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The meeting place for wind energy experts

First such meeting in Poland

Programme full of interesting lectures

Non-standard networking event

Reasonable event price

Forum Subject: How to survive the crisis

  • 5800 MW of capacity installed in wind
  • 2000 MW installed within last 2 years (soon about to finish OEM warranty)
  • cost cutting pressure
  • increasing role of independent suppliers and contractors

The dynamic growth of capacity in wind industry (ca. 2000 MW) within 2014-2015 was an absolute record in the history of the sector in Poland.

Unfortunately, already mid 2016 the green certificate market totally collapsed. The problems of the industry were aggrevated by introduction of the Wind Farm Location Act which in view of some interpretations increase the real estate tax basis as of 2017.

In this context following questions are even more important than before:
– How to lower the opex?
– Which strategies of wind turbine service to apply?
– How to act in the area of real estate tax?
– Ultimately – How to survive the crisis?

All investors that built at least one wind turbine in Poland are trying to answer those questions now.

Until now most of industry event were focused on investment phase, while operation phase was of secondary importance. Nowadays, the focus on optimisation od operating activities, cost reduction, additional revenue creation must be doubled.

The idea od WFOF was born based on the experience from similar events which have been existing for many year on more mature markets.

WFOF is the result of cooperation between Adam Jaworski (Tundra Advisory) and Mariusz Milewski (Suracon), who since 10 years have been active in wind industry in Poland.

The invited speakers represent leading players in the area of wind farm operations and independent contractors offering innovative solutions.

We invite to join everybody that deals with operating wind farms on daily basis, also banks and other entities from the industry for which WFOF might be a great source of valuable information and exchange of experience.

The organizers hope that WFOF will be become a cyclical event for wind industry in Poland.

JOIN THE MEETING OF WIND INDUSTRY EXPERTS

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Programme

30/31.03.2017 – Radisson Blu Gdańsk

Main konwledge areas and subjects

1. COMMERCIAL AREA

30.03 – 10.00-12.30

  • Wind industry in Poland now and in few years, based on Spanish experience
  • Insurance – can you lower the premium maintaining your comfort
  • Sales of energy generated by wind farms at URE price will not be possible after 2017. Which solutions will be available on the market?
  • Long term service agreements – possibilties to renegotiate or terminate
  • Wind turbines in light of new Real Estate Tax – new reality in 2017

2. TURBINES AREA

30.03 – 13.30-17.30

  • Remote monitoring software and its value added for exploitation
  • High power analytics at an affordable cost. Bringing the power of vibration monitoring to all
  • Innovative systems for bird collision avoidance
  • Innovative solutions for turbine generation increase – PPO
  • Independent spare parts suppliers
  • Multibranding – breakthrough on turbine service market
  • Insights into a new generation of O&M – a flexible response to market needs
  • Turbine service by OEM / ISP / in house

3. ELECTRICAL AREA

31.03 – 9.30-11:30

  • Comparison of HV cables testing methods on spot
  • Principles of cooperation with the Grid Operator in accordance of the provisions of the Grid Code
  • Energy storage systems use with the goal of efficiency increase of RES
  • Protection relays – basics of operation
  • Reactive Power – a challenge for wind farms in Poland

Detailed programme:

