PS Renewables and Push Energy have merged their UK Operations & Maintenance (O&M) activities, creating a new joint venture to be called PSH Operations.
Both PS and Push bring their collective O&M divisions together as a platform for growth. In practical terms, there is little overlap geographically, with Push based in the east of the UK (Essex), and PS further west (Berkshire).
Nicola Waters, former COO of Primrose Solar, has been appointed Managing Director for PSH Operations.
Waters said, “In my previous role as the COO of a major asset owner, PS Renewables was my most trusted and capable O&M provider. O&M needs to change and PSH Operations can be a leader in its field, with truly national reach and scale. Customers want the basics done well, but increasingly they want value-adding services and aligned incentives to ensure that asset availability and performance are top priorities.”
According to Waters, innovation and creative thinking will be a key differentiator between O&M providers, and will be a particular strength of this new venture.
Following this development, PSH Operations will now manage close to 600MW of UK solar, along with 114MW of Gas Peaker and a new 7MW Battery plant, making it one of the largest multi-technology O&M companies in Europe.
Both PS Renewables and Push Energy will continue to grow their other businesses in the UK and abroad. PS Renewables has recently connected its first site in the U.S. and purchased a large development company, whilst Push Energy has also contracted a number of Gas Peaker projects and is now developing opportunities in the second build-phase under zero subsidy, the company said.