Anesco is to provide operations and maintenance services for a further 10 UK solar farms, on behalf of Foresight Group and Alpha Real Renewables. The sites have a combined operational capacity of 71MW, taking the total number of assets being looked after by Anesco’s O&M team to over 22,000.
The addition of the sites means Anesco is fast approaching its target of 1GW of UK solar and storage under management. This includes those owned by investment groups, local authorities and housing associations.
“We’ve been working with the team at Anesco for many years now and we’re very happy with the O&M services provided” said Julian Elsworth, Senior Portfolio Manager, Foresight Group.“Ensuring our renewable assets are operating at their optimal efficiency is of the utmost importance to us, so it’s crucial we have a team looking after them who react quickly but also help manage those assets in a way that optimises their performance.”
James Schwerdt, Portfolio Manager, Alpha Real Renewables, added that Anesco is a very competent counterparty, providing the stability and capability the company is looking for, while crucially helping to maximise the availability and performance of its solar plants.
Anesco has an existing contract to provide technical and commercial asset management for eighteen UK solar farms owned by Foresight Group. The latest contracts will see this portfolio increased to twenty-four. The four new sites for Alpha Real Renewables take the total capacity being looked after by Anesco for the investment services group to 81MW.
Anesco provides renewable asset O&M services to local authorities, housing associations, investors and commercial customers based across the UK, covering both domestic and commercial renewable energy installations. The company has a solar farm portfolio that exceeds 100 sites and is the UK market leader for energy storage.