Presentation

                        2:45 PM - 4:45 PM

                        • Room: Collaboration Station
                        Amidst wind energy’s explosive growth, a progression of malicious cyber threats is also occurring. Tremendous success in a combined nameplate generation of 90,000 MW, also means over 60,000 wind turbines could now be targeted. Wind turbines are ideal targets as they are remotely located with infrequent physical observation from plant operations crews. They can have outdated... Read More
                        Speaker(s)
                        Speaker
                        Bertram Lange
                        Head of Automation Wind
                        Bachmann Electronic GmbH
                        Speaker
                        Mr.  Jeff Pack
                        Sr. Project Engineer
                        POWER Engineers, Inc.
                        Speaker
                        Mr.  M. Allen Kent Jr.
                        NERC CIP Reliability Specialist
                        NAES Corporation
                        Speaker
                        Pamela Caraballo
                        Head of Service Technology NA
                        Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy
                        Moderator
                        Sarah Freeman
                        ICS Cyber Security Analyst
                        Idaho National Laboratory
                        Speaker
                        tim conway
                        director
                        sans
                        Speaker
                        Tom Beck
                        • Session

                        3:00 PM - 4:00 PM


                        3:15 PM - 3:40 PM

                        • Room: Fast Track
                        U.S. Department of Energy Loan Programs Office (LPO) Executive Director John Sneed will provide an overview of how LPO can help commercial-scale wind projects access debt capital and how developers can best engage with the office. LPO can support energy projects that utilize innovative technologies, among which could include repowering... Read More
                        Speaker(s)
                        Speaker
                        Mr.  John Sneed
                        Executive Director
                        U.S. Department of Energy Loan Programs Office
                        • Stand-Alone Presentation

                        3:35 PM - 4:35 PM

                        • Room: Power Station
                        The rising public and corporate demand for clean energy, coupled with huge advances in technology, is making it clear that our century’s old transmission infrastructure is in need of an upgrade to fit the needs of modern times. Many have recognized this for decades, such as wind energy pioneer, Mike... Read More
                        Speaker(s)
                        Speaker
                        Amy Farrell
                        SVP, Government & Public Affairs
                        American Wind Energy Association
                        Speaker
                        Joe Devito
                        President
                        Direct Connect Development Company
                        Speaker
                        Michael Skelly
                        Senior Advisor
                        Lazard Ltd.
                        Moderator
                        Russell Gold
                        Senior Energy Reporter
                        Wall Street Journal
                        • Session

                        3:45 PM - 4:10 PM

                        • Room: Fast Track
                        With inventories of “safe harbor” equipment in storage and approaching tax credit cliffs ahead, 2018 saw a resurgence of the build-transfer strategy among many developers seeking to utilize the stored equipment and simultaneously solidify their project pipelines in the coming years.   This session will examine the legal issues raised by... Read More
                        Speaker(s)
                        Speaker
                        Elizabeth Sluder
                        Partner
                        Morrison & Foerster LLP
                        • Stand-Alone Presentation

                        3:45 PM - 4:30 PM

                        • Room: Tech Innovation Station
                        Speaker(s)
                        Mr.  Joshua Bryant
                        Director, Wind Turbine Engineering and Analytics
                        Track(s)
                        • Stand-Alone Presentation
                        • Room: Thought Leader Theater
                        Speaker(s)
                        Speaker
                        Chance Chambers
                        Key Account Manager
                        Goldwind Americas
                        Moderator
                        Ian Baring-Gould
                        Technology Deployment Manager
                        National Renewable Energy Laboratory
                        Speaker
                        John Mitola
                        Speaker
                        Megan Amsler
                        Cape & Islands Self-Reliance
                        • Session

                        4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

                        • Room: Tech Innovation Station
                        • Session

                        4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

                          • Networking
                          • Room: Exhibit Hall Meeting Room
                          • Committee Meeting

                          6:00 PM - 11:00 PM

                            Tuesday & Wednesday evenings are open for corporate events after the close of the exhibit hall at 6:00 pm.  Please note, sponsorship is a requirement to host any large private events co-located with WINDPOWER.  Please contact Brent Nussbaum with questions....

