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2nd Wind Farm Operators Forum
“Together better”

7-8/03/2018 – Gdańsk, Poland

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Forum highlights

The meeting place for wind energy experts

Biggest event in CEE devoted to Operations and Management of onshore wind farms

Programme topped up with interesting and relevant topics led by experts

Possibility to exchange knowledge and share experience among many peers

Extraordinary venue and atmosphere guaranteed (also for networking party:)

Possibility to speak directly to your potential clients and suppliers

Reasonable pricing, affordable even to small wind farm operators

About Forum

The economic pressure on wind energy continues with many countries moving away from FiT to Auction schemes. The support scheme present in Poland – green certificates system was not managed properly by the regulator, which caused the dramatic price drop from PLN 300/MWh to ca. 50 PL/MWh currently (with episodes of price below<25 PLN/MWh).

Financial stress creates incentive to investigate the Operation and Management category of exiting wind farm. Increasing production and availability, proper management of revenues and risks associated with trading energy and green certificates, decrease of various operating expenditures are everyday topics for most of operators and suppliers.

Given the success of the 1st edition of WFOF held in March 2017 where more than 120 participants attended representing over 60% of wind capacity in Poland, the founders of WFOF Adam Jaworski and Mariusz Milewski decided to run the 2nd edition in 2018.

In 2018 it was decided to join forces with PWEA in order to bring in more attention to the market and make WFOF the leading wind energy event in CEE devoted to O&M.

We hope that you will be interested in the topics we are preparing for 2nd WFOF and we see you in Gdańsk this March.


This year we intend to discuss following topics:

  • Collaboration among wind farm operators

  • Big data and impact on the O&M

  • EU grid code challenges

  • O&M service strategies

  • Retrofits and new services offered by OEM for operating assets

  • Management and Optimisation of Wind Farm Energy Sales & Risks

  • And during Miniacademies: blades, foundations, other

Wednesday 7.03.2018


Plenary Sessions in auditorium  – Megatrends in wind industry
(simultaneous translation Polish/English)

09:00 – 10:00

Registration and welcome coffee

10:00 – 11:30

Welcome speech & Keynotes:

  • 2030 Outlook for wind energy in Europe Ivan Pineda, Director of Public Affairs, Wind Europe  
  • 2030 Outlook for wind energy in Poland– Janusz Gajowecki, President, PWEA
  • The Post tariff world – “together better” Michael Waldner, CEO&Co-founder, Pexapark  
  • Implications of new EU grid code on existing WFs– Piotr Szczeciński, Vice-President, Suracon

11:30 – 12:00

Coffee break

12:00 – 13:15

Big data and its potential for the benefit of wind industry:
Digitalisation Ivan Pineda, Director of Public Affairs, Wind Europe  
Smart operations: reducing costs and improving performance through digital data analytics  Francesco Vanni, Senior Engineer, DNV GL  
2018 Wind Opex Benchmark Initiative Adam Jaworski, Vice-President Business Development, Pexapark  

13:15 – 14:30


14:30 – 16:00

WTG service strategies Inhouse vs. outsourced model – has anything changed?
Panel discussion moderated by VSB representative
 – Alan Henderson –  Head of Technical Asset Management at RWE Innogy,
 – Piotr Górecki – DIrector, O&M Wind energy Department PGE Energia Odnawialna S.A.
 – Hristoslav Pavlov– International Business Manager, Deutsche Windtechnik  
 – Marios Stathousis – Multibrand Service Sales Manager, Vestas  
 – Michał Sękal – independent expert in inhouse service strategies

 – Robert Haluszczak – Head of Technical area, EDPR Polska Sp z o.o.

16:00 – 17:00

European Solidarity Centre museum tour for interested persons

19:00 – 24:00

Buffet dinner and networking event

Thursday 8.03.2018


Plenary Sessions in auditorium
(simultaneous translation Polish/English)

(simultaneous translation Polish/English)

10:00 – 11:00

Wind farm insurance market outlook and handling difficult insurance cases
  – Leszek Stodolny, Development Director, EIB
  – Włodzimierz Hutnikiewicz, International Office Manager, MENTOR  

MA#1: Blades – damage assessment and repairs
   – Marcin Połonka, blade service specialist
   – expert VSB

