AWEA Wind Project O&M and Safety Conference 2017

February 28 - March 1, 2017

Paradise Point Resort & Spa | San Diego, CA

To view the tentative Committee Meeting Schedule, click here

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Monday, February 27

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Pre-Conference:Slinging and Rigging Training, presented by Lift - It Manufacturing

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Pre-Conference Session:
NERC GADS Wind Training 

Tuesday, February 28

8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Sessions and Presentations

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Networking Lunch

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Networking Reception 

Wednesday, March 1

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Sessions and Presentations

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Networking Lunch

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Networking Reception

Program content was guided by industry experts including:

Program Co-Chairs:

Krys Rootham, Vice President, Operations, Acciona Energy 
Gemma Smith, Manager, Environment Health and Safety, Pattern Energy 

Program Committee:

John Amos,Head of Engineering, Wind Power Onshore Americas, Siemens
Scott Bramlett,
Manager – Health Safety & Environmental Compliance, EDF Renewable Energy
Christopher M. Daniels, Director of Safety, Wind Energy Operating Group, Mortenson 
Ron Grife, Director of EngineeringLeeward Renewables
Peter Lukens, EHS & Training Senior Manager, Gamesa
Lauren Miller, Training Manager, North America, EDP Renewables
Christopher Nolan, Manager – Quality, Safety, Environment, Service Operations - USA and Canada, Vestas
Kevin Schroeder, VP of Operations - Wind, Invenergy LLC
Jeffrey Wehner, Vice President, Renewables Operations, Duke Energy Renewables
Peter Wells, Vice President, Service, Vestas 

Call for Volunteers!

AWEA offers complimentary registration to those willing to assist with the conference.  Students, recent grads, and wind techs are encouraged to apply. Please fill out the Volunteer Application here or email for more information. 

About the conference

The AWEA Wind Project O&M and Safety Conference is where leading owners, operators, turbine manufacturers, material suppliers, wind technicians, managers, supervisors, engineers, and occupational environmental, health and safety professionals come together to share the best strategies to manage wind project assets, analyze the environmental, health, and safety challenges workers face, learn about the future of the U.S. O&M market, and network with top asset managers, OEMs, and vendors. It is the largest gathering of the U.S. operating wind industry and stakeholders in North America.