Cogentrix employs a centralized approach to the management and operation of power facilities. Under this model, support functions such as operations management, engineering, human resources, legal, environmental, procurement, finance, accounting and information technology are provided to power plants through a shared resource structure. Through this collaboration, asset management and operations personnel provide support for the daily operations of the various power plants. This support includes technical oversight, maintenance and project planning and coordination, equipment and plant optimization, fuel procurement, market expertise, compliance assistance and reporting. The result is the implementation of consistent practices in a collaborative environment, a crucial element in Cogentrix achieving industry-leading performance.