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 @

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!

Andrea Marr

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.


On Tuesday, April 21, 2015, Andrea Marr, Navy veteran and Regatta Solutions’ VP of Energy Services, will be a member of the panel discussion at the screening of the film “THE BURDEN.” This film highlights how the U.S. military is uniquely positioned to bolster a clean energy economy that will strengthen our national, economic, and environmental security. Produced and directed by Roger Sorkin, the film “[illuminates] the economic opportunities offered by a renewable energy economy and includes interviews with an array of political and military leaders.”

As a member of the Truman National Security Project and a licensed professional engineer, Ms. Marr writes and speaks about energy from the perspective of both an industry insider and as a veteran. She was a 2013 recipient of the White House Champion of Change award for her work in energy as a veteran.

Andrea Marr“Most people aren’t aware of the security implications of their energy decisions. This film is important because it draws attention to the inherent reliability and resiliency of distributed electricity generation” noted Ms. Marr. “As a veteran, I am proud to see the military making smart energy choices.”
More details about THE BURDEN and its Kickstarter campaign are available
Event details:
April 21, 2015 at 6:30pm – 8:30pm
California State University San Marcos, 333 S Twin Oaks Valley Rd, San Marcos, CA, in the new LEED Gold Certified Student Union Ballroom

Andrea MarrRecently Andrea Marr, Regatta Solutions’ VP of Energy Services, was invited to be a guest lecturer for a REV Sustainability Circle®. Sustainability Circles, administered and mentored by San Francisco-based REV, are a cadre of organizations that meet regularly for six months to gradually develop their master sustainability and energy plans. The Circles teach facility managers and business owners how to successfully imbed sustainability into their organizations through behavior change, the use of appropriate metrics, and peer-based learning.

Andrea presented on “The Energy Management Roadmap,” briefly discussing the policies and regulations that resulted from the California Energy crisis and their impact on Circle participants. She also discussed ways in which organizations could begin to tackle their energy challenges, starting with benchmarking and utility bill analysis and ending with deep energy retrofits. Her lecture included many real world examples of challenges and successes from her experience in the industry.

For more information on how your organization can benefit from effective energy management strategies, please contact Andrea directly at For more information about REV please contact Mike O’Brien at

Details on REV and its programs can be found on the REV website.

Combined Heat and Power

Combined Heat and Power (CHP) provides power and heating to manufacturing and business sites.

Last week Andrea Marr, VP of Energy Services at Regatta Solutions, and other members of the California Clean Distributed Generation Coalition (CCDC) met with California state lawmakers at the State Capitol. The focus of the conversations was new legislation that would remove the unfair burden of departing load charges from most onsite cogeneration projects. This bill, AB674, sponsored by Assemblyman Kevin Mullin (D-22), would still require customers with clean onsite generation to pay utility fees for electricity purchased from the grid. It would, however, remove the requirement for these customers to pay what amounts to an additional 75-100% sales tax on these clean generation projects.

Regatta Solutions believes that a transition away from fossil fuel dependency is good for our environment, our air, and our economy. We also believe that cogeneration can ease the transition to a renewable economy by providing very efficient and powerful onsite generation and alleviating congestion on the grid. Industries like manufacturing and food production are extremely power intensive and no amount of solar on the roof will cover their usage. In all but very rare cases, manufacturers will continue to rely on the grid for all of their power, consuming more on hot days and putting a strain on the grid during peak times like the rest of us.

Without legislation to remove the burden of departing load charges, California is unlikely to meet Governor Brown’s goal of 6,500 MW of onsite power from cogeneration by 2020. In many cases, removing this charge would single handedly make projects financially viable. Regatta Solutions urges legislators to pass AB674 as quickly as possible to ensure California’s energy future remains clean and affordable.

The SoCalGas Distributed Energy Resources Seminar is hosting “DG/CHP/Storage, A Clean and Efficient Way to Reduce Energy Costs” at the Downey, CA, Energy Resources Center. Andrea Marr, Regatta Solutions’ VP of Energy Services, will be presenting on combined heat and power (CHP) in distributed generation applications.

Members of the Regatta Solutions team will be exhibiting at a booth and will be available to answer applications questions. Stop by and say hello! There is no cost to attend the seminar.

Date: Thursday, 03/12/15 09:00 AM – 03:00 PM

Register Here

Seminar Description:

Learn How Distributed Energy Resources (DG/CHP/Storage) Can Help Save You Money and Increase Your Energy Reliability

This seminar will focus on natural gas-fired technologies that generate power while also providing heating and cooling needs. Get the latest information on incentives, the market environment, technology developments and current policies and regulations affecting on-site generation.

Learn what steps to take in order to make the most informed decision about your particular application of Distributed Energy Resources.

Several equipment and technology vendors will discuss their experience with successful projects and demonstrations that prove the validity of distributed generation and combined heat and power for a variety of applications. Vendors include gas engine, fuel cell, micro turbine, turbine and energy storage manufacturers.

This seminar will be held at:

Southern California Gas Company
Energy Resource Center
9240 Firestone Blvd.
Downey, CA 90241

8:30 a.m. check-in and continental breakfast
Networking lunch provided

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