E.ON will provide complete asset management, site supervision, and balance of plant management for wind farms in Texas (the South Plains II project is shown here), Maine, and Washington State. (Photo credit: Mortenson)
Novatus Energy has selected E.ON Energy Services to manage four of its wind farms across three states: in Texas, Maine, and Washington State. The portfolio of projects totals more than 700 MW and lands in three different balancing authorities.
E.ON will provide complete asset management, site supervision and balance of plant management. The company will also serve as the asset manager of the sites for five years under the terms of the agreement with Novatus Energy. The projects include the South Plains II and Route 66 projects in Texas, the Palouse project in Washington State, and the Oakfield project in Maine.
“E.ON is one of the most experienced operators in North America and their track record of high quality and commitment to safety helped make this an easy decision,” said Novatus Energy CEO Steve Doyon. “We are focused on safety and high performance. We expect excellence from those working on our behalf, and we are confident that E.ON will deliver.”
He added: “Novatus Energy continues to look at opportunities for expansion, but managing, operating, and maintaining our assets in a safe and efficient manner is our first priority.”
With the Novatus Energy agreement, E.ON now manages, owns and/or operates wind farms in seven states and in nearly every major ISO.
“With the acquisitions of these projects, Novatus Energy has established itself as a major owner in U.S. wind. Integrating a sizable portfolio takes careful planning and managing a lot of moving pieces. E.ON is one of only a few companies that have the experience and scale to take on projects large or small,” E.ON North America Chairman Patrick Woodson said.
E.ON also provides O&M services in Europe through E.ON Energy Services, which recently announced an agreement to manage multiple sites owned by EWII Production, part of Danish utility Trefor.
“We are excited to bring our Service with An Owner’s Eye philosophy to clients like Novatus Energy and look forward to getting to work on behalf of Novatus Energy,” said Woodson.