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Press Release | 06.29.22

Name Reflects Expanded Offerings to Include Development and Advisory Services

HOUSTON – (Business Wire) – Consolidated Asset Management Services (CAMS), a fully-integrated service provider for owners of infrastructure assets, has renamed its Renewable Energy Services group to CAMS Energy Transition Services (CAMS ETS) to reflect expanded offerings to include development and advisory services. CAMS has been a leading service provider in the renewable energy space for many years and this step is a logical progression in its service offerings.

CAMS ETS will originate and lead greenfield and brownfield development opportunities in the areas of battery energy storage, PV, carbon capture, hydrogen co-firing and other environmentally sustainable technologies.

“These services are a natural extension of CAMS’ existing service offerings that will help accelerate our client’s efforts to create more efficient and sustainable energy infrastructure,” said Brian Ivany, Executive Vice President of CAMS ETS.

CAMS ETS will leverage CAMS’ extensive operational, financial, permitting and ESG program management experience in identifying opportunities and advising potential owners to meet their financial and ESG goals. CAMS’ 2,000 employee base will be supplemented by a cohort of experienced engineers and subject matter experts to create a unique service offering within the energy transition space. Specific services include site identification, market analysis, permitting, procurement, project management, start-up and commissioning, transmission and distribution interconnection process management, and ongoing O&M and asset management.

“We are excited to expand our services within this critical area of energy transition in order to better serve our clients,” said Greg Bobrow, CAMS Chief Operating Officer.

Press Release | 06.10.22

HOUSTON – (BUSINESS WIRE) – Consolidated Asset Management Services (CAMS), an industry leading asset management and operations and maintenance (O&M) services provider, announced today that it was awarded an O&M contract to support Hallador Energy Company (Hallador) and its Merom Generating Station (Merom), a 1,000 MW coal-fired power generating station in Indiana.

Located in Sullivan County, IN., Merom employs a workforce of approximately 220 and can power up to 200,000 homes at full capacity. As the O&M provider, CAMS is committed to providing safe, reliable, and efficient generation of electricity 24/7.

“We are excited to partner with Hallador Energy in providing reliable baseload power to the MISO region,” said Greg Bobrow, CAMS Chief Operating Officer. “We welcome the Merom employees to the CAMS family and look forward to their continued contributions and service.”

Earlier this year, Hallador Energy announced that its new wholly owned subsidiary, Hallador Power Company, LLC, would acquire Hoosier Energy’s Merom pant. Per the agreement, Hoosier will purchase 100% of the plant’s energy and capacity through May 2023, reducing purchases to 22% of energy output and 32% of its capacity beginning in June 2023 and through 2025. Throughout the Merom acquisition, CAMS has supported Hallador’s commercial team, providing due diligence and O&M transition services.

Heath Lovell, President of Hallador Power Company, LLC, highlighted CAMS O&M experience and said, “As we continue to see the importance of baseload and dispatchable power to mitigate the risks of both blackouts and high energy prices, Hallador Power is proud to partner with CAMS, who has the knowledge and expertise to assure that Merom is operating at its highest level.”

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. We add value through superior management and operation of our clients’ assets located throughout the U.S. and internationally. 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. For more information, visit www.camstex.com.

About Hallador

Hallador Energy Company has been leading exploration in energy sourcing since 1951. The name Hallador is Spanish for “one who leads the way;” this has been the company mantra for strategic positioning for long-term opportunities. Beginning with roots in oil and gas exploration, then evolving to concentrate on coal development and transportation delivery, to today where we add renewables to the mix. Our customers, large-scale utilities, seek to decarbonize by evaluating the make-up of their generation. Our renewable energy generation can help them provide the grid stability they need and the shift to renewables they want. Our commitment to our employees, customers, and shareholder remains strong with this ever-evolving flexibility. For more information, please visit www.halladorenergy.com

Press Release | 03.29.22

HOUSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Consolidated Asset Management Services (CAMS), a fully-integrated service provider for owners of energy and infrastructure assets, announced today that it has been awarded contracts by affiliates of ArcLight Capital Partners, LLC (ArcLight) to provide operations and maintenance (O&M) and asset management services for power generating assets representing over 10 gigawatts (GW) of capacity.

The facilities are well diversified across markets, technology and fuel type and will allow for the integration of intermittent renewable resources over the coming years.

