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

Terawatt Sponsors

Green Sponsor


American Chemical Technologies Inc.
Amsoil Inc.
Applied Industrial Technologies
Atlas Copco Tools and Assembly Systems
Bachmann Electronic Corporation
Bently Nevada
Blaklader LLC
Brief Relief 
Cooper & Turner Industries, Inc.
Dakota Riggers & Tool Supply
EDF Renewables
Fluid Life
Fuchs Lubricants
GlobalTech Motor & Controls
GME Supply
Gram & Juhl North America
Gravitec Systems Inc.
Helwig Carbon Products
Indji Systems Inc.
Intertek Engineering Consulting
Intergrated Power Services
Kask America Inc.
KONTRA Uniforms
Lift-It Manufacturing
Lighthouse Global Energy
Mersen USA
Midpoint Bearing
Mistras Group Inc.
Morgan Advanced Materials 
Mortenson Energy Services
MotorDoc LLC
Norbar Torque Tools Inc.
Nord-Lock Inc.
Olympus America Inc.
Permian Enery Services
Petzl America
Power Climber Wind
Power Factors
Pronto Solutions Inc.
Randack Fasteners Americas Inc.
ReNu Control
Run Energy LP
SCADA International Inc.
Schunk Carbon Technology
Sky Climber Renewables
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.
United Equipment Accessories 
Wanhe Filtration Inc. 
Wanzek Construction
WECS Renewables
Wind Secure