Sempra Energy Solutions, the energy services unit of SempraEnergy, and Comfort Systems USA formed a strategic alliance todeliver energy solutions to mid-sized commercial and industrialcustomers. The companies will jointly market products and servicesinitially in California and the Western United States, andeventually nationwide.

The alliance combines Comfort Systems’ national market presencein heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) services withSempra’s energy management specialty. In addition, Sempra EnergySolutions becomes a Comfort Systems Preferred Partner, receivingenhanced marketing and technical support, as well as joint businessperformance incentives.

Sempra Energy Solutions brings to the alliance the capability ofoffering customers a full range of energy services, includingenergy efficiency services, building operations management, energyinformation services and commodity sales. Comfort Systems adds tothis list the design and installation of new and replacement HVACsystems, building automation, energy management and long-termequipment maintenance capabilities.

Sempra Energy Solutions has been active in energy efficiencyperformance contracting in the government and institutionalmarkets, whereby the capital cost of installing energy conservationmeasures can be paid for by customer from energy savings, with noout-of-pocket investment costs. Such contract arrangements will bemade available to customers of the alliance.

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