Regatta Solution recently received an order for a 500 TR Thermax Multi-Energy driven chiller from a premier grow house facility in California. The equipment is capable of delivering chilled and hot water for cooling & heating applications.

“This sale demonstrates the strategic value of engaging Regatta to develop a cost effective approach to the cooling demands of a Grow House,” said Jeff Noble, VP of Sales, for Regatta Solutions. “A single chiller will be driven by the engine exhaust gases and jacket water heat as thermal heat recovery providing the co-generation efficiency of @80%. These chillers will have natural gas as backup firing in the event the cooling demand rises more than thermal heat recovery. By going the way of using an absorption chiller, the client is able to save on its electrical power consumption by 90%, which is @2 million units per annum which is used for air-conditioning application, thereby less dependent on grid power and shaving peak demand charges.”

This chiller has the capability to provide simultaneous chilled and hot water for the HVAC requirements of grow house cultivation.

“We are ecstatic with the continued success and partnership with Thermax. This project will be a cornerstone to demonstrating the efficiencies that Thermax can bring a grow house,” said Vijay Sharma, GM – Engineering Sales & Services – Cooling & Heating, Regatta Solutions.

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Andrea MarrOn Thursday, June 18, SDGE will host its 10th annual Energy Showcase to feature the latest money-saving ideas for better energy performance via energy-saving products, services, and strategies. Andrea Marr, Regatta Solutions’ VP of Energy Services, will be on site (booth 123) to answer your questions about:

  • Capstone microturbine cogeneration systems, which can provide:
    • Large utility bill reduction
    • Resilient power in the event of a grid outage
    • Sustainable, low-emissions energy generation
  • Energy Management
  • Energy Audits and Retrofits
  • Cogeneration in a Microgrid Application
  • NEW! Regatta Solutions’ Remote Energy Management System for Capstone microturbine owners.


Registration is free; register here.

  • San Diego Convention Center | Sails Pavilion | Located just above exhibit halls A & B
  • Thursday, June 18, 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Questions? Contact Michelle Haynes, Director of Marketing, at (949) 350-5335 or email MHaynes @

CHATSWORTH, Calif., June 1, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Capstone Turbine Corporation ( (Nasdaq:CPST), the world’s leading clean technology manufacturer of microturbine energy systems, announced today that it received an order for a 600-kilowatt microturbine system to be installed in the OATI data center and office facility currently under construction in Bloomington, Minnesota.

Vergent Power Solutions, Inc. (, the Capstone distributor for the Upper Midwest, New England and Eastern Canada, received the order from Computer Avenue, LLC (“Computer Ave”). Computer Ave is engaged by Open Access Technology International (“OATI”) to develop the OATI South Campus as an office and mission critical data center. The building is also being developed as a microgrid site. OATI is a leading software solution provider to the energy industry with over 1,600 customers, comprising 98 percent of North American energy industry firms, utilizing its Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platform. (

The C600 package will provide the new OATI South Campus facility with electricity, hot water and chilled water 24/7/365. Because of the critical nature of the complex, the microturbine will be configured to provide power in stand-alone mode in the event of a grid failure. The C600 will operate in parallel with wind, solar, and energy storage systems at the facility, along with the utility grid network. The C600 is planned to be upgraded to a C1000 in the future as the needs of the OATI South Campus grow.
“This is a groundbreaking project because for many years the prevailing theory was that the Midwest was not a hospitable market for cogeneration and trigeneration projects due to poor project economics and the conservative nature of the market here,” said Justin Rathke, President of Vergent Power. “Lower natural gas prices coupled with rising electric rates have created an opening for best-in-class CHP systems, and the additional benefits of the Capstone solution are a great fit for an innovative and visionary company like OATI.”

Have a question about cogeneration for your business critical site? Bring it to the Regatta Solutions booth 437 at this week’s West Coast Energy Management Congress in Long Beach (June 3 and 4). Click the button below and we’ll send you a free Expo pass.

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“Microgrids, along with other forms of localized distributed generation, are set to transform the North American power grid,” said David Heim, Chief Strategy Officer of OATI. “The OATI South Campus, with the Capstone microturbine and other generation and energy storage technologies, will play an important role in proving how microgrids can bring significant benefit for building owners as well as the greater grid as a whole. OATI is glad to have the Capstone microturbine as one of the foundational energy production building blocks of the OATI South Campus,” added Heim.

“This is a landmark energy project for the state of Minnesota. The fact that OATI’s client base is comprised of a who’s who list of energy industry firms is an unparalleled opportunity to demonstrate the benefits of microturbine technology to a broad and influential audience,” said Rathke.

View the original press release as well as full details on Capstone Turbine.


Is your facility as efficient as it can be?

Does your site have large thermal (heating or cooling) loads?

Visit us at EMC Booth 437 to learn how you can supply your thermal loads while also generating electricity AND saving your facility thousands of dollars.

