Hear the latest in technical excellence from experts in the wind industry. Check the program below to see the range of topics that will be covered. Additional speakers will be added shortly.

Sessions

  • Join us to open the Wind Industry Forum 2018 with an opening address from government and industry leaders.

    Speakers

    • Kane Thornton - Chief Executive, Clean Energy Council
    • Simon Corbell - Victorian Renewable Energy Advocate
    • John Titchen - Managing Director and CEO, Goldwind
  • Attend this session for the latest trends in wind and renewable project financing. Hear experts discuss project investment assessment, key changes to the investment landscape and insights into the Melbourne Renewable Energy Project’s ground breaking power purchase agreement (PPA).

    Speakers

    • Anita Stadler- Principal Consultant, Energetics
    • Andrew Gardner - Wind Sector Lead, Clean Energy Finance Corporation
  • This session looks at the latest developments in wind measurement and modelling, including improving predictions of computational fluid dynamics (CFD), aeroelastic modelling refinement and long-term climate change and wind resource data.

    Speakers

    • Trenton Gilbert - Head of Developer Support Services, DNV GL
    • Katrina Swalwell - Team Lead Plant Performance APAC, Senvion

    Chair

    • Daren Rife - Global Head of Mesoscale Modeling, DNV GL
  • This session will examine existing regulation of power system frequency, a review of frequency control and short-term generation forecasting for system stability and provision of frequency control ancillary services (FCAS), and will assess the capability and performance of wind farms in providing network support and FCAS market services.

    Speakers

    • Jonathon Dyson - Director, Greenview Strategic Consulting
    • Harley Mackenzie - Director, Dispatch Solutions
    • Bruce Miller - Principal, Advisian
  • This packed session includes experts from all sides of the planning and environmental approvals process. Come along to hear a case study on approval appeals and their implications for future wind farm planning decisions, a discussion on how environmental compliance fits into the lifecycle of a wind farm with minimum fuss and how early investigative works during the planning phase can reduce risk.

    Speakers

    • Kyra Reznikov - Special Counsel, Finlaysons
    • Catherine O'Riordan Senior Environemental and Development Planner, Pacific Hydro
    • Quentin Crespel, Nordex
  • This session will examine current practices in community engagement and investment, reveal the latest research on effective approaches to building social licence, and share project case studies.

    Speakers

    • Andrew Bray - National Coordinator, Australian Wind Alliance
    • Katrina Hermann - Manager Policy Implementation, Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning
       

    Chair

    • Andrew Dyer - National Wind Farm Comissioner
  • This session will feature experts from across industry, addressing the value wind generation can provide to the National Energy Market, changes in reliability standards, an update to integration constraints and the state of play in South Australia. The session will conclude with a panel discussion on grid planning, transmission connection and more.

    Speakers

    • Walter Gerardi - Technical Director Energy Markets, Jacobs
    • Richard Lowe - Executive Manager, Transgrid
    • Dr Ragu Balanathan - Technical Director, GE Renewable Energy
    • Matthew Armitage - Principal Analyst, AEMO
    • Simon Taylor - Manager Network Connections, Powerlink
  • Hear case studies on the latest co-location projects, featuring discussions on integrating multiple renewable technologies at a single point of connection, the technological progress that co-location has made in the Australian industry and the development of some of Australia’s largest-scale multi-technology projects.

    Speakers

    • Nathan Steggel - Technical Director, Windlab
    • Alex Hewitt - Managing Director, CWP Renewables
    • Gareth Forwood - Senior Engineer, AECOM
  • Always an important topic for those operating wind farms, this session will address how to optimise existing operations. Experts will address constraint assessment methods, risks of different asset management models, upgrade and life extension solutions and the latest on asset management standards.

    Speakers

    • Hugh McKenzie - Fleet Optimization Business Area Manager, Vestas
    • Maria Cahill - Director, Prevailing
    • Amy Spark - Senior Engineer, AECOM