UpWind Solutions builds their performance engineering team by adding AnneMarie Graves who brings 11 years of experience assessing performance and reliability of wind projects. She is the new Director of Performance Engineering and will be directly involved in helping UpWind analyze their +3 GW fleet of O&M projects in order to reduce cost, increase production, and improve reliability over the lifetime of the asset.
AnneMarie has quickly positioned herself as a leader in the wind industry helping project owners improve performance of their assets. She has experience with over 20% of the operating projects in the United States and Canada and 11 years of engineering and management experience in assessing performance and reliability of operating wind projects, predicting wind project production, and modeling turbine life.
She has presented and chaired sessions at the AWEA WINDPOWER conferences and WEU’s O&M Summits on “Maximizing Project Production” and “Long Term Ownership: Key Challenges and What to Expect.” On top of her work as an engineer, she has co-chaired women in leadership conferences for the Women of Wind Energy organization in 2011 and 2012.
UpWind’s CEO, Peter Wells, stated “Hiring great people is always extremely satisfying and having an engineering leader with the caliber of AnneMarie join our team is fantastic. It’s a great move for us as we continue to develop our ability to capture knowledge for UpWind Insight™ and apply this expertise to reliability centered maintenance, major correctives, parts solutions and turbine upgrades. AnneMarie will lead many of our core initiatives to generate value added solutions for our customers and we’re really looking forward to seeing our performance engineering group grow and evolve under her leadership.”