ENcome takes over O&M for Austria's largest PV installation


Klagenfurt am Wörthersee (09.02.2015): Since end of 2014, Austria’s largest PV installation is located on a logistic centre near Villach. The PV power plant provides enough power to supply up to 1000 households in an environmentally friendly and CO2-neutral manner. ENcome Energy Performance GmbH, a pan-European leading and independent provider of services for photovoltaic installations, has been commissioned with the technical operation of the power plant.

The roof installation has a peak capacity of 3,400 kWp and at present represents the largest photovoltaic installation in Austria. The power plant consists of 17 subsystems to 200 kWp each, which are permanently monitored as an entirety through the monitoring system, ENcome Energy Monitor, by ENcome’s service technicians. Malfunctions and production shutdowns can therefore be detected in time and eliminated within shortest possible time. Additionally to the continuous plant monitoring ENcome as a plant operator also takes over the role as the official and professional plant responsible authority, which is requested by the grid operator.


ENcome also supports its customers in the complete documentation in case of insurance claims as well as complaints against component manufacturers.

With the take-over of this installation ENcome significantly expands its portfolio in Austria. “Unfortunately the economic conditions for photovoltaic in Austria have become more and more unattractive throughout the last years. Therefore a professional and efficient plant operation for larger PV installations has become more important than ever”, explains Dr. Robin Hirschl, CEO at ENcome, the current situation on the domestic market. Light house projects such as the present one in Carinthia may hopefully convince also other investors to realize new projects and make a positive contribution to climate protection.

The ENcome group is a pan-European leading and independent provider for the operation of photovoltaic power plants with focus on technical Operation and Maintenance (O&M), technical Asset Management (TAM) and the compilation of technical expertise. At present ENcome operates power plants with a nominal capacity of several hundred megawatts in different countries. Well skilled engineers ensure the best yield for every renewable energy park in any grid environment. Furthermore ENcome offers other services along the asset lifecycle of photovoltaic installations partnering amongst others with renown law firms, tax advisers and security centers.