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.
(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
MVV Energie AG | Luisenring 49 | 68159 Mannheim /Germany
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