2024 Spring O&M Users Group Meeting
April 16 - April 18
Members of the ESIG O&M Users Group are invited to attend the 2024 Spring O&M Users Group Meeting at the Margaritaville Resort Orlando in Orlando, FL.
The meeting will feature a pre-meeting workshop, plenary session and manufacturer-specific roundtables. The roundtables provide the opportunity for frank and open discussion among users who share their information, knowledge and experience. As a reminder, participation in the roundtables is limited to employees of ESIG member organizations that own, operate, or maintain wind generation or solar equipment.
Below you’ll find a preliminary outline of the event schedule along with information on accommodations.
Below you’ll find information on accommodations. We encourage you to make your reservation as soon as possible. If your plans change, you can always cancel your reservation with the hotel up to 24 hours prior to your scheduled arrival without penalty.
About the Plenary Session
By popular demand, ESIG is bringing you an electrifying plenary session for Spring 2024 O&M meeting! The topic is lightning, with a focus on practical aspects of maintenance of lightning protection systems. We will hear from speakers about the interaction of lightning and wind turbines, installation of lightning sensors on turbines, LPS measurements, and how to know that your LPS is in good condition. After hearing from the speakers, we will have a discussion with the membership to share experiences and knowledge regarding LPS O&M practices. This discussion won’t strike twice, so bring your questions and be there!
About the Roundtables
The heart of the meeting consists of manufacturer-specific roundtables for user 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.
About the Wind Academy Tour
Wind Academy by Siemens Gamesa is a 40,000 square-foot facility built according to U.S. LEED gold standards. The training center has a total of nine classrooms, two simulation labs, three climbing towers, two advanced rescue simulators, and two full size wind turbine nacelles.
Please note: early-bird rates are available until Friday, March 1.
The host hotel for the spring event is the Margaritaville Resort Orlando in Orlando, FL.
The special ESIG room rate is $199 per night. The deadline to make your reservation is March 25, 2024.
Please Note: We have a limited amount of rooms available at the government per diem rate. If you need a room at this rate, please contact Brooke Brown at email@example.com to make arrangements.