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.

Press Release | 07.19.23

HOUSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Consolidated Asset Management Services (CAMS), a fully-integrated service provider for owners of energy infrastructure assets, has been honored with two Platinum awards for outstanding marketing and communications from the 2023 Hermes Creative Awards, an international awards competition for creative professionals involved in the concept, writing, and design of traditional and emerging media. CAMS’ Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Reports and its website redesign garnered Hermes Creative Awards highest honors.

“CAMS recognition from the Hermes Creative Awards demonstrates our commitment to creating additional value for our customers,” said CEO and Founder Joseph W. Sutton. “The campaigns selected showcase CAMS innovative and trusted content, highlight the talent of our corporate communications team, and motivate them to continue creating compelling materials that enrich our clients and the communities in which we live and work.”

In 2021, CAMS began documenting and reporting the company’s ESG achievements, which have long been a focus. The quarterly ESG reports illustrate how ESG is embedded in CAMS’ culture. The company encourages employees to pursue creative and sustainable business practices in all aspects of work and recognizes these efforts. The ESG reports demonstrate the benefits of CAMS sustainable practices on operational excellence, financial performance, safety, community relations, and the environment.

CAMS redesigned its website in 2021 including a visual brand refresh, an easier user experience with clear calls to action, and revamped content with an SEO strategy. The new website immediately upgraded CAMS online presence, improving analytics significantly across the board and increasing lead generation by 500%.

Hermes Creative Awards is administered and judged by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals (AMCP). The international organization consists of several thousand marketing, communication, advertising, public relations, media production, and freelance professionals. AMCP oversees awards and recognition programs, provides judges, and rewards outstanding achievement and service to the profession. AMCP judges are industry professionals who look for companies and individuals whose talent exceeds a high standard of excellence and whose work serves as a benchmark for the industry.

Hermes Creative Awards winners were selected from over 6,500 entries in over 200 categories. A list of all Platinum and Gold Winners can be found at www.hermesawards.com.

Press Release | 07.06.23

HOUSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Consolidated Asset Management Services (CAMS), a fully-integrated service provider for owners of energy infrastructure assets, announced today that it has further expanded its Energy Transition Services (ETS) team with the appointment of a new battery energy storage systems (BESS) director, John Mitchell. John will lead CAMS’ BESS projects and enact the company’s bold vision to improve BESS workflow capabilities for asset operations and market performance.

“John’s versatile experience will deliver on CAMS’ goal to support a clean energy future,” said CAMS Executive Vice President of ETS, Brian Ivany. “We look forward to leveraging his experience leading over 40 major energy storage projects and his proven ability to achieve impactful results as we continue to grow our renewables portfolio and enhance grid resiliency.”

With nearly a decade of battery energy storage experience, Mitchell held sales, engineering and technology roles at Indie Energy, RWE Renewables and Aggreko Microgrid & Storage Solutions (formerly Younicos). He has led multiple GWh of installed projects throughout the U.S. and Europe. John’s knowledge of the technical and commercial aspects of energy storage along with the key drivers and sensitivities of the project development life cycle will allow him to recommend optimization strategies and add value through innovation across CAMS’ BESS project pipeline.

CAMS ETS provides Operations and Maintenance (O&M), Asset Management, optimization, Strategic Control Services, which monitor and control your assets in real time through our 24/7 remote operations center, and comprehensive NERC/CIP registration and compliance services for renewable energy assets. CAMS currently manages approximately 4GW of wind, solar, and battery storage projects throughout North America for leading private equity firms, IPPs and financial institutions. In addition, CAMS ETS originates and leads greenfield and brownfield development opportunities in the areas of battery energy storage, PV, carbon capture, hydrogen co-firing and other environmentally sustainable technologies.

Press Release | 05.17.23

HOUSTON – Consolidated Asset Management Services (CAMS), a fully-integrated service provider for owners of energy infrastructure assets, announced it has been named one of Houston’s 2023 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® by the National Association for Business Resources (NABR). CAMS was chosen based on its innovative business acumen, human resources practices and employee engagement execution.

