Conference Day 1

09:15 AM - 09:45 AM Registration and coffee

Who is Who

Discover who else is participating in the conference. The matchmaking picture wall will help you identify who you want to meet at the conference. In cooperation with FUJIFILM.


Dennis Schiricke

Managing Director Asset Management
OutSmart BV

Implementation of an operating system - control center experience

09:45 AM - 10:00 AM Offshore Operations Centre Emden Germany – lessons learned

Dennis Schiricke, Managing Director Asset Management, OutSmart BV
  • History and conceptual choices made
  • Development and implementation of an operating system which covers all aspects of offshore wind operations
  • Optimization


Dennis Schiricke

Managing Director Asset Management
OutSmart BV

Operational wind turbine data – extracting value to increase performance

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Control and SCADA solutions based on IEC 61400-25

Bertram Lange, Application Manager, Bachmann electronic GmbH
  • Wind Turbine Template ( WTT)

  • Wind Power SCADA (WPS)

  • Gateways for WPS

  • Solutions for CMS, blade monitoring, meteo and grid

Bertram Lange

Application Manager
Bachmann electronic GmbH

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM Data harmonization and asset management for state of the art wind farms operations based on real life case studies

Andreas Berthold-van der Molen., Chief Sales Officer, BaxEnergy GmbH
  • From IoT to BigData: scalable and secure data architectures for enterprises
  • Modern technics for ensuring data quality and data completeness
  • Creating secure infrastructure for mobile deployment of operational data
  • Design data models that facilitates predictive analysis
  • Architect automatic data integration with third party systems


Andreas Berthold-van der Molen.

Chief Sales Officer
BaxEnergy GmbH

11:00 AM - 12:15 PM Speed Networking

Get in touch with the other conference guests in quick paced 1-to-1 meetings – make sure you bring a stack of business cards. The session is followed by a short break.

12:15 PM - 1:00 PM Wind farm performance optimisation through the use of Lidar and SCADA data

Olivier Coupiac, Wind Expert, MAIA EOLIS Nicolas Blanquart, PLC and SCADA R&D and Software Engineer, MAIA EOLIS
  • Coupling of ground based Lidar, nacelle-mounted Lidar and scanning Lidar for control purposes

  • Communication aspects to be considered when integrating various types of measures on a wind farm

  • Integration to the SCADA system, the data flow, and wind turbine data availability via IEC 61400-25 interface

  • Wind farm management case study


Olivier Coupiac

Wind Expert

Nicolas Blanquart

PLC and SCADA R&D and Software Engineer

1:00 PM - 1:30 PM SCADA and efficiency optimization – wind farm owner’s experience

Jan Jires, CEO, CEZ Romania
  • Reliability of SCADA data

  • LiDAR and other devices to verify the SCADA data

  • Challenges and lessons learnt for future developments


Jan Jires

CEZ Romania

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM Networking luncheon

3:00 PM - 3:30 PM Challenges for data availability

Stefan Brune, Senior Manager Business Development, Enertrag AG
  • Meter – valid KPIs and data access (Wind PV)

  • Monitor – data lines and transparency of responsibilities

  • Optimise – how to increase data availabilites

  • Outlook – value increase by high data quality


Stefan Brune

Senior Manager Business Development
Enertrag AG

3:30 PM - 4:00 PM Use of high resolution data for the performance evaluation of turbine upgrades

George Pechlivanoglou, Technical Director, Smart Blade, Germany
  • On the value of high temporal data resolution (compared to 10min data)

  • Data-driven detection of inflow conditions

  • Comparative performance evaluations based on existing wind farm infrastructures


George Pechlivanoglou

Technical Director
Smart Blade, Germany

4:00 PM - 4:30 PM High-dimensional data analysis for early fault detection in wind turbines

  • Fault detection and prediction

  • Statistical signal processing

  • Universality

  • Random matrix theory (RMT)

4:30 PM - 5:00 PM Refreshment break & networking

5:00 PM - 5:30 PM Turbine optimisation and monitoring with higher frequency SCADA

Michael Wilkinson, Service Line Leader Asset Operations & Management, DNV GL
  • Analysis of performance in high turbulence
  • Analysis and optimisation of yaw strategy
  • Foundation/tower condition monitoring


Michael Wilkinson

Service Line Leader Asset Operations & Management

Wind farm monitoring to support decision making in wind turbine operation

5:30 PM - 6:15 PM Combining SCADA, CMS, FSHM and maintenance data into one data platform enabling wind farm wide load assessment for enhanced structural health and condition monitoring

Christof Devriendt, Scientific Research Coordinator, OWI-Lab test Prof. Dr. Jan Helsen, Coordinator Big Data Analytics, OWI-Lab test
  • OWI-lab OWI-lab Data Platform
    - Creation of a “hybrid scalable data platform” capable of storing and combining environmental data, SCADA data sampled at high frequency, high frequency sensor data and maintenance data

  • Case 1: Drive train monitoring
    - Combining data from field testing, test-rig testing, modelling and O&M research to understand why not all gearboxes achieve their expected design life
    - In depth understanding of normal and abnormal turbine behaviour by monitoring an entire fleet of wind turbines within one integrated dataset including maintenance data
    - Learn from other industries to achieve full product lifecycle follow up in an internet of things context

  • Case 2: Wind farm wide foundation lifetime assessment
    - Achieving wind farm wide life time assessments using the virtual sensing and fleet-leader concepts
    - How combing 1s SCADA data with high frequent FSHM data allows for hotspot stress-identification and wind farm wide thrust load estimation.
    - Learn how linking consumed life time to the operational and environmental parameters allows to determine the park-wide consumed life time with only a limited number of instrumented turbines


Christof Devriendt

Scientific Research Coordinator
OWI-Lab test

Prof. Dr. Jan Helsen

Coordinator Big Data Analytics
OWI-Lab test

6:15 PM - 6:30 PM Closing remarks of the chairman

6:30 PM - 11:59 PM Evening event

Join us for an informal evening get-together! This is an excellent opportunity for you to meet the other attendees and make new business contacts.