SOURCE: Swinerton Renewable Energy

Swinerton Renewable Energy

September 10, 2013 16:00 ET

Nationwide Solar Power Plant Portfolios Require a Nationwide O&M Services Provider

Swinerton Renewable Energy Provides Solar Power Plant O&M Services Across North America to Maximize Owner Revenues

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Sep 10, 2013) - As the portfolios of solar power plant owners expand in geographic scope, the task of finding operations, management, monitoring, and maintenance providers with national experience in utility-scale, multi-megawatt systems can be a daunting task. In years past, owners often had to contract with as many as 10 different regional O&M service providers, who then in turn would subcontract out a variety of maintenance tasks. Swinerton Renewable Energy meets the demand for nationwide O&M services with true turnkey, in-house O&M specialists and certified field technicians serving all the electric utility markets in North America.

Now solar power plant owners and electric utility managers can contract with a single provider for all their O&M service requirements and know with certainty that their solar assets across the country will be performing at the highest possible levels. The Technical Services Division of Swinerton Renewable Energy has a nationwide footprint, with satellite O&M offices and technicians who are OEM trained, certified, and held to safety standards that are among the most stringent in the industry. Swinerton's O&M team prioritizes the generation of maximum revenues for plant investors and helps ensure their electric utility clients meet RPS generation requirements. All of Swinerton's field technicians are OSHA-30 certified and receive training in arc flash safety as well as specific OEM training to optimize clients' PV systems. Every O&M manager has Safety Trained Supervisor certification.

Swinerton's O&M contracts are backed by performance guarantees and the experience of a company that has been in business for 125 years -- a degree of longevity that inspires confidence in owners and investors that a plant will perform at the highest levels over a life-cycle that may span 25 years or more, no matter where it's located.

One Contact, One Call for PV Power Plant Optimization and O&M Services Across the Continent
"Our service market is wherever the sun shines in North America," explains Angelo Purpura, manager of Technical Services for Swinerton Renewable Energy. "We have O&M specialists trained in every component of a solar power plant, from the dead-end structure and substation to the last module in the collector field. If a solar array has a hydraulic single-axis tracker, Swinerton will provide specialists trained in hydraulics. Having a single O&M provider for an owner's many solar facility locations is not only more convenient, but also more cost effective for maintaining a fleet of plants spread out across the country."

George Hershman, vice president of Swinerton Renewable Energy, adds, "Swinerton's strategy to maintain our industry-leading position is to invest in a team of the best-trained solar O&M technicians throughout North America. We consistently execute 10-year O&M contracts for solar plants from Hawaii to New Jersey, from San Antonio to Waubaushene in Ontario, Canada. Now our clients are requesting 15-year O&M contracts for multiple plants in even the most varied and remote solar power plant locations across the country, the continent, and beyond."

About Swinerton
With over 3 GW of power generation and 630 MW of solar power expertise, Swinerton Renewable Energy offers turnkey solar power solutions for utility-scale and distributed-generation projects, including EPC and O&M services, warranty wraps, performance guarantees, and its industry-leading monitoring and SCADA platform, SOLV™. Recognized nationally since 1888, Swinerton is the preferred builder and trusted partner in every market it serves -- proudly leading with integrity, passion, and excellence. For more information on Swinerton, visit its blog SwinertonBuildsTomorrow, Facebook, Twitter, Flickr and LinkedIn

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