“We are excited to manage and operate this fleet of energy assets that provide reliable power throughout the U.S.,” said CAMS Chief Operating Officer Greg Bobrow. “We have an extensive and successful track record of providing sustainable, value-added services for owners of energy infrastructure assets and are pleased to be involved with these portfolios that also have the ability to support the transition to renewable sources of generation.”

ArcLight is a leading private equity firm focused on energy and energy transition infrastructure. An ArcLight spokesperson noted that the acquisitions of the portfolios required a collaborative effort and were substantial milestones for ArcLight and CAMS.

“We want to highlight the support, leadership and coordination the CAMS team provided through each phase of the process,” the spokesperson said. “From due diligence to the early stages of our ownership, CAMS has been helpful, responsive and very strong on the transition and operational leadership. CAMS was a critical team member in successfully completing these acquisitions.”

CAMS has experience managing and operating hundreds of conventional and renewable power generation assets with over 51 GW of generating capacity. The company has been awarded 75 industry best practice awards since 2013 and has $20 billion of assets under management.

Press Release | 03.25.22

HOUSTON – Consolidated Asset Management Services (CAMS), a fully-integrated service provider for owners of energy infrastructure assets, announced today that Brian Ivany, Executive Vice President, Renewables, was named to the Board of Directors for Renewable Energy Alliance Houston (REAL Houston).

REAL Houston brings together voices from the city’s renewable energy community and provides current and future industry stakeholders opportunities to foster connection, promote innovation, and increase the visibility of Houston’s renewable energy businesses.

Ivany leads CAMS’ renewable services business which provides asset management, operations and maintenance, optimization and related services to wind, solar and storage assets. In this role, he has supported the optimization of numerous renewable energy assets located throughout the U.S.

“We are thrilled to join REAL Houston and support its mission of accelerating the energy transition,” said Ivany. “Our partnership with REAL Houston allows us to support critical initiatives responsible for strengthening the reliability of our electrical infrastructure and increasing renewable penetration while improving our local community.”

CAMS also joins REAL Houston as an innovator member. CAMS has managed and operated over 200 renewable energy projects totaling nearly 4 GW located in all major ISOs.

“REAL Houston is dedicated to bringing together businesses, innovators, and the workforce needed in the energy transition,” said Kay McCall, Executive Director. “CAMS’ growing footprint in the renewable energy space is helping the industry operate and manage the infrastructure needed in transitioning to a cleaner energy economy while creating opportunities for Houston to lead in accelerating the energy evolution. It is with great pleasure that I welcome CAMS into our organization and Brian Ivany to our Board of Directors. I look forward to working together as we fulfill our mission of empowering Houston’s leadership in the energy transition.”

Press Release | 03.16.22

HOUSTON – Consolidated Asset Management Services (CAMS), a fully-integrated service provider for owners of energy infrastructure assets, announced today that its client Fervo Energy (Fervo) was listed alongside Tesla as the Top 100 Green Energy Startups in the U.S.

CAMS provides back-office accounting and financial reporting services, payroll services and regulatory reporting services for Fervo.

Fervo commercializes proprietary technology to own, develop and operate geothermal assets as the dispatchable foundation to a 100% clean energy future. CAMS is proud to provide back-office support for a company that is leveraging innovation in geoscience to accelerate the clean energy transition.

Fervo and Google also signed the world’s first corporate agreement to develop a next-generation geothermal power project, which will soon add carbon-free energy to the electric grid that serves Google’s data centers and infrastructure throughout Nevada. This “always-on” carbon-free resource can reduce Google’s hourly reliance on fossil fuels.

CAMS provides accounting, finance, and institutional management for its clients, acting as the primary interface with lending institutions, credit agencies, taxing authorities, financial audit firms, and other stakeholders. The company’s back-office capabilities include annual budget preparation, day-to-day accounting, monthly financial statements preparation, variance reporting, acquisition support, property tax, treasury, accounts payable, debt holder and credit rating agency management and compliance, and audit oversight. CAMS accounting and finance professionals can also negotiate with local, state, and federal agencies to obtain public and private funding for infrastructure construction.

Press Release | 03.14.22

HOUSTON – Consolidated Asset Management Services (CAMS), a fully-integrated service provider for owners of energy infrastructure assets, announced today that it has joined the Gulf Coast Power Association (GCPA) as a corporate member and the North American Energy Markets Association (NAEMA) as an Associated Member.