                              Thursday, May 23

                              8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

                              • Room: 310A
                              Committees are open to AWEA members only. Email membership@awea.org for more information....
                              • Committee Meeting

                              8:30 AM - 12:30 PM


                              9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

                              • Room: Workforce Development Pavilion (#2512)
                              • Session
                              • Room: 320A
                              • Committee Meeting

                              9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

                              • Room: Halls A - E, George R Brown Convention Center
                              Visit hundreds of exhibitors and participate in education sessions on the show floor Tuesday - Thursday....

                                9:15 AM - 9:40 AM

                                • Room: Fast Track
                                One of the most important metrics of an operational wind power plant is its turbine availability which directly drives revenue, but also potential bonuses owed to Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) or service providers (SP). As such, one would expect that turbine availability is well estimated in the preconstruction report, well... Read More
                                Speaker(s)
                                Speaker
                                Ben Rice
                                Track(s)
                                • Stand-Alone Presentation

                                9:15 AM - 10:15 AM

                                • Room: Power Station
                                Speaker(s)
                                Speaker
                                Austin Schroll
                                Vestas
                                Speaker
                                Brian Hayes
                                Exec Vice President
                                EDP Renewables
                                Speaker
                                Jason Choi
                                Services Commercial Lead
                                GE Renewable Energy
                                Speaker
                                Jeffery Wehner
                                Vice President, Renewables Operations
                                Duke Energy Renewables
                                Speaker
                                Mr.  Mark Albenze
                                CEO, Onshore and Service BU
                                Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energ
                                Speaker
                                Marty Crotty
                                Executive Vice President, Asset Optimization
                                EDF Renewables
                                • Session
                                • Room: Collaboration Station
                                Speaker(s)
                                Speaker
                                Alistair Warwick
                                Vice President Fleet Services
                                BP Wind Energy
                                Speaker
                                Bill Berger
                                Senior Engineer
                                Speaker
                                David Clark
                                CEO
                                CMS WIND
                                Speaker
                                Nikhil Kumar
                                Managing Director
                                Intertek
                                Moderator
                                Stanton Peterson
                                Engineer
                                BP Wind Energy
                                • Session
                                Presentations:
                                • Room: Collaboration Station
                                • Thursday, May 23, 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM
                                Speaker(s)
                                Bill Berger
                                Senior Engineer
                                • Session
                                • Room: Collaboration Station
                                • Thursday, May 23, 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM
                                Speaker(s)
                                David Clark
                                CEO
                                CMS WIND
                                • Session
                                • Room: Collaboration Station
                                • Thursday, May 23, 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM
                                Speaker(s)
                                Nikhil Kumar
                                Managing Director
                                Intertek
                                • Session
                                • Room: Power Station
                                Speaker(s)
                                Speaker
                                Brian Kramak
                                Mr
                                AWS Truepower, LLC
                                Speaker
                                Dan Bernadett
                                Global Service Line Leader for Power Performance Testing
                                AWS Truepower
                                Moderator
                                Dan Brake
                                Sr. Director Technical Services
                                NextEra Energy
                                Speaker
                                Mr.  Mohit Dua
                                CEO
                                WindESCo
                                • Session

                                9:45 AM - 10:10 AM

                                • Room: Fast Track
                                Access to high-quality, unfiltered operational data is essential if wind energy operators are to take advantage of advances in digitalized O&M, maintain long-term performance, predict failures and bring down the levelized cost of energy (LCoE). Currently, however, asset owners, operators and ISPs face significant challenges in accessing turbine O&M data.... Read More
                                Speaker(s)
                                Dr.  Bruce Hall
                                CEO
                                ONYX InSight
                                Track(s)
                                • Stand-Alone Presentation

                                10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

                                • Room: Workforce Development Pavilion (#2512)
                                Students interested in wind, college students looking for jobs in wind energy, and industry representatives trying to hire the next generation of wind workers all come together in this meet-and-greet session to talk about opportunities in wind. Experienced veterans will present on career options and start a broader discovery session that... Read More
                                • Session

