UTC Telecom & Technology Event

Event | Oklahoma City, OK 

May 16–20, 2022 | Utilities Technology Council 

The Utilities Technology Council is hosting their annual conference, “The Utility Training & Education Rodeo,” on May 16–20, 2022. This conference will provide attendees with the opportunity to learn about information and communications technology (ICT) from thousands of professionals and technology partners. 

Join Southland Energy’s Roxanne Fong, Director of Utility Programs, for her panel, Energy Sector – Addressing its critical infrastructure and cybersecurity vulnerabilities. She will be sharing her expertise on improving critical energy infrastructure cybersecurity to better protect the nation’s systems and assets. 

Learn more about the event here.

Modeling Accurate Electric Rate Tariffs

Article | Utilities Tech Outlook

Maureen McDonald, Director of Energy Services, and Roxanne Fong, Director of Utility Programs, share their expertise on how to develop a comprehensive energy project with accurate electric rate tariff models for Utilities Tech Outlook. The California Public Utilities Commission has proposed to revise net energy metering tariffs, making modeling the correct charges from interval data imperative.  

To read more about facility auditing, utility analysis, and the detailed scope development necessary for a comprehensive energy project, click here.

2021 Energy Exchange

Virtual Event

August 2–6, 2021  

Southland Energy is hosting a booth at the 2021 Energy Exchange, a virtual training event featuring exhibitor booths and live sessions from industry leaders that cover topics regarding the present and future of efficient, resilient, secure, and sustainable energy and water solutions.  

Southland Energy’s experts are also participating in live sessions:  

The Future High Energy Intensity Facility: Data Centers, Hospitals, and Labs  

Monday, August 2, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. |Live Session 

Nello Tortora, Director, Federal Programs | Session Lead  

High energy intensity facilities such as data centers, hospitals, and laboratories are facing new and emerging challenges to be resilient, efficient, sustainable and secure. The velocity of data growth in combination with today’s cloud-centric environment is driving the development of new and retrofitted data centers seemingly every day. Hospitals and Labs consume many times more energy than an average office building, and while increasing energy efficiency is key to reducing cost and emissions, these facilities must address the future of patient care and research and development. Panelists from government and private sectors will share their perspective on the future of these facility trends and infrastructure.

Efficient, Sustainable, and Resilient DoD Installations  

Wednesday, August 4, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. | Live Session  

Nello Tortora, Director, Federal Programs | Session Lead/Moderator  

Mark Vilchuck, Senior Project Developer | Panelist/Speaker  

This session will provide information to installation and campus energy managers about the interrelationship between energy efficiency, sustainability and resiliency with examples of “how to” implement the findings of plans and readiness exercises. A panel of experts will describe their experiences with how, after being armed with the results of resilience planning and readiness exercises, can use these plans to operationalize your resilience strategy. This session will focus on strategies which enable transitioning from IEP Vision to Energy Security Reality using proven technology and viable commercial structures. Panelists will present processes, challenges, and best practices learned from actual projects implemented to address resilience, efficiency, and greenhouse gas reduction.

To learn more, click here

CASBO 2021 Annual Conference & California School Business Expo

Event | Virtual 

April 7–8, 2021 

Southland Energy is exhibiting at the California Association of School Business Officials (CASBO)Annual Conference & California School Business Expo. This virtual, two-day event offers professional development sessions and opportunities for networking and mentorship. Southland Energy’s experts will be sharing information and insight about planning for successful energy projects, addressing infrastructure and modernization goals, and more. 

To learn more, click here.

Southland Energy to Perform Design-Build Energy Retrofits in Partnership with PG&E for Coalinga State Hospital

Coalinga, CA 

January 15, 2021 — Following a successful Investment Grade Audit in 2020, Southland Energy was selected to perform design-build energy retrofits in partnership with PG&E for Coalinga State Hospital in Coalinga, California. 

Southland Energy will upgrade the facility infrastructure, improve the quality of the work environment, optimize the building automation, and enhance the reliability and maintainability of critical heating, cooling, and refrigeration systems through the implementation of multiple energy conservation measures. 

Slated for completion in September 2021, this project will produce an annual cost savings of approximately $1.2 million, significantly reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions, and modernize aging infrastructure. 

“This is an exciting opportunity for us to improve the conditions of the hospital for patients, staff, and visitors,” said Anthony Roner, Vice President of Southland Energy. “We look forward to working with PG&E to deliver this important project.”

