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Articles | 05.20.24

Mike lovino, CAMS Sr. NERC CIP Specialist at New Haven, Middletown, GenConn & Oswego, exemplifies his unwavering commitment to giving back to those who have sacrificed for our nation. Annually, he volunteers as a boat captain for a distinguished event organized by the Maj. Steven Roy Andrews Fishing Outreach Program and the Gaylord Hospital Sports Association. This biannual fishing tournament brings together 25 veterans and 25 boat captains to honor and support the veterans who have valiantly served our country.

During the recent tournament, Mike partnered with Mike Kelsey, a Marine veteran who served two tours in Iraq. Their exceptional teamwork and dedication led them to victory, with a total of 5 fish weighing 20.07 pounds. All fish caught during the tournament are released back into the waters to their natural habitat. In addition to his invaluable participation as a boat captain, Mike generously donated a guided fishing trip to be awarded to one of the veterans during the awards ceremony.

Fox 61, a television station in Hartford, Connecticut, recently featured an article spotlighting the event: Goodwill runs deep on Candlewood Lake to support local veterans

As a veteran-led company, CAMS is proud to support its employees in their efforts to positively impact the community. Read more about CAMS in the community here.

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.

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.

Articles | 09.08.22

HOUSTON – Consolidated Asset Management Services (CAMS) corporate office in Houston and the Vandolah Power Plant, a CAMS-operated facility located in Wauchula, Florida, recently supported back-to-school supply drives in their local areas. Enriching the communities in which we live and work is a core value for CAMS.

Throughout August, corporate employees donated supplies such as paper, notebooks, binders, scissors, glue, pens, pencils, and rulers to the 2022 YMCA Greater Houston Operation Backpack drive. This initiative benefits over 20,000 children living within Houston.

Vandolah employees also packed approximately 300 backpacks with school supplies for students from kindergarten through high school. The backpacks were distributed at the community’s annual Wildcat Tailgate event sponsored by Main Street Wauchula.

“CAMS’ participation in these events helps ensure local students have what they need for a great start to the school year,” said Mona Johnson, CAMS Senior Vice President of Environmental, Health, Safety, and Regulatory. “CAMS employees are actively involved in their communities and continuously pursue opportunities like these to make a positive impact.”

CAMS manages and operates energy assets that provide reliable fuel, transportation, and power throughout the U.S. and Europe. Vandolah Power Plant, owned by Northern Star Generation and operated by CAMS, is a 680-megawatt, dual fuel, peeking plant.

In addition to employee participation in local volunteer activities, CAMS increases the impact of these efforts through financial support and its charitable matching gift program.

 

Press Release | 12.21.21

LAWRENCEBURG, IND – Lawrenceburg Power, a CAMS operated facility and a wholly owned subsidiary of Lightstone Generation located in Lawrenceburg, Ind., recently delivered canned goods to seven local food pantries across three counties through People Helping People.

It was the first time they were able to provide in-person delivery to these communities since the COVID-19 pandemic began. The deliveries will help hundreds of families over the holiday season in the four counties surrounding the power generation station.

“It was good to get back to some normalcy being able to hand deliver food to these communities,” said James Dustin Ketchem, Lawrenceburg Power’s O&M Superintendent. “Once again, this year the cupboards were bare when we arrived, and we left them full. We’re grateful to be able to support this charity and help our local communities each year.”

Lawrenceburg has delivered canned goods with People Helping People for several years. Last year, due to COVID, employees of the plant were still able to provide the communities with monetary donations. One recipient, Versailles Legion, used the money to support 50 families with grocery cards and provide shoes for 100 kids in the local community.

People Helping People is a poverty alleviation nonprofit organization in Southeast Indiana. It started in 1988 and has been based out of Lawrenceburg since 2015.

Press Release | 12.13.21

HOUSTON – Consolidated Asset Management Services (CAMS) recently held a Thanksgiving drive and donated boxes of non-perishable food items and other necessities for City Wide Club’s 43rd annual Thanksgiving Super Feast at the George R. Brown Convention Center. This year’s event fed almost 30,000 families.

CAMS is dedicated to assisting communities in need and each package distributed as part of this event provided a family of 5-6 with up to 3-7 days of food for the holiday season.

“It’s been a hard year for many in our community in the Houston area,” said Mona Johnson, CAMS Senior Vice President of EHS&R. “According to the Houston Food Bank, one in seven Texans are food insecure. That problem has only been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. We are fortunate at CAMS to be able to give back in any way possible. Providing Houston families with meals over the holidays is a small gesture that we are grateful to be able to provide.”

Organizers of this year’s event said it was a little different than years past, where they offered both dine-in, and drive-thru grab-and-go style plates. About 3,200 turkeys were cooked for the feast, and another 15,000 were distributed at a separate drive-up location outside the convention center.

Articles | 08.20.21

Calhoun Power Company, LLC is a 688-MW dual-fuel simple-cycle generation facility located in Eastaboga, Ala. The plant’s four GE 7FA gas turbine engines generate enough electricity to power over 500,000 homes in the region. The plant is owned by Harbert Power Fund V, LLC and has been operated by CAMS since 2016.

Awarding College Scholarships

Calhoun Power takes community involvement seriously. Through the Anniston Community Education Foundation (ACEF), Calhoun Power offers three $2,000 scholarships annually, divided between the fall and spring semesters, to graduating seniors planning a degree in electrical, electronic or engineering related majors. In additional to demonstrated academic success, all high school senior scholarship recipients have contributed at least 20 hours to community service. The scholarships are renewable one time and returning applicants must serve at least 40 community service hours over the previous year.

Pictured above are recent recipients of ACEF scholarships, including six Calhoun Power Scholars. The Calhoun Power Scholars include are attending Jacksonville State University, Morehouse College, Spelman College, and Auburn University. Their academic interests include computer science, environmental science, biomedical engineering, electrical engineering, and mechanical engineering.

Vocational Education Tours

Each year, Calhoun Power sponsors local vocational education students to tour the plant to learn about careers in the power generation field.

Pictured below are Anniston High School Career and Technical Education students.

Pictured below are Cleburne County High Schools students.

Articles | 08.11.21

HOUSTON – Consolidated Asset Management Services (CAMS) supported Houston area families and students as part of the YMCA of Greater Houston’s 17th annual Operation Backpack, a drive that provides backpacks and school supplies for students in need.

CAMS employees organized a collection and filled new backpacks with the supplies to make a difference in the local community. The investment made by CAMS employees provides children the opportunity to return to learning with the tools to be successful.

“Many of us have kids of our own and know the importance of having the necessary supplies to excel in the classroom,” said Mona Johnson, CAMS Senior Vice President of Environmental, Health, Safety and Regulatory. “This drive directly addresses the needs of our local community, and it was wonderful to see our employees take the initiative to coordinate it.”

According to the YMCA of Greater Houston, 28.8 percent of Houston students age 17 and younger live below the poverty line. By distributing necessary school supplies, YMCA Operation Backpack’s mission is to fill students with hope for a brighter future as they start the school year. The YMCA’s goal is to reach 30,000 Houston area youth.

CAMS values and aims to enrich the communities in which we live and work.