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Press Release | 01.24.24

HOUSTON – Consolidated Asset Management Services (CAMS), a fully integrated service provider in the energy business sector, for owners of energy infrastructure assets, today announced it earned the gold title in the Globee® Business Awards for “Company of the Year.” It also earned the silver title in the Globee® Awards for American Business.

As a Gold Globee® Winner for Company of the Year in the energy and utility sector, CAMS has had 11.3 million tons of CO2 reduced by offsetting emissions. As a Silver Globee® Winner for achievement in environmental sustainability, CAMS has had a 28% average annual megawatt increase in renewables involvement. This is the second straight year the company has been a Gold Globee® Winner.

“We are deeply honored to receive two awards in the 2023 Globee® Business Awards,” said CAMS CEO and Founder Joseph W. Sutton. “This recognition is a testament to our team’s hard work and dedication. We remain committed to pushing the boundaries of performance, innovation and sustainability in our industry and delivering excellence to our clients.”

This distinguished program recognizes companies and individuals who have demonstrated remarkable innovation, leadership, and customer service achievements. The awards celebrate excellence in every facet of the business world, with participants ranging from emerging startups to seasoned corporations on a global stage. The selection process involved a panel comprised of over 500 seasoned industry leaders from across the globe. These experts, who brought diverse perspectives and experience, diligently assessed each entrant against stringent criteria.

“Our heartfelt congratulations to all the trailblazers who have emerged as winners in the 13th Annual 2023 Globee® Business Awards,” said San Madan, President of the Globee® Awards. “Your unwavering commitment to excellence and groundbreaking contributions have raised the bar in your respective industries. The innovation, leadership, and resilience you have showcased exemplify the pinnacle of professional achievement. Your success is a powerful motivator for others, encouraging them to reach new heights. We look forward to witnessing your work’s ongoing positive impact on the global business landscape!”

Press Release | 01.18.24

HOUSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Consolidated Asset Management Services (CAMS), a fully-integrated service provider for owners of energy infrastructure assets, and leading nationwide renewables developer REC Solar announced today that CAMS will provide operations and maintenance (O&M), asset management, accounting, remote monitoring and related services for REC Solar’s renewables portfolio.

The solar developer’s portfolio includes solar and energy storage projects for hundreds of U.S. commercial enterprises, including manufacturers, retailers, schools, universities and municipalities.

This award increases CAMS’ renewable assets under management to over 5.6 gigawatts located throughout the U.S. and Puerto Rico.

“We are thrilled to support REC Solar’s continued expansion within the C&I solar space and look forward to delivering best-in-class services to their operational and in-development assets,” said Brian Ivany, Executive Vice President of CAMS Energy Transition Services.

Founded in 1997, REC Solar has emerged as one of the nation’s leading solar developers. In addition to guiding customers through a seamless process for behind-the-meter solar and storage projects – and offering zero-upfront-cost financing and price predictability through its power purchase agreement (PPA) financing – REC Solar also works with landowners and large power users nationwide to scale greenfield development and provide more equitable access to clean energy through community solar.

“For the past 26 years, REC Solar has built a strong reputation in the renewables industry for providing high-quality solar and storage solutions and services,” said Lawrence Denney, President of REC Solar. “As we expand our on-site solar, energy storage and community solar portfolio, we are excited to partner with CAMS to ensure our customers continue to receive the comprehensive end-to-end solutions and services their businesses need for the long term.”

CAMS’ O&M team manages and operates a full range of power generation facilities. The company is focused on solid performance in a cost-effective manner. CAMS O&M services are backed by a platform of financial, technical, commercial, and corporate support capabilities. The company helps clients achieve their availability, reliability, environmental, safety, and regulatory compliance goals.

CAMS’ team of asset managers provides executive leadership and project management across multiple disciplines, handling day-to-day activities on behalf of clients. Through consistent, open communication and regular site visits, CAMS quickly identifies technical, commercial, and operational issues that may arise. If this happens, CAMS provides a recommended action, then works closely with the owner to implement creative and sustainable asset management solutions. The company also makes owners aware of opportunities to maximize asset value. CAMS’ goal is to significantly improve the clients’ project performance and financial returns.

