Eric Nyenhuis, PE

Director, Project Development

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As the Director of Project Development for Southland Energy, Eric Nyenhuis is responsible for the technical development of energy projects, including coaching and leading project developers, energy engineers, and measurement and verification specialists. By providing strategic support to Southland’s business development organization regarding strategies, markets, and specific project opportunities, Mr. Nyenhuis ensures that each team member is equipped to approach client’s of varying market segments and develop innovative solutions that deliver long-term value.

With more than 25 years of industry experience, Mr. Nyenhuis has a broad perspective of how energy projects successfully come together. His experience in the energy consulting and ESCO fields have given him a deep knowledge of how to successfully deliver energy master planning services, energy consulting, savings and financial analyses, scope of work development, and demand management and response.  This background allows him to work effectively with clients to understand their needs and goals and design the most appropriate offering given each client’s unique requirements. His knowledge of healthcare, the federal government, higher education, and manufacturing markets have aided him on several successful projects, including Fort Riley, Pomona Unified School District, and Warner Robins Air Force Base.

Mr. Nyenhuis received his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of California, San Diego.

"What motivates me?"

The most rewarding thing about being an energy professional is that it gives me the opportunity to have significant impact on clients and their businesses while also doing my small part in addressing environmental issues that will impact future generations. The work we do matters in a way that feels both exciting and important.​

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