Novatus picks E.ON to manage 700 MW of wind farms in three states

Novatus Energy has selected E.ON Energy Services to manage four of its wind farms across three states; Texas, Maine and Washington.

E.ON said Sept. 26 that it will provide complete asset management, site supervision and balance of plant management for two wind farms in Texas, one in Maine, and one in Washington. The projects total more than 700 MW. They include the South Plains II and Route 66 projects in Texas, the Palouse project in Washington and the Oakfield project in Maine. E.ON Energy Services will serve as the asset manager of the sites for five years.

“E.ON is one of the most experienced operators in North America and their track record of high quality and commitment to safety helped make this an easy decision. We are focused on safety and high performance. We expect excellence from those working on our behalf, and we are confident that E.ON will deliver,” Novatus Energy CEO Steve Doyon said.

“With the acquisitions of these projects, Novatus Energy has established itself as a major owner in U.S. wind. Integrating a sizable portfolio takes careful planning and managing a lot of moving pieces. E.ON is one of only a few companies that have the experience and scale to take on projects large or small,” said E.ON North America Chairman Patrick Woodson.

With the Novatus Energy agreement, E.ON now manages, owns and/or operates wind farms in seven states and in nearly every major ISO. E.ON also provides Operations and Maintenance services in Europe through E.ON Energy Services. E.ON is one of the world’s largest generators of renewable energy, and has invested more than $12 billion globally in wind and solar projects over the last decade.

Novatus Energy is a U.S.-focused renewable IPP, which owns and manages a portfolio of operating, and in construction, utility scale wind and solar generation facilities comprising over 1,800 MW’s covering eight states.

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