About CAMS

CAMS is a privately held company providing O&M, Asset Management, Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG), and Optimization services for energy and infrastructure assets. Our founding principle is to add value through superior management and operation of our clients’ energy infrastructure assets. To this end, we empower our employees to pursue creative and sustainable business practices in the field and at our corporate office that contribute to operational excellence, financial performance, a safe workplace, and a better community and environment.  We do not take this responsibility lightly: We treat the assets with which we are entrusted as our own. For additional information, visit www.camstex.com.

About REC Solar

Founded in 1997, REC Solar emerged as one of the nation’s leading solar energy integrators. Renowned for its integrity and high-quality standards, REC Solar’s portfolio includes solar, energy storage and microgrid projects for top U.S. commercial enterprises, including manufacturers, retailers, schools, universities, municipal entities and more. REC Solar’s customers enjoy a seamless end-to-end experience – one that includes zero-upfront-cost financing and predictable monthly payments as well as long-term and worry-free development, ownership, operation and maintenance of solar and storage projects. With decades of experience embedded in every project, REC Solar is committed to providing every customer the same integrity, exceptional customer service, and high-quality solutions and services that have made it a trusted solar company for the past 26 years. More information about REC Solar can be found at www.recsolar.com.

 

Press Release | 01.04.24

HOUSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Consolidated Asset Management Services (CAMS), a fully-integrated service provider for energy infrastructure asset owners, announced today that esVolta, LP, a leading utility scale battery energy storage system (BESS) developer and owner, awarded a contract to CAMS to provide operations and maintenance (O&M) services for its Santa Paula project.

Located in Santa Paula, California, the 60-megawatt hour (MWh) standalone BESS project provides critical reliability, resiliency, and peak load capacity to the California Independent System Operator (CAISO) grid and the project locality via the adjacent Wakefield Substation.

The CAMS scope for the project encompasses a comprehensive suite of O&M services including preventative and corrective maintenance of the AC block and balance of plant equipment, facility oversight, and warranty claim management. CAMS will leverage years of operating history and best practices to ensure the project operates in a safe and efficient manner.

“CAMS is thrilled to support esVolta’s Santa Paula project which will play a critical part in strengthening the flexibility and resiliency within CAISO and ultimately to the surrounding community,” said Brian Ivany, Executive Vice President of CAMS Energy Transition Services (ETS). “We look forward to a deep collaboration with esVolta to ensure the highest availability and extend the longevity of their diverse fleet of BESS assets.”

“We are delighted to partner with CAMS as the O&M service provider for our Santa Paula project,” said Randolph Mann, founder and chief executive officer of esVolta. “CAMS’ proven approach to operation and maintenance adds value to our assets safely and reliably. We are excited to work alongside their trusted team.”

CAMS offers a comprehensive range of maintenance services across all elements of BESS projects from modules through point of interconnection, 24/7 monitoring, and performance analytics. CAMS flexible scope delineation packages ensure the entire O&M scope is covered for both integrator and non-integrator deployed projects.

Articles | 01.02.24

Utilities and other developers of solar power installations know the importance of optimizing operations to reduce costs and improve efficiency. There are several tools available to support operational goals, including the use of data analytics to support predictive maintenance.

Learn more about the tools and read the full article in POWER Magazine, where Ryan Bullock, senior asset manager for CAMS, provides important insights.

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Press Release | 11.21.23

HOUSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Consolidated Asset Management Services (CAMS), a fully-integrated service provider for owners of energy infrastructure assets, today announced its distinguished recognition as one of Houston’s Top Workplaces for 2023 by the Houston Chronicle. This achievement is a testament to CAMS’ unwavering commitment to providing a supportive and enriching work environment for its employees.

The Houston Chronicle’s Top Workplaces awards are a highly regarded annual acknowledgment of organizations that excel in fostering a culture of employee engagement, growth and satisfaction. The list is based solely on employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey administered by employee engagement technology partner Energage, LLC. The confidential survey uniquely measures 15 culture drivers that are critical to the success of any organization including alignment, execution and connection, to name a few.

