Jul 16, 2018

AWEA webinars tackle Artificial Intelligence, floating lidar as a tool

Webinars from the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) help you stay current on wind-industry activities. July offerings include How Wind Turbine Operators Can Use Artificial Intelligence to Reduce Maintenance Costs and Increase Energy Production and Building a Cutting-edge Industry from Cutting-edge Measurements.

AWEA webinars provide tactical, informational, and up-to-the-minute material that sharpen your skills and broaden your knowledge.

Wind Turbines and Artificial Intelligence: How Wind Turbine Operators Can Use Artificial Intelligence to Reduce Maintenance Costs and Increase Energy Production is an online event scheduled for July 10.

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is being used in almost every industry to improve operations and reduce costs. The wind industry is no exception and the industry has recently begun to benefit from the use of AI. Maximizing the benefits of this advanced technology for the wind industry requires wind energy expertise and experience that relatively few AI companies possess.

In this webinar, two experts from Ensemble Energy will share:

  • An introduction to the basics
  • Case studies of how AI is being used to predict and prevent failures
  • Examples of how energy production increased because of AI

Speakers will be Dr. Sandeep Gupta, CEO, Ensemble Energy, and Rob Budny, Chief Reliability Officer, Ensemble Energy. Ensemble Energy is a Silicon Valley-based company that combines AI expertise with deep wind energy domain experience so join us for unique insights into this emerging area.

To register: www.awea.org

AWEA Offshore Wind Series: Building a Cutting-edge industry from Cutting-edge Measurements is an online event scheduled for July 25.

High fidelity meteorological and ocean (metocean) measurements are crucial components to the development of offshore wind farms. In the nascent U.S. offshore wind industry, many developers are opting to bypass accepted legacy methods of measuring wind conditions, namely bottom-fixed towers, in favor of a more advanced tool — floating lidar. This measurement approach, which has recently proven financeable in Europe, offers a number of technical and commercial advantages to development in the U.S., but presents additional challenges. This webinar will address the potential benefits and risks of employing this tool, and will discuss the implications on near-term project development, financing and design.

Taylor Geer, Service Line Leader for Project Development at DNV GL, will identify the historical context for floating lidar, characterize the current state of the art, and highlight expected advancements in the near future.

Michael Stephenson, Wind Associate with the Carbon Trust, will present on floating lidar characterization in Europe and the Carbon Trust’s efforts to foster commercialization of the technology.

Matthew Filippelli, Principal Engineer at AWS Truepower, will moderate a discussion on pragmatic use of the technology in the U.S. and methods to mitigate risks. Questions from the audience will also be addressed.

To register: www.awea.org

Source: American Wind Energy Association