Maintenance of Wind Power Plants | **Postponed to a later date**

2020-05-19 - 2020-05-20
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MVV Energie AG
Luisenring 49, 68159 Mannheim
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Postponed to a later date!

Due to the current situation with COVID-19 and the decision of restricting physical meetings, we have decided to postpone the VGB Expert Event "Maintenance of Wind Power Plants".

The new date of the conference - probably in autumn 2020 - will be announced as soon as possible. Please note that the conference venue will remain the same.

The main topics of the VGB conference "Maintenance of Wind Power Plants" will deal with the reduction of installation and operating costs of wind power plants. The consistent further development of system technology, in particular the optimisation of maintenance strategies will play a decisive role in the future in order to increase technical availability and thus economic efficiency of the appropriate systems.

Wind turbines are usually designed for 20 years of operation. For many wind turbines it‘s technically possible to continue operating beyond the design lifetime. The associated challenges and possibilities will be presented by different market players. Several presentations will focus on operational optimisation measures of wind power plants and wind farms. The combination of wind power plants with storage systems will also be discussed.

The conference will mainly highlight the following topics:

  • Life Time Extension
  • Service Optimization / Digitalization
  • Bird Control For Wind Farms
  • Wind Turbine Obstruction Light Control
  • Storage Systems

The programme will leave enough time for extensive discussions and answering your questions.

The conference addresses operators of wind power plants and all persons and institutions that are directly or indirectly involved in the installation or operation of wind power plants.

We would be very pleased to welcome you in Mannheim in order to optimise the operation of wind power plants together with you.

  • Programme
    (Subject to revision)
    Last update: 18 Februar 2020
    Tuesday, 19 May 2020
    10:30 Welcome and introduction to the wind business
    Ernst Kauder, MVV Umwelt GmbH
    11:00 Activities of VGB PowerTech in the field of wind energy
    Ulrich Langnickel, VGB PowerTech e.V.
    11:30 Insights into analyzed damage to drivetrain components
    Thomas Griggel, Allianz Risk Consulting GmbH
    12:00 Lunch break
      Life Time Extension – Part I
    13:00 Technical lifetime assessment - A theoretical and practical approach
    Marc Weißenborn, Deutsche Windtechnik Offshore und Consulting GmbH
    13:20 Taking informed decisions on lifetime extension or repowering of wind farms
    Wolfgang Winkler, GL Garrad Hassan Deutschland GmbH
    13:40 Life time extension versus repowering
    Carsten Hoch, juwi AG
    14:00 Panel discussion
    14:30 Coffee break
      Life Time Extension – Part II
    15:00 Life extension: Challenges for owners and operators
    Thomas. P. Crowden, RWE Renewables International GmbH
    15:20 Lifetime extension for gearboxes – Experience & solutions
    Achim Oebel, Multigear GmbH
    15:40 How digital gearboxes can optimize LCoE for wind farms
    Edwin Hidding, Winergy (Flender GmbH)
    16:00 PPA – remuneration without state granted schemes
    Sara Gravdal, Dirk Garbe, MVV Energie AG
    16:20 Panel discussion
    17:00 End of lecture programme
    19:00 Evening event
    Wednesday, 20 May 2020
      Bird Control for Wind Farms
    09:00 Development of a bird protection system
    Tobias Lokner, BirdVision GmbH & Co. KG
    09:20 Bird collision avoidance system – Protect instead of shut off
    Hans-Ullrich Limberts, Protectis Air GmbH
    09:40 Panel discussion
    10:00 Coffee break
      Service Optimization
    10:30 Digitalization of the maintenance concepts using RDS-PP®
    Diego Coronado, CGN Europe Energy
    10:50 Risk evaluation of maintenance concepts
    Thomas Burchhart, VERBUND Green Power GmbH
    11:10 Augmented intelligence-based approach to predictive maintenance
    Christopher Gray, i4SEE TECH GmbH
    11:10 Conception of SCADA-based hybrid model
    Björn Roscher, Center for Wind Power Drives
    11:50 Panel discussion
    12:30 Lunch break
      Future Developments
    13:30 Obstruction light control – different solutions
    Alexander Gerdes, Quantec Sensors GmbH
    13:50 Wind and hydrogen
    Bastiaan Bor, Lagerwey B.V.
    14:10 Wind farm + Electric thermal energy storage: First results / Case study
    Jennifer Wagner, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy GmbH & Co. KG
    14:30 Panel discussion
    15:00 End of conference
  • Venue

    MVV Energie AG | Luisenring 49 | 68159 Mannheim /Germany

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