On-Site Wind Energy Project Operations & Maintenance  

Education Type: 
1 hour
0.2 CEU
Sponsored by: 

DOE Federal Energy Management Program - FEMP

This training will provide federal agency staff with an overview of operations and maintenance (O&M) best practices for on-site wind energy projects and considerations to address in an O&M agreement with a third-party service provider. Presenters will also explain how O&M fits into the broader project development process and point to additional resources federal staff can use for on-site wind energy project development.


Alice Orrell, Energy Analyst, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory  

Alice Orrell is the distributed wind subject matter expert at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL). She provides renewable energy resource assessments and wind energy project development support for U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) clients and distributed wind market research and analysis for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). As part of a team that evaluates DOD sites for wind, solar, geothermal, biomass, waste-to-energy, and ocean energy, Alice is responsible for the wind energy resource assessments and wind project development efforts. She has helped to evaluate over 75 DOD sites for wind energy potential and has managed the installation of three meteorological towers on DOD properties. Alice is the lead author of the annual Distributed Wind Market Report produced for DOE. The Market Report serves as a primary information source that helps manufacturers, installers, developers, policy makers, and other industry players better understand the U.S. and global distributed wind markets. Alice is a professional engineer in the State of Washington and worked in the power industry prior to joining PNNL, both as an independent consultant in the wind power industry and as an engineer for an engineering, procurement, and construction contractor designing natural gas fueled power plants. Her educational accomplishments include a B.S., mechanical engineering, from the University of Vermont and a M.B.A., business administration, from the University of Washington.

Kamilia Kazimierczuk, Systems Engineer, PNNL  

Kamila Kazimierczuk, Systems Engineer at PNNL. Kamila Kazimierczuk is an energy systems analyst at PNNL. She currently supports the distributed wind research portfolio, which covers topics such as domestic market data and cost analysis, wind resource assessment, and stakeholder outreach and education.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, attendees will be able to:

  • Identify preventive maintenance and predictive maintenance;
  • Recognize the benefits and disadvantages of the different O&M agreement types;
  • Identify the key considerations to include in an O&M agreement.