Southland Energy Appoints Darryl Matsui as Director of Preconstruction

San Diego, CA | Southland Energy

Aug. 21, 2021 — Southland Energy recently appointed Darryl Matsui as Director of Preconstruction. In this new role, Mr. Matsui will lead Southland Energy’s preconstruction team during the development of energy efficiency and infrastructure projects across the public and private sectors.  

“We are thrilled to welcome Darryl to the Southland team,” said Southland Energy Vice President Anthony Roner. “His proven expertise developing comprehensive energy and infrastructure projects will directly impact our clients’ project, enhancing the value we bring to them.”

Mr. Matsui brings over 30 years of experience in the industry and has an extensive energy project development background. In his most recent role as the Director of Project Development at NORESCO, Mr. Matsui delivered nearly $500 million in federal Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC) and Utility Energy Savings Contract (UESC) projects for various federal agencies. Prior to this, Mr. Matsui spent 15 years with the U.S. Navy’s ESPC team, planning, developing, and executing comprehensive energy programs. He led the Navy’s ESPC team in facilitating the award of approximately 20 Navy and Marine Corps ESPC delivery orders worldwide and managed the ongoing support of over 20 delivery orders during the performance phase of the contracts.

Mr. Matsui graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of the Pacific. Additionally, he has also been awarded: Member of Navy Region Southwest Energy Program Group awards for the U.S. Presidential Award for Leadership in Federal Energy Management, Secretary of the Navy Energy Excellence Award, Energy User News Award for Best Retrofit Project, and additional recognitions from the U.S. Secretary of Energy, the San Diego Regional Energy Office, and the San Diego Business Journal.  

About Southland Energy

As a division of Southland Industries, Southland Energy is a comprehensive energy and Infrastructure firm with roots in one of the nation’s leading MEP building systems firms. With the ability to self-perform work using its distinctive design-build-operate-maintain expertise, Southland Energy works with customers to reduce energy and operational costs and renew infrastructure. Using creative financing options, Southland Energy’s energy professionals deliver guaranteed performance-based solutions that improve our customer’s bottom line. 

Media Contact

Dan Navarrete

Vice President, Marketing and Communications

703.834.5570

dnavarrete@southlandind.com

2021 Energy Exchange

Event | Ocean City, MD

August 18–21, 2021

Southland Energy is attending the 2021 Maryland Association of Counties (MACo) Summer Conference. At this in-person event, MACo and county leaders will explore their role in COVID-19 pandemic response and recovery, including strategic planning, evolving service delivery, emergency communications, advancing technologies, and fiscal obstacles.

Senior Account Executives, Karen Galindo-White and Stephanie Bridgeforth, will be at booth 300, diving deep into the Southland difference and sharing more about how Southland can help Maryland be more resilient, responsive, and ready to address unique facility challenges.

To learn more, click here.

2021 Energy Exchange

Event | 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

Peter Pobjoy, Senior Vice President, Engineering | Panelist/Speaker

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

To learn more, click here.

Southland Energy Awarded a Utility Energy Service Contract in Partnership with CenterPoint Energy

Shreveport, LA | Southland Energy

March 31, 2021 — Following a competitive selection process and a rigorous development and design process, Southland Energy and CenterPoint Energy, our utility partner, were awarded a Utility Energy Service Contract (UESC) by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs for the Overton Brooks Veterans Affairs Medical Center (OBVAMC) in Shreveport, Louisiana.

Over a two-year period, Southland Energy and CenterPoint Energy collaborated and built a strong relationship with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to develop and implement a comprehensive program to address the key challenges, and ultimately provide efficiency across the entire medical center. The culmination of the collaborative design process was a $43 million implementation contract.

Leveraging significant healthcare experience and expertise, Southland Energy was able to determine the key measurements needed in order to provide early and accurate costs and savings along with a lifecycle energy, operations and maintenance analysis specific to the medical center. This project includes the construction of a new central utility plant and remodeling of the existing plant buildings to better serve OBVAMC. Southland Energy will also provide an upgraded, comprehensive Building Automation Systems (BAS) with a new dedicated fiber backbone, campus wide standardized LED lighting systems, and the restart, recommissioning, and maintenance of an existing 1.4M solar array. This will significantly reduce the hospital’s Energy Use Intensity (EUI) from 223 kBtu/SF per year to 127 kBtu/SF per year which is a 43 percent reduction. Post construction, Southland will provide training and performance assurance services to OBVAMC.

The implementation of the UESC by CenterPoint Energy and Southland Energy will enhance OBVAMC in their mission to provide exemplary care to over 37,000 veterans annually, while making a positive impact for them and their families. This project aligns with current VA standards for efficiency, reliability, and threat management.

“Southland Energy is honored to have been competitively selected for this UESC with CenterPoint Energy,” said Nello Tortora, Director of Energy, Southland Energy “This energy and infrastructure project directly supports improved healthcare for thousands of Veterans. We look forward to continuing our support of OBVAMC and other Veterans Affairs facilities across the nation.”

About Southland Energy

As a division of Southland Industries, Southland Energy is a comprehensive energy and Infrastructure firm with roots in one of the nation’s leading MEP building systems firms. With the ability to self-perform work using its distinctive design-build-operate-maintain expertise, Southland Energy works with customers to reduce energy and operational costs and renew infrastructure. Using creative financing options, Southland Energy’s energy professionals deliver guaranteed performance-based solutions that improve our customer’s bottom line. 

Media Contact

Dan Navarrete

Vice President, Marketing and Communications

703.834.5570

dnavarrete@southlandind.com

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.

To learn more, click here.

Conversations about Energy: Energy Resiliency Series

Video | Conversations about Energy

In the Conversations about Energy: Energy Resiliency Series, Mark Vilchuck, Senior Project Developer, and Steve Zip, Senior Account Executive, of Southland Energy dive deep into energy resiliency.

Throughout the videos, Mark and Steve use their expertise to define what energy resiliency means across different industries, share its true costs, explain how to drive resiliency using third party financing, discuss O&M cost savings, and provide real-life resiliency project examples.

To learn more, click here.

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.

How to Utilize Energy Efficiency as a Service in the Wake of COVID-19

Consulting-Specifying Engineer

Following the COVID-19 pandemic, many entities including schools, municipalities, water districts, utilities, and government agencies will turn to alternative, financially-sound solutions to meet their energy needs and energy efficiency goals. Art Thompson, Energy Sales Director of Southland Energy, shares insight on how Energy as a Service (EaaS) can be a safe, cost-efficient solution in response to infrastructure and energy efficiency challenges.

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