Cogen system at SLO Swim Center

Cogeneration system at SLO Swim Center

The West Coast Energy Management Congress brings its energy and efficiency solutions to Long Beach on June 3 and 4, 2015. The Regatta Solutions team will be available at Booth 437 (floor plan) to answer your queries and questions about Capstone microturbine solutions for waste-heat-to-energy cogeneration and secure power.

Cogeneration for plastics extrusion at a manufacturing site.

Cogeneration for plastics extrusion at a manufacturing site.

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In addition to being the Capstone Turbine distributor for the West Coast and Nevada, Regatta Solutions is a full service energy solutions provider. We perform energy audits and retrofits to complement our power generation practice.  Additionally, many of our clients are seeing the benefits of being “net zero” by combining multiple technologies to offset their energy use.  Using our combined experience in energy supply and demand management, we work to develop microgrid solutions that save money and improve productivity.


Additional Workshops, including “CHP in a Microgrid”

In addition to the conference speakers, the AEE has arranged additional workshops in the Presentation Areas 1 and 2. These workshops are FREE for both Expo Only Visitors and Show Attendees.

Presentation Area 2
Wednesday, June 3rd

11:30-11:50 a.m. pic_Andrea-Marr
CHP in a Microgrid
Andrea Marr, Vice President of Energy Services
Regatta Solutions, Inc.

Need a pass to the event?
Simply email Michelle Haynes (MHaynes @  and we’ll send you a complimentary EXPO pass. But don’t be shy…come visit us at booth 437!

The Regatta Solutions team celebrates and honors our nation’s service members who have and who continue to protect our security and our exceptional way of life. Thank you.01 stars-and-stripes-flag

On May 21, Andrea Marr, VP of Energy Services and Navy veteran, spoke on a USC Price roundtable that addressed options to empower veteran-owned businesses. The panel of speakers discussed successful business models and practical resources for veterans who want to transition to small business ownership. Three points of consideration from Ms. Marr’s presentation include:

1. Many veterans leave the military because they want the freedom to be their own boss. Unfortunately the barriers to entrepreneurship are particularly high for those who simply don’t have the network and the contacts because they’ve literally been out of the country for prolonged periods of time.

2. The role of mentorship, particularly among veterans, is only now being realized. Seeing peers find ways to succeed and seeking out that knowledge was a huge part of my decision to quit my job and start my own company.

3. Financing is usually viewed through a narrow lens – how much money will I need to start my company? What people don’t usually think about is the amount of money they will need to live on until they are profitable. You can be smart about it though and save for that. Unlike the military, you will not get a paycheck every two weeks as an entrepreneur!

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Andrea Marr, VP of Energy Services

In conjunction with the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy, Andrea Marr, Regatta Solutions’ VP of Energy Services, will be speaking on a panel to expand small business development resources for veterans. The roundtable, titled “Building Blocks for Veteran Entrepreneurs” seeks to “attract policy makers, services providers, elected officials and the business community (many of whom are veterans) for a discussion on small business development resources for veteran entrepreneurs. [The] objective is to demonstrate the importance of ‘business for self’ as a positive career alternative and to relay available public and private resources for starting or expanding entrepreneurial endeavors.”

As Vice President of Energy Services, Andrea Marr is responsible for demand side energy management programs at Regatta Solutions. This practice includes energy monitoring, auditing and analysis at facilities ranging from hospitals to breweries. She is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy (Aerospace Engineering) and subsequently served as the Gunnery Officer on two deployments in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and as a Nuclear Engineering Officer for a third deployment. She was a 2013 recipient of the White House Champion of Change award for her work in energy as a veteran.

Thursday, May 21, 2015
11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

The Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, Los Angeles Branch
950 S Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90015


Details about other speakers.


CHATSWORTH, Calif., April 30, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Capstone Turbine Corporation ( (Nasdaq:CPST), the world’s leading clean technology manufacturer of microturbine energy systems, announced today that it received an order for a C800 microturbine to upgrade a leading pork producer in Lithuania.

Sarlin Oy Ab, Capstone’s distributor for Finland, Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania, secured the order, which is expected to be commissioned in October 2015.

Fueled by biogas produced on site, the C800 microturbine will be installed in a combined heat and power (CHP) application along with an anaerobic digester, fuel compressor and heat exchanger. With energy efficiency levels approaching 80 percent, the innovative “green waste” energy system will convert organic solid waste into clean, renewable energy for the meat production facility. In addition, the exhaust from the microturbine will be captured to provide thermal heat at the highest efficiency possible.

Capstone microturbines were chosen for their ease of operation, low maintenance, low emissions, reliability and modular design. The cogeneration system will require minimal maintenance by the end user and without the need for any oil, lubricants or coolants.

According to a 2011 report by the U.S. Department of Agriculture Foreign Agricultural Service, Lithuania is actively developing renewable energy sources (RES) from biomass and other sources to gain energy independence. The amount of energy generated from biofuels in Lithuania is the second highest in the EU per capita, and it is estimated that by 2020 the country will lead the EU in the quantity of biomass available for biofuel production.

