HOUSTON, April 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — The Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) has awarded EthosEnergy two new Operations and Maintenance (O&M) contracts and renewed an additional two contracts, totalling $116m.
“Reliability in the utility industry is critical. As a community-owned utility, generation to meet our customer-owners’ demand is paramount,” says Ross Gould SMUD Manager of Thermal Generation and Gas Pipeline Assets. “Excellent safety, performance and a proven ability to operate reliably are priorities when we consider a vendor to provide operations and maintenance for our thermal generation fleet of assets. These contracts expand our almost ten-year relationship with EthosEnergy.”
“Focussing on the needs of SMUD, we designed a solution to focus on the efficient operation of the facilities. This solution includes the application of our full service facility performance management technology and on site performance engineering support to SMUD’s entire thermal generation fleet of assets, focused on extracting more value from their assets. Our performance management systems and technology are designed to drive facility production efficiency and identify improvements that will deliver long-term efficiency and associated savings,” said Charlie Hoock, Senior Vice President of Operations & Maintenance, EthosEnergy.
All four contracts, across five plants, will extend from January 1, 2016 through December 2020 and will provide 60 people with employment.
EthosEnergy will operate and maintain the Central Valley Financing Authority (CVFA) Cogen I, the Sacramento Cogeneration Authority (SCA) Cogen II, the Sacramento Power Authority (SPA) Cogen III, the McClellan Gas Turbine (MGT) and the Cosumnes Power Plant (CPP).
EthosEnergy has previously provided SMUD with gas turbine parts, ECOMAX® performance optimization and auto tuning, as well as field services on their Frame 7FA, Frame 7E, and LM6000 gas turbines.
Operations and Maintenance services and performance optimization are part of the overall products and services offered by EthosEnergy and designed to maximize the return on our customer’s investment in power generation technologies.
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EthosEnergy is a leading independent service provider of rotating equipment services and solutions to the power, oil & gas and industrial markets. Globally, these services include power plant engineering, procurement and construction; facility operations & maintenance; design, manufacture and application of engineered components, upgrades and re-rates; repair, overhaul and optimization of gas and steam turbines, generators, pumps, compressors and other high-speed rotating equipment. www.ethosenergygroup.com
Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) is the nation’s sixth-largest community-owned electric service provider, and has been providing low-cost, reliable electricity for more than 65 years to Sacramento County (and small adjoining portions of Placer and Yolo Counties). SMUD is a recognized industry leader and award winner for its innovative energy efficiency programs, renewable power technologies, and for its sustainable solutions for a healthier environment. SMUD is the first large California utility to receive more than 20 percent of its energy from renewable resources. www.smud.org
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