Consumers Energy has awarded Outland Energy Services a service contract to provide construction/commissioning-period support, and operations, maintenance, and remote monitoring services at the 100.8 MW Lake Winds Energy Project in Mason County, Michigan. The project is comprised of fifty-six Vestas V100 1.8 MW wind turbines and is expected to begin commercial operation in October, 2012.
“Outland’s collaboration with Consumers Energy is an example of how Outland can provide an asset owner with the best possible value for commissioning, operations, maintenance, and remote monitoring from the very start of a project’s life,” said Steve Scott, President and CEO of Outland. “Our team is looking forward to ensuring a successful project for Consumers.”
“Consumers conducted an exhaustive evaluation of service providers and engaged Outland because of its solid reputation for providing safe, high-quality services, and its willingness to customize its offerings to meet our needs,” said Bill Schoenlein, manager of hydro and renewable generation for Consumers Energy.
“Outland is excited to collaborate with Consumers Energy to ensure that its turbines achieve the highest energy-based availability possible,” said Don Gibson, Outland’s Business Development Manager. “With experience providing services for more than 1,350 MW of operating wind assets, Outland is confident in our ability to optimize the performance of Consumers’ Lake Winds Energy Project.”