SMA announced that it has secured two large-scale operations and maintenance (O&M) contracts in Chile, totaling nearly 180 MW. Under the contracts, Atlas Renewable Energy has chosen SMA to provide plantwide O&M for two utility-scale PV systems. These two renewable energy projects will complement the standard PV solutions services that SMA has been providing in South America for several years, expanding O&M services to plants with both SMA and non-SMA inverters.
One of the O&M sites, Javiera, totaling almost 70 MW, is located in Diego de Almagro, a city in the Atacama region of Chile. The second site is Quilapilun, a 110 MW project located in Santiago.
With SMA’s comprehensive O&M services, customers can expect the same expertise and bankability that they find with SMA inverters. SMA Service currently has more than 2.5 GW of solar assets under O&M agreements, which are monitored from SMA’s NERC compliant Solar Monitoring Centers located in California and Germany.