GCPA is a nationally recognized trade organization promoting competitive power production and delivery for all. NAEMA is an independent, nonprofit trade association representing entities involved in the buying and selling of energy or in providing services to the energy industry.

As a member of both organizations, CAMS brings over 51,000 MW of generating capacity, 75 industry best practice awards and experience with over 100 power plants, 165 solar projects, 18 wind projects and 12 battery storage projects.

CAMS joins 100+ corporate members and 200+ individual members in GCPA representing nearly every segment of the electric power industry. The company connects with more than 140 NAEMA members who own and operate over 700,000 megawatts (MW) of generating capacity and serve over 150 million electric and gas customers throughout the U.S. and numerous Canadian provinces.

GCPA has served Texas and the Gulf Coast for almost 30 years as a regional electric power trade organization dedicated to promoting an improved understanding of the issues and opportunities impacting contemporary power markets. NAEMA works to promote an informed, efficient and open energy marketplace throughout North America.

Both organizations provide platforms for educational, networking and business development opportunities. GCPA’s Spring and Fall Conferences are the largest gatherings of electric power professionals in the region and attract over 1,200 registrants annually.

Press Release | 03.10.22

HOUSTON – Consolidated Asset Management Services (CAMS), a fully-integrated service provider for owners of energy infrastructure assets, has been named as one of Houston’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® by the National Association for Business Resources (NABR).

This year’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® were evaluated by an independent research firm, which considered several key measures including compensation, benefits and employee solutions, wellness and wellbeing solutions, 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 balance, community initiatives and corporate responsibility, and leadership, strategy and company performance.

“We are thrilled to be selected to the Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® list,” said CEO and Founder Joseph W. Sutton. “Our highly experienced team is CAMS’ greatest asset, and we are grateful for our hardworking employees who are, quite simply, the best at what they do. This recognition reflects our talented and dedicated workforce who take pride in delivering innovative ideas and value to our clients.”

With over 20 years of experience conducting the Best and Brightest competitions, the NABR has identified numerous best human resource practices and provided benchmarking for companies that continue to be leaders in employment standards.

“The Best and Brightest is a powerful community of elite leaders who share ideas and practices and have proven they are employers of choice,” said Jennifer Kluge, President, and CEO, Best and Brightest Programs. “Best and Brightest winning companies have also been a voice for important actions in creating a sustainable culture that works, ensuring the wellbeing of their employees come first.”

CAMS will be honored for their award during the virtual Illuminate Business Summit week March 21-24, 2022. The national Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® program also recognizes top employers in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Detroit, Grand Rapids, Houston, Milwaukee, San Diego, San Francisco, Miami, New York, Charlotte, Denver, Seattle, Nashville and Portland. To learn more about the program, visit www.thebestandbrightest.com.

Press Release | 02.18.22

HOUSTON – (BUSINESS WIRE) – Consolidated Asset Management Services (CAMS), an industry leading asset management and operations and maintenance (O&M) services provider, announced today that it has been awarded an asset management agreement to support Aerogy, a renewable fuels platform backed by Macquarie Capital that develops, operates and invests in renewable natural gas (RNG) infrastructure projects that convert waste into low-carbon energy.

Aerogy recently announced that it had successfully co-developed, closed financing and commenced construction on an anaerobic digestion facility at a leading dairy producer, Zahn’s Farm, located near Gillett, Wisc. The facility will convert manure into RNG and is anticipated to produce over 200,000 MMBTu of RNG per year.

“We are excited to continue our partnership with Macquarie Capital and its portfolio companies,” said Jeff Sommers, CAMS Chief Financial Officer. “We look forward to helping Aerogy and its owners achieve their goals and continued growth.”

“Macquarie’s market-leading expertise in infrastructure combined with CAMS’ deep understanding of operations and management will support Aerogy in accelerating projects across the renewable fuels landscape,” said Nicholas Gole, Senior Managing Director at Macquarie Capital. “By investing in breakthrough energy solutions which help reduce emissions, Aerogy aims to facilitate the transition to a lower carbon economy.”

To learn more about Aerogy and the Zahn’s farm facility, visit www.aerogyenergy.com.