About Southland Energy

As a division of Southland Industries, Southland Energy is a comprehensive energy services firm with roots in one of the nation’s leading MEP building systems firms. With the ability to self-perform energy services work through its distinctive design-build-operate-maintain expertise, Southland Energy works with clients to increase efficiency, reduce utility consumption, and lower overall energy costs. Using various creative financing options, Southland Energy’s certified energy professionals deliver guaranteed performance-based solutions that sustainably improve each facility’s bottom line. 

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703.834.5570

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Addressing Military Treatment Facility and Sustainment and Resilience Needs through Energy Savings Performance Contracts

The Big Room

The sustainment, restoration, and modernization (SRM) of Medical Treatment Facilities (MTFs) is paramount for the upcoming transition to one system managed by the Defense Health Agency (DHA). Thomas “T.W.” Williams of Southland Energy explains how this transition and critical funding challenges can be solved through third party financing Energy Savings Performance Contracts (ESPCs) or Utility Energy Services Contracts (UESCs). 

To learn more, click here.

The Big Room Talks: Healthcare

 Virtual Event 

Wednesday, November 11, 2020| 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM PST

Southland Energy and other industry experts are coming together to share insight and ignite action at The Big Room Talks: Healthcare forum. This virtual event is designed to promote thoughtful discussion, answers questions, and share more on key talk topics that impact the healthcare industry including megatrends, energy efficiency, financing, sustainable solutions, COVID-19, and more. 

With more opportunity than ever, Southland Energy and other industry experts are talking big ideas in a collaborative virtual space for discovery, learning, and networking.  

To learn more, click here.

The Big Room Talks: Water/Wastewater

Virtual Event

Monday, November 16, 2020| 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM PST

Southland Energy and other industry experts are coming together to share insight and ignite action at The Big Room Talks: Water/Wastewater forum. 

This virtual event is designed to promote thoughtful discussion, answers questions, and share more on key talk topics that impact the water/wastewater industry including megatrends, project financing, microgrids, energy and water nexus, sustainable solutions, and more.

With more opportunity than ever, Southland Energy and other industry experts are talking big ideas in a collaborative virtual space for discovery, learning, and networking.  

To learn more, click here.

Fort Riley Awarded Secretary of the Army, Energy Efficiency Project of the Year Award

Fort Riley, KS | Southland Energy

Oct. 21, 2020 — U.S. Army Fort Riley announced it has been awarded Secretary of the Army, Energy Efficiency Project of the Year Award for the first phase of a multi-phased Energy Savings Performance Contracting (ESPC). The first phase incorporated energy conservation measures from 14 technology categories in over 280 facilities on the installation. This ESPC is unique as it is the first Army ESPC to incorporate the Department of Defense’s (DoD) Risk Management Framework (RMF) process to achieve an Authority to Operate (ATO) for the Fort Riley Energy Management Control System (EMCS).

Southland Energy and Fort Riley collaborated and built a strong relationship to develop and implement a comprehensive program to achieve efficiency across the entire base. This program included incorporating measures such as: central plant upgrades and expansion, retro-commissioning, lighting (including Marshall Army Airfield), water measures, and upgrades to and expansion of the EMCS. The accredited EMCS has greatly enhanced the ability for Fort Riley to monitor and adjust facility operations from their command center, resulting in greater efficiency and sustainability. Overall, the project energy savings totaled an astounding 128,999,949,575 BTUs and a cost savings of $2.7 million. 

The implementation of a large and complex ESPC in three phases with over $70 million in capital improvements will move Southland Energy further towards the goal of being the industry leader in providing resilient, life-cycle energy solutions. With the ESPC, Southland Energy enhanced Fort Riley’s ability to accomplish critical missions, while making a positive impact for service members. 

“Southland Energy is proud to support Fort Riley in their efforts to reduce operating costs, improve infrastructure and resiliency, and to achieve their energy and water conservation goals,” said Nello Tortora, Director of Energy, Southland Energy “This project significantly improves the facilities that support the soldiers and mission of the 1st Infantry Division. In addition to the positive results of the first ESPC on Fort Riley, we recently completed a Phase 2 ESPC, which further reduces operating costs and improves infrastructure. We look forward to continuing the collaboration and partnership we have with Fort Riley, the Army Corps of Engineers and all stakeholders in this ESPC.”