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2019 Spring Operations and Maintenance Users Group Meeting
March 18 - March 21
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.
Schedule of Events
- March 18 – Pre-Meeting Workshop
- March 19 – Plenary Session
- March 19-20 – Turbine Roundtables
- March 20 – Balance of Plant Roundtable
- March 21 – Solar O&M Roundtable
- March 21 – Duke Renewables Tours (8:30 & 10:30 a.m.)
About the Pre-Meeting Workshop (Separate Registration Required – Space Limited)
By popular demand, the pre-meeting workshop will focus on blades, a topic explored at the Fall 2017 O&M Users Group Meeting. The intent is to move deeper into the topics explored at that previous workshop. More details will be posted as the scope and topics are finalized.
The workshop will be followed by a networking reception for participants.
About the Plenary Session
Based on feedback from users group members, the plenary session will focus on various topics dealing with the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC). This will focus on NERC Wind GADS reporting. Topics will include current reporting activities and operations, as well as plans and priorities for the short and long term.
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 March 20 and the Solar O&M Roundtable will take place the morning of March 21. The Solar O&M Roundtable requires separate registration.
About the Tour (Separate Registration Required – Space Limited)
The O&M Users Group will be partnering with Duke Renewables to provide tour opportunities of their control center the morning of March 21. Breakfast will be included in the price of the tour and be served from 7:00 – 8:00 a.m. The tour is expected to take approximately an hour. There will be two different times to choose from:
8:30 a.m. tour (depart hotel at 8:15 a.m.)
10:30 a.m. tour (depart hotel at 10:15 a.m.)
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 February 28, 2019.
The meeting will be held at:
Hilton Charlotte Center City
222 East Third Street
Charlotte, NC 28202
The special ESIG room rate is $199 per night (plus tax). The special room rate will be available until March 11.
To make your reservation and receive the ESIG preferred rate, CLICK HERE.
For additional information contact:
Phone: (865) 218-4600, ext. 6141
Cancellations and Refunds
All registration cancellations and requests for refunds of registration fees must be submitted to ESIG in writing.
Requests received by 5 PM Eastern on March 12 – receive full refund.
Requests received after 5 PM Eastern on March 12 – receive refund less $300 administrative fee (full meeting attendees) or $150 (plenary session only attendees)
Registrants who have not paid by March 12 will need to pay in advance via credit card or risk having their registrations cancelled.
Credit for Attendance
Continuing Education Units will be available to attendees of this event. Information will be available on site.