Press Release | 01.26.22

HOUSTON – (BUSINESS WIRE) – Consolidated Asset Management Services (CAMS), a fully-integrated service provider for owners of energy infrastructure assets, is proud to announce that Brian Ivany was recognized by Hart Energy as one of its “Impactful Veterans in Energy.” The program highlights leadership and contributions made in the energy industry by military veterans.

Determined to make a difference for his country, Ivany decided to join the army in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks.

“In the wake of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, I felt compelled to serve our nation,” he said. “At the time, I was a junior in high school. I decided to attend the United States Military Academy at West Point. It enabled me to serve my country upon graduation and provided me the opportunity to learn from many of our nation’s most talented soldiers.”

Ivany graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point with a degree in systems engineering. He served five years in the Army, deployed twice to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation New Dawn, and earned a Bronze Star, Ranger and Airborne Tabs. Upon returning to the U.S., Ivany earned his MBA from Georgetown University.

In 2014, Ivany began his career at CAMS as a financial associate. He was also manager of the CAMS business development team and served a short stint as vice president of CAMS Exploration & Production (E&P) before being promoted to president.

Ivany currently leads CAMS’ Renewable Services. He spearheaded the company’s expansion into the battery energy storage systems sector, securing operations and maintenance agreements for 300 MW of storage capacity in ERCOT. He has supported the acquisitions and divestitures of numerous energy assets and service companies on behalf of several private-equity-backed portfolio companies and their capital sponsors.

Outside of CAMS, Ivany serves on the board of directors for Renewable Energy Alliance Houston (REAL Houston) and was a board member for several local non-profits including Combined Arms, Young Catholic Professionals and the West Point Alumni Association. According to Ivany, Combined Arms is a veteran-focused non-profit organization headquartered in Houston that works to accelerate the transition from military to civilian life for members of all branches of the military.

Ivany was nominated by CAMS as distinguishing himself through leadership, exceptional passion for problem-solving, and as a trailblazer for his potential impact on the future of the industry.

In lieu of an in-person event, Hart Energy celebrates the selected veterans with an “Impactful Veterans in Energy” microsite, which can be viewed here. Additionally, all honorees are recognized online and in the January 2022 issue of Oil and Gas Investor.

A veteran-led company, CAMS is committed to supporting and providing opportunities for former members of the armed forces. In fact, veterans comprise over 40% of our workforce. We recognize their unrivalled experience, skills, and leadership abilities and appreciate their immense contributions to delivering creative solutions to our clients.

Read Hart Energy’s in-depth profile on Ivany here.

Press Release | 01.10.22

HOUSTON – Consolidated Asset Management Services (CAMS), a fully-integrated service provider for owners of infrastructure assets, and its operations and maintenance (O&M) team earned seven Combined Cycle Journal (CCJ) 2021 Best Practices Awards. Woodbridge Energy Center, a CAMS operated facility, received top honors being named Best of the Best.

In addition to Woodbridge, Crete Energy Venture, Lawrenceburg Generating Station, Lincoln Generating Facility, New Covert Generating Co., Orange Cogeneration and Rolling Hills Generating were recognized for their improvements and practices related to safety and performance.

An industry leader, CAMS has been awarded 75 CCJ best practices awards since 2013.

“We are pleased to see our incredible teams consistently recognized for the value we provide our facilities and respective owners,” said R. Eric Garrett, CAMS Executive Vice President of Operations. “Our best-in-class operations really demonstrate our relentless commitment to reliability and sustainability while proactively reducing costs and increasing efficiencies to deliver results.”

CCJ’s annual Best Practices Awards recognize contributions made by plant and office personnel to improve the safety and performance of generating facilities powered by gas turbines. Of the more than 30 plants participating in the 2021 program, only eight were selected by industry experts for Best of the Best honors. CCJ launched the industry-wide Best Practices Awards program in 2004.

Woodbridge is a 725-megawatt (MW), natural gas-fueled, combined-cycle power generation facility located in Woodbridge Township, N.J., that is operated by CAMS and owned by Competitive Power Ventures. The plant features two GE fast-start 7F 5-Series gas turbines and a D-11A steam turbine with associated generators. It was evaluated on the following innovations and best practices:

  • Using a small jib crane to improve safety and reduce maintenance time
  • Downsizing to a calibration kit to make calibrations easier
  • Making upgrades out of obsolescence
  • Putting in place an alternative use for plant wastewater streams

For the complete CCJ Best Practices announcement, visit page 84 of issue 68 at www.CCJ-online.com.