“As Capstone further penetrates the global renewable energy market, we continue to deliver reliable smart power generation solutions and leverage leading-edge green waste conversion technologies,” said Jim Crouse, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Capstone Turbine. “Food production facilities like these benefit from renewable energy production by meeting their zero-waste initiatives and achieving a boost in net efficiency,” added Crouse.

“I’m excited to see some of our distribution partners like Sarlin Oy have success in new geographies like Lithuania as global diversification is key to Capstone’s near-term and long-term revenue growth,” said Darren Jamison, President and Chief Executive Officer at Capstone Turbine. “Today Capstone has 84 distribution partners worldwide with approximately 740 employees in 152 locations dedicated to the innovative Capstone products,” added Jamison.

Original Press Release

For Immediate Release

Contact: Sheryl Gonzales

Project Manager

Western Nevada Development District

775-883-7333 X2000

The requirements for the energy infrastructure to meet future needs as well as the development of new energy technologies will be spotlighted during the Nevada Economic Development Conference May 19-21.

The two-day conference is expected to draw at least 350 of the region’s leaders for a wide-ranging discussion of Nevada’s economic path. It’s at the Joe Crowley Student Union on the University of Nevada, Reno, campus.

Register at

Scheduled speakers include:

  • Tom Clark of Tom Clark Solutions will present on the state and local energy policies positively affecting Nevada.
  • Jeff Helion of Nevada Energy on innovative energy projects in Nevada.
  • Lauren Scott of Alkcon Corp. on bioenergy in Nevada.
  • Mark Williams of NV Energy on the electric network and energy resources.
  • Debra Gallo and Holly Lloyd of Southwest Gas on a plan for the natural gas infrastructure in northern Nevada.
  • Alden Hathaway of Atlanta-based Sterling Planet Inc. on renewable energy credits, white tags and carbon offsets.
  • Mark Gilbreth, Chief Technology Officer with Regatta Solutions will present on the efficiencies of combined heat and power production.
  • Mark Hauenstein of the consulting firm Technical Designs on deregulation to spur economic growth.
  • Rex Stock from Rebo Energy Inc., Cory Ebgert of Homestretch Energy, Wayne Baker from Aspen Engineering and Kevin Meyer from Mesa Energy Services will present on geothermal power – Harnessing the Power, Reap the Benefits.

The Nevada Economic Development Conference is presented by the Western Nevada Development District, the College of Business at the University of Nevada, Reno, and USDA Rural Development.

For additional information on registration, call 775-883-7333 ext. 2000.

CHATSWORTH, Calif., April 22, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Capstone Turbine Corporation ( (Nasdaq:CPST), the world’s leading clean technology manufacturer of microturbine energy systems, announced today that it received an order for a C600 microturbine to upgrade an office tower in downtown Melbourne, Australia.

Optimal Group, Capstone’s Australian distributor, secured the order, which is expected to be commissioned later this year. This continues the combined heat and power (CHP) momentum in Australia and comes on the heels of a January order for a C600 microturbine and a C800 microturbine to upgrade a major building in the Sydney Central Business District (CBD).

The natural-gas-fueled C600 microturbine will be installed in a combined cooling, heat and power (CCHP) application to provide on-site primary power, hot water recovery and cooling to the Melbourne office tower every day of the year. The trigeneration project will ensure the office tower is highly efficient while also providing the building owner a significant economic benefit.

According to the Australia Department of the Environment National Energy Savings Initiative, energy efficiency is generally a low-cost source of abatement, which may reduce the cost of achieving Australia’s carbon reduction targets.

The environment-friendly system was designed to provide base load power with energy efficiency levels nearing 80 percent. Capstone microturbines empower businesses to achieve energy independence by reducing or eliminating their dependency on the utility.

“We are seeing an increasing number of businesses in Australia exploring environmental best practices and thus adopting CHP or CCHP technologies,” said Jim Crouse, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Capstone Turbine. “Capstone microturbines not only help customers reduce their carbon footprint, but they also help them to reach their economic and sustainability goals as well,” added Crouse.

Original Press Release

Regatta Solutions is proud to be the sponsor of this upcoming event at the USC Price School of Public Policy:

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USC Price Dean’s Speaker Series – The Change Makers: Women in Leadership In the Great American City

Los Angeles faces an abundance of challenges and opportunities as it continues to evolve as a dynamic and livable community for all residents. Join our panelists for a unique discussion focusing on prominent female leaders working across multiple industries and sectors within Los Angeles, the Great American City.



Thursday, May 7, 2015
5:30 p.m.

The Founders Room, Galen Center

3400 South Figueroa Street
Los Angeles 90089

Bonnie Reiss
Global Director, Schwarzenegger Institute for State and Global Policy at the USC Price School

Paula Daniels
Founder, Los Angeles Food Policy Council
Commissioner, California Water Commission

Mary Leslie
President, Los Angeles Business Council

Deidre Lind
Acting President, Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles

Nury Martinez
City of Los Angeles Councilwoman, 6th District

Registration and full details