Date
23 March, 20172017-03-23T09:00:00
Time
9:00 AM 2017-03-23T09:00:00 - 5:00 PM 2017-03-23T05:00:00
Location
Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre

The Clean Energy Council's fourth annual Wind Industry Forum was held in Melbourne on 23 March 2017. The event brings wind industry specialists together to share their knowledge and work towards technical excellence in the local industry.

Presentations

Please see the below links for downloadable versions of the 2017 Wind Industry Forum presentations. Presentations are uploaded pending receipt of publishing permissions from their speaker.

Integrating wind into ancillary services markets
Jenny Riesz, AEMO - Frequency control and wind generation
Jonathon Dyson, Greenview Strategic Consulting - Enabling FCAS on wind farms: What the rest of the world is doing
Kate Summers, Pacific Hydro - Fast frequency services: back to the future

Wind measurement and modelling
Natalie Lukies, WSP - Onshore wake validation
Trenton Gilbert, DNV GL - Reducing energy production uncertainty through CFD modelling of stable atmospheric conditions
Bud Abeyrama, Vestas - Wind turbine load modelling – siting turbines outside of their IEC class

Addressing wind integration challenges
Tom Geiser, Infigen Energy - Issues with wind farm dispatch in the NEM
Harley Mackenzie, HARD Software - Calculation and bias in the AEMO determination of FCAS causer pays factors for intermittent generators
Suzanne Falvi, AEMC - Rules for a changing market: update on the AEMC System Security Market Frameworks Review

Energy yield and operations
Andrew Kerley, WSP - Improvements to energy yield assessments
Maja Barnett, Pacific Hydro - Spotlight on operations: visual data for the whole business
Bridget Brown, Prevailing - Improved turbine performance estimates
Daniel Bennett, Entura - Can big data and AI develop and operate a wind farm? A status review for the wind industry

The evolution of transmission connections in the NEM
Jacqueline Bridge, Ausnet Services - New age of transmission network planning
Winodh Jayewardene, AECOM - Unlocking network capacity to accommodate renewable generation through dynamic ratings
Donald Vaughan, Entura - Grid integration - weak grids and fault recovery

Planning
Phil Burn, Jacobs - Planning for planning - setting up for success
Michael Juttner, DELWP - Wind farm planning permits in Victoria
Elisa de Wit, Norton Rose Fulbright - Update on recent planning policy and legislative changes
Mel Dunn/David Jordan, SGS Hart Aviation - Relationship between wind farm development and aviation safety
Jillian Button, Corrs - Retire, repower or refurbish? A planning perspective on end-of-life wind farms

Wind farm technology update
Pan Weiping, Goldwind Science & Technology Corp. Ltd - Technical features, innovations and future direction of smart, scalable, structured wind turbines
Ben Kang, Schaeffler - Rolling Bearings in Wind Turbines, Reliability for aging wind turbines
Laura Browne, Senvion - Trailing Edge Serrations

Construction
Bruce Rummins, Zenviron - Supporting Wind Farm Development and Optimisation through Early BOP Contractor Involvement
Martin Hewitt, AECOM - Australian Standard Compliance During Design, Construction and Operation of wind turbine foundations
Kirsten Lee, Acciona - Calming the farm: maintaining critical landowner and community relationships through construction
Peter Kessler, Fulton Hogan - White Rock Wind Farm – BOP Construction with a Collaborative Approach

Terms and conditions

The views of all presenters, facilitators and chairs at CEC events are their own and should not be taken to represent the views of the CEC. As the event organiser the CEC works with these individuals to ensure content relevance only and does not accept responsibility for how their views are presented or interpreted.

Program

The Wind Industry Forum involves a full day of technical sessions covering grid integration, planning, operations, construction and more, to ensure you are across all the latest issues and developments.

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Earn Continuing Professional Development hours

The Wind Industry Forum is supported by Engineers Australia. Once again, attendees could record eight hours towards their Continuing Professional Development

Sponsors

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Lunch sponsor

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Networking Drinks sponsor

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Supporting partner

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2017 highlights