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.

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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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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Tuesday, February 8, 2021 | 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM EST

Presented in partnership with Sustainable Energy Fund (SEF), Southland Energy’s Director of Energy Services Maureen McDonald will discuss infrastructure upgrades that facility owners and operators can invest in that will allow them to preserve capital dollars, reduce lifecycle costs, and decrease risks In the midst of the pandemic.

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Thursday, February 4, 2021 | 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM PST

CASBO San Diego-Imperial Section will be leading their virtual conference, “Together Towards Tomorrow!” which will be addressing multiple topics on of which will be the importance of and how to leverage Assembly Bill (AB) 841 to safely reopen California schools. Southland’s Dominic Cardenas, Account Executive, Senior, Tom Barentson, Business Development, and Maureen McDonald, Director of Energy Services will be discussing the challenges schools are facing In order to provide a safe learning environment In the wake of COVID-19.

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32nd Annual West Coast Energy Management Congress

Wednesday, June 25, 2014 – 10:00 to Thursday, June 26, 2014 – 14:00
Washington State Convention Center
Seattle, Washington

The West Coast Energy Management Congress (EMC) is the largest energy conference and technology expo held on the U.S. West Coast specifically for business, industrial and institutional energy users. It brings together the top experts in all areas of the field to help you set a clear, optimum path to energy efficiency, facility optimization and sustainability, as well as innovation solutions to improve your ROI.

You can explore promising new technologies, compare energy supply and alternative energy options, and learn about innovative project implementation strategies.


For More Information, click here.

US Department of Energy Certifies Southland Energy as a Pre-Qualified Energy Service Company

Friday, December 13, 2013 – 00:00

Dulles, VA

Southland Energy, a division of Southland Industries, recently announced that it has been approved for the US Department of Energy’s Qualified List of Energy Service Companies. With several qualifications required for a company to be recognized on this list, this certification validates Southland Energy’s track record of helping federal agencies reduce costs through energy savings solutions. For federal agencies that are looking to reduce energy costs and meet renewable goals, this certification means they may now directly engage Southland Energy to perform energy services work.

“We are very proud to have received this important certification and qualified status for Southland Energy,” said Vice President of Southland Energy Natasha Shah. “This qualification not only strengthens our foothold in the federal market, but will allow us to work even closer with the federal government and municipalities in offering energy saving solutions to help fund infrastructure upgrades. Taking into account that we have also completed over $1.3 billion in design-build federal government projects, it makes us uniquely qualified to implement bundled, energy-focused projects with our utility partners,” Shah continued.
Established by the Federal Energy Management Program, the US Department of Energy’s Qualified List of Energy Service Companies was created in accordance with the Energy Policy Act of 1992 and 10 CFR 436. The Qualified List of Energy Service Companies is composed of private industry firms that have submitted an application for evaluation by the Qualification Review Board. Appointed by the US Department of Energy, the Qualification Review Board assesses such applications on merits of past performance, ability to finance energy services contracts, actual energy savings of past projects, and other metrics.
The US Department of Energy’s Qualified List of Energy Service Companies credential can be found here.  For further information, please contact Nello Tortora, Director of Federal Programs for Southland Energy, at ntortora@southlandind.com.