This year, over 117,000 employees from 5,302 companies in the greater Houston area participated in the nomination process, and CAMS proudly emerged as one of the elite 200 companies that earned a place among Houston’s Top Workplaces. CAMS ranked 31st out of 78 midsize companies that made the list.

“We are pleased to receive this prestigious award,” said CAMS CEO and Founder Joseph W. Sutton. It’s a true reflection of the dedication and commitment of our remarkable team members who make CAMS a great place to work. We firmly believe that a thriving, dynamic and supportive work environment is the foundation for success, and this recognition validates our ongoing efforts.”

“Earning a Top Workplaces award is a badge of honor for companies, especially because it comes authentically from their employees,” said Eric Rubino, Energage CEO. “That’s something to be proud of. In today’s market, leaders must ensure they’re allowing employees to have a voice and be heard. That’s paramount. Top Workplaces do this, and it pays dividends.”

This achievement underscores CAMS’ commitment to attracting top talent. If you are seeking an inspiring career with a dynamic and growth-oriented company, we invite you to explore our job opportunities by visiting our careers page.

About CAMS 

CAMS is a privately held company providing Operations and Maintenance (O&M), Asset Management, Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG), and Optimization services for energy and infrastructure assets. Our founding principle is to add value through superior management and operation of our clients’ energy infrastructure assets. To this end, we empower our employees to pursue creative and sustainable business practices in the field and at our corporate office that contribute to operational excellence, financial performance, a safe workplace, and a better community and environment.  We do not take this responsibility lightly: We treat the assets with which we are entrusted as our own. For additional information, visit www.camstex.com.

About Energage

Making the world a better place to work together.™ Energage is a purpose-driven company that helps organizations turn employee feedback into useful business intelligence and credible employer recognition through Top Workplaces. Built on 17 years of culture research and the results from 27 million employees surveyed across more than 70,000 organizations, Energage delivers the most accurate competitive benchmark available. With access to a unique combination of patented analytic tools and expert guidance, Energage customers lead the competition with an engaged workforce and an opportunity to gain recognition for their people-first approach to culture. For more information or to nominate your organization, visit energage.com or topworkplaces.com.

Press Release | 11.07.23

HOUSTON – Consolidated Asset Management Services (CAMS), a fully-integrated service provider for owners of energy infrastructure assets, announced today it was recognized as Ragan & PR Daily’s Corporate Communications Team of the Year for a staff of 1-15.

Ragan and PR Daily’s Communicators of the Year Awards recognizes the industry’s best individual communications practitioners and teams from the past year. As a winner, CAMS went above and beyond to achieve success for its organizations and clients and stood out above the rest of the many talented entrants.

“It’s an incredible honor to receive this prestigious award from Ragan and PR Daily,” said Melissa Kinsella, CAMS Director of Corporate Marketing, Communications & Administration. “Our team has worked hard to create engaging, effective and impactful campaigns for our internal teams and external audiences.”

CAMS corporate communications team connects with a focus on creativity, a diverse cultural environment, and an entrepreneurial spirit. The team spearheaded many initiatives that shed light on CAMS commitment to a positive company culture, including employee recognition. The organization offers service awards for employees who have been with the company for more than 10 years, and the communications team goes above and beyond to ensure that each employee’s service at the company is recognized and celebrated. Each of these employees receive a financial reward and recognition from the team for the rest of the company to celebrate. Further, employees are eligible for a “Going the Extra Mile” commemorative coin, which is awarded to employees who excel in their roles.

CAMS also places high emphasis on corporate social responsibility, and the communications team helps share it with the company and the world. The department’s goal is to sponsor at least one charitable activity per quarter. CAMS has hosted a food drive to support the City-Wide Club’s 43rd annual Thanksgiving Supper Feast at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston. The event fed nearly 30,000 local families, and each package of food provided a family with nearly a week’s worth of sustenance. The communications team was responsible for promoting the event internally and externally.

