About Us

Your energy savings experts

A company with a history of over 30 years in Energy Savings with ‘CashFlow Positive’ finance solutions!
Commercial Energy Solutions is the #1 choice in South Australia when it comes to AS/NZ 3598:2000 Certified Energy Auditing and innovative Energy Solutions that Add to your Bottom Line.

Services Offered

01.

Energy Auditing

Understanding past and current energy use is the key to driving down energy costs and greenhouse gas emissions.
02.

Commercial Solar

Solar power generation for maximum savings – high quality solar products to support business energy saving.

03.

LED Lighting

Switching to the latest generation of LEDs means high performance, longer life and considerable power savings.

04.

Power Factor Correction

Correcting an operation’s power factor will improve operational safety, capacity and profitability.

05.

Variable Speed Drives

High performance variable speed drives that offer excellent usability and flexibility to meet the needs of your application.

06.

Soft Starters

Reduce how hard your equipment works with a soft starter – increasing the life of your equipment and reducing peak energy usage.

Get to know us

OUR TEAM

Geoff Fussell

National Manager – Special Projects
Homeworks Group of companies
Geoff is a highly regarded figure in the renewable energy sector, having over 30 years’ experience providing specialist technical support to the electrical industry across a broad range of fields including renewable energy, electrical distribution, power quality, cable systems and electrical energy storage systems.

Since joining the solar industry in 2011 Geoff has been responsible for winning multiple State and National industry awards driven by his commitment to deliver innovation, engineering and industry best practice.

Geoff is a pioneer of innovation and Is Australia’s foremost expert of floating photovoltaic solar. Geoff designed and constructed Australia’s first modular and largest floating solar project in Lismore NSW. Geoff’s expertise was recognised in 2018 with a CEC National Design and Install Award. The project also won the NECA Excellence State Award and NECA National Award finalist.

Geoff’s expertise in cables, specialising in fire rated wiring systems, harmonics and electromagnetic fields lead him to an international career. Geoff’s research findings into power quality and the effects of harmonics influenced changes in AS/NZ3000-2007 and electrical design practices.

Geoff’s technical experience in battery energy storage systems was founded during the 8 years as National Business Manager for Century Yuasa.

Geoff has managed multi-million dollar contracts and projects across Australia and worked in senior executive management roles both in Australia and Internationally.

Chris Rhodes

Commercial Project Manager As the Commercial Project Manager for the Cool or Cosy group of companies, I ensure projects are delivered on time and within budget. Further to this, I conduct site visits for scoping purposes to ensure the Tender pricing is correct and a smooth installation is achieved for all projects we do, with a safety record of zero accidents mainly due to the adherence to the site specific Safe Work Method Statements we produce in-house and the installation crews we use and trust. Once the installation is complete, our commercial team produces the Operation and Maintenance manuals with the relevant information for that client and site.

My project management experience in the solar industry extends greater than 10 years, with over 35 years experience as an electrician, running my own company for 16 years. I have years of 'hands on' solar installation experience, with Clean Energy Council accreditations of Design and Install. Other licences include electrical, data, white card, working at heights, elevated work platform, first aid, low voltage rescue, police and DCSI clearances.

I deal directly with the stakeholders, clients, suppliers, installers and office staff, working as a team to achieve the common goal of another happy customer. Projects we have installed range from 2kW to over 400kW, including clients from defence, councils, universities, prisons, retirement villages and private companies. As the projects progress through their phases, the employees of the client are also impressed, contacting us for solar works to be done on their private homes.

When I'm not working, I enjoy racing my 125cc Go-Kart, fishing and water skiing.

Peter Pedersen

Business Development ManagerOverall responsibility for the commercial sales activities within the Cool or Cosy group. Apart from direct involvement in Key Accounts and tenders, I lead a team of experienced and dedicated sales professionals and support staff.

Prior to Cool or Cosy, I worked in various sales roles with Smart Parking, Safe Roads and Rite Price Heating and Cooling. I have held management roles with The Office Relocation Company, Online Security Services, American Express and Armourguard Security.

I have been involved with amateur operatic societies and Opera New Zealand, and played local soccer for some 35 years but have now retired from theatre and the soccer field. I am happy restricting my sporting activities to being a keen golfer. I enjoy reading and usually have at least one fiction and one non-fiction book on the go at any one time.

Mary-Ellen McMahon

Community Power Network (CPN)- Engagement & LiaisonMary-Ellen has worked in the Renewable Energy industry for 10 years.

Her role came out her Solar and Battery experience, combining a 12 year Community & Economic Development background with Place Manager roles for Regional Development Australia & Local Government, widely across SA, working in the areas of Community Revitalisation Programs, Business and Community Engagement, Environmental Architecture, Energy Projects, Disability Access, Award-Winning Regional Tourism Events & Attractions.

Married, with 3 children, the family is not something but everything to Mary-Ellen, as is the Village and Community that supports us.

Interests have always been, the arts, socialising, the love of the great outdoors, natural environment, fishing, bushwalking, travel. And meaningful people to share it with.

Life is about long term valued connections. My role with Community Power Networks fulfils my belief in people power.

Andrew Paton

Technical Engineering ManagerAndrew’s role is to measure how energy is being used by our customers and then to translate the findings into real world suggestions on how to save resources. This includes reviewing gas, electricity and alternative energy sources like solar PV (rooftop and stand alone) and solar hot water generators. With that information he can calculate potential for energy savings, whilst identifying any health or safety issues related to planned projects. By prioritising energy saving measures, he can suggest a plan to save money by cutting back on wasted resources. This has included the deployment of evacuated tube hot water systems, solar PV systems, voltage optimisation, soft start technology, variable speed drives, and power factor correction.

Andrew’s background in Engineering, Research and Development, and Manufacturing means our customers are guaranteed of getting cutting edge technology with a proven track record in the field.

In his spare time, Andrew is an avid Programmer (C++ / Python), Tinkerer, and Mountain Bike enthusiast.

Kirillee Horsell

Business DevelopmentKirrillee’s role is to manage the steps of your project with our team and ensure you are kept up to date throughout the process.

Every commercial site receives a customised solution and Kirrillee will help you understand the financial and energy benefits of your proposal and present your solution in an easy to understand format. You will be educated on all rebates, government initiatives and opportunities available to help you reduce bills.

During her time at Commercial Energy Solutions, Kirrillee has created a partnership with the RAA, provided opportunities for community clubs to save money off bills with no out of pocket costs, and helped clubs earn a regular income though our referral programme.

Mark Paxton

Senior Energy Consultant Mark is responsible for translating the engineering plan into a financial model. He uses financial models to accurately predict the savings our customers can expect. The financial model can then be developed into a formal and concise proposal that can be communicated with the customer (individuals or board members).