“Eyes on Lightning Strikes” eologix-ping Webinar Tackles Wind Turbine Challenges

eologix-ping, a leading company specializing in blade health monitoring, is excited to unveil their forthcoming webinar, titled "Eyes on Lightning Strikes - Understanding the Challenges for Wind Turbines." This engaging virtual event is slated for Wednesday, March 13, commencing at 9 a.m. (CST).

Wind turbine operators, industry professionals, and enthusiasts are invited to join this free, informative session that delves into the critical issue of lightning strikes and their impact on wind turbines. The event will feature esteemed speakers from the industry, including Allen Hall (President and CEO, Weather Guard Lightning Tech), Angela Krcmar (Head of Sales Americas, eologix-ping), Hans Loewenheath (Product Manager, Vaisala Xweather Lightningand) and Michael Bryan (Asset Manager, Tucson Electric Power, Oso Grande Wind), sharing insights and solutions.

Agenda Highlights

  • Various types of lightning strikes and their effects on wind turbines

  • Lightning-prone regions

  • Assessment of damages resulting from lightning strikes on wind turbines

  • Guided discussion with industry experts, providing an opportunity for interaction and questions

Limited seats are available due to technical constraints, so interested participants are encouraged to secure their free access promptly through the online registration form:


Key details

  • Date: Wed., March 13, 2024

  • Time: 9 a.m. (CST) / 3 p.m. MEZ

  • Lectures with experts form wind industry

  • Language: English

About the Speakers

Angela Krcmar (Head of Sales Americas, eologix-ping)

With 15 years of experience in the renewables sector, Angela Krcmar has been instrumental in identifying and supporting operators and OEMs with asset protection solutions. Her expertise contributes to optimizing fleet performance, ensuring safety for personnel, and benefiting the surrounding community.

Hans Loewenheath (Product Manager, Vaisala Xweather Lightningand):

Hans Loewenheath joined Vaisala in 2020 with a focus on lightning digital services. He is passionate about discovering customer value and helping organizations improve their safety and efficiency. Prior to joining Vaisala, he worked for 7 years in industrial instrumentation and automation industry in sales, product management, and product marketing.

Allen Hall (President and CEO, Weather Guard Lightning Tech):

Allen Hall is a lightning protection engineer with over 20 years of experience in aerospace and wind energy. He worked for 10 years at Lightning Technologies, a world-leading lightning test facility, and serves as an FAA Designated Engineering Representative (DER). As the current President and CEO of Weather Guard Lightning Tech, he designed the StrikeTape lightning diverter system to protect wind turbines and aircraft worldwide. Allen co-hosts the Uptime Wind Energy Podcast alongside Rosemary Barnes, Joel Saxum, and Phil Totaro.

Michael Bryan (Asset Manager, Tucson Electric Power, Oso Grande Wind): Michael Bryan is the Asset Manager at the Tucson Electric Power (TEP) Oso Grande Wind Farm. Michael joined TEP in 2004 as an operator at the Springerville Generating Station (SGS) and quickly transitioned into the Chemical Technician role.  After a brief hiatus Michael came back to TEP as the Chemical Services Supervisor supporting water treatment, boiler reliability, and cycle chemistry at SGS. After five years of being the Chemical Services Supervisor Michael transitioned to his current role as the Asset Manager for Oso Grande Wind.  This role provided him with the opportunity to standup Oso Grande Wind from the start of construction through commercial operation where he is today.

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