Vice-President Business Development
| Grzegorz Skarżyński
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, insurance
Detailed Agenda will be published 7.02.2018
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
1 hour each
Limited to 35-40 participants
2 experts per miniacademy
2 case studies per miniacademy
Focus on practical knowledge
About 1st Edition – March 2017
120 people representing 3400 MW wind power (60% of Polish market)
So… what did they say about Forum?
What is your overall rating of the event?
(rank: from 1–bad to 6-great)
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
We have chosen 2 hotels next to European Solidarity Center where you can get special discount with a password that you can get from Forum Coordinators.
Hotel Mercure ****
Prices for Forum participants:
Single room + breakfast – 230 PLN
Double room + breakfast – 270 PLN
Hotel website: Hotel Mercure Gdańsk
Hotel Gryf ***
Prices for Forum participants:
Single room + breakfast – 150 PLN
Double room + breakfast – 205 PLN
Hotel website: Hotel Gryf Gdańsk
- 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
- 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
2nd Wind Farm Operators Forum “Together better” – 7-8/03/2018 – Gdańsk, Poland
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Contact with Forum Coordinators
Aleja Zwycięstwa 96/98 lok. 302
tel. +48 668-283-024
email – email@example.com