BSR agrees solar deal with Mongoose Energy
BSR has agreed a deal with Mongoose Energy to manage a 50MW portfolio of 14 solar parks.
18th April 2018 by Networks
Mongoose Energy is the UK’s largest manager of community-owned renewable energy assets and this is the first solar operations and maintenance (O&M) deal to span a number of community projects. The five-year agreement covers solar parks owned by community organisations; once the on-boarding is complete, BSR will manage a 586MW solar portfolio across 64 sites.
Dan Kingscote, performance and operations manager, Mongoose Energy said: “It is vital for Mongoose and our clients to get the highest calibre O&M available, not simply the cheapest. BSR demonstrated throughout the tender that they understand our clients’ values and operate to the highest health and safety standards.
“O&M is a technically complex and time-consuming activity. To do it properly requires a well-resourced and experienced contractor to both manage the site and support in optimising asset performance.”
Matthew Harnack, BSR O&M director, added: “This landmark contract with Mongoose builds on our work in the sector and establishes BSR as a leading O&M provider in the burgeoning community energy market.
“We are looking forward to partnering with Mongoose and using our extensive experience to help maximise the output of these sites, and therefore improve returns for the community group members. We have a tried and tested, collaborative approach to community solar O&M, which means we are confident in our ability to effectively respond to the communities’ needs and work with them to deliver positive outcomes.”
BSR will manage nearly half (46%) of community energy capacity in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, once these 14 sites are on board.
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