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Addressing Lightning Challenges in Wind Turbine Operation

In this session, we will not only talk about the different types of lightning, but also about the challenges for wind turbines, particularly affected regions and highlighted monitoring measures for operators - including customer insights from a US operator.

Lightning strike by night
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What you will learn

In this session, you will gain insights into lightning strikes during the operation of wind turbines and receive answers to the following questions:

  • Are you aware when lightning stikres your turbine?
  • How does accurate lightning strike detection work in real-time, globally?
  • How to protect your wind farm from lightning losses?
  • How to monitor and inspect wind turbines when a thunderstorm rolls through?
Thunderstorm with lightning strike and wind turbines.

4 Speakers

Language: English

Duration: 1 hour

The Speakers

Angela Krcmar

Angela Krcmar
Head of Sales Americas, eologix-ping


With 15 years of experience in the renewables sector, Angela Krcmar has been instrumental in identifying and supporting operators and OEMs with asset protection solutions. Her expertise contributes to optimizing fleet performance, ensuring safety for personnel, and benefiting the surrounding community.

Allen Hall, President and CEO of Weather Guard Lightning.

Allen Hall
President and CEO of Weather Guard Lightning Tech


Allen Hall is a lightning protection engineer with over 20 years of experience in aerospace and wind energy. He worked for 10 years at Lightning Technologies, a world-leading lightning test facility, and serves as an FAA Designated Engineering Representative (DER). As the current President and CEO of Weather Guard Lightning Tech, he designed the StrikeTape lightning diverter system to protect wind turbines and aircraft worldwide. Allen co-hosts the Uptime Wind Energy Podcast alongside Rosemary Barnes, Joel Saxum, and Phil Totaro.

Hans Loewenheath from Vaisala.

Hans Loewenheath
Product Manager, Vaisala Xweather Lightning


Hans Loewenheath joined Vaisala in 2020 with a focus on lightning digital services. He is passionate about discovering customer value and helping organizations improve their safety and efficiency. Prior to joining Vaisala, he worked for 7 years in industrial instrumentation and automation industry in sales, product management, and product marketing.

Micahel Bryan

Michael Bryan
Asset Manager at Tucson Electric Power, Oso Grande Wind


Michael Bryan is the Asset Manager at the Tucson Electric Power (TEP) Oso Grande Wind Farm. He joined TEP in 2004 as an operator at the Springerville Generating Station (SGS) and quickly transitioned into the Chemical Technician role. After a brief hiatus Michael came back to TEP as the Chemical Services Supervisor supporting water treatment, boiler reliability, and cycle chemistry at SGS. After five years of being the Chemical Services Supervisor he transitioned to his current role as the Asset Manager for Oso Grande Wind.

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