Operations Workshop + AGM 2019
Clean Energy BC is hosting a “Clean Energy Operators Workshop” on Thursday, June 13th, 2019 at the Hyatt Regency in Vancouver, BC. This popular full-day session is open to plant operators, supervisors, managers, project developers and those simply interested in operations. There are over 100 wind, solar, biomass and hydro plants in BC. This workshop creates a forum to discuss challenges faced by these operations. Join us to explore and discuss new equipment, emerging tools and innovative ideas. Networking and discussion will bring to light everyone’s burning questions and experienced operators will be there to share their perspective on challenges and solutions. Registration for the workshop includes lunch and a keynote luncheon with BC’s Innovation Commissioner, Dr. Alan Winter.
Alan Winter has a breadth of experience at senior levels in the technology sector and in government, including such roles as the president and CEO of Genome B.C. from 2001 to 2016. He was the founding president and CEO of the New Media Innovation Centre in Vancouver, the president of the ComDev Space Group in Ontario and the president and CEO of MPR Teltech Ltd. in Vancouver (at that time the largest technology company in BC).
Winter is a director of the Victoria Hospitals Foundation, Ontario Genomics and Geoscience BC, an adjunct professor at the University of Victoria’s Peter B. Gustavson school of business and a member of the University of British Columbia’s Research and Innovation Council.
In 2007, he received a Leadership Award from LifeSciences BC, and in 2017 he received its Don Rix Award for Lifetime Achievement. He has served as a director of more than 30 organizations, including the Business Council of British Columbia and Alberta Innovates.
Dr. Winter will be speaking about new opportunities for tech companies in BC, fostering innovation across industries to diversify the province’s economy, and generating jobs for British Columbians. Clean technology and innovation is a vital investment that will help pave the way for renewable energy projects to thrive in BC, creating lasting partnerships and spearheading the fight against climate change.
Brian Courtney, Director, Hydro Operations at BluEarth Renewables Inc.
This popular full-day session is open to plant operators, supervisors, managers, project developers and those simply interested in operations. There are over 100 wind, solar, biomass and hydro plants in BC; this workshop creates a forum to discuss challenges faced by these operations. Together we will explore and discuss new equipment, emerging tools and innovative ideas. Networking and discussion will bring to light everyone’s burning questions and experienced operators will be there to share their perspective on challenges and solutions. This workshop includes a keynote luncheon with BC’s Innovation Commissioner, Dr. Alan Winter.
08:00 – Registration
08:30 – Opening
08:45 – Facility Presentations & The Challenges of Operations
- Narrows Inlet / BluEarth
- Ashlu / Innergex
10:00 – Update from Doug Pasco, Manager, Industry and Labour Services Renewable Energy of WorkSafe BC
10:15 – Networking Break
10:30 – Operational Safety
- Tools & Services Presentations
- Managing natural hazards including discussion around rock slides, avalanches & wildfires
- Disposing hazardous materials, oil services
12:00 – Lunch Break / Networking
Grab lunch, network and enjoy a keynote from BC’s Innovation Commissioner, Dr. Alan Winter
13:00 – Joint Discussion, Electrical Safety
- Limits of approach
- Qualified electrical workers
- Lockout procedure & guarantees of isolation
14:30 – Wind & Water Breakouts Potential Discussion Topics
Wind Breakout with Walter MacFarlane Dokie Wind Operations Manager
- Vibration analysis
- Working relationship with your OEMs
- Blade performance issues and prolonging the life of your blade
- Blade failures and serial issues
- Optimizing operations, blade de-icing and freezing
- Foundation and anchor maintenance
- Preventative maintenance
- Electrical issues and dissolved gas analysis
- Damage to turbines (Francis & Pelton) and how to repair them
- Sediment management
- The role of environmental monitoring for hydroelectric operators
16:00 – Closing Comments and Feedback
16:30 – Beers and Networking
Operations Workshop + AGM Information
Hyatt Regency Hotel in Vancouver, BC
655 Burrard Street
$250 for Members
$325 for Non-Members
$85 for Members only
Operations Workshop + AGM
$335 for Members only
The Operations Workshop and the AGM tickets both include the Luncheon.