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Women in Wind at Global Offshore Wind 2019 in London 

Women in Wind and the topic of gender equality were significant features of this year’s Global Offshore Wind summit, which took place from 25-26 June 2019 in London. GWEC was proud to take part in conversations throughout the summit regarding diversity challenges in the sector and measures to upscale female participation in STEM fields. 

Women in Wind Mentor Emma Pinchbeck, Deputy CEO of RenewableUK (pictured above, right), kicked things off in the opening session by highlighting the need for inclusion stewardship in the offshore wind sector.

Monica Stancu, Diversity and Inclusion Manager, The Royal Academy of Engineering, speaks to the roundtable about solutions to drive diversity in organizations.

GWEC Policy and Operations Director Joyce Lee also took part in a 10-person roundtable on “Investing in Talent,” organised by RenewableUK and Project Aura (pictured above). The roundtable addressed the need to implement best practices in diversity and inclusion among SMEs in the UK, use data to illustrate the diversity gap by gender and ethnicity and increase collaboration between the public sector, industry and educational institutions.

Mary Quaney, CFO at Mainstream Renewable Power, speaks to the Global Markets Theatre audience about offshore opportunities in Vietnam.

A number of Women in Wind mentors also spoke about emerging markets for offshore wind, including Mary Quaney, CFO of Mainstream Renewable Power (pictured above), on Vietnam’s offshore wind potential, as well as Lucy Craig, Vice President and Director of Technology and Innovation at DNV GL Energy, on opportunities for offshore wind in India. GWEC Market Intelligence Director Karin Ohlenforst also spoke at the Global Markets Theatre about the forecast for the global offshore market, announcing the release of GWEC’s Global Offshore Wind Report.

Bridget Beals, who runs the Women in Energy Network at KPMG, sits down for a Widesight video interview.

Throughout the event, leading female voices were invited to take part in the Widesight Media Hub for live interviews. Joyce Lee sat down for an interview with Alicia Green of RenewableUK, and spoke about the Women in Wind program and how to showcase gender-inclusive policies in the sector. This, and other videos featuring Women in Wind such as Mary Quaney, are available to view below.

June 26, 2019

Purpose
IT and OT Specialist is a key member of ENGIE Canada IT/OT mission critical operations team responsible for providing the technical support & analytical services with limited supervision for the management, design, specification, configuration, troubleshooting, and support of systems and processes that affect operation of renewable generation control systems across Canada.

Location/Department
Markham, Ontario / Asset Management
Status
Salary

Essential Job Functions

  • Support the System Control and IT/OT (Operations Technology) Asset management across Canada.
  • Experience managing and configuring communication protocols such as Modbus, DNP, OPC and TCP/IP.
  • Experience in Power Systems Engineering.
  • Experience with industrial networking, VLAN, NAT, Static Routing and Firewall.
  • Experience with NERC compliance requirements directly related to SCADA and Cyber Security in the Electric sector.
  • Identifies operational problems by observing and studying system functioning and performance results; investigating complaints and suggestions; interviewing process supervisors and operators; completing troubleshooting procedures.
  • Identifies operational priorities by assessing operational objectives; determining project objectives, such as, efficiency, cost savings, energy conservation, operator convenience, safety, environmental quality; estimating relevance, time, and costs.
  • Stay up to date with the latest industry standards and other requirements.
  • Responsible for verifying accuracy of reports and documents related to plant performance and equipment, following-up with suppliers and service providers when required, and preparing reports or notifications as required.
  • Provide technical guidance support and maintenance procedures.
  • Work with team to ensure that the control system applications and platforms are maintained according to standards, adhere to policies, and in compliance with NERC.
  • May be required to work extended periods of time without relief when responding to priority/emergency situations (including overtime type assignments); may require shift work, weekend and holidays work, and/or on call duties.
  • Participate and support site safety and environmental management systems; assure safety and environmental considerations are included in engineering products and solutions.
  • Work multiple projects including supporting future development projects.
  • Must comply with all applicable ENGIE policies and procedures.
  • Carries out other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Requirements

  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Must possess good problem-solving skills.
  • A valid passport and valid Canadian driver’s license.
  • Willingness and ability to travel in North America, up to 30% of the time.
  • Technical skills and the ability to learn and adapt.
  • Works with minimal supervision, manages own time effectively, maintain control over all current projects/responsibilities. Follow up on all relevant issues.
  • Excellent judgement and creative problem-solving skills, including influencing, consulting, negotiation, and the agility to lead and drive complex and critical solutions while adapting to changing priorities.
  • Ability to plan, implement, test and troubleshoot system software.
  • Strong collaboration skills in order to partner effectively across various levels of the organization.
  • Ability to learn and utilize a working knowledge of broad business environment, energy industry and corporate operations.

Preference may be given to candidates with the following expertise

  • Process control and Energy Management Systems.
  • Experience with Industrial Controls and SCADA software like Citect, Wonderware, Cimplicity, Iconics or other similar systems.
  • Power Plant Control Systems.
  • RTU communications and substation systems.
  • Background in Wind/Solar Energy.
  • Understanding of Computer Scripting.
  • VMWare virtualization.

