17 March, 20162016-03-17T09:00:00
9:00 AM 2016-03-17T09:00:00 - 6:30 PM 2016-03-17T06:30:00
Room 219 & 220, Level 2, Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1 Convention Centre Pl, South Wharf

The Clean Energy Council's third annual Wind Industry Forum was a huge success with all tickets being sold out. We look forward to seeing you all at the next Wind Industry Forum in early 2017. The event brings wind industry specialists together to share their knowledge and work towards technical excellence in the local industry.

The Wind Industry Forum is Australia's premier technical event for the wind industry. Aimed at the hundreds of Australians who design, plan, build and operate our wind farms, the event brings together experts from a range of fields to share ideas and continually improve our industry.

2016 highlights

The 2016 program featured eight informative sessions from the best and brightest presenters in the industry followed by networking drinks. To see who spoke at the 2016 you can view the 2016 WIF program.

The Clean Energy Council hosted a Women in Renewables breakfast prior to the Wind Industry Forum. Those that attended heard from Acciona’s Melanie Robertson, one of Australia’s only female wind farm site managers, as she told her story of the challenges and opportunities of creating on-site culture change.


Antonio Martinez (Vestas) - Wind Power Plant Frequency Control
Ben Inkster (WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff) - Wind Energy and the Spot Market
Chris Turnbull (Sonus) - Improving the Accuracy of Noise Compliance Monitoring
Christophe Delaire (Marshall Day) - Planning conditions and wind turbine noise specifications
Claudia Williams (Infigen) - Oscillating Constraints Scheduling Error
Heather Hurree (DNV GL) - Operational issues affecting wind farm energy capture – Case studies
Jessica McMahon (DNV GL) - Remote sensing
Joep Vassen (AECOM) - Co-locating wind and solar: Combining powers
Julien Leon (DEWI France - UL) Optimization of the wind farms performance
Kate Summers (Pacific Hydro) - Grid Integration, FCAS and Market Systems
Katrina Swalwell (Senvion) - Mast Anemometer versus Nacelle Based Power Performance Verification
Keith Ayotte (Wind Lab) - Understanding and Predicting Topographic Wake Turbulence

Kieren Lewis (ACCIONA) - Innovation in Turbine Tower Design Concrete Towers
Mal Coble (TransGrid) - TransGrid’s Renewable Energy Hub
Michael Juttner (DEWLP) - Wind Farm Planning Applications
Nicola Falcon (AEMO) - The Changing Role of Transmission in Australia’s Energy Future
Norm Broner (Broner Consulting) - Wind Turbine Noise - the Perennial Question
Richard Sharp (Ecology and Herritage Partners) - Best Practice Environmental Management During Wind Farm Construction
Rob Jackson (AEMO) - Ppwer System Security
Steve Crowe (Gamesa) - Low-Wind Turbine Technology
Steve Nethery (Goldwind) - Advantages of Wind and Solar Co-location
Tom Evans (Resonate Acoustics) - Wind Turbine Sound Power Testing

*Please note that the list of presentations above only includes those that the CEC were granted permission to publish.

*Terms: 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.

2016 partners

#We'd like to thank the following partners of the 2016 event. If you would like to be a sponsor of the 2017 Wind Industry Forum please contact Clean Energy Council Events Manager Sasha Pell at or +61 3 9929 4128 for more details.

Silver sponsor

Silver sponsor


Silver sponsor


Networking drinks sponsor

Lunch sponsor


Coffee sponsor


Supporting partner