UVIG Wind Turbine/Plant Operations & Maintenance Users Group Meeting

April 2-4, 2013 - Charleston, SC

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This event will be the eleventh meeting under the UVIG Turbine Operations & Maintenance Users Group's scope, membership requirements, and participation limitations. The morning of April 2 will consist of a Plenary Session open to user group members and interested parties from UVIG member organizations. The Plenary Session at this meeting will delve in to SCADA data and plantwide control. The group will hear perspectives from four speakers:

  • Challenges and solutions from a UVIG member currently working on integrating multiple disparate data streams
  • The latest on analysis of performance data from OSIsoft
  • Options beyond OEM offerings, from a third-party SCADA provider
  • Transmission requirements, changes in standards, and GADS reporting, from a representative from NERC

Following the presentation from each of the speakers, we will have a panel discussion with open dialogue between the UVIG membership and the speakers.

That afternoon, as well as the morning of April 3, will consist of vendor product-specific Roundtable Forums for user group members only. The format consists of open discussions, moderated by a Roundtable chair, centered on a specific wind turbine component or specific model of wind turbine. The Roundtable provides the opportunity for frank and open discussion among users, who share their information, knowledge and experience. The Roundtable schedule is as follows:

Afternoon of April 2 (in parallel)

  • GE
  • Vestas

Morning of April 3 (in parallel)

  • Siemens
  • Clipper
  • Gamesa/Mitsubishi/Suzlon-REpower (in sequence)

There will be a networking and awards reception held the evening of April 2 that is open to all meeting attendees. There will also be a networking luncheon on April 3 for those attending the roundtables that day.

The afternoon of April 3 will also feature the second meeting of UVIG's Balance-of-Plant Discussion Roundtable. This event is open to user group members only and will serve as a forum for frank discussion about various aspects of balance-of-plant and other non turbine-specific issues.

The morning of April 4 will feature the second meeting of UVIG's Solar O&M Roundtable. This will serve as a forum for a frank discussion about various aspects of solar generation operations and maintenance.

Optional Tour

There will be two opportunities on April 4 to tour the Clemson Restoration Institute Wind Turbine Drivetrain Test Facility. This first-of-a-kind facility, under construction at the former Charleston Navy Yard, will provide attendees the opportunity to see a 7.5 MW test rig as well as a grid simulator. A tour will be offered in the morning and in the afternoon that day. Bus transportation will be provided from the hotel to the facility and then to Charleston International Airport. Please note that registration for this activity will close on March 28.


This meeting will be held at the:

Charleston Marriott
170 Lockwood Boulevard
Charleston, SC 29403
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Please note that the group block is sold out (and the hotel as well on some nights of the event). Please send e-mail to sandy@uwig.org to inquire about overflow properties.

Meeting Registration

On-line registration will be made available upon request to user group members and interested parties from UVIG member organizations - send e-mail to info@uwig.org to request the registration link. All registrations will be confirmed via e-mail upon receipt if a valid e-mail address is provided.

$300 – April 2 attendance (includes breakfast, breaks, lunch, and reception)

$150 – April 3 attendance (includes breakfast, breaks, and lunch)

$50 – April 4 Solar O&M Roundtable Attendance (includes breakfast and a break)

$50 – April 4 Clemson Restoration Institute Drivetrain Test Facility Tour (includes transportation and refreshments)

$25 – Companion attendance at the reception on April 2

$575 – Attendance at the UVIG Spring Technical Workshop, April 3 and 4 - click here for more information

For additional information contact:

Sandy Smith
Utility Variable-Generation Integration Group
Phone: (865) 218-4600, ext. 6141
Fax: (865) 218-8998
E-mail: sandy@uwig.org

Cancellations and Refunds

All registration cancellations and requests for refunds of registration fees must be submitted to UWIG in writing.

Requests received by March 28 - receive full refund.

Requests received after March 28 - receive refund less $100 administrative fee.

Registrants who have not paid by March 28 will need to make arrangements to pay in advance via credit card or risk having their registrations cancelled.

For more information, please send e-mail to info@uwig.org

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