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UPCOMING Webinar /// How Sophisticated Data Solutions are Transforming the O&M Landscape

27 February 2018 - 09:00am PST - 12:00pm EST - 6:00pm CET


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Understanding portfolio and plant data is critical in creating an effective O&M strategy. It isn’t enough to simply monitor a plant’s uptime and address issues that arise. O&M solution providers must employ both real-time and predictive data analysis to minimize operating expenses wherever possible. Carefully examining dynamic plant conditions like soiling and module degradation with sophisticated data analytics create the opportunity for O&M providers to optimize a custom maintenance schedule, further securing the long-term profitability of the plant.

Ben Hansen, Senior Manager for Global O&M Service Solutions at SMA America and Peter Kobliska, Director Business Development of GreenPowerMonitor will join the webinar to discuss how effective data gathering, organization and presentation are enabling a more efficient O&M strategy.


Topics addressed:

  • How real-time analytics are being used to detect issues that are unbeknownst to plant operators, mitigating costly downtime and lost production.
  • Why forward-looking O&M strategies using predictive analytics are critical in minimizing operational expenses.
  • How optimizing a plant’s maintenance schedule utilizing predictive data analytics can have a profound impact on profitability.
  • What sophisticated new data gathering and analysis solutions are used to determine if/when equipment may need to be repowered.
  • How monitoring solutions are enabling O&M providers a greater level of accessibility and analyzation to create effective action plans.
BEN HANSEN /// SENIOR MANAGER, GLOBAL O&M SERVICE SOLUTIONS - SMA
Ben Hansen is the Senior Manager for Global O&M Service Solutions at SMA America, the U.S. subsidiary of SMA Solar Technology AG. In this role, Hansen leads project management efforts to design the O&M solutions that SMA offers around the globe. Prior to joining SMA, Hansen worked extensively in the construction and technology industries with companies such as AT&T and Cisco Systems. He holds a master’s degree in Business Administration from Regis University and a Project Management Certificate from The George Washington University.
BEN HANSEN
SENIOR MANAGER, GLOBAL O&M SERVICE SOLUTIONS /// SMA
PETER KOBLISKA /// DIRECTOR BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT - GREENPOWERMONITOR
Peter has been working in the solar industry since 2010. For the past three and a half years he has been leading GreenPowerMonitor to become a national powerhouse in the renewable monitoring and SCADA space. GreenPowerMonitor focuses on utility and commercial projects in both solar and wind, which expands over 16GW of active renewable projects under management. He started consulting for a solar firm in San Jose, CA called Twelfth Street Power & Light. Before his current position, Mr. Kobliska worked as the Regional Sales Manager for Draker and expanded their portfolio by 2x along the western US. Peter brings technical expertise in SCADA hardware, software, operations, and commissioning. He leverages this knowledge to help his customers maximize their site performance and optimize the operations of their portfolios.
PETER KOBLISKA
DIRECTOR BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT /// GREENPOWERMONITOR
KOSTIS TZANAKAKIS /// PROJECT MANAGER - SOLARPLAZA
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KOSTIS TZANAKAKIS
PROJECT MANAGER /// SOLARPLAZA

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