The Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) is a non-profit trade association that promotes the appropriate development and application of all aspects of wind energy in Canada, including the creation of a suitable policy environment.
9:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Technician Training Standard Stakeholder Engagement
This meeting is for participants in the Canadian wind turbine technician core competency standard development process including CanWEA’s Technician Training Committee. This face-to-face gathering will provide an opportunity to assess the core competencies developed so far and chart the path forward. By invitation only. If you would like to be involved, please contact email@example.com.
10:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Break
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. National Operator Group Meeting
For the first time, wind farm owner/operators are invited to join their peers from across Canada in detailed discussions on today’s major operational challenges. The discussion is open to members of the Western, Ontario, Quebec and Atlantic wind operator groups and any other direct employees of Canadian wind farms. By invitation only. If you would like to be involved, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Lunch Break *lunch not provided
2:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. CanWEA O&M Caucus - members only
This annual meeting remains focused on strategic planning for CanWEA’s O&M Program. The discussion will cover existing projects and direction as well as future challenges and opportunities and an assessment of the extent to which current strategic objectives position CanWEA to address those issues. All CanWEA O&M Program members are encouraged to attend, no registration required.
*For more information on Canada’s leading wind industry O&M forum and how to become a member visit us here.
9:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Solutions over Stalemate. How the O&M Sector Can Keep Raising the Bar Graydon Ballroom
Following up on the industry roadblocks defined at the 2018 O&M Summit, four areas of opportunity for improvement in the O&M sector will be evaluated for progress with an eye toward future opportunities. These topics are:
Aligning goals of wind turbine manufacturers and owners
Responding to cost pressures while maintaining safety
Facilitating baseline workforce qualifications
Striving for continuous improvement in health and safety
10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. AM Break Graydon Ballroom
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Technically Speaking Hazel McCallion AB
Get technical with topics like blade health, OEM solutions, advanced ice warning and technical collaborations. Discover the latest industry efforts to tackle challenges through top-notch engineering.
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. CanWEA Technician Training Committee Hazel McCallion CD
Join this CanWEA Committee for a special open meeting to discuss work on wind techician credentials and training. This real-time committee meeting provides a seat at the table for anyone and everyone interested in learning more and being a part of shaping Canada’s workforce.
12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Lunch Graydon Ballroom
Elevator Pitches Get your phone ready and your investment banker on the line. These short elevator pitches are aimed at winning you over with new concepts and technologies that will have you choosing to invest or keep your money. Attendees will be asked to use the mobile app to invest, watch or keep their money in this fast-paced lunch session.
Be sure to fuel up during lunch before settling in to this low-stress networking session. Engage in conversation through pre-set topics at the various tables or take the opportunity to make a connection over coffee.
3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. PM Break Graydon Ballroom
3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Digitalization Hazel McCallion AB
Practical solutions leveraging Artifical Intelligence, big data and real world analytics. In this session speakers will demonstrate how to apply digital opportunities to day to day operations with case studies and lessons learned.
Join this CanWEA Committee for a special open meeting to discuss the current challenges across Canadian jurisdictions and what the industry is doing about them. This real-time committee meeting provides a seat at the table for anyone and everyone interested in learning more and contributing to the development of industry best practices.
9:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. O&M Summit Day Two Welcome Remarks Graydon Ballroom
9:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. An Expanding Role in a Low-Carbon Future Graydon Ballroom
How the O&M sector can lean into the future to support the industry through the changes coming down the pipeline. Speakers will share their perspective on topics such as market changes, industry forecasts and the pace of technological advancement.
10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. AM Break Graydon Ballroom
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Connecting with O&M Hazel McCallion AB Session Sponsored by Vestas
In this session speakers will be making connections between a host of topics such as safety and cost, contracts and technology, finances and Artificial Intelligence. The wind industry is advancing at a rapid pace and these discussions demonstrate how connected and advanced these topics are becoming.
11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Regulation Compliance and Research Huddle Graydon Ballroom Rally Point
11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. A North American Energy Company’s Plain-Language Approach to Bill C-45: No Flying High in the Sky
11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Regulation Compliance and Research Huddle Graydon Ballroom Rally point
11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Research Huddle A dedicated forum for researchers and industry to discuss the latest in wind power academics.
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Lunch Graydon Ballroom
1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Techno-Future Hazel McCallion AB
Electricity markets are transforming world-wide. Innovation and investment are driving high levels of wind energy penetration and that expands the potential for wind energy to offer solutions for reliability services. As the industry moves from legacy technology toward future aspirations, these presentations will explore opportunities that might not be as far off as some think.
1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Regulation Compliance (Part 2) Graydon Ballroom Rally Point Bird and Bat Mortality
2:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. PM Break Graydon Ballroom
2:45 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. Pathway to Innovation Graydon Ballroom
Presentations from researchers and entrepreneurs exploring new ideas and how they are bringing them to market. This fast-paced session will highlight tangible progress in O&M innovation so don’t get left behind!