2020 Wind Energy O&M Summit to Focus on Solutions
October 15, 2019
Wind industry to get specific on solutions for tech and terrain at Canada’s largest wind operations and maintenance event in Toronto
Canadian wind turbines are generating more electricity than ever before thanks to local wind farm operators and service teams. With growing operational experience and an all-time high wind energy capacity, the network of people engaged in the wind operations and maintenance industry is also expanding with each passing year.
On January 29, 2020 these key industry contributors will meet in Toronto for the 6th annual CanWEA Operations and Maintenance Summit. They will bring the best information, service offerings, technology and insight available in Canada and in some cases – the world. Development of the Summit program is well under way by a group of industry leaders who are putting their finger on the most relevant and targeted topics for today:
- Advanced Control Strategies
- High-Tech Inspections
- Multi-Technology (coordinating wind energy, solar energy and energy storage operations)
- Forces of Nature
- Approaching End of Financed Life
Remaining true to industry priorities and past events, the O&M Summit will not have a dedicated health and safety session but instead every panel participant, speaker, and discussion group is asked to consider and demonstrate the need for safe execution of activities regardless of the work. Safety is at the core of wind energy operations and maintenance, determining the success of the industry as a whole, down to the individual level. Other underlying themes will include regulatory frameworks and unique influences of local climate and topography.
The Summit will also recognize the exceptional efforts made by the skilled teams and individuals working across the Canadian extremes to deliver clean, affordable and reliable power safely and consistently. Nominate a company or an individual for the CanWEA O&M Awards today! The deadline is November 25.
The Operations and Maintenance Outstanding Achievement award is to recognize an organization that has demonstrated innovation through an industry-leading initiative and approach to wind power facility operations and maintenance. This award is intended to honour organizations that have improved or contributed significantly to the improvement of the efficiency, profitability and reliability of wind farm operations in Canada in the last year.
The Health and Safety Excellence award will be presented to an organization which progressive approach to a health and safety (H&S) program, action or practice in the last year has directly improved the safety and well-being of wind power plant employees, contractors or the public and set an example for the wind energy industry in Canada.
The time is now to step up and become a key player in Canada’s wind energy future. Whether you are looking to learn how to contribute or are an expert, the O&M Summit offers an environment for knowledge exchange and collaboration unparalleled in Canada’s wind O&M sector. You’d want to attend the event that will fuel innovation, discussion, connections, new contracts and partnerships.
Operations and Maintenance Program Director at the Canadian Wind Energy Association