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Swinerton Builders: September 10, 2013

Nationwide Solar Power Plant Portfolios Require a Nationwide O&M Services Provider

Swinerton Renewable Energy Provides Solar Power Plant O&M Services Across North America to Maximize Owner Revenues

As the portfolios of solar power plant owners expand in geographic scope, the task of finding operations, management, monitoring, and maintenance providers with national experience in utility-scale, multi-megawatt systems can be a daunting task. In years past, owners often had to contract with as many as 10 different regional O&M service providers, who then in turn would subcontract out a variety of maintenance tasks. Swinerton Renewable Energy meets the demand for nationwide O&M services with true turnkey, in-house O&M specialists and certified field technicians serving all the electric utility markets in North America.

Now solar power plant owners and electric utility managers can contract with a single provider for all their O&M service requirements and know with certainty that their solar assets across the country will be performing at the highest possible levels. The Technical Services Division of Swinerton Renewable Energy has a nationwide footprint, with satellite O&M offices and technicians who are OEM trained, certified, and held to safety standards that are among the most stringent in the industry. Swinerton’s O&M team prioritizes the generation of maximum revenues for plant investors and helps ensure their electric utility clients meet RPS generation requirements. All of Swinerton’s field technicians are OSHA-30 certified and receive training in arc flash safety as well as specific OEM training to optimize clients’ PV systems. Every O&M manager has Safety Trained Supervisor certification.

Swinerton’s O&M contracts are backed by performance guarantees and the experience of a company that has been in business for 125 years—a degree of longevity that inspires confidence in owners and investors that a plant will perform at the highest levels over a life-cycle that may span 25 years or more, no matter where it’s located.

One Contact, One Call for PV Power Plant Optimization and O&M Services Across the Continent
“Our service market is wherever the sun shines in North America,” explains Angelo Purpura, manager of Technical Services for Swinerton Renewable Energy. “We have O&M specialists trained in every component of a solar power plant, from the dead-end structure and substation to the last module in the collector field. If a solar array has a hydraulic single-axis tracker, Swinerton will provide specialists trained in hydraulics. Having a single O&M provider for an owner’s many solar facility locations is not only more convenient, but also more cost effective for maintaining a fleet of plants spread out across the country.”

George Hershman, vice president of Swinerton Renewable Energy, adds, “Swinerton’s strategy to maintain our industry-leading position is to invest in a team of the best-trained solar O&M technicians throughout North America. We consistently execute 10-year O&M contracts for solar plants from Hawaii to New Jersey, from San Antonio to Waubaushene in Ontario, Canada. Now our clients are requesting 15-year O&M contracts for multiple plants in even the most varied and remote solar power plant locations across the country, the continent, and beyond.”

About Swinerton
With over 3 GW of power generation and 630 MW of solar power expertise, Swinerton Renewable Energy offers turnkey solar power solutions for utility-scale and distributed-generation projects, including EPC and O&M services, warranty wraps, performance guarantees, and its industry-leading monitoring and SCADA platform, SOLV™. Recognized nationally since 1888, Swinerton is the preferred builder and trusted partner in every market it serves—proudly leading with integrity, passion, and excellence. For more information on Swinerton, visit its blog SwinertonBuildsTomorrow, Facebook, Twitter, Flickr and LinkedIn.  

Media Contact:
Meggie Hollywood
415.984.1202
meggie.hollywood@swinerton.com

Swinerton Renewable Energy Contact:
Angelo Purpura, LEED AP
858.815.2435
apurpura@swinerton.com