Blades Europe 2023, a premier event in the wind energy sector, is set to unfold in Amsterdam on the 28th and 29th of November. This year, the event is in partnership with Sensoria by MISTRAS, a recognized name in the industry, promising a convergence of thought leaders and technical experts who will share valuable insights and experiences.

The event is poised to offer attendees a profound understanding of the challenges and opportunities within the wind power sector, providing strategies and tools to navigate them effectively. It is an opportunity to delve into the latest innovations in blade design, explore emerging technologies, and envision the future possibilities in wind energy.

With global environmental policies steering towards cleaner energy sources, wind turbines are witnessing substantial advancements in size and efficiency. Over the past year, a remarkable 77GW of new wind power capacity was integrated into power grids worldwide, elevating the total installed wind capacity to 906 GW, marking a 9% growth from the previous year.

However, the journey towards achieving global clean energy targets is fraught with challenges, particularly in blade design and maintenance. Blades Europe 2023 aims to be a platform where owner-operators can share experiences in blade operations and maintenance amidst evolving technologies and market pressures. It will serve as a benchmark for best practices in lifetime extension and a hub to find solutions to common concerns, fostering innovation and adoption of wind energy solutions.

On the first day, Sensoria will present a session focusing on the applications of Data Management, Data Analytics, and Artificial Intelligence (AI) for wind turbine blades, led by Dr. Obdulia Ley, Technical Support Manager at Sensoria™ by MISTRAS. AI, a term encompassing computer programs mimicking human thought processes, has significant implications in the wind industry. Dr. Ley will elucidate the taxonomy of AI, the prerequisites for applying various methodologies, and the constraints in its deployment.

The presentation will address major challenges and concerns related to the use of AI in the wind industry, discussing applications like wind forecasting, blade inspection, and maintenance planning. It will provide insights into the future of monitoring wind turbine blades, the pivotal role of analytics in decision-making, and the requirements for AI to aid maintenance planning.

This event is a must-attend for those keen on understanding the trajectory of the wind power sector and learning about the breakthroughs in blade design and the role of AI in shaping the future of wind energy.