E.ON Energy Selected to Manage Four Of Novatus’ Wind Farms

The portfolio totals more than 700 megawatts.

By Anca Gagiuc, Associate Editor

South Plains II Wind Farm, Texas
South Plains II Wind Farm, Texas

ChicagoE.ON Energy Services has been selected to manage four of Novatus Energy’s wind farms located across three states. E.ON will provide complete asset management, site supervision and balance of plant management for two of wind farms in Texas, one in Maine and one in Washington State for the next five years.

The facilities include the South Plains II and Route 66 projects in Texas, the Palouse project in Washington State and the Oakfield project in Maine, totaling 700 megawatts under three different balancing authorities.

“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,” said Steve Doyon, CEO, Novatus Energy. “Novatus Energy continues to look at opportunities for expansion, but managing, operating, and maintaining our assets in a safe and efficient manner is our first priority.”

The agreement between Novatus Energy and E.ON marks E.ON’s presence in seven states in in nearly every major ISO. The investor-owned energy supplier is one of the world’s largest generators of renewable energy, and has invested more than $12 billion globally in wind and solar projects during the last decade.

“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 Patrick Woodson, chairman, E.ON North America. “We are excited to bring our Service with An Owner’s Eye philosophy to clients like Novatus Energy and look forward to getting to work on behalf of Novatus Energy.”

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