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Free Webinar "Implementing PACE Programs for Local Governments" hosted by Center for Sustainable Energy

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Announcement of Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) webinar

Get Up to Speed on PACE
Property Assessed Clean Energy Financing

PACE Financing for Local Governments
January 13, 2015
10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. (PST)
Presentation: 1 hour
Q&A Session: 30 min.
Free

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Financing is often the main obstacle for local governments seeking to achieve their clean energy goals. This webinar will broaden your understanding of property assessed clean energy (PACE) financing and provide innovative insights to help move forward with successful new programs and to enhance existing ones.

Speakers
Join this knowledgeable panel for an insightful discussion of lessons learned from their experiences and valuable information to help improve your community’s engagement with PACE financing.

  • Jack Clark, Director of Programs, Center for Sustainable Energy (CSE)
    • Tools and resources, including the PACE program directories and policy guide
  • Kristina Klimovich, Director, Comm. & Market Research, PACENow
    • National industry snapshot, case studies of successful PACE programs
  • Richard Chien, GreenFinanceSF Program Manager, City of San Francisco
    • The city’s successful commercial PACE program, strategic partnerships, audit ordinance
  • Barbara Spoonhour, Director, Energy & Environ. Programs, Western Riverside Council of Governments
    • Home Energy Renovation Opportunity (HERO) program overview and best practices
  • Cory Downs, LEED-Green Assoc., Conservation Specialist, City of Chula Vista
    • Strategies for selecting PACE providers, update on open market program, promotion and marketing strategies

Full details available on CSE registration website.

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WEFTEC 2014: Cogeneration Q&A at Regatta Solutions/Capstone Booth.

If you’re attending WEFTEC®, the Water Environment Federation’s Annual Technical Exhibition and Conference (Sept. 27 – Oct. 1), you’re concerned about the management of your project’s water resources. Water and energy are deeply connected, and cogeneration technology can ensure that you get the most from both resources.

Microturbines powered by biogas or natural gas generate electricity onsite and reduce utility demand, costs, and risks. And with cogeneration, you get a second helping of efficiency. The turbine exhaust heat pulls double duty as:

  • Hot water generation
  • Water pre-heating
  • Waste water disinfection for safe discharge or recycling

Bring your questions about power, hot water, and cogeneration and speak with a Regatta rep while you’re at the WEFTEC exhibition. To ensure we connect, book an appointment!

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WEFTEC 2014

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Regatta Solutions takes a stand at the state capital in an effort to generate support of CHP (combined heat and power) and its use within the California.

Regatta Solutions takes a stand at the state capital in an effort to generate support of CHP (combined heat and power) and its use within the California.CCDC, SGIP, CHP, GHG, Energy benefits, Smart Power, Regatta Solutions,

March 26, 2014

Yesterday in Sacramento, legislators and advocates convened to give clarity and attention to the economic and environmental benefits of CHP.  This effort is part of the California Clean Distributed Generation Coalition (CCDC) focused on educating policy makers on the benefits of CHP including: energy efficiency, affordability, reduction of green house gas emissions (GHG), high power reliability and secure power.

Regatta Solutions urged lawmakers to take action by eliminating hurdles that CHP providers and technology distributors face in delivering solutions to clients and customers. These actions include: elimination of departing load charges, changes making standby charges equitable across competing technologies, recognition of CHP value to the grid and Cap & Trade.

Lawmakers like Assembly member, Nancy Skinner, provided encouragement of progress by expressing an understanding and enthusiasm towards this type of clean and green smart power solution.  Assembly Member Skinner’s leadership should be applauded, specifically her introduction to save the SGIP (Self Generation Incentive Program) through the introduction of AB1499. This Assembly Bill will extend the program beyond the previously imposed end date of December 31, 2014.

In summary, there is much work to be done to heighten the awareness of CHP within the energy efficiency market. Regatta Solutions efforts with CCDC are focused on getting the message out that CHP adaptation will improve the competitive positioning of California businesses through lower energy cost and reduction of Green House Gas production.  In addition, prominent discussion and debate must take place by the California legislature on securing the electric grid from cyber penetration before a cataclysmic event occurs.  CHP definitely has a role to play in this key homeland security issue.

Steven Acevedo, President & CEO
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Los Angeles Health Care Facilities to Implement Clean and Green Energy Production with Capstone CHP technology.

Los Angeles Health Care Facilities to Implement Clean and Green Energy Production with Capstone CHP technology.

Regatta Solutions’ secures an order for CHP Smart Power Solutions in two hospital facilities.

 

Mission Hills, California: Providence Holy Cross medical Center in Mission Hills steps up as a leader, setting an example by implementing smart microturbine technology in an effort to create a health care, sustainable hospital design, green energy, clean energy, CHPmore sustainable operation within their facility.

Two Capstone C800 Natural Gas fueled microturbines will be installed and used in a CHP (Combined Heat and Power) application to offset the facility’s electric base load in addition to providing steam and hot water, boosting their overall site efficiency.  “The Capstone micro- turbine opportunity that Regatta Solutions developed for our Providence Holy Cross Medical Center in Mission Hills, CA  hits the sweet spot of our energy management program:  it lowers operating costs, reduces impacts on community services, and contributes substantially to the Southland’s clean air goals”, said Richard Beam, System Director of Energy Management Services at Providence Health & Services.  Capstone Microturbines do not require lubricants or coolants and have few maintenance intervals, providing the hospital with low fixed operating costs.  In addition to low maintenance of equipment and broad range of benefits, Providence Holy Cross was also able to take advantage of California’s SGIP (Self-Generation Incentive Program), which provides incentives to support existing, new, and emerging distributed energy resources.

 

At a separate hospital location in Southern California, Regatta Solutions’ secured an order for a Capstone C1000 natural gas microturbine. This hospital location will be utilizing a CCHP (Combined Cooling Heat and Power) application, offsetting the electric base load while also utilizing the exhaust heat to provide absorption chilling.  This configuration in concert with California’s SGIP incentive reduced the payback period, creating a triple bottom line impact for environmental, social and economic benefits. “Healthcare facilities, such as Hospitals, operate 24 hours per day with continuous demands for electricity as well as hot water, steam, or chilling needs.  MicroTurbine technology makes good sense for facilities managers looking for equipment with low maintenance, high availability, and low emissions characteristics to address their energy needs”, said Mark Gilbreth, CTO at Regatta Solutions. This project qualified for over $500,000 in SGIP incentives, adding to the benefits associated with energy efficient turbine technology.

 

Regatta Solutions has established itself as a premier infrastructure consulting company providing client’s subject matter expertise and delivering environmentally friendly solutions related to distributed power generation.

Regatta Solutions Inc. is a Premier Capstone Distributor covering California, Oregon, Washington and Hawaii. Regatta’s professional services and product applications use proven methodologies to deliver efficiency and positively impact our customer’s bottom line.

Using Capstone Microturbine technology as a prime mover, Regatta Solutions provides cost effective environmental friendly energy solutions for prime power, secure power, peak shaving and stand-by energy requirements.

 

For questions, or to find out how your health care facility might benefit from microturbine technology,  please contact sales@regattasp.com for a free sample pay-back analysis.