Borrego Energy announced it is rebranding its O&M business as Cleanleaf Energy, with a focus on utility and commercial solar + storage O&M. All Borrego leadership and personnel remain in place.
“Borrego began in 2002 as a close-knit, family-owned business with a mission that still stands — to accelerate the adoption of renewable energy,” said Mikael Backman, who has assumed the role of Cleanleaf Energy CEO, having most recently served as president for the Borrego O&M division. “We were one of the early O&M providers in the country, establishing best practices and a reputation for excellence, while growing the business over those crucial early years. Industry trends and innovations enhanced and evolved the company over time, allowing it to explore new places in its role as an industry pioneer. Today’s announcement will allow the O&M business to focus solely on monitoring, operating and upgrading PV and BESS assets across the country to maximize the utilization of renewable resources that have been installed in this energy transition.”
From the start, Cleanleaf Energy will be one of the largest third-party O&M providers in the country, managing and optimizing more than 1.9 GW across 1,000 solar and energy storage projects, including utility-scale plants that were previously managed under the Borrego name. An established provider in the commercial sector, Cleanleaf Energy will continue a push into the utility space.
“Our competitive O&M difference, as Borrego, and now as Cleanleaf Energy, is our data-driven operational platform and know-how honed over decades of experience, our deep relationships throughout the industry, and our ability and desire to embrace technological innovations,” continued Backman. “Combined with a commitment to excellence, this know-how leads to consistent, cost-effective plant performance, reduced downtimes and increased efficiency, providing operational excellence to all clients we serve, now and in the future.”
In addition to its core O&M offerings, Cleanleaf’s Special Projects group will continue to focus on detailed investigation, pre-construction hand-offs, efficient troubleshooting, repair and system upgrades for solar PV sites.
The company Borrego Energy will focus on EPC work after selling its development arm in 2022.
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