Press Release | 10.04.23

HOUSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Consolidated Asset Management Services (CAMS), a fully-integrated service provider for owners of energy infrastructure assets, announced today that Mona Johnson, president of CAMS eSPARC and executive vice president of CAMS environmental, health, safety and regulatory (EHS&R) was named a Ragan & PR Daily’s CSR/ESG Professional of the Year and CAMS earned honorable mention in Ragan Communications’ 2023 CSR & Diversity Awards.

As a CSR/ESG Professional of the Year, Johnson was recognized as one of the industry’s best individual communications practitioners of the past year. She went above and beyond to achieve success for CAMS and stood out from the rest of the many talented entrants.

Ragan’s CSR & Diversity Awards program honors companies and individuals who have displayed exceptional dedication to making a positive impact on society and promoting diversity in all its forms. Being recognized as honorable mention for its ESG campaign is a testament to CAMS’ commitment to sustainable business practices in all aspects of its work.

“Throughout my career, I’ve witnessed the power of sustainable practices in transforming our industries,” said Johnson. “As we embrace future challenges, I believe that safeguarding our environment through responsible, efficient business practices will drive success and create a legacy of responsible leadership for generations to come. We are honored to receive these awards in CSR, ESG, and Diversity.”

CAMS and Johnson take their commitment to environmental compliance and waste minimization seriously. She leads a team that assists clients with ESG reporting and plan development, emissions calculation and analysis, and preparation of ESG strength and risk assessments for asset acquisitions. They also support CAMS’ long-term objective of providing financial management and operational leadership that incorporates ESG principles.

In 2021, Johnson and CAMS’ marketing department began documenting and reporting the company’s ESG achievements. In the first year, Johnson and her team produced four quarterly reports highlighting sustainability successes at CAMS-operated facilities and the corporate office. The 2022 report expands Johnson’s reporting of both operational and ESG key performance indicators.

Over the last nine years CAMS-managed renewable energy assets avoided over 19 million tons of CO2 emissions — the equivalent of greenhouse gas emissions from more than 43 billion miles driven by passenger vehicles.

Another success in CAMS’ ESG initiatives is its leadership-based safety program, centering safety as a core CAMS value.  The CAMS safety team, a vital component of the EHS&R team led by Johnson, is responsible for reporting and tracking CAMS safety observations, near-miss events, participation in safety training, job safety analyses, and safety meeting attendance across the fleet of CAMS managed and operated facilities. As a result, CAMS implemented several leadership-based initiatives in 2022 that contributed to a significant reduction in Lost Time Incident Rate and Total Recordable Incident Rate. The initiatives include safety stand-down sessions, a one-day senior leadership safety seminar, and focused quarterly leadership meetings.

Johnson has over 30 years of environmental management experience, including 14 years with CAMS supporting private equity-owned energy assets. She currently leads CAMS’ EHS&R group and is responsible for developing eSPARC, a CAMS affiliate company, into a successful multi-disciplinary consulting firm with clients in a variety of industrial sectors, including specialty chemicals, manufacturing, power generation, oil and gas, and marine.

The winners of Ragan’s CSR & Diversity Awards were announced during a special industry Awards Luncheon on September 28, 2023, held at the Yale Club in New York City. The event brought together leading industry professionals, CSR advocates, and DE&I champions to celebrate the finalists and their exceptional contributions.

About CAMS

CAMS is a privately held company providing Operations and Maintenance (O&M), Asset Management, Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG), and Optimization services for energy and infrastructure assets. Our founding principle is to add value through superior management and operation of our clients’ energy infrastructure assets. To this end, we empower our employees to pursue creative and sustainable business practices in the field and at our corporate office that contribute to operational excellence, financial performance, a safe workplace, and a better community and environment.  We do not take this responsibility lightly: We treat the assets with which we are entrusted as our own. For additional information, visit www.camstex.com.

About Ragan Communications and PR Daily:

Ragan Communications has been delivering trusted news, training and intelligence for more than 50 years to internal and external communicators and business executives via its conferences, webinars, training, awards, subscriptions and its membership divisions. Its daily news sites—PRDaily.com and Ragan.com—are read by more than 600,000 internal and external communicators monthly.

