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2019 Fall Operations and Maintenance Users Group Meeting
October 1, 2019 - October 3, 2019
The ESIG Operations & Maintenance Users Group provides an industry-leading forum for people working with wind and solar generation equipment to network, share experiences, and learn up-to-date knowledge on technical topics.
October 1: Solar O&M Roundtable
October 1: Pre-Meeting Workshop
October 2: Plenary Session
October 2-3: Turbine Roundtables
October 3: Balance of Plant Roundtable
About the Solar O&M Roundtable
The Solar O&M Roundtable will focus on issues related to operations and maintenance of DER and bulk-grid conceded solar generation assets. The roundtable will begin at 8 a.m. on October 1 and conclude at 2 p.m. Separate registration is required and participants are welcome to join the networking reception being held for attendees of the Pre-Meeting Workshop.
About the Pre-Meeting Workshop
The Pre-Meeting Workshop will focus on power converters. The scope of this session is being fleshed out. The workshop will begin at 2 p.m. and end at 5:30 p.m. Separate registration is required, and attendance will be capped at 60.
The Pre-Meeting Workshop will be followed by a networking reception for participants.
About the Plenary Session
The Plenary Session will focus on lightning. Attendees will hear different perspectives on the interaction between lightning and operational assets, including a “101” educational session about lightning, featuring an owner with considerable experience on lightning and blade damage, and thoughts on what can be done to minimize operational impacts of lightning. The presentations will be followed by an interactive discussion to hear other experiences with lightning and how lightning-related problems have been solved.
About the Roundtables
The heart of the meeting consists of manufacturer-specific Roundtables for users group members only. The format consists of open discussions, moderated by Roundtable chairpersons, centered on a specific wind turbine component or specific model of wind turbine. The Roundtables provide the opportunity for frank and open discussion among users, who share their information, knowledge and experience.
Participation in the Roundtables is limited to employees of ESIG member organizations that own, operate, or maintain wind generation equipment.
The Users Group also operates Roundtables focusing on Balance of Plant and Solar O&M issues. The Balance of Plant Roundtable will be held the afternoon of October 3.
Currently, the Turbine Roundtable lineup is as follows:
- GE 1.X
- GE 2.X/Gamesa
The meeting will be held at the Miramonte Indian Wells Resort & Spa, 45000 Indian Wells Lane, Indian Wells, California, 92210.
Hotel Phone: 800-237-2926
The group rate is $159 per night plus tax. The hotel has agreed to waive the resort fee.
The room block expires September 13, 2019.
To make your reservation click here: http://group.curiocollection.com/energysystemsintegrationgroup.
Indian Wells is located near Palm Springs California. The area is served by two primary airports – Palm Springs International and Ontario International. Ontario offers more flight options and is a 75-minute drive from the hotel.
Online registration is available to users group members and interested parties from ESIG member organizations. One’s employer must be an ESIG member in good standing to attend this event.
Early Bird pricing will be available until September 16, 2019.
Cancellations and Refunds
All registration cancellations and requests for refunds of registration fees must be submitted to ESIG in writing.
Requests received by 5:00 p..m. (eastern) on September 26 will receive a full refund.
Requests received after 5:00 p.m. (eastern) on September 26 will receive a refund of $300 administrative fee (full meeting attendees) or $150 (plenary session only attendees).
Credit for Attendance
Continuing Education Units will be available to attendees of this event. Information will be available on site.