Our Services

Power Plant Management

We take care of the operational management of sustainable energy production units: Power Plant Management. This is done together with the owners or entirely independently: from preparation and implementation to production and decommissioning. We are an extension of your organization, where your goals are our goals.

To give an impression of our experience: we operate five offshore wind parks, three large onshore wind parks and two onshore portfolios. As of 2020 in total more than 2700 MW installed capacity. Our proposition will be expanded with solar operations in the near future.

Our focus is to optimise asset utilisation: we ensure 100% compliance (license to operate), guarantee the technical reliability and integrity and - with our Power of Predictability - we limit technical risks and take mitigating measures. OutSmart does everything to maximise the commercial value of the (electricity) contracts.

  • Technical Operations Management

    Our focus is to optimise asset utilisation: we ensure 100% compliance (license to operate), guarantee the technical reliability and integrity and - with our Power of Predictability - we limit technical risks and take mitigating measures.

    We design future-proof O&M organisation

    Starting point for our assignment is the Operations Strategy leading to an Operations & Management Plan (O & M Plan). OutSmart looks at the O&M processes and chart all interests. We also consider the details from the Power Purchase Agreement (PPA). This provides clarity in the duties of the members of the Power Plant Management team. We meet mutual conditions and expectations. We comply with permits and regulations (compliancy). We organize the team and conclude the contracts.

    Preparations

    In order to guarantee the operational tasks and responsibilities, OutSmart produces a manual with processes and procedures in which all agreements are stated, explanations are given about the IT platform and interfaces and of course the agreed mandate. We take care of the IT structure and apply best in class software solutions. All interfaces are created and tested together with the suppliers. With a transparent way of working and open communication, OutSmart ensures that the owner is ready in time for the operations phase and we bridge the gap until formal take-over of the generating unit.

    We take care of your assets

    In practical terms, OutSmart does three things during our Operations management. We monitor all production units 24/7/365 by our Operation Control centre; We combine our knowledge and experience of multiple energy assets into relevant performance indicators; We increase the predictability of the critical components by working together with maintenance parties on a higher reliability of the components.

    We inspect your assets

    Inspections provide an independent view on your assets to safeguard your investment. The objectives are to determine and improve the: technical condition; safe work environment; quality of workmanship; environmental impact; compliance to maintenance contract and legal state (like mandatory inspections). Issues and possible risks are mapped, tracked and reported in a clear format for quick overview.

    What we do

    • Operations management
    • HSE management / supervision
    • Work Permit system, management and supervision
    • 24/7 first line operations (Monitoring, grid operations, Alarm handling, Emergency response, Work permit and Access coordination, Logistic coordination)
    • Online visualization of asset performance and big data analysis
    • Downtime allocation to determine (contractual) availability
    • PPA availability and curtailment coordination
    • Safe System of Work of Electrical Installations (NPcEI)
    • Engineering / Analyses
    • Site management
    • Reliability Inspections
    • Compliancy management
    • Management and technical reporting
    • Owner’s access to portfolio / wind farm performance
  • Commercial Operations Management

    OutSmart does everything to maximise the commercial value of the (electricity) contracts.

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    As your dedicated business partner, we look after your business case and make sure each contract is compliant to rules & legislations. Our support includes the definition of strategies (wind forecasting and power trading), optimal contract conditions and continuous identification of improvement potential.

    What we do:

    • SPC management
    • Contract compliance
    • Wind power trading strategy development
    • PPA contract negotiations
    • SMA contract negotiations
    • Wind power forecasting
    • Stakeholder reporting
  • HSEQ Support

    Safety should always be the main objective when you expect (your) people to work in harsh environments.

    Make ‘zero harm’ your goal

    From our Operations Centre in Emden, we monitor 24/7 your assets, (safe) operation, incident reaction and organize the required inspections. Based on our experience and lessons learned, our QHSE department provides customized training and guidelines for all employees.

    What we do:

    • HSE Audits / Supervision
    • Safety Audits / Inspections
    • Quality Audits / Control
    • Training Sessions
We do this based on:
  • ISO 55000 (Principles of asset management)
  • ISO 9001 (Requirements for Quality Management Systems)
  • ISO 14001: Environmental Management Systems
  • ISO 27019 Information security for process control in the energy industry
  • ISO 27001: Information security management systems
  • General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
  • OSHAS 18001 (internationally recognized occupational, health and safety management system series standard)
  • Industry Standards (ISO, EN, BS, DIN, NEN) and Regulations
  • Project Concessions and Permits
  • National Legislation (with focus on EU countries)
  • Legislation European Electricity Market

We know how to ensure 24/7 high performance and equipment integrity over a 25+ year lifetime of your wind energy operations.

We already take care of 1800 MW of renewable energy assets. What can we do for you?