utility demand response

Supermarkets Can Obtain New Revenue with Utility Demand Response Programs

Demand Response and Smart-grid Technologies in Supermarkets ACHR News, March 13, 2017 Supermarkets typically operate with razor-thin margins, which means fresh ideas that improve profits, such as participating in utility demand response or peak-shaving programs or selling thermal energy to local district heating and cooling grids to produce a revenue stream, are always welcome. Today, […]

Transcritical CO2

A Grocery Store’s Guide to Improve Energy Efficiency

Recommissioning and energy incentives Supermarket News, November 17, 2015. Image credit: mordyth Improving energy efficiency is imperative to protect grocers’ already thin profit margins, and recommissioning — restoring a system to its original designed specifications — is one of the most cost-effective ways to reduce energy consumption and improve system performance and the store environment. Approaches […]

refrigerant

The Natural Refrigerant Set to Reduce Supermarket Energy Use

Bryan Kilgore for Zondits, March 13, 2015 Carbon dioxide refrigerant is being used in 200 Sainsbury’s grocery stores, replacing their old R-404A, hydro-fluorocarbon (HFC) refrigerant. This is not new, as many northern European supermarkets are switching away from HCF refrigerants. What makes this interesting is that the CO2 at these Sainsbury’s stores is created as […]