American Rescue Plan Act: Treasury Guidance for State & Local Governments

On-Demand Webinar | Virtual

Maureen McDonald, Director of Energy Services, shares her broad expertise, insight, and knowledge to help business leaders make the appropriate decisions with stimulus funding for energy and infrastructure projects as deadlines quickly approach. This webinar includes a broad overview of the programs, but specifically focuses on allocation funds distribution and the flow of money for energy, infrastructure, and wastewater treatment facility projects.

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Taking Shape: The Evolution of AB 841 to CalSHAPE

Article | The Big Room

In anticipation of application deadlines and funding requirements, Southland Energy’s Dominic Cardenas, Senior Account Executive, shares the latest updates to CalSHAPE, California Schools Healthy Air, Plumbing, and Efficiency Program. Previously known as California Assembly Bill 841, CalSHAPE provides HVAC upgrade opportunities for K–12 districts.

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American Rescue Plan Act: Treasury Guidance for State & Local Governments

On-Demand Webinar 

With new guidance, varying funding allocations for state and local governments, and usage implications, Southland Energy’s Maureen McDonald, Director of Energy Services, breaks down the American Rescue Plan Act regarding your energy and infrastructure projects. 

In this on-demand webinar, Maureen shares an overview of the plan, how to use the funding allocations, and provides insight on what it specifically means for wastewater treatment facilities. Get the latest American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act guidance on demand so you can utilize your funds by the deadlines: 

    • Learn more about funding allocations
    • Discover how to use ARP funds 
    • Understand uses and implications for wastewater treatment facilities and infrastructure by diving deep into the:
      • Clean Water State Revolving Fund
      • Drinking Water State Revolving Fund 
    • Review the process for using your allocated funds  

Conversations about Energy: Reopening Buildings Series

Video | Conversations about Energy

In the Conversations about Energy: Reopening Buildings Series, Southland Energy’s Bright Abdelmasih, Energy Engineer, and Tom Barentson, Business Development Manager, dive deep into the challenges of safely reopening buildings.  

Throughout this video series, Tom pairs his experience as a teacher, educational sales leader, and chief business official with Bright’s energy engineering and energy services project development background to define how to safely reopen buildings such as schools while minimizing overall risk, discussing the steps to reopen, the importance of a preventative maintenance approach, and ongoing O&M.

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Microgrids: A Modern Solution for American’s 100-Year-Old Utility Monopoly

Article | Energy Tech Review

Previously just used during power outages, microgrids are now acquiring a new cluster of customers. These customers are looking to ensure continuous electricity regardless of the weather or unforeseen events by using distributed energy resources (DERs) and microgrids. Technology has been evolving for years and is now revolutionizing the energy sector. Although microgrids control just a slice of generation in relation to overall traditional electric generation, they are being built with velocity. Southland Energy’s Roxanne Fong, Director of Utility Programs, and Maureen McDonald, Director of Energy Services, share their insight on how microgrids can be a solution for America’s aging energy infrastructure.

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Energy Program Leads to Fort Riley Energy Efficiency Award

Article | U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Huntsville Center’s Energy Savings and Performance Contracting program incorporates the Department of Defense Risk Management Framework process to achieve an Authority to Operates for Fort Riley’s Energy Management Control System, allowing for enhanced monitoring and adjustment of facility operations. Southland Energy with the U.S. Army Garrison Fort Riley used the Huntsville acquisition tool resulting in the installation receiving the Army’s Energy Efficiency 2020 Project of the Year Award.

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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. 

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Increasing Adoption of Energy Performance Contracts

Article | The Military Engineer

Performance contracting has seen an increase across services as a cost-effective way to implement needed energy and resilience upgrades. Today, Energy Savings Performance Contracts (ESPC) incorporate critical infrastructure improvements that provide annual energy savings. The U.S. Army Garrison Fort Riley, Kan., was awarded the Army Energy Efficiency 2020 Project of the Year Award for its ESPC, completed by Southland Energy. The $62.5 million infrastructure improvements provides an annual savings of $4.3 million, 8 percent greater than the guaranteed savings.

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League of California Public Works Institute

Monday, March 15, 2021- 9:00 AM- 4:00 PM PST, Wednesday, March 17, 2021- 8:30 AM- 5:30 PM PST, Friday, March 19, 2021- 9:30 AM- 1:15 PM PST

Join the League of California Cities and Southland Energy for three days of educational content and networking. Now, more than ever, the opportunity for city officials to learn from and network with each other provides invaluable support. The virtual conference offers education on the latest developments in public works, leadership, managing transportation, infrastructure, water, waste programs, and more.

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