Press Release | 08.28.23

HOUSTON – Consolidated Asset Management Services (CAMS), a fully-integrated service provider for owners of energy infrastructure assets, announced today it has earned a Bronze Quill Award for its website design by the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) Houston.

This award recognizes creative excellence in communications and marketing, and CAMS was among 20 winning recipients. CAMS website was praised for its clear messaging, powerful visuals, and user-friendly features that effectively portray the company’s branding.

“It is an honor to be recognized alongside top businesses and public relations firms in the Houston area,” said Melissa Kinsella, CAMS Director of Corporate Marketing, Communications & Administration. “We are among winners from Fortune 500 companies, top public relations firms, and top tier research universities. To know that we can compete on the same platform as these organizations is a real testament to the quality of work CAMS produces.”

CAMS was officially recognized at IABC Houston’s Bronze Quill Awards Gala this summer.

IABC Houston, with approximately 200 professional communicators, is part of a global network of 10,000 business communication professionals in more than 70 countries committed to improving personal and professional growth and organizational effectiveness through strategic communications.

Press Release | 08.09.23

HOUSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Consolidated Asset Management Services (CAMS), a fully-integrated service provider for owners of energy infrastructure assets, earned its second Best and Brightest Companies to Work For in the Nation® Award by the National Association for Business Resources (NABR).

The NABR identified CAMS as a company that distinguishes itself as having the most innovative business acumen and human resources practices. This is the second year in a row that CAMS was named a national and regional Best and Brightest Company to Work For.

“We work diligently as a company to implement industry-standard best practices, maintain safe and reliable assets, and foster an environment of innovation,” said CAMS CEO and  Founder Joseph W. Sutton. “Being recognized as one of the best companies to work for in the nation speaks volumes about our world-class team members and culture. It is something that everyone at CAMS is extremely proud of.”

The NABR hired an independent research firm that reviewed over 1,300 companies for the 2023 award, with only 195 companies earning the honors.

“Those companies that made the list of Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® as well as those companies that continue to make the list are truly remarkable.” said Jennifer Kluge, President and CEO of NABR and The Best and Brightest Program. “Given today’s need for talent, retention of talent, and the further issues related to the pandemic, these companies have proven they are superior to market conditions. They are elite thinkers, and this honor demonstrates their commitment to excellence.”

CAMS and all winning organizations across the country will be honored at an exclusive Best and Brightest National Summit Sept. 27-28, in Detroit, Mich. where the winners will celebrate, collaborate, and share best practices. CAMS will also be featured in the online edition of Corp! Magazine and in the Wall Street Journal.

Articles | 07.27.23

Middletown Power Facility

Middletown Power is situated on the western bank of the Connecticut River, in Middletown, Connecticut. The 953 MW facility includes three steam electric generating boilers, five combustion turbines, an auxiliary boiler, and two glycol boilers. The facility is owned by Generation Bridge, LLC, managed by Eastern Generation, and operated by CAMS.

Community Outreach

Middletown employees demonstrate their commitment to community outreach and service through numerous volunteer activities. One example is their long-term affiliation with the For Inspiration and Recognition of Science Technology (FIRST) program through their relationship with the Xavier High School FullMetal Robotics team, the FullMetal Merlins. The team is comprised of more than 40 students who design, build, program, and test robots to compete in FIRST tournaments. Under the leadership of Nick Mainetti, Maintenance Manager at Middletown, the students not only hone their robotics skills, but also learn project management, communication, organizational, and technical skills.

Shaping the Future

This year, under Mainetti’s guidance, the FullMetal Merlins, garnered numerous accolades, becoming finalists at four events, semifinalists at the state championship, and winners of two other events. They also secured the Motivate Award, which is given to the team that incites the most people to engage in robotics, and the prestigious Raytheon Technologies Innovate Award, which celebrates the team with the most innovative robot. Mainetti’s effective mentorship is shaping the future of these aspiring engineers and technologists while exemplifying the CAMS value to enrich the communities in which we live and work.