The Clean Energy Council's fifth annual Wind Industry Forum was held on 7 March 2018. The event brings wind industry professionals together to share knowledge and work towards technical excellence in the local industry.

Featuring in-depth sessions on all the technical challenges currently facing the wind sector, the Wind Industry Forum is an essential professional development opportunity for anyone interested in the technical side of the wind industry.

Wind Industry Forum video series

Simon Corbell and Kane Thornton

We go behind the scenes with Victorian Renewable Energy Advocate Simon Corbell and Clean Energy Council Chief Executive Kane Thornton as they discuss the current state and future of the wind industry in Australia.

The importance of social licence and shared benefits

Speakers from the Wind Industry Forum share insights on the importance of working closely with local communities when developing wind farms, what the industry has learned and the outcomes of a new report the Clean Energy Council released at the event which can be downloaded from the following page.


Emerging trends in corporate power purchase agreements

Australia is seeing a lot of exciting initiatives to allow companies and buying groups to invest in new wind and solar farms. Hear from speakers at the 2018 Wind Industry Forum discuss the trends for corporate power purchase agreements including an example of the Melbourne Renewable Energy Project.


2018 presentations

The following presentations are available to download from the 2018 WInd Industry Forum. Presentations are uploaded on receipt of publishing permissions from speakers and are the views and opinions of the individuals.

Project finance and commercial wind
Jonathan Carboon, Goldwind - Stockyard hill wind farm technical due dilligence
Andrew Gardner, CEFC - Recent trends in financing wind projects
Anita Stadler, Energetics, Jeff Lynn, Ashurst, Judith Landsberg, City of Melbourne - Inside a group corporate renewable power PPA: The Melborune renewable energy project

Wind measurement and modelling
Daren Rife, DNV GL - Onshore wake validation
Trenton Gilbert, DNV GL - Challenging current assumptions for large wind farm wake modelling using CFD
Ian Couchman, Frazer-Nash Consultancy - Opportunities for improving wind farm design and operation using aeroelastic modelling
Katrina Swalwell, Senvion - Plant performance optimisation: present and future

Planning and environment
Kyra Reznikov, Finlaysons - The Palmer Wind Farm appeal
Catherine O'Riordan, Pacific Hydro - Equating environmental compliance requirements with regulator expectations: meeting the minimum requirements with minimum fuss
Quentin Crespel, Nordex - Wind farm noise assessment and impact mitigation
Tim Power, White & Case - Improving the environmental regulation of wind farms

Ancillary services
Jonathon Dyson, Greenview Strategic Consulting - The value of ancillary services from wind and solar plants in the NEM
Bruce Miller, Advisian - Power system frequency: What needs to be done?
Harley Mackenzie, Dispatch Solutions - Short-term forecasting of wind farm generation for system stability and provision of FCAS

Communities and social licence
Andrew Bray, Australian Wind Alliance - Community benefits of wind farms
Katrina Hermann, DELWP - Community engagement and benefit sharing
Taryn Lane, Akin Consulting, Emily Wood, Community Engagment Consultant, Jarra Hicks, Community Power Agency, Dr Nina Hall, University of Queensland - Launch of CEC's independant research report - Enhancing positive social outcomes from wind farm developments

Energy market dynamics
Walter Gerardi, Jacobs - The role of wind generation within power systems
Dr Ragu Balanathan, GE Renewable Energy - Grid reliability: The impact of potential rule changes

Integrated wind, solar and storage
Kirk Veitch, AECOM - Wind and solar co-location: Experience from Gullen Range
Nathan Steggel, Windlab - Project case study: Integrating a hybrid wind-solar-storage project onto a remote network
Ed Mounsey, CWP Renewables - Delivering utility scale renewables
Antonio Martinez, Vestas - Grid code comliant and cost effective hybrid power plant solutions

Wind farm operations
Maria Cahill, Prevailing - The reality of wind farm constraint
Amy Spark, AECOM - Asset management for the growing wind energy sector
Heather Hurree, WSP - Beyond the 20 year design life: key considerations for extending a project life

2018 highlights

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