Plaza Provision Company, a leading food distributor in Puerto Rico, has purchased its fourth Thermal Energy Storage (TES) system from Viking Cold Solutions and, where installed, has reduced energy consumption over 30%.
Three Viking Cold’s Thermal Energy Storage systems, installed in 2010, 2013 and 2014, have saved Plaza Provision Company over $650,000, reduced energy consumption by over 3,200 MWh, and reduced carbon footprint by over 2,200 metric tons. The patented Thermal Energy Storage systems store energy at night for subsequent day use, allowing refrigeration to run less frequently. The result is significant cost and electricity savings.
“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.”
“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.”
Plaza Provision Company’s system is among twenty-four that Viking Cold has installed in cold storage warehouses and supermarkets in Puerto Rico, Bermuda, St. Thomas, California, New Mexico, and Texas.
Aireko Services and Installation, Inc., a leading HVAC services company, is the authorized distributor of Viking Cold’s TES system in Puerto Rico. They have been installing Viking Cold’s systems since 2010.
Viking Cold Solutions™ is an energy management company focused on making the world’s cold storage systems more efficient. The Viking Cold team has deep expertise in cold storage energy management, supermarket energy management, and thermal energy storage systems.
Viking Cold provides energy storage solutions that reduce operational costs and business risk for cold storage and supermarkets with high refrigeration-based energy loads. The company is expanding rapidly throughout the U.S. and internationally. Learn more at vikingcold.com.