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Sustainability Engineers

DC Energy Serves Food Processing and Heavy Industrial Facilities in California’s Central Valley & Beyond

Who We Are

We are professional sustainability engineers committed to helping our clients meet their energy management goals.

Carbon Management | Energy Efficiency | Renewables |Tariff Analysis |Tax Credits


We have years of experience planning, implementing, managing and verifying energy projects designed to meet multiple objectives.

ROI | Operational Efficiency | External Mandate Compliance | Technology Future-Proofing |Carbon Reduction


We serve as your partner in sustainable operations – We’re here when you need us, gone when you don’t.

Advisory | Technical Consulting | Planning | Owner Representation | Project Management |Asset Development


We are client advocates assisting the full range of food processing and heavy industrial energy service providers. 

Utility Companies | Contractors |Project Developers | Energy Consultants


Principal Engineer, Co-Founder

Jack DiGiacomo


Jack DiGiacomo has more than fifteen years of experience in the industrial/commercial sector with ten+ years dedicated to energy services. His history spans management, construction, consulting, building design, wastewater management, compressed air, vacuum, industrial refrigeration, HVAC, process cooling, fluid handling, lighting, process improvements, energy engineering, utility incentive programs and grant programs. While he has built an expansive portfolio of experience, his primary focus has always been energy master planning, demand side management (DSM) and distributed energy resource (DER) solutions.

As president and co-founder of DC Energy, Inc. Jack oversees the company’s multi-disciplinary operations. He has earned his Certified Measurement and Verification Professional (CMVP), Certified Energy Manager (CEM) and ICP Investor Ready Energy Efficiency certifications and has completed/assisted in project evaluation, design, execution and measurement and verification for more than 150 projects resulting in over $20MM in annual cost savings to clients.

Principal Engineer, Co-Founder

Thomas Cochran

Thomas Cochran has more than twelve years of experience working with food processing and industrial facilities and more than five years of experience in project management, energy engineering and consulting in the energy efficiency and conservation market. He holds a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering with an emphasis in thermal fluids and alternative energy.

Prior to co-founding DC Energy, Thomas was a project engineer at Lockheed Martin for more than three years, where he assisted with the implementation of Southern California Edison's Industrial Energy Efficiency Program. At DC Energy, Thomas specializes in demand side management (DSM) and distributed energy resource (DER) solutions, as well as energy engineering, measurement and verification (M&V), project management, utility incentive programs and grants. He holds a Professional Engineer (PE) license as well as the Certified Energy Manager (CEM) certification.

Environmental Engineer

Victoria Quinn

Victoria Quinn puts her specializations in energy/water conservation, greenhouse gas emissions reporting, and project management to work in developing strategic carbon reduction initiatives for a range of DC Energy clients. After graduating from UC Santa Barbara with a degree in environmental science, Victoria spent several years supporting environmental compliance initiatives in both the private and public sectors. She is currently earning her California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) practice certificate, and will use this training to further develop her leading-edge expertise in environmental documentation and reporting to state and federal agencies.
Wastewater Engineer

John Sturdivant

As part of the DC Energy wastewater efficiency team, John Sturdivant brings a combination of academic insight and professional experience to our technical consultation portfolio. With dual degrees in Biology and Chemical Engineering, John has a comprehensive understanding of wastewater treatment and environmental regulations. Prior to joining DC Energy Services, he honed his skills first by working for state environmental regulatory bodies and then as a wastewater engineer in the private sector. John has leveraged his education and expertise to assist clients representing a variety of industries, including food processing, agriculture, steel manufacturing, and landfill leachate. His experience and skillsets help DC Energy provide wastewater consulting services including but not limited to: treatment solutions, identification and implementation of operational process enhancements, and compliance with local, state, and federal regulations.

Company Affiliations

  • Association of Energy Engineers
  • American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers
  • California Air Resource Board
  • California Energy Commission
  • California League of Food Producers
  • Compressed Air Challenge
  • Efficiency Valuation Organization
  • International Institute of Ammonia Refrigeration
  • Investor Confidence Project
  • Kern Economic Development Corporation
  • Microgrid Knowledge
  • Refrigerating Engineers and Technicians Association
  • San Joaquin Valley Manufacturing Alliance

From Faraday Microgrid’s perspective, the DC Energy Services team is unparalleled in the range and quality of work they provide. They are our first choice for facilities analysis, optimization, measurement and verification.

David Bliss, MDCEO, Faraday Microgrids

With DCE’s help, we secured nearly $3 million in funding to upgrade our processing equipment… We’re now on track to save nearly a half million dollars a year in energy costs, and our employees, neighbors and families are benefiting from the significant reduction in emissions.

Armand NicholiCFO, OWB Packers

DC Energy Services helped us secure just under $5.5MM in state grant funds to upgrade our baking facility’s industrial refrigeration system. I would highly encourage those seeking a trusted energy and/or sustainability advisor, to engage DCE.

Sean LeeGeneral Manager, Jessie Lord Bakery

DCE is overseeing our Scope 1, 2 and 3 GHG emissions reporting to help us establish goals to reach carbon neutrality within our supply chain. I cannot emphasize enough, the value they have brought to us and our operations.

Engineering ManagerFood Processing Facility

With a focus on reducing greenhouse gas emissions within the industrial sector, Skyven Technologies is delighted to work with fellow engineers and experts in the space. DCE offers complimentary services to our own, allowing customers to achieve attractive returns for novel projects in the industrial and food processing space.

Arun Gupta, PhDFounder & CEO, Skyven Technologies Inc.

DC Energy Services has been an excellent partner to our company since we engaged them in 2019. Their communication skills and project management capabilities have been instrumental to our team’s success and execution of complex projects. They routinely provide industry insights that allow us to make smarter and more strategic decisions related to our business, energy usage and carbon footprint.

Bill Honnef, PresidentOne World Energy