Plaza Provision Company, a food distributor in Puerto Rico, has purchased its fourth Thermal Energy Storage system from Viking Cold Solutions, and where installed, has reduced energy consumption by more than 30 percent, executives said Wednesday.
Three Viking Cold’s Thermal Energy Storage systems, installed in 2010, 2013 and 2014, have saved Plaza Provision Company more than $650,000, reduced energy consumption by more than 3,200 MWh, and reduced carbon footprint by more than 2,200 metric tons.
The patented systems store energy at night for subsequent day use, allowing refrigeration to run less frequently. The result is significant cost and electricity savings, executives said.
“We purchased our fourth system because the total reduction in consumption has surpassed our expectations,” said Robert Cimino, CEO of Plaza Provision Company. “Also, having real-time monitoring has been invaluable and has helped us to recognize and address equipment issues before they become costly problems.”
Plaza Provision Company’s system is among 24 that Viking Cold has installed in cold storage warehouses and supermarkets in Puerto Rico, Bermuda, St. Thomas, California, New Mexico, and Texas.
“Robert Cimino’s use of state of the art efficiency technology to not only improve his bottom line but also to preserve the environment, is an example of what can be achieved using the Viking Cold’s TES system,” said James Bell, CEO of Viking Cold Solutions.
“Our TES system can be installed in cold storage facilities and supermarkets to reduce energy consumption and carbon footprint while mitigating risk with temperature monitoring and backup thermal protection,” he said.