CAMS earned this recognition in Houston for the second consecutive year.

“Earning this award for the second year in a row in such a competitive market is quite an honor,” said CEO and Founder Joseph W. Sutton. “CAMS is dedicated to our clients’ success and that is only possible because of the incredible talent on our team and the world-class value and innovative ideas they foster. Our people are our greatest asset and we strive to create a supportive and fulfilling environment where they can grow and thrive.”

This year’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® were assessed by an independent research firm, which considered several key measures including compensation, benefits and employee solutions, creative wellness and wellbeing solutions, employee enrichment, engagement and retention, employee education and development, employee enrichment, engagement and retention, employee education and development, recruitment and selection, employee achievement and recognition, communication and shared vision, diversity, equity and inclusion, work-life blend, community initiatives and corporate responsibility, and leadership, strategy and company performance.

“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. 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,” said Jennifer Kluge, President and CEO of NABR and The Best and Brightest Program.

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 the Best and Brightest Programs

The Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® is a powerful community of the Nation’s elite leaders who share ideas, practices and have proven they are employers of choice. This program identifies and honors organizations that display a commitment to excellence in operations and employee enrichment that lead to increased productivity and financial performance. There are numerous regional programs throughout the United States, including Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Detroit, Grand Rapids, Houston, Milwaukee, San Diego, San Francisco, Miami, New York, Charlotte, Denver, Nashville, Pacific Northwest and nationally. Nominations are now being accepted for all programs. Visit thebestandbrightest.com to nominate your organization.

Press Release | 03.01.23

HOUSTON – Consolidated Asset Management Services (CAMS), a fully-integrated service provider for owners of energy infrastructure assets, announced it was selected as a Cleanie Awards finalist for Company of the Year and Best Corporate Sustainability Program categories. The Cleanie Awards is the leading awards program focused on celebrating people and brands delivering on the promise of a clean energy future.

CAMS was selected as a finalist out of hundreds of other applicants from across the spectrum of the industry — from enterprise to small business to individuals clearing the path for the clean energy transition.

“We are thrilled to be recognized as thought leaders who display excellence in innovation and business leadership,” said Joseph W. Sutton, CAMS CEO and Founder. “CAMS’ unwavering commitment to sustainability delivers tangible results for our clients, and we see first-hand the benefits it can have on operational excellence, financial performance, safety, community relations and the environment.”

Since 2007, CAMS has leveraged the skills of individuals and cross-functional teams to conserve resources, identify operational efficiencies, champion safe and environmentally compliant operations, and seek continuous improvement. In 2021, the company began documenting and reporting its achievements in Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG), which have long been a focus at CAMS.

CAMS is dedicated to clean energy infrastructure, reliable grid operations, and measured progress toward a low-carbon future. From increasing its involvement in renewables to highlighting community service initiatives, CAMS’ ESG strategy reflects its commitment to addressing the latest sustainability challenges.

“We applaud this year’s applicants,” said Randee Gilmore, Executive Director of The Cleanie Awards. “The clean energy transition has accelerated this year given the boost of the IRA, maturing technologies, a surge of capital funding, and the rollout of ambitious climatetech projects. In the year ahead, we look forward to engaging in additional brand storytelling around our growing community to amplify the companies, organizations, and thought leaders paving the way to a sustainable future.”

About The Cleanie Awards®
The Cleanie Awards is the only cleantech industry awards program focused on honoring innovators, accelerators, and disruptors who are creating market-moving climate solutions. The program’s mission is to influence public opinion about technologies working to create a sustainable future for our global community. The team includes a prominent advisory board and judging panel of recognized business leaders, entrepreneurs, and communicators who are committed to the clean energy economy. For more information, visit the website at www.thecleanieawards.com and follow the awards on Twitter or Facebook at @CleanieAwards and on LinkedIn at The Cleanie Awards.

