The initial applications of AI platforms for renewable energy were mainly focused on failure prediction and anomaly detection. While these applications remain important to the industry, the scope of uses of AI in renewables has greatly increased. Early AI platforms primarily used SCADA data for predictions, while modern platforms can ingest and utilize SCADA, event, budget, maintenance, and CMS data. Time consuming tasks such as the creation of recurring reports or categorizing downtime can now be performed by AI platforms, resulting in significant time savings. The addition of natural language processing (NLP) functionality to AI platforms allows for the ingestion of unstructured data such as maintenance history and inspection reports. Forecasting tools can be used to develop optimal operations and maintenance strategies, and advanced AI enabled cybersecurity tools can protect equipment from malicious actors. During this webinar, renewable energy and AI experts from SparkCognition will share details on how renewable energy operators are using each of these expanded capabilities to improve the operation of their assets.
Wed, Sep 15, 2021 · 2:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) (GMT -4:00)
  • Ingestion and digitization of multiple sources of data into a single, easily accessible platform
  • Automation of repetitive tasks such as report creation and event categorization and reconciliation
  • Accurate quantification and categorization of lost energy production
  • NLP tools for the ingestion of unstructured data such as maintenance and inspection reports
  • Forecasting tools for energy production and market pricing
  • Cybersecurity tools to protect equipment from hackers
Rob Budny
VP of Mechanical Reliability, SparkCognition
Rob Budny is VP of Mechanical Reliability at SparkCognition. Rob is a mechanical engineer, with over 20 years of experience in the design and operation of rotating equipment. He started his career in the aerospace industry, and has been focused on the renewable energy industry for the past 16 years. Rob is the lead instructor for the American Gear Manufacturers 3-day long gearbox failure analysis course. At SparkCognition, Rob uses his expertise to help customers increase the reliability of their renewable energy assets. Rob holds a BSME from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.
Dr. Sandeep Gupta
VP of Renewable Energy Technology, SparkCognition
Dr. Sandeep Gupta is VP of Renewable Energy Technology at SparkCognition. Sandeep has over 16 years of experience in the renewable energy industry. Sandeep’s PhD research involved wind turbine aerodynamics, and he spent 8 years at a wind turbine OEM, where he led the loads and controls department. At SparkCognition, Sandeep leads the development of the company’s cutting edge tools for renewable energy operators. Sandeep holds a PhD in aerospace engineering from the University of Maryland, College Park.
Philip Totaro
Founder & CEO, IntelStor LLC
Philip Totaro is the Founder & CEO of IntelStor LLC, a market research and consulting firm focused on the global renewable energy sector. Founded in 2010, the company is regarded worldwide as the foremost experts on competitive intelligence, technology trend analysis and innovation strategy. Using this approach, we have helped cultivate and disposition over 500 innovations, and our assessments have led to over 300 issued patents. Our strategic market analysis has led to the funding justification of over US$600M in R&D investment and the development of multi-million dollar product and service offerings. We have provided legal, technical and commercial due-diligence for over US$1.8B in M&A.
Jaidev Amrite
Head of Product for SparkCognition's Natural Language AI, DeepNLP.
Before SparkCognition, Jaidev led multiple product development initiatives in IIoT, Data Analytics and Embedded Systems at National Instruments and Microsoft. Jaidev earned his Masters in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Georgia Tech and is passionate about making technology approachable through human centered design and social psychology.
Darrell Proctor
Senior Associate Editor, POWER magazine
Darrell Proctor is an award-winning writer, editor, and communications professional, with years of experience as an energy industry analyst providing commentary and insight for the supply, demand, and financial aspects of energy commodities, including thermal and renewable power generation.