Southwest Generation

Southwest Generation is a rapidly growing privately held energy company based in Denver, Colorado, that is building a diversified portfolio of natural gas-fired power generation assets.

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Southwest Generation employs a strategy of improving operational efficiency, reducing costs and increasing the overall value of power generation assets. Their clean, efficient gas-fired generation assets are flexible and responsive to the integration of wind and solar generation resources, providing reliable regulation for renewable technologies.  Southwest Generation has facilities located in California, Nevada, New Mexico and Colorado.

Southwest Generation was having severe issues with voice qualify, service interruptions and unresponsive support from a major telecom provider in Denver that was providing “Hosted VoIP/PBX” services for them.

Walnut Telecom Group was referred to Southwest Generation by one of our clients that we already assisted in the implementation of “Hosted VoIP/PBX” services for.

After a conversation about the requirements, applications and goals that were important to Southwest Generation, Walnut Telecom Group assisted in the negotiation of agreements to provide a “Hosted PBX” solution.

In the fall of 2013, Walnut Telecom Group along with Momentum Telecom implemented the “Hosted PBX” solution for Southwest Generation.

Southwest Generation is extremely satisfied with the full suite of features and support that is provided from Momentum Telecom

Walnut Telecom is a direct channel provider for Momentum Telecom to provide “Hosted VoIP/PBX” solutions for our clients.


About Momentum Telecom

Momentum Telecom is a leading business communications provider that offers smart, customizable cloud PBX solutions to direct subscribers and more than 300 independent cable operators, municipalities, VARs and MSPs nationwide. As the industry’s most reliable provider, Momentum delivers superior voice quality backed by a geo-redundant network with 100% uptime. Founded in 2001, Momentum now powers over 80,000 voice lines providing customers with the flexibility and carrier-grade services needed to move their business forward. Momentum provides an expansive product suite that includes hosted VoIP, broadband management, SIP trunking, contact center, collaboration tools and unified communications services.


Southwest Generation was having severe issues with voice qualify, service interruptions and unresponsive support from a major telecom provider in Denver that was providing “Hosted VoIP/PBX” services for them.

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“CVI Digital Solutions has used the services of Chris Iovane and Walnut Telecom for many years.  We continue to go back to Chris whenever the need arises because of his service and support we have received over the years.  Chris’s knowledge of the expanding technologies in the telecom industry has helped our organization to make the right decisions when is comes to our voice and data technologies.  I would recommend the services of Walnut Telecom to any business looking for a true consultant for their communications needs.”

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