Essential Physical Abilities 

  • Ability to meet highest attendance requirements.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both written and verbally.
  • Ability to handle multiple assignments on a timely basis with a high degree of accuracy.
  • Ability to use computer, calculator, etc.
  • Ability to lift 50lbs of weight.
  • Ability to climb ladders and work in heights > 250ft; enter confined spaces as required to complete assigned tasks.
  • Hear and understand audible alarms, detect changes in noise levels of rotating equipment and portable radio communication.
  • Ability to travel and engage in on-site troubleshooting.

Education/Experience

  • Bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering/Science or related field.
  • 5 years of related experience preferably within the renewable or power systems industry.

Interested applicants can submit their resume and cover Letter to ENGIE North America online application system.

Working Environment 
Work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is not exposed to weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

For this role you must have authorization to work in the United States. Qualified applicants are considered for employment, and employees are treated during employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, gender identity, or expression, genetic information or any other legally protected status.

This job advertisement is supported by the ENGIE Talent Acquisition team. Agency involvement is not required. All related inquires must be done to the Talent Acquisition team, not direct to ENGIE North America Managers.

Global Offshore Wind Report: sector has potential to grow to 200GW of capacity by 2030

  • New GWEC Market Intelligence Report shows offshore wind sector has grown 21% average each year since 2013, taking total to 23 GW installed capacity globally.
  • GWEC sees potential for sector to install additional capacity of 200GW by 2030 under its upside scenario and 190 GW of capacity under business-as-usual scenario.
  • Asian offshore market including China is expected to become the largest offshore region globally

London, 26 June 2019: The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) has launched the first edition of its Global Offshore Wind Report, which provides a comprehensive analysis of the prospects for the global offshore wind market, including forecast data, market-level analysis and review of efforts to lower costs.

The global offshore market has grown by an average of 21% each year since 2013, reaching total installations of 23 GW. More than 4 GW of new capacity was installed each year in 2017 and 2018, making up 8% of the total new installations during both years. For the first time, China was the largest offshore market in 2018 based on new installations, followed by the UK and Germany.

Karin Ohlenforst, Director of Market Intelligence at GWEC, said: “We are standing within reach of a truly global offshore wind industry. Based on government targets, auction results, and pipeline data we expect to see 190 GW of new capacity to be installed by 2030, but this does not represent the full potential of offshore wind. Many new countries are preparing to join the offshore wind revolution, while floating offshore wind represents a game-changing technological development that can add even more volumes in the years to come.”

Alastair Dutton, Chair of Global Offshore Wind Task Force at GWEC said: “The industry is continuing to make significant strides on cost-competitiveness, with a average LCOE of $50/MWh being within reach. This achievement increases the attractiveness of offshore wind in mature markets where a number of governments are discussing  long-term climate targets that, if they are to be achieved, must seriously consider the contribution large-scale offshore wind can make. New offshore markets represent significant potential and if industry and governments can work together, as we have seen recently in the case of Taiwan, we can build the necessary policy frameworks at greater speed to ensure growth can be achieved sooner than later.”

In the report, GWEC Market Intelligence provides a market outlook representing a “business-as-usual” (BAU) scenario which does not incorporate further technical development or further opportunities for offshore wind, and an upside scenario which captures the additional potential.

The BAU scenario expects double-digit growth for the global offshore market based on current policies and expected auctions and tenders. This scenario makes annual installations of 15 to 20 GW after 2025 realistic based on growth in China and other Asian markets, amounting to 165 GW of new installed capacity globally between now and 2030. This would bring the total installed capacity to nearly 190 GW.

The upside scenario captures additional potential such as the advancement of floating technology, increased cost competitiveness and therefore greater volume in mature markets, as well as the opening up of new offshore markets. Based on this scenario, a more positive outlook of over 200 GW new installed capacity between now and 2030 is possible, totalling approximately 210 GW installed capacity.

Market and regional highlights:

  • Europe: Short-term, the European offshore market will remain flat with few projects reaching installation and COD during 2020, however, the cost competitiveness of European offshore will remain a key driver for volume. The Sector Deal in the UK provides a stable outlook, while volumes for Germany have still not increased despite government’s awareness. Total installed capacity for the region under the BAU scenario is expected to be 78 GW by 2030.
  • Asia: The Asian offshore market including China is expected to become the largest offshore region globally with key growth markets including Taiwan, Vietnam, Japan, India and South Korea. Total installed capacity for the region under the BAU scenario is 100 GW by 2030.
  • US: First installation of large-scale projects expected between 2021 and 2023 bringing total installations to 2 GW by 2025, potential for 10 GW total installations towards 2030 with increasing experience and maturing of the local supply chain

The full report includes analysis of the building blocks of a systematic approach to lowering cost and managing risks. This includes a thematic analysis of health and safety procedures, financing, planning and consent regulation, supply chain development and technological innovation. The full report is exclusively available for GWEC members in the Market Intelligence Members Area on the GWEC website.

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