AWEA Wind Project O&M and Safety Conference

February 26 - 27, 2020
Hotel Del Coronado | Coronado, CA 

In the United States, there are now over 56, 000 wind turbines with a combined capacity of 100 gigawatts (GW) of wind energy in the ground and 22 GW expected offshore by 2030.  This impressive growth, coupled with leaps in technology, has renewable energy companies looking at their operating assets for profits.

But what does operations look like in the 2020s? Larger turbines, advances in storage and predictive maintenance are the types of technology trends that have the potential, if done right, to create more efficiencies and more reliable energy. A successful wind project requires more than top-notch technology; its most important asset are the people who maintain the projects.  

Despite wind and solar technicians being the two fastest growing jobs in the country, the industry is struggling to meet the needs of a growing number of projects, many of which are coming off warranty. Owner operators are faced with the daunting task of meeting these needs on a tighter budget while continuing to keep the safety of their techs as the top priority.

How can the industry practically leverage technology like digitalization, crane-less work, and drones to ensure the safety of their workers? What efforts are underway to properly prepare and train workers? This year’s O&M and safety conference will focus on these important workforce issues for owner operators.

The AWEA Operations & Maintenance and Safety Conference is where the industry comes together to recognize unique challenges and identify solutions in four main sectors:

  • Health & safety
  • O&M
  • Workforce training & development
  • Quality assurance

The call for proposals ended on September 13 and are under review. Please contact with any questions.

Keynote Speaker

We are excited to have Ryan McCarty as one of our keynote speakers. Ryan is an author, international renowned speaker, and the co-founder of Culture of Good, Inc.After creating and implementing a wildly successful Culture of Good movement at the largest Verizon Authorized Wireless Retailer, in which he spearheaded community investments worth $6 million for those in need, Ryan recognized the need to share the Culture of Good with other successful organizations and their leadership.

Tentative Agenda

February 24

8AM – 5PM | Committee Meetings

February 25
8AM – 5PM | Committee Meetings

February 26
8AM – 5PM | Registration Open
8:30AM – 10:00AM | Opening Session
10:00AM – 10:30AM | Networking Break
10:30AM – 12:00PM | Education Sessions
12:00PM – 1:30PM | Lunch
1:30PM – 3:30PM | Education Sessions
3:30PM – 4:00PM | Networking Break
4:00PM – 5:30PM | Education Sessions

February 27
8AM – 5PM | Registration Open
8:00AM – 9:30AM | Education Sessions
9:30AM – 10:00AM | Networking Break
10:00AM – 12:00PM | Education Sessions
12:30PM – 1:30PM | Lunch
1:30PM – 5:00PM | Education Sessions

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3S Lift  
Altra Renewable Energy  
American Chemical Technologies Inc.  
Amsoil Inc.   202
Applied Industrial Technologies  
ArcVera 228
Atlas Copco Tools and Assembly Systems  
Bachmann Electronic Corporation  
Bazefield   149
Bently Nevada   135
Blaklader LLC  
Brief Relief   
Cooper & Turner Industries, Inc.  
Dakota Riggers & Tool Supply  
DNV GL   204
EDF Renewables   120
Exo Group LLC  
Fluid Life  
Fuchs Lubricants  
Global Wind Organisation  
GlobalTech Motor & Controls  
GME Supply  
Gram & Juhl North America  
Gravitec Systems Inc.  
Hanes Supply Inc.  
Helwig Carbon Products  
Indji Systems Inc.  
Intertek Engineering Consulting  
Intergrated Power Services  
Kask America Inc.  
KONTRA Uniforms  
Lift-It Manufacturing  
Lighthouse Global Energy  
Malloy Electric  
Mersen USA  
Midpoint Bearing  
Mistras Group Inc.  
Morgan Advanced Materials   
Mortenson Energy Services    201
MotorDoc LLC  
Natural Power  
Norbar Torque Tools Inc.  
Nord-Lock Inc.  
Nordic Wind Technology  
Olympus America Inc.  
Permian Enery Services  
Petzl America  
Power Climber Wind  
Power Factors  
Pronto Solutions Inc.  
Randack Fasteners Americas Inc.  
ReNu Control  
Robur Group USA LLC  
Run Energy LP  
SCADA International Inc.  
Schunk Carbon Technology  
Shermco Industries   203
Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy   228
SKF USA Inc.  
Sky Climber Renewables  
SkySpecs   227
SNAP-ON Industrial   
TEAM-1 Academy Inc.   
Tech Safety Lines, Inc.  
The Last US Bag Company  
The Ohmega Group  
Thrive WorkWear  
Tuf-Tug Products   
Tuff Bucket Inc.  
TWR Lighting Inc.  
UL LLC   134
United Equipment Accessories   
Vestas North America 229,230
Wanhe Filtration Inc.   
Wanzek Construction    205
WECS Renewables  
Wind Secure  
World Wind & Solar    231