Central Plant Replacement


Meridiam-led consortium and its partner NORESCO (together known as “Bulldog Infrastructure Group”) have been selected as the developer for a 33-year public-private partnership (P3) project to modernize and maintain Fresno State’s central utility infrastructure system.

As part of the modernization project, Bulldog Infrastructure Group will implement renewable energy generation and energy conservation measures, with a target to provide significant energy savings to Fresno State during the 33-year contract, with more than 30% of energy savings expected in the first year of operation.   

A full website is coming soon that will provide further information as the project progresses, as well as list opportunities for involvement to the larger campus community.

Scholarships and Internships



Among the many improvements and opportunities presented by this project, BIG is offering two $2,500 scholarships annually: one for Outstanding Technical Achievement in Energy Efficiency, and one for Outstanding Achievement in Community Outreach, Education, and Promotion of Energy Efficiency. BIG will award these scholarships to students who are actively incorporating sustainability and energy efficiency into their academic and extracurricular experiences.

The deadline to apply is July 31, 2021.  Applicants from any major are eligible to apply.

Qualifying Criteria:

  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Enrolled on a full-time* continuous basis at Fresno State in Fall 2021
    *Undergraduate = continuous enrollment in 12 or more units; Graduate = enrolled in 7 or more units.

NOTE: Incoming Freshman in fall 2021 are not eligible to apply.

Click the links below to review the criteria and application process:


NORESCO is offering the six paid internship opportunities below in fall 2021:

  • Marketing & Communications Intern
  • Project Documentation Intern
  • Website Content Curator Intern
  • Engineering Intern
  • Construction Management Intern
  • Human Behavior Energy Audit Intern

To learn more and to apply, please visit HireFresnoState by visiting your MyFresnoState portal and clicking the HireFresnoState menu item. Once logged into HireFresnoState, click the Job Search menu and then enter NORESCO into the Keyword Search.

For additional information, please contact Mary Willis at 559.278.2381 or mwillis@csufresno.edu