BERLIN, Oct. 18, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The world of electricity generation is rapidly changing. From the generation of rich and real-time data feeds to artificial intelligence and advanced analytics; predictive maintenance opens the door for a new age of grid oversight, providing operators the capability to mitigate failure events and an opportunity to reduce TOTEX for the business' operations. As utilities look ahead to this new chapter in their operational history, the loudest question is "how do we get there".
The move to true predictive maintenance requires considerable forethought. New sensors, new platforms and new data management practices will require the coming together and cooperation of implementers across the industry. "From our audience research, it is clear to see there is a strong appetite for transitioning towards data driven, predictive maintenance strategies," says Jake Campton, conference producer at Smart Grid Forums. "The major stumbling block is the lack of clarity about how utilities arrive at the end goal of true predictive maintenance and how they transition from their current practices towards it. Many European utilities are trialling aspects of this technological concept, however, uniting those trials and sharing knowledge is going to be key to unlocking consensus and progress in the sector."
Predictive Maintenance 2020 takes place 14-16 January in Berlin, Germany. Over the course of three days, attendees will share implementation experiences and case studies from pioneering work in the field. Participants will benefit greatly from trials of forward-looking technological applications from European utilities, academics and experts. Leading voices will share their views on the business panel, technological innovators will give insight into their tools that can enable predictive practices, our demo lab will allow us to explore next generation technologies and the event itself offers a fantastic opportunity to network with experts and industry leaders.
Discussion Topics Include:
Drivers for Change: Establishing the forces behind the transition away from time-based maintenance and toward predictive maintenance to drive efficiency gains and cost savings
Business Case: Creating the value proposition and justifying the investment in adopting predictive maintenance to better inform decision makers
Maintenance Strategies: Leveraging existing and novel data sources from sensorised assets to establish more efficient maintenance processes and streamlined operations
Predictive Maintenance Architectures: Determining next generation predictive maintenance architectures to enable true predictive capabilities and facilitate a more efficient maintenance approach
Sensor Deployment: Understanding how the deployment of sensors on your existing asset base in combination with existing and new data sources can facilitate more intelligent maintenance approaches, cut costs and boost SAIDI
Next generation Technologies: Assessing a variety of next generation technologies that can help create more streamlined, more intelligent and more cost-efficient maintenance strategies
- Michael Weixelbraun, Head of Asset Operation and Maintenance - Austrian Power Grid
- Joris Soens, Head of Assets & Grid Architecture - Fluvius
- Rasmus Armas, Head of Asset Management - Elektrilevi
- Petr Lang, Head of Strategic Asset Management - E.ON
- Rob Ross, Asset Strategist - Tennet
- Mika Loukalatti, Expert - Asset Management - Helen Electricity Network
- Carl Johnstone, Director & Consultant - i4 Asset Management
- Santiago Gallego, Asset Management 4.0 and Digital Operations - Boston Consulting Group
- Dieter Vonken, Senior Manager, Energy, Infrastructure and Utilities - Deloitte
- Kevin Devillé, Expert Condition Monitoring - Engie Laborelec
With many more in the process of finalising their contributions.
Join the solution zone:
PdM system integrators and component suppliers are invited to join the solution zone. The solution zone offers the opportunity for suppliers to meet with leading decision makers and influential individuals from across the European utility landscape. With a maximum of 10 stands, exclusivity and exposure come hand in hand with an exhibitor package. The solution zone provides an exposure opportunity for system suppliers whilst ensuring utilities gain insight into relevant technologies to help them evolve their maintenance strategy.
Event dates and location:
Conference: 14th to 16th of January 2020
Location: Berlin, Germany
To find out more please visit: https://www.smartgrid-forums.com/PDM20PRWEBPR
About Smart Grid Forums
Smart Grid Forums is an independent conference producer specialised in the smart grid sector. We work hand in hand with engineering professionals to create innovative event concepts and high-quality programmes that inform technical decision makers and enable them to deliver exceptional results.
Our approach is entirely market led. We stay exceptionally close to industry developments. Through our regular, rigorous and unbiased process of depth research with TSOs, DSOs, power generators, engineering consultancies, and technology innovators, we stay one step ahead of industry developments and provide live events that act as a catalyst for new ideas, new directions, and new approaches to achieving future energy security.
SOURCE Smart Grid Forums