UpWind Solutions announced that it has signed a multi-site service contract with Berkshire Hathaway Energy and its subsidiaries MidAmerican Energy Co. and PacifiCorp. The agreement is to provide maintenance services for 1.75 GW of GE 1.5 S & SLE turbines across 15 sites located in Iowa, Wyoming, and Oregon.
“MidAmerican Energy continues to expand our wind generation in Iowa, and we look forward to working with UpWind Solutions as a valued partner in optimizing our fleet’s performance,” said Mike Gehringer, Vice President, Renewable Energy, MidAmerican Energy.
Tom Woodworth, Vice President, Renewable Resources, PacifiCorp added: “As a leading utility owner of wind generation in the West, we are pleased to engage UpWind Solutions as our service provider and will count on their breadth of experience to realize the full value of our wind turbine fleet.”
UpWind Solutions was acquired by Vestas in December 2015, in recognition that customers are increasingly demanding a life-time fleetwide service provider that can maximize performance across a variety of turbine models.
“The wind-turbine service industry is transforming, and we are proud to lead from the front of that transformation as we set a new standard for service excellence, not limited by the traditional definitions of OEM vs. ISP, focusing on ‘what’ and ‘how’ we deliver exceptional results, rather than ‘who,’” explained Peter Wells, President, UpWind Solutions.
“We believe the role of a service provider expands beyond simply selling services. This agreement confirms that hypothesis and demonstrates the value we can deliver to our customers. We are proud to partner with MidAmerican Energy and PacifiCorp to extract the full lifetime value of their turbines,” Wells added.
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