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Webinar: Performance Analytics
June 3, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
- Phillip du Plessix – Performance Analytics Engineer, Enbridge
- Michael Johansen, Founder, Anemo Analytics
- Petros Paterakis – Senior Performance Engineer, RWE Renewables
Moderator: Sally Starnes, Director, O&M Advisory Services, DNV GL
Webinar Overview: Wind farm owners and operators are under constant pressure to optimize project operations, maximizing production and reducing costs. The industry is rapidly evolving to meet this challenge, particularly with using operational data to identify turbine under-performance. Beyond the immediate financial impact of boosting production by up to 5%, identifying and addressing the root cause of performance issues has the broader impact of enabling early detection of potentially serious reliability issues, particularly in the pitch and yaw systems.
Join us to learn how you can maximize your project performance during this webinar featuring presentations from three industry experts followed by a panel-style Q&A. We will start by presenting a comprehensive approach to fleet-level performance monitoring including valuable lessons learned. We’ll then dive into specific performance analysis topics providing real examples of how turbine operating data and remote sensing data can be leveraged to identify and correct under performance and their underlying causes.
Registration Cost: FREE
Following the presentations we will hold a brief Q&A session with the speakers and webinar attendees.
About the Speakers
Phillip du Plessix is Enbridge’s wind and solar performance analytics engineer. His prior experience includes wind resource assessment engineering at a technical consultancy, project engineering for waste-heat recovery power plants, system planning for energy distribution networks, and graduate-level research on the topic of thermo-fluids and turbulent wakes.
Michael Johansen is founder of Anemo Analytics – a Danish engineering company dedicated to wind turbine performance optimization. Previously he has worked >10Y with a large global OEM, leading all on site prototype commissioning and validation. Later he headed up the section on Software & Control (turbine and park control incl. Scada and service monitoring solutions). Furthermore, he has several years of experience from one of the largest global asset managers and operators of offshore wind, where he established the data infrastructure for asset performance reporting and a 24/7 Control Centre for managing GW’s of offshore turbines and substations under full compliancy (grid codes and cyber security).
Petros Paterakis is a Senior Performance Engineer with RWE Renewables. His current role includes wind turbine performance assessments through data analytics and visualizations, power performance testing and project support of innovative projects. He has introduced big data analytics tools that have substantially improved the speed and quality of investigations in RWE’s assets in Europe and USA. Previous experience includes wind resource assessment and project development. His aspiration is that his work is contributing towards a greener and environmental friendlier future to our planet.
Sally Starnes has been a mechanical engineer in the wind industry since early 2012 and has broad experience in ranging from in-depth data analysis to project operations to hands-on field work. In her current role, she leads a team that promotes the long-term success of renewables by ensuring safe and profitable project operation. They create client value by realizing opportunities for increasing production or reducing costs while maintaining long-term asset health. In previous roles within DNV GL, she facilitated the development of new projects through construction monitoring, site inspections, site suitability analysis, and operating cost and failure rate modeling. She supported operating projects through data analysis as well as performing site inspections, O&M service contract reviews, O&M strategy evaluation, annual budget and production reviews, turbine upgrade validations, O&M cost projections, and component failure analysis. Prior to joining DNV GL, she worked as a mechanical engineer for a wind farm Owner/Operator, leading efforts to continuously improve operational and reliability performance for a fleet of 19 wind farms with technology from 5 different turbine suppliers.