11:00 – 11:30

Coffee break

Coffee break

11:30 – 12:30

Upgrades and services to existing wind turbines
  – Sebastian Fish, Service After Sales Engineer, Vestas  
  – Jakob Speich Ravn, Service After Sales Engineer, Vestas  
  – Karol Ciesiński, Senior Customer Engineer, Vestas  

MA#2: Optimizing Wind Farm Energy Sales & Risks – Strategy and Tools
   – Luca Pedretti, COO & Co-founder, Pexapark  

12:30 – 13:30



13:30 – 14:30

Fundamental modelling of Polish energy market
  – Błażej Radomski, Head of Analysis, Wattsight
  – Marian Kilen, Senior Originator, Fortum  
  – representative of TGE

MA#3: Electrical Infrastructure – reactive power, transformers and other problems
   – Piotr Szczeciński, VicePresident, Suracon
   – Karol Łapiński, Busines Manager, Electrum  
   – Paweł Molenda, Obre

14:30 – 15:30

Restructuring of a wind portfolio
  – Grzegorz Skarżyński,VP Markets, Pexapark  

Green certificates market model – update 2018
  – representative of PWEA

MA#4: Problems with foundations – assessment & remedy
   – Thomas Hartwig, President, HCE Design Group  
   – Klaus Peter Harbeck, Deutsche WindTechnik

15:45- 16:00

Closing of 2nd WFOF


This year we decided to open up the Forum to all kind of smaller contractors and suppliers present on the wind market in Poland and not only. We decided to organise a mini-fair with targeted 40 companies being the back bone of daily O&M services. We hope this will be a great idea to create new business connections and expert knowledge sharing channel. We will keep the section updated with new exhibitors joining mini-fair.

If you would like to join Forum as exhibitor contact us directly: info@wfof.eu


In order to enable operators to gain more actionable insights and first hand knowledge we will run 4 mini academies on specific topics related to wind farm O&M.

  • 4 miniacademies

  • 1 hour each

  • Limited to 35-40 participants

  • 2 experts per miniacademy

  • 2 case studies per miniacademy

  • Focus on practical knowledge


Supporting partner


About 1st Edition – March 2017

120 people representing 3400 MW wind power (60% of Polish market)

So… what did they say about Forum?

Have you in general found the event as bringing you additional knowledge/insight? Yes – 92%
Have you been able to learn anything that after implementation could increase efficiency of your work? Yes – 73%
Did you like the networking event? Yes – 98%

What is your overall rating of the event?
(rank: from 1–bad to 6-great)

1st edition Forum photo gallery:

Visit 1st Wind Farm Operators Forum website: http://fofw.pl/


2nd Wind Farm Operators Forum will be placed in European Solidarity Centre in Gdańsk.
Address: pI. Solidarności 1, 80-863 Gdańsk, website: http://www.ecs.gda.pl/

photo by Dawid Linkowski / ECS Archive

photo by Grzegorz Mehring / ECS Archive


Organisators agreed special prices for WFOF participants with Hotels in walking distance to the Venue. To get special price use one of below passwords during registration.

Hotel Mercure Gdańsk Stare Miasto ****

Prices for Forum participants – password “Farmy wiatrowe”:

Single room + breakfast – 230 PLN
Double room + breakfast – 270 PLN

Hotel website: Hotel Mercure Gdańsk

Hotel Gryf ***

Prices for Forum participants – password “FOFW”:

Single room + breakfast – 150 PLN
Double room + breakfast – 205 PLN

Hotel website: Hotel Gryf Gdańsk


Participation fees:

  • 7-21.02.2018 – Early bird price 1000 PLN net per person
  • 22.02.2018-6.03.2018 – Regular price 1500 PLN net per person
  • Onsite registration on 7.03.2018 – 2000 PLN net per person

Miniacademies cost: 200 PLN net / per miniacademy

Price includes:

  • Participation in General sessions Day 1 & 2
  • Access to mini-fair / networking area
  • Coffee breaks and lunch Day 1&2
  • Dinner and networking Party Day 1
  • Simultaneous translation as indicated in Agenda
  • Conference materials

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Contact with Forum Coordinators

Adam Jaworski
VP Business Development
tel. +48 668-283-024
Dorota Bereza
Marketing Manager
tel. +48 665-370-868
Mariusz Milewski
tel. +48 694-408-052

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WFOF Office

Pomorski Park Naukowo-Technologiczny
Aleja Zwycięstwa 96/98 lok. 302
81-451 Gdynia
tel. +48 668-283-024
email – info@wfof.eu