E.ON Climate and Renewables (EC&R) North America, one of the world’s largest owners of renewable energy projects, has begun utilizing software developed by geoAMPS, a Columbus-area technology company, to help manage its many wind energy projects in the United States and Canada.
The Chicago-based energy company is the principal North American subsidiary of E.ON A.G., the world’s largest investor-owned utility. EC&R is using the geoAMPS software product altAMPS to help manage its wind farm projects in 16 states and two provinces of Canada. EC&R’s operational wind farms are capable of generating more than 2,700 megawatts of electricity. The company has many more projects in various stages of development.
EC&R selected altAMPS as its land management software based on its assessment that altAMPS is one of the few available software platforms with both the ability to adapt its product to the unique business needs of a wind energy developer and operator, and a business philosophy that made it willing to do so.
The altAMPS software will assist EC&R through all phases of development and operation of its wind farm projects. Operating through a Web database, altAMPS provides EC&R a number of advantages, including managing lease agreements and obligations, a royalty payment calculator, automatic payment tracking, meteorological tower management, and workflow generation.
The geoAMPS software also integrates with EC&R’s financial and Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems for seamless transfer of data between all systems and to further increase the audit controls and efficiencies within EC&R’s processes.
“geoAMPS is very excited to work with E.ON Climate and Renewables and provide our altAMPS solution to meet their project needs in North America,” Yogesh Khandelwal, geoAMPS President and Chief Executive Officer, said. “We have worked extensively with E.ON to tailor the altAMPS software to their needs. This partnership resulted in a true wind project management software solution that can centralize all land, infrastructure and operational data.”
E.ON Climate and Renewables North America is rapidly expanding its wind, solar and alternative energy portfolio. It develops, owns and operates some of the most efficient, highest performing renewable energy projects in the U.S.
geoAMPS provides software solutions to manage land rights and infrastructure assets. Its growing client base includes companies, like EC&R, that are leaders in their respective industries. altAMPS is one of a series of software products developed at geoAMPS, each one industry-specific and capable of being customized to meet individual customer needs. altAMPS offers end-to-end management of wind and other alternative energy projects.
For more information, visit EC&R online, www.eoncrna.com, and geoAMPS online, www.geoamps.com.
Dan Liggett is Communications and Public Relations Manager for geoAMPS, a technology company located in the Columbus, Ohio, area that helps energy companies implement standardized processes, bringing efficiency and optimization within project and asset management. For more information call 614-389-4871 or visit www.geoamps.com.