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Operations and Maintenance

Figuring out how to operate and maintain renewable energy systems poses a challenge for commercial, industrial and municipal organizations constrained by budgets that offer no room for additional staff. Energy efficiency contracting services from Ameresco’s energy services specialists free businesses and municipalities from the ongoing expense of renewable energy systems while allowing them to reap the benefits of lower energy costs.

Operations and maintenance (O&M) expenses can vary greatly from one energy solution to another. While a solar array or geothermal system may need very little ongoing maintenance, wind turbines and landfill-gas-to-energy systems require skilled technicians to keep them operating efficiently. Simply finding the right personnel to operate and maintain advanced energy systems can be a challenge, as technologies are changing rapidly.

Ameresco can provide complete O&M solutions or integrated solutions with training for existing staff. As an independent company with no products to sell, our customers can choose best-in-class energy equipment solutions and gain control over the costs to operate and maintain them.

Our Independence Generates Real Cost Benefits

Ameresco is a fully independent energy services company (ESCO). This provides measurable savings and advantages to government and business clients at every stage of their energy efficiency projects.

  • Design: Drawing only from best-in-class energy infrastructure components without supplier bias, we can tailor a solution to maximize efficiency or to manage development costs.
  • Build: We can partner with local contractors to complete a project or recruit internationally renowned experts to oversee construction, retrofitting or installation.
  • Own: Take control of the new facility or let Ameresco run it and manage energy delivery.
  • Operate and Maintain: We can train existing staff to run on-site systems, take on all O&M responsibilities or recruit new personnel to operate and maintain energy infrastructure.

Other companies may push certain solutions, limit contractor choices or require long-term contracts. At Ameresco, our independence provides complete freedom of choice and measurable cost benefits for any energy project.

Case Studies

Daytime view of the Savannah River Site Biomass Cogeneration Facility with the biomass intake in the foreground

DOE Savannah River Site Biomass Cogeneration Facility

Ameresco manages all aspects of operations at the biomass facility, including the sourcing of biomass material to fuel the plant.

Daytime view of the roof of a terminal at Logan Airport in Boston with solar panels installed

Logan Airport

Custom mounts designed by Ameresco allowed solar panels to be installed that met safety requirements.

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Elmendorf Air Force Base

Connecting a local supply of natural gas to a new central plant saved more than 1 million MMBtu annually.

Additional Media

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Operations and Maintenance

Ameresco offers a full range of operations and maintenance services, including plant operations, plant maintenance, commissioning and retro-commissioning, as well as maintenance for solar power systems.

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