Articles | 12.19.22

Consolidated Asset management Services (CAMS) serves as the asset manager for Carolina Power Partners (CPP) and actively engages in community service that aligns with the ESG goals of both companies. CPP owns Kings Mountain Energy Center (KMEC), a 475-megawatt combined cycle facility located in Kings Mountain, N.C., that provides reliable, environmentally-friendly power to the Carolinas. Currently, the CPP-CAMS team was involved in two initiatives to help CPP customers in Winterville, N.C.

For the first initiative, CAMS developed an educational campaign to inform CPP customers of the causes of rising electricity costs. The flyer provides useful tips to conserve energy and save money. This information was available through a “Guide to Your Winter Electricity Bill” publication that was posted to the Town of Winterville website. The guide also provides an overview of the KMEC, which produces most of the power CPP supplies to local towns, cites and universities in North and South Carolina.

For the second initiative, CAMS organized a partnership with the Town of Winterville, Greene Lamp (a local Community Action Agency), and CPP to provide lower income families financial assistance to reduce their monthly electricity bills throughout  a 12-month period. Funds donated by CPP are expected to support approximately 265 families in the Town of Winterville.

Event | 09.15.22

RE+ (FORMERLY SPI, ESI & SMART ENERGY WEEK) RE+ brings the modern energy industry together to foster a cleaner future for all. The largest and most comprehensive event in North America for the clean energy industry, RE+ is comprised of: Solar Power International (our flagship event), Energy Storage International, RE+ Power (including wind, and hydrogen and fuel cells), and RE+ Infrastructure (electric vehicles and microgrids) and brings together an extensive alliance of renewable energy leaders for multiple days of programming and networking opportunities.

Representing CAMS at RE+ 2022 will be:

Contact us at one of the links above to schedule a meeting in Anaheim!

RE+ 2022

Event Date: September 19-22, 2022

Location: Anaheim, CA | Anaheim Convention Convention Center

For further event details, click here.

Articles | 08.22.22

New Covert designed an upgrade of its turbines and emission control systems to improve operational efficiencyThe New Covert Generating Facility (New Covert) is a natural gas fired, combined-cycle plant, consisting of three individually dispatchable combined-cycle units and state of the art emission controls. The plant, located in Covert, Van Buren County, Michigan, has operated since 2003. CAMS has operated the facility since 2015 and the facility is owned by Segreto Power Holdings, LLC, a subsidiary of Eastern Generation Holdings, LLC. The New Covert plant can provide electricity to over one million homes.

In 2018, the facility designed an upgrade of all three Mitsubishi 501G combustion turbines to improve the facility performance to a gross nominal output of 1,230 megawatts (MW). The gross nominal output of the combustion turbines increased from 245 MW each pre-project to 260 MW each post -project, and the heat recovery steam generators increased from 125 MW each pre-project to 150 MW each post-project.

The upgrade involved replacing several rows of turbine blades and vanes on each turbine and resulted in the need for less cooling air and a corresponding increase in fuel consumption, exhaust flow rate and temperature, turbine efficiency, and electricity production. In parallel, the plant upgraded its emission control systems for both NOx and CO. Upgrades to the NOx control system involved the ammonia injection grid and the aqueous ammonia system to ensure an emission concentration of 2 ppmvd at 15% O2 could be achieved.

As part of these upgrades, over the last three years New Covert developed and implemented a new ammonia distribution system for NOx control. The improved system includes new pumps, control systems, distribution headers and nozzles, and a reformulated Selective Catalytic Reduction catalyst. As a result of these investments, New Covert reduced ammonia consumption by 7.5%.  The relative cost for ammonia was $240,000 less in 2021 than in 2018, while increasing electricity output and producing lower concentrations of NOx. Overall, the project was beneficial to the environment while improving operational efficiency.

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