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Energy Engineering & Consulting

Once you decide to undertake an energy project, HelioPower can manage the process of making it happen. We offer traditional project management services, such as RFP writing and bid management. We also engineer systems to hand off for competitive bidding.

HelioPower is 100+ person team of seasoned experts with deep expertise across the energy value chain. We deliver all of the expertise and know-how you’d expect from an integrated energy solutions provider. Together, HelioPower’s energy consulting services specialists can navigate the financing and implementation of complex energy efficiency projects, as well as the operation and maintenance impact, thus insuring clients realize the maximum energy cost savings.

HelioPower is there at every step to strengthen your energy decisions. You receive clear recommendations, analytics, and market intelligence relevant to your company’s needs.

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Design & Engineering

HelioPower will design projects from concept through completion, or perform any discreet phase as needed.
Design-Engineering

  • Construction Management.
  • Electrical, Civil, and Structural Engineering.
  • Technology Evaluation and Selection.
  • Site Evaluation.
  • High Voltage Construction.
  • Permitting and Interconnection.
  • Quality Assurance and Control.
  • Full Project Documentation and Commissioning.

Plan • Design • Implement • Manage (PDIM)

PDIM is a comprehensive project management methodology that guides a project from inception through completion. HelioPower employs PDIM on all our projects to ensure they exceed expectations.

Plan

  • Formalize specific project goals
  • Develop initial design & specification
  • Review Incentives and detailed economic analysis
  • Develop Project Plan
  • Prepare initial price and contract

Design

  • Prepare functional specifications
  • Develop system specifications
  • Finalize economic models
  • Prepare Plan Sets
  • Acquire building permits

Implement

  • Logistics
  • Construction
  • Safety Plans
  • Updates & Reviews

Manage

  • Commissioning
  • Acceptance Metrics
  • Customer Training
  • Warranty

Project Highlight

San Francisco Water Quality Control

sanfransico-waterSouth San Francisco WQCP turned to our engineers to design the Solar PV Plant specs for their RFP release. We also conducted a feasibility analysis of existing facilities, financial sensitivity analysis (ROI, IRR, NPV) and developed the implementation plan. The 144kW (DC) designed photovoltaic system uses 576 polycrystalline 250 watt modules to offset approximately 216,000 kWh of electricity consumed on-site.

Team Highlight

Mo Rousso – Founder of HelioPower

MoRoussoHelioPower founder Mo Rousso is a seasoned utility engineer, with 30 years experience with clients including SDG&E, LADWP, and the Santa Clara Valley Water District. Since founding HelioPower in 2001, Mo has guided our firm's growth into one of the largest and best respected renewable energy solution providers in the country. Mo holds a Master of Business Administration with an emphasis in Finance and a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Arizona.

Professional Services Include:

  • Smart Storage for Demand Reduction
  • Comprehensive Energy Analytics Services
  • Rate/Tariff Analysis
  • Energy Audits
  • Energy Efficiency Plans
  • Economic Modeling/Feasibility Studies
  • System Design & Engineering
  • Interconnect Studies
  • Energy Procurement/Hedging Strategies
  • Demand Response
  • Measurement & Verification
  • Ongoing Energy Management with PredictEnergy

Three Groups • One Team

HelioPower’s Energy Consulting team is comprised of three practice groups:

Helio Consulting Groups

HelioPower’s mission is to reduce energy expenses by leveraging the full spectrum of energy solutions available to each client.

Project Highlight

Energy Audit – Amoretti Food Manufacturer

Amoretti-FacilityAmoretti’s southern California facility suffered from energy consumption increasing at 60% per year. Our Energy Audit revealed their facility energy usage baseline was 15% for office lighting, 55% warehouse operations, and 30% for refrigeration. Next, we engineered lighting and refrigeration upgrades that yielded: $8,600/year savings via lighting, and $54,000/year via refrigeration and HVAC. Finally, our feasibility study found demand response programs and distributed generation were viable but medium-term options.

Team Highlight

Mike Murray – Certified Energy Manager

MikeMurrayMike Murray is one of HelioPower’s senior CEM-certified, LEED-certified, Energy Efficiency and Analytics consultants.  Mike developed his analytic skills at Lockheed’s “Skunk Works” division. Currently, Mike leads HelioPower’s Southern California Energy Consulting Services team, providing process consulting, energy analytics services, and demand-side management services to a wide array of HelioPower clients. He holds CEM, CDSM and LEED certifications as well as a BS in Engineering from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo.