Smart Asset Management in a Mature Market

Lift your Onshore Wind Farm Operational and Financial Performance

  • Learn how owners are rethinking asset management
  • Manage wind farms as turbines come out of warranty
  • Find new technologies to maximize market opportunity


09.00-09.30 Registration and Exhibition Opening      

A1: Opening Session

In this opening session, RenewableUK Chief Executive, Hugh McNeal, will open the day.  You will also hear from industry leaders debating about the rapid changes the sector is going through as it reaches maturity. New technologies, from storage to digitalisation, are falling in cost and changing the way we think about and manage onshore assets.

Hugh McNeal, Chief Executive, RenewableUK
Neil Douglas, Director, BVG Associates Ltd
Richard Walls, Chief Operations Director, Natural Power
Chris Gaydon, Investment Director, Octopus Investments

10.30-11.15 Coffee, exhibition & networking      

A2: Operations and Management: Reducing Costs Through Digitisation

Our ability to manage and monitor data is increasing exponentially. This enables onshore asset managers to gain better insights in to the performance of their turbines, and maximise the revenue flows. In this session we will explore how asset managers are looking to new opportunities data management offers and can support the delivery of services to the Grid.

Chair: Robbie Gibson, Director of Asset Management, Wood plc
Elizaveta Bazarova,
Senior Associate, Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
Colin Minns, Head of Service Northern Europe, Nordex Group
Dr Iain Dinwoodie, Senior Asset Performance Engineer, Natural Power and Andy Lewin, General Manager, Wind Energy Benchmarking Services (WEBS)
Ervin Semsedin, Technical Director, Monsson Operations



12.30-14.00 Lunch, exhibition & networking      

A3: Operations and Management: To Repower or Recertify?

As an asset comes to the end of its certified life owners will have to decide whether it is best to recertify, replace and repower, or decommission. Here we will explore what issues need to be considered and what are the practical steps that need to be taken?

Chair: Richard Furniss, Managing Director UK & Ireland, Nordex Group
Michael Wilkinson, Service Line Leader, Asset Operations and Management, DNV GL
Julian Martin, Commercial Manager, ENERCON Services UK
Rhys Thomas, Information Manager, RenewableUK
Tim Rubert, PhD Researcher, University of Strathclyde



15.15-16.00 Coffee, exhibition & networking      

 A4: Storage: Overcoming Regulatory Barriers

While it may make economic sense to co-locate batteries with onshore assets, the practicalities of doing so can be a challenge. In this session, we will discuss how these can be overcome with industry experts and the regulator to explore the issues you need to consider.

Chair: Joe Dunn, Grid & Regulation Manager, ScottishPower Renewables
Dr Marek Kubik, Advancion Market Director, AES Energy Storage
Felicity Jones, Partner, Everoze Partners Ltd LLP
Christopher Towner, Partner, Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP
Luke Hargreaves, Head of Renewables, Ofgem



17.00  Finish