The Right Work on the Right Equipment at the Right Time

What We Do


We increase predictable cash flows by improving availability and productivity, while reducing long-term costs. This is accomplished by implementing asset management and operations and maintenance strategies tailored to your hydropower assets. Put simply: we perform The Right Work On The Right Equipment At The Right Time.

We perform corrective, preventative and condition-based maintenance programs in compliance with client needs, as well as state, local and federal laws and regulations

In addition to O&M services, Northbrook’s comprehensive turn-key Management Services include power purchase and interconnection contracting, insurance claim management, real estate tax mediation, inventory management, environmental, health and safety programs, regulatory compliance, capital planning and full financial reporting and management reporting.

Operations & Maintenance Services


We know unplanned jobs are statistically less safe than planned jobs, and breakdowns create significant business losses for owners. Corrective, preventative, and condition-based maintenance activities are devised and executed by competent Northbrook personnel to improve equipment availability, operational efficiency and safety. We do this safely, efficiently and in compliance with client needs, as well as state, local and federal laws and regulations.

Our experience in O&M, repair and capital improvements, derived from operating a large, geographically and technologically diverse power fleet for more than 30 years, invariably results in improved generation output accompanied by reduced risk, equipment breakdowns, outage durations and cost. And by offering a proper balance of plant investment in line with revenue & cost streams over the life of the assets, the end result is a high, sustainable level of financial returns to the facility owner.

The range and depth of our internal resources will reduce your need to engage third-party consultants and engineers, and access to our vast network of machinists and fabricators will facilitate repair to equipment no longer serviceable by OEMs. Our resources reduce outage time and contain costs.

Northbrook underpins its strong O&M services with professional turn-key, management services to provide power plant owners with frequent operations reports, full accounting and financial reporting, comprehensive regulatory program development, documentation and execution, insurance and property/business interruption claim management, financial reporting, and power marketing expertise coupled with risk management solutions to maximize operating income.

NPM’s services include:
  • Staffing with qualified operations and maintenance personnel
  • Routine repairs & maintenance
  • 24/7 alarm response
  • Weekly & monthly operations and management reporting
  • Maintenance of operating records, reports & data
  • Annual budget development
  • CapEx planning and outage management
  • Project licensing management
  • State and regulatory compliance
  • Environmental, health and safety program development
  • Payroll and benefits administration
  • Training and development
  • Our Standard O&M Services plus:
  • Financial reporting
  • Audit support
  • Inventory management
  • FERC & State regulatory reporting
  • Emergency action plan exercises
  • Power purchase offtake analysis & contracting
  • Part 12 dam safety management
  • Interconnection agreement contracting
  • Renewable energy credit (“REC”) sales and tracking
  • Insurance claim management
  • Project data storage & redundancy
  • Real estate tax mediation and litigation
NPM Advantage



Performance NPM consistently increases client performance by 5%-10%.
Experience We bring a fresh eye and over 30 years of experience to your project.
Industry Leadership We’re the independent leader in hydropower O&M and Asset Management services managing 26 facilities in 12 states.
Range Our clients include cities, counties, utilities, private equity, infrastructure, bond insurers, and our own companies, allowing us the added advantage of seeing operations from an owner’s perspective.
Expertise We have a vast network of industry relationships and a hydro-savvy team of specialists in engineering, operations, maintenance, construction management, regulatory, environmental, finance and accounting.
Scope We’ve developed five new facilities from the ground up, rehabilitated and repowered many others, including designing and manufacturing turbines and related mechanical equipment.
Productivity We increase predictable cash flows by improving availability and productivity, while reducing long-term costs by implementing asset management and operations and maintenance strategies with services tailored to your hydropower assets.
Compliance We have extensive experience, knowledge and contacts with the FERC and other federal and state resource agencies.
Troubleshooting Our complete understanding of hydro systems means we can anticipate and quickly diagnose problem areas.
What Our Customers Say…

“Northbrook’s diversified knowledge of hydroelectric projects has helped keep plant down time to a minimum, and their excellent housekeeping protocol and professionalism keeps the project running at peak performance while complying with all rules and regulations. If you are looking for a dedicated and knowledgeable company to run your hydroelectric operation, I would recommend Northbrook Power Management.”
-Director, California County

“We contracted with Northbrook Power Management to take over O & M responsibilities and assist in the transition from the prior owner. Northbrook’s expertise made the transition a smooth one, and they continue to provide excellent service. They respond in a quick and professional manner to all issues relating to the project. I can highly recommend the NPM team to provide operations, maintenance and general hydro services to any hydropower owner.”
-Director of Generation, Municipal Electric Utility

“NPM has performed management, operations and maintenance services for our entire hydroelectric portfolio since 2005… I would highly recommend their O&M and value creation services to any owner of hydroelectric facilities.”
-Private Equity Fund

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