Since it began commercial operation in 2002, Whitewater Hill Wind Farm in North Palm Springs, CA has helped supply 12,000 homes with clean power, displacing 130,000 tons of carbon dioxide (producing about 165 GWh annually). To help keep the 66-MW wind farm running properly, Whitewater Hill Wind Partners has awarded UpWind Solutions, Inc. a 5-year operations and maintenance agreement for post-warranty O&M services.
“Our commitment to continuous improvement is driving down operating costs while improving energy yield,” says Bo Thisted, President & Founder of UpWind. “The result is a lower cost per KWh achieved by focusing on safety, quality, and performance. We are pleased our partners share this vision and have already achieved dramatic improvements in the project’s performance.”
As part of the company’s approach, UpWind technicians complete comprehensive training with the high EHS and safety standards. They are also trained and encouraged to find solutions that optimize wind turbine availability and performance for project owners, ensuring the highest return on their investment.
“We are excited to have this opportunity to work with Whitewater Hill Partners to optimize the performance of their wind project,” commented Marty Crotty, CEO of UpWind. “The long-term contract includes a comprehensive service offering and clearly aligns the interests of both parties.”
UpWind Solutions www.upwindsolutions.com
Filed Under: O&M