30 March 2017 – Thursday

Time Subject Speaker
9:00 – 10:00 Registration
10:00 – 11:00 COMMERCIAL AREA part 1
Grzegorz Skarżyński (Tundra Advisory) – leading
Wind industry in Poland now and in few years, based on Spanish experience Adam Jaworski (Tundra Advisory),
Alberto Orejana (Taiga Mistral)
Insurance – can you lower the premium maintaining your comfort Włodzimierz Hutnikiewicz (Mentor),
Leszek Stodolny (EIB)
Sales of energy generated by wind farms at URE price will not be possible after 2017. Which solutions will be available on the market? Paweł Wierzbicki (Axpo)
 11:00 – 11:30 Coffe break – sponsored by Axpo
11:30 – 12:30 COMMERCIAL AREA part 2 Grzegorz Skarżyński (Tundra Advisory) – leading
Long term service agreements – possibilties to renegotiate or terminate Przemysław Kałek (RS LEGAL)
Wind turbines in light of new Real Estate Tax – new reality in 2017 Przemysław Kałek (RS LEGAL)
Q&A + panel discussion
 12:30 – 13:30 Lunch – sponsored by Vestas
13:30 – 15:00 TURBINES AREA part 1 Adam Jaworski (Tundra Advisory) – leading
Remote monitoring software and its value added for exploitation Gianmarco Pizza (Nispera AG)
High power analytics at an affordable cost. Bringing the power of vibration monitoring to all Fraser Morris (Romaxtech)
Innovative systems for bird collision avoidance Krzysztof Paszek (Bioseco)
Innovative solutions for turbine generation increase – PPO Henrik Hansen (Vestas)
Independent spare parts suppliers Artur Grybek (Suracon)
 15:00 – 15:30 Coffee break – sponsored by Axpo
15:30 – 17:30 TURBINES AREA part 2 Adam Jaworski (Tundra Advisory) – leading
Multibranding – breakthrough on turbine service market Marios Stathousisd (Vestas)
Insights into a new generation of O&M – a flexible response to market needs Hristoslav Pavlov (Deutsche Windtechnik), Wojciech Luzniak (Deutsche Windtechnik)
Turbine service by OEM or ISP – Onwer’s perspective Artur Grybek (J-Power)
In house service – viable alternative to OEM and ISP? Nicola Riccardi (ERG)
Q&A + panel discussion
  19:00 – 23:00  Dinner and networking event – sponsored by Deutsche Windtechnik

31 March 2017 – Friday

Time Subject Speaker
9:30 – 11:30 ELECTRICAL AREA
Piotr Szczeciński (Politechnika Gdańska) – leading
Comparison of HV cables testing methods on spot Janusz Jarmoch (Highvolt Pruftechnik Dresden)
Principles of cooperation with the Grid Operator in accordance of the provisions of the Grid Code Sławomir Kirzanowski (Operator Systemu Energetycznego)
Energy storage systems use with the goal of efficiency increase of RES Michał Ciąćka (ABB)
Protection relays – basics of operation Daniel Ogórek (Energa Operator)
Reactive Power – a challenge for wind farms in Poland Piotr Szczeciński (Politechnika Gdańska)
Q&A + discussion panel
11:30 – 12:00 End of Forum

The Organiser reserves the right to change the Programme.

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Place

Gdańsk Radisson Blu Hotel

ul. Długi Targ 19 / Powroźnicza
80-828 Gdańsk, Polska

Transport
The hotel is located just 15 kilometers from Lech Walęsa Airport (GDN). The train station is a 20-minute walk from the hotel and a nearby commuter rail connects Gdansk to Sopot and Gdynia.

TRANSPORTATION HUBS AND CULTURAL SITES NEAR HOTEL’S LOCATION IN GDANSK CITY CENTER

Located near the airport and train station, this hotel in Gdansk city center is within walking distance of historical landmarks such as Artus Court and Old Town. The hotel sits on the elegant Long Market (Dlugi Targ) Street. Gdansk is a center of business, science and culture and stands alongside its sister cities, Sopot and Gdynia, as a member of the Tricity. It boasts an expansive seaside, old-world architecture, plentiful eateries and an eclectic mix of museums.

 

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Participation fees:

Registration till 8 March 2017 – 900 zł net (early Bird = 40% discount)

Registration till 15 March 2017 – 1200 zł net (20% discount)

Registration till 25 March 2017 – 1350 zł net (10% discount)

Registration after 25 March 2017 – 1500 zł net (full fee)

Participation fee covers:
– entrance to the event on 30/31.03
– simultaneous translation
– coffee breaks inc. snacks
– lunch buffet on 30.03
– dinner buffet on 30.03
– networking event on 30.03
– conference materials

The accommodation and cost of travel are excluded from the fee. There is a possibility of reserving a room at special price of 380 PLN (double room) and 350 PLN (single room) in Radisson Blu Hotel, given at special code made available after registration to the event. Number of available rooms limited.

You can sign up in two ways:

1. Click the button below for self-registration form

Registration system

2. Fill in the form below and we will get in touch to finish the registration process

Number of seats is limited. The Organiser reserves the right to decline the the Registration.

Contact

FOFW Office
ul. Wileńska 56B/5
80-215 Gdańsk
tel. 884-795-755
email – kontakt@fofw.pl

Join us in Gdańsk on 30/31.03.2017