ALISO VIEJO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--IHI Power Services Corp. (IPSC), a leading owner and operator of power plants across the U.S., is pleased to share its end-of-year highlights which include the commissioning and commercial operation of the world’s largest lithium-ion battery storage. IPSC also added the entire collection of Hull Street Energy’s plants – Pawtucket, CEDECCA, Forked River and Pittsfield – to its portfolio. Additionally, IPSC was granted a five-year extension to operate and manage Yard Creek’s hydro facility.
Earlier this year, IPSC won Combined Cycle Journal’s “Best Practice Award” for its role in operating and maintaining Armstrong Energy, a 625-megawatt, dual-fuel, simple-cycle peaking facility in Shelocta, Pa. IPSC further solidified itself as a leader in the industry by winning the Combustion Turbine Operations Technical Forum’s (CTOTF) “Safety Excellence Award.”
“Despite the challenges of 2020 including a global pandemic, everyone at IPSC came together to continue delivering exceptional service to partners and clients,” said Steve Gross, CEO of IPSC. “IPSC is honored to be recognized across the industry for its power generation best practices and safety protocols, and to continue to grow and expand the company’s portfolio and global footprint.”
In response to the pandemic, IPSC took the immediate action to ensure the more than 30 facilities and 12.7 gigawatts it manages were able to continue business as usual and supply power to the North American grid, while also keeping its employees safe. IPSC had the foresight to gather, process and analyze data from different European countries’ COVID responses before it had even become widespread within the U.S. in order to develop its COVID Power Generation Response and Best Practices plan, which included different staffing scenarios and strategies to ensure it was capable of handling the worst-case scenario of a potential outbreak in a plant without disrupting operations.
IPSC also began the development of its new remote operating center (ROC), which is set to launch this spring and will expand IPSC’s operations and maintenance (O&M) service offerings to better support the renewable power generation sector including wind, PV solar, battery storage and more. As part of its new diversity and inclusivity initiative, IPSC created a council to further drive its commitment to infuse diversity and inclusivity in everything the company does – top to bottom.
With its focus on continuous growth, IPSC also welcomed three new vice presidents – Joe Andre, Dan Consie and Dean Motl – to expand the company’s compliance, strategic initiatives and business development departments.
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ABOUT IHI POWER SERVICES CORP: IHI Power Services Corp’s (IPSC) parent company IHI Corporation, based in Tokyo, Japan, is a heavy industrial manufacturing and services company active in a number of industries including aerospace, ship building, power generation, automotive and transportation infrastructure. IPSC was specifically formed to provide operations, maintenance, management and power plant support services to the U.S. power generation industry. The IPSC team of energy professionals deliver value-added service based on expertise gleaned through years of hands-on experience in the power generation industry. As an owner and operator, IPSC understands that minimizing operational risks and maximizing asset value while maintaining a safe work environment that is environmentally compliant is key to the success of every facility. By instituting proven programs, industry best practices and upholding the company’s guiding principles of growth, respect, accountability, integrity and lack of limitation – IPSC provides world-class service to each of the more than 30 facilities and 12.7 gigawatts it manages. For more information, visit www.ihipower.com and follow IPSC on LinkedIn.