FoodDive.com – New tools transform frozen food energy costs into revenue streams

October 23, 2019 Blog Articles, Cold Storage, Cold Storage Construction, Energy Storage, Food Processing, News Articles, Supermarket

Energy is one of the most expensive ingredients in frozen foods. What changes in the electricity market are changing to favor the industry and why? What technologies can enable new energy strategies to take advantage of these changes to avoid costs and actually generate revenue streams? Find out these answers and more in FoodDive’s article that discusses why utilities are incentivizing energy efficiency and energy storage technologies for the frozen food industry.

GCCA Cold Facts – A Savvy Proposal for Energy Efficiency

July 29, 2019 All News, Cold Storage, Cold Storage Construction, News Articles

Cold Facts Magazine Energy Storage ArticleCold Facts, the official publication of the Global Cold Chain Alliance (GCCA), published an article covering new technologies in cold storage construction that add efficiency to cold storage building projects. The article describes a presentation at the 38th Controlled Environment Building Association (CEBA) Conference delivered by Viking Cold Solutions, Cold Box Builders, and Evapco. Representatives from all three companies discuss new efficiency technologies and trends for the cold storage industry, particularly in ammonia refrigerated facilities.

GCCA Cold Facts – Thermal Energy Storage Reaps Financial Benefits

January 7, 2019 All News, Case Studies, Cold Storage, Cold Storage Construction, News Articles

GCCA Cold Facts - Thermal Energy StorageCold Facts, the official publication of the Global Cold Chain Alliance (GCCA), has published an article highlighting one of our case studies and the resulting benefits of Thermal Energy Storage (TES) in commercial frozen food warehouses.  Findings include 35% added efficiency and the flexibility to shed refrigeration load for 13 hours each day while improving temperature stability inside the freezer. You can view the full Cold Facts article with charts and graphs HERE and read the full case study HERE.

C&I Case Study: 43% Reduced Consumption for 13 Hours on UtilityDive.com

December 13, 2018 All News, Case Studies, Cold Storage Construction, Energy Storage, News Articles, Utility & Grid

Case Study: 43% Reduced ConsumptionThe commercial and industrial application of our thermal energy storage (TES) technology has shown tremendous results in an ammonia-refrigerated frozen food warehouse in California. By storing energy in the form of cold and delivering discharge times up to 13 hours per day TES provides utilities a behind-the-meter distributed energy resource (DER) to help manage the inflexible and difficult demand profile of the cold storage industry. Utility Dive has posted an article outlining the temperature, peak demand, and consumption benefits of TES in cold storage facilities outlined in our case study.

5 Ways to Reduce Energy Costs in Refrigerated Warehouses on SupplyChainDive.com

October 26, 2018 All News, Cold Storage, Cold Storage Construction, Food Processing, News Articles, Supermarket

5 Ways to Reduce Energy CostsThe fastest ways to lower energy costs are adding efficiencies to the facility and adding flexibility to how and when to purchase the power that drives refrigeration equipment. This is similar to achieving better fuel efficiency for automobiles on highways versus city streets and throwing in some downhills to further reduce fuel costs. Read more about five specific strategies that lower refrigeration energy costs in frozen food warehouses on Supply Chain Dive.

Sharing TES Benefits with Proud Green Building at AHR Expo 2018

February 15, 2018 All News, Cold Storage, Cold Storage Construction, Food Processing, News Articles, Supermarket

Sharing TES Benefits with Proud Green Building at AHR Expo 2018Adam Valarmo, Director of Business Development for Viking Cold Solutions was interviewed by Proud Green Building while exhibiting at the 2018 AHR Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada. Proud Green Building is made up of professionals, such as builders, remodelers, architects, specifiers, landscape architects, designers, other industry pros and owners who are interested in learning about and integrating high performance, sustainable, and “green” strategies, systems and products to their buildings. This was the perfect opportunity for us to share the incredible efficiency and sustainability features of our Thermal Energy Storage systems.

Built In Cold: Thermal Energy Storage for Cold Storage Construction Projects

December 5, 2017 Blog Articles, Cold Storage, Cold Storage Construction, Food Processing, Supermarket

Thermal Energy Storage for Cold Storage

It’s no secret that cold storage facilities are a huge investment for end users in the frozen food market. Ongoing operational cost, and energy costs in particular, are long-term considerations of any cold storage project. Cold storage architectural, engineering and construction know they must address these issues to secure project bids.

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Real-Time Energy Consumption Reporting Lowers Utility Bills

April 12, 2017 Blog Articles, Cold Storage, Cold Storage Construction, Food Processing, Supermarket

Real-Time Energy Consumption Reporting Lowers Utility BillsBills – no one likes getting them, especially when they’re hard to decipher. Energy bills can be particularly challenging to understand, with few people able to wrap their heads around all the technical elements listed on a monthly statement. But for businesses with operations that consume a great deal of energy, being able to make sense of a utility bill is critical to ensuring expenses stay low.

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How Thermal Energy Storage Works to Save You Money

February 16, 2017 Blog Articles, Cold Storage, Cold Storage Construction, Food Processing, Supermarket

Energy is fundamental to human life, but why does it have to be so expensive? The cost of powering lights, heating, ventilation, and cooling systems can have a substantial impact on a commercial consumer’s bottom line. At Viking Cold Solutions, we believe organizations with refrigeration needs shouldn’t have to spend considerable financial resources on energy costs. That’s why we develop energy saving solutions for businesses like grocers, warehouse operators, and food processing facilities with specific temperature needs.

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