Power Plant Management
We take care of the operational management of sustainable energy production units: Power Plant Management. This can be done entirely independently or together with the owners: from preparation and implementation to exploitation and termination. See us as an extension of your organization, where your goals are also our goals.
To give an impression of our experience with this proposition: we operate four offshore wind parks, two large onshore wind parks and two onshore portfolios. In total more than 1,800 MW installed capacity. Our proposition will be expanded with solar and biomass operations in the near future.
Our focus is to optimise asset utilisation: we ensure compliance and guarantee the technical reliability and integrity. With our Power of Predictability we limit technical risks and take mitigating measures. We do everything to maximise the commercial value of the contracts.
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 do 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). We look at the O&M processes and chart all interests. We also take into account the details from the Offtake Agreements (such as our Direct Offtake Agreement). This quickly 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, we produce 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, we ensure 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 set up the IT platform. We take care of the IT structure and apply 'best in class' software solutions. We establish all interfaces to the platform and test them with the suppliers.We take care of your assets
In practical terms, we do three things during our Operations management. We monitor all production units 24/7/365; 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.
What we do
- Operations management
- HSE management / supervision
- 24/7 first line operations (Monitoring, grid operations, Alarm handling, Emergency response, Work permit and Access coordination, Logistic coordination)
- 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
We do everything to maximise the commercial value of the (electricity) contracts.Convert energy MWh into Euros
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
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
- 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
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