                                10:15 AM - 10:40 AM

                                • Room: Fast Track
                                WindESCo installed an ice detection system supplied by Eologix in collaboration with Phoenix Contact. The ice detection system consists of self powered sensors installed on the blades and a base unit installed in the nacelle. The system reports ice thickness and temperature at multiple points along the blade. WindESCo's WeSense... Read More
                                Speaker(s)
                                Presenter
                                Jonathan Kossuth
                                Director of Engineering
                                WINDEsco Inc.
                                Track(s)
                                • Stand-Alone Presentation

                                10:25 AM - 11:25 AM

                                • Room: Collaboration Station
                                Speaker(s)
                                Speaker
                                Gregory Lilly
                                Director Quality Assurance
                                E.ON
                                Moderator
                                Steven Lange
                                Senior Manager, Operational Ex
                                EDP Renewables North America L
                                Speaker
                                Thomas Brazina
                                Senior Lean Operations Assc.
                                EDP Renewables North America LLC
                                • Session
                                • Room: Thought Leader Theater
                                Speaker(s)
                                Speaker
                                Early Deloach
                                Training Coordinator - Operations
                                Pattern Energy Group LP
                                Moderator
                                Lauren Miller
                                Training Manager
                                EDP Renewables North America LLC
                                Speaker
                                Michele Mihelic
                                Director, Worker Health and Safety Policy and Standards Development
                                American Wind Energy Association
                                Speaker
                                Paula Glover
                                President & CEO
                                American Association of Blacks in Energy
                                Track(s)
                                • Session
                                • Room: Power Station
                                Speaker(s)
                                Speaker
                                Hieu Nguyen
                                Senior Structual Engineer
                                DNV GL
                                Moderator
                                Jason Allen
                                Chief Operating Officer
                                Leeward Renewable Energy
                                Speaker
                                Kevin Devlin
                                SVP Strategic Operations
                                Pattern Energy Group
                                Track(s)
                                • Session
                                • Room: Tech Innovation Station
                                Speaker(s)
                                Speaker
                                Balki Iyer
                                Chief Growth Officer
                                Utopus Insights Inc.
                                Moderator
                                Gerrud Wallaert
                                SVP, Engineering
                                E.ON Climate & Renewables North America, LLC
                                Speaker
                                Matt Conwell
                                Sr. Manager, Operations Engineering
                                Invenergy LLC
                                Speaker
                                Sally Starnes
                                Wind Turbine Engineer, Turbine Technology
                                DNV GL
                                • Session

                                10:45 AM - 11:10 AM

                                • Room: Fast Track
                                Owners and Operators (OOs) seek ways to improve the performance of their wind turbines, reduce downtime and service and maintenance cost, increase operational efficiency, extend the life of their assets and, overall, reduce the Levelised Cost of Energy (LCoE). While the turbines' SCADA systems already collect 1-second data, traditional desktop-based... Read More
                                Speaker(s)
                                Presenter
                                Cegeon Chan
                                Director, Wind Business and Product Development
                                DNV GL
                                Track(s)
                                • Stand-Alone Presentation

                                11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

                                  Speaker(s)
                                  Speaker
                                  Gerrud Wallaert
                                  SVP, Engineering
                                  E.ON Climate & Renewables North America, LLC
                                  Speaker
                                  Lauren Miller
                                  Training Manager
                                  EDP Renewables North America LLC
                                  Speaker
                                  Neal Gynard
                                  CEO
                                  Tower Climbing Grease Monkeys
                                  Speaker
                                  Neil James
                                  Vice President, Operations and Maintenance
                                  Apex Clean Energy LLC
                                  Speaker
                                  Tom Kiernan
                                  Chief Executive Officer
                                  American Wind Energy Association
                                  • Session

                                  1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

                                  • Room: 310A
                                  To RSVP or for additional information email Jennifer Harwell at JHarwell@awea.org...
                                  • Committee Meeting

                                  1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

                                  • Room: Offsite Learning Opportunity
                                  • Learning on the Road - Houston
                                  • Room: Offsite Learning Opportunity
                                  • Learning on the Road - Houston

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