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O&M Forum

Stage: Supercharge

Date: 27 November 2024

Overview

As the world increasingly embraces sustainability, the O&M forum at the Future Power Expo 2024 will investigate the critical role of maintenance and operations to ignite transformative progress in the utilities sector. Attendees will explore actionable solutions to implement energy efficiency projects, improve the performance of mature assets, and navigate edge-of-the-grid technology being adopted worldwide for creating robust transmission and distribution networks.

The forum seeks confront the challenges posed by the high maintenance and operational costs inherent in energy systems by exploring innovative maintenance technologies and practices, empowering stakeholders across the electricity value chain to implement smart maintenance solutions that not only ensure the reliability and longevity of energy infrastructure but also pave the way for a sustainable future.

Attendees can look forward to examining the best approaches to predictive analysis and maintenance, fixable operations, transitioning from operations to technology, management and control of distributed energy, power system protection and automation resources, and more.

Key Topics

Benefits of Attending

  • Integrate AI technologies into maintenance workflows to enhance operational efficiency, reduce downtime, and improve reliability in utility operations
  • Examine the cost vs. benefit of advanced technologies that enhance RES reliability
  • Assess how advanced cybersecurity technologies can be applied to ensure resilience and security of energy transmission infrastructure
  • Analyse the strategies and innovative disaster management solutions that can be applied to enhance the resilience of electrical transmission systems
  • Explore the unique O&M challenges of Combined Heat and Power (CHP) systems and discover strategies for optimising their performance and reliability
  • Discover how to operate and maintain innovative energy storage systems 

Conference Agenda

10:30

Welcome remarks by the Master of Ceremonies


10:35

Opening remarks by the Conference Chairperson


10:45

Opening panel: Exploring the role and risks of AI in predictive maintenance

  • Challenges AI can address in the operations and maintenance of energy systems
  • Importance of predictive maintenance in optimising energy systems
  • Real-life applications and outcomes of AI driven maintenance in utilities

11:30

Are smart robotics driving utilities maintenance?


11:50

Fireside chat: Operation and maintenance of High-Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) transmission systems


12:20

Networking break


13:00

Streamlining the integration of micro grids and hybrid energy systems by Machine Learning


13:20

Panel discussion: Operational and Maintenance (O&M) management of renewable energy systems

  • Adapting to weather factors and grid connectivity challenges by applying effective O&M strategies
  • Is your renewable energy system compliant with local regulations?
  • Cost-effectiveness and performance optimisation of renewable systems through efficient O&M

14:20

Utilising cybersecurity in transmission systems


14:40

Fireside chat: Resilience and disaster management planning for electrical transmission systems


15:10

Optimising O&M for Combined Heat and Power (CHP) systems


15:30

Panel discussion: Efficient operations and maintenance for optimised energy storage systems

  • Comparison between O&M of large-scale batteries and pump-hydro energy storage systems
  • Operational and maintenance challenges of applying other energy storage systems; thermal storage systems, Flywheels, etc.
  • Expected outcomes of applying effective operations and maintenance on energy storage systems

16:15

Networking session


18:00

Summary and closing remarks