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PACIFIC GAS & ELECTRIC
San Francisco, California | Commercial | Energy Service

Based in San Francisco and incorporated in California in 1905, Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) is one of the largest combined natural gas and electric energy companies in the United States. The company serves approximately 16 million people throughout a 70,000-square-mile service area in northern and central California.
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Problem

Building on the success of its Utility Energy Services Contract (UESC) program for federal agencies, PG&E has developed the Sustainable Solutions Turnkey (SST) program for non-federal customer segments, including local government, healthcare and educational facilities. Through a sole-source, turnkey process, the program identifies and implements energy efficiency, water conservation and site generation measures. PG&E has selected Envise sister company Southland Energy as a contract partner to perform energy consulting, design, build and finance of energy projects in its northern California utility service territory.

PG&E’s goals for this project are to build stronger more positive customer relationships as well as deliver alternative revenues for the company.

Solution

Chosen for its proven design-build capabilities, strong local presence, and longstanding personal relationships with PG&E, Envise sister company Southland Energy has developed the go-to-market strategies, process, procedures and project implementation resources and tools to act as a division of PG&E to market, sell, design and build these SST projects.

The SST projects provide a wide-ranging energy analysis of the customers’ facility and identify efficiency measures that have appropriate payback periods. The goal is for the customers’ energy savings to be equal to or greater than the financing costs to implement the measures. Without recent legislation allowing for Southland’s turnkey design-build services, each portion of the project would need to be contracted separately with different vendors and, as a result, increase the time, cost and disconnects associated with these efforts.