CanWEA hosts an annual O&M summit each year. It is the place for the wind industry to connect, collaborate, and advance wind farm operation and maintenance in Canada.
Mark your calendar for CanWEA’s 2019 O&M Summit taking place in Toronto on January 29-30, 2019!
The summit brings owners, operators, manufacturers and service providers together to discuss operations issues in the world’s ninth largest wind energy fleet, and to explore innovative tools and techniques to increase efficiencies, drive down costs, and unlock the technical potential of modern wind power facilities.
Visit CanWEA Past Events to find out what took place at the 2018 O&M Summit held in January.
The 230 wind energy professionals attending the 2018 O&M Summit explored untapped opportunities for Canada’s expanding wind energy industry to enhance grid reliability and add value for consumers as we begin the shift to a low-carbon future.
With wind farm operators and turbine technicians active at 295 (as of December 2017) wind farms across Canada, workforce development and a range of health and safety best practices in areas like electrical safety, fall arrest equipment, up-tower rescues, confined spaces and ergonomics were on the Summit agenda. Data-driven maintenance strategies, emerging technologies and service offerings, icing challenges, and repowering opportunities were also key topics discussed by the Summit’s line up of expert speakers from across North America.
A highlight of the event was the presentation of two new CanWEA awards, recognizing excellence in health and safety and innovative approaches to O&M. Cartier Énergie Éolienne took home the inaugural Health and Safety Excellence Award, while LiftWerx won CanWEA’s first O&M Outstanding Achievement Award.
The 2018 O&M Summit also featured an expanded exhibition showcasing leading companies in Canada’s growing wind energy O&M market. Access the delegate list, sponsors, proceedings and more.
Photo: Toronto, courtesy of Wikimedia