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Eyes on lightning strikes

Understanding the challenges for wind turbines

In this webinar on March, 13th, we are going to talk about the different types of lightning as well as the hazards associated with lightning strikes on wind turbines, high lightning activity regions, and potential damages and how to prevent them.

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About this webinar

Wind energy has emerged as a pivotal player in the global transition towards sustainable power sources. As wind turbines stand tall and harness the power of the wind, they are not without their challenges. One significant challenge that engineers and operators grapple with is the impact of lightning strikes on these towering structures.

For this reason, in this webinar we would like to talk about the different types of lightning as well as the hazards associated with lightning strikes on wind turbines, high lightning activity regions, and potential damagas and ho to prevent them.

Language: English

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The webinar will be recorded. The recording and presentation will be made available afterwards.

Date: Wed. 13th of March

9 a.m. (CST) | 3 p.m. (MEZ)

Esteemed speakers from the industry

Language: English

Explore the following topics in our upcoming webinar:

  • Varied types of lightning strikes and their impact on wind turbines
  • Global lightning-prone regions
  • Assessment of damages resulting from lightning strikes on wind turbines
  • Experience of lightning experts / Q&A
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Our speakers

Angela Krcmar

Angela Krcmar
Head of Sales Americas, eologix-ping

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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.

Hans Loewenheath from Vaisala.

Hans Loewenheath
Product Manager, Vaisala Xweather Lightning

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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.

Allen Hall, President and CEO of Weather Guard Lightning.

Allen Hall
President and CEO of Weather Guard Lightning Tech

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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.

Micahel Bryan

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

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Michael Bryan is the Asset Manager at the Tucson Electric Power (TEP) Oso Grande Wind Farm. Michael 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 Michael transitioned to his current role as the Asset Manager for Oso Grande Wind. This role provided him with the opportunity to standup Oso Grande Wind from the start of construction through commercial operation where he is today.

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