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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 | 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 | 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 | 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.