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August 6, 2018

Frozen Foods Europe Exclusive: Protecting Food Supply in Extreme Weather

As weather conditions become more extreme around the globe (heat waves, hurricanes, wild fires, flooding) and more frequently affect the power supply, how are cold storage operators adding protection for their food product?Frozen Foods Europe has published an article outlining the role of Thermal Energy Storage (TES) in protecting frozen food from extreme weather incidents and how TES can also be used to reduce energy costs everyday in-between.

July 2, 2018

Viking Cold Named to Food Logistics’ Top Green Providers List for 2018

Viking Cold Solutions earns a spot on the coveted Food Logistics’ 2018 Top Green Providers list, our second year in a row!  The award is presented to companies who promote sustainability in their operations and/or to their customers.  Viking Cold continues to transform energy efficiency of cold storage facilities and supermarket freezers through its innovative application of Phase Change Materials and intelligent controls.

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May 25, 2018

Thermal Energy Storage: The Key to Energy Efficiency in the Cold Chain (Progressive Grocer Guest Blog)

Do you know how much energy the cold storage industry uses every year? How do energy prices, corporate sustainability initiatives, and governmental efficiency targets affect current and future operations for grocers and other cold storage facilities?  In his guest blog for Progressive Grocer, Viking Cold’s Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Collin Coker, discusses these issues and a solution to reducing energy costs in the cold chain.

Progressive Grocer has been the voice of the retail food industry since 1922. By anticipating, reporting and interpreting the grocery industry’s top trends and information, Progressive Grocer fulfills its mission to stay Ahead of What’s Next.

May 9, 2018

Green Lights for Thermal Energy Storage (Feature Article in Frozen Foods Europe)

European publication Frozen Foods Europe featured an article discussing how Viking Cold’s Thermal Energy Storage (TES) technology will help cold storage providers meet the EU’s energy goals. Our TES systems help meet these standards by reducing energy consumption, improving refrigeration efficiencies, and providing energy storage capacity in situations when alternative generation sources like solar and wind are being implemented.

Frozen Food Europe is dedicated to management level professionals in the frozen food industry: retailers, food service and catering, importers, exporters, producers, equipment manufacturers, providers of cold storage solutions, and processing plants and factories.

April 30, 2018

Release: Viking Cold Installs Another Thermal Energy Storage System in California at Dreisbach Enterprises’ Warehouse

Installation in Bay Area industrial warehouse to manage high energy costs caused by peak energy pricing and reduce electricity demand by over 55 percent.

RICHMOND, Calif. & Houston–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Viking Cold Solutions, the leading Thermal Energy Storage (TES) provider for the low-temperature cold storage industry, today announced it is partnering with a leading cold chain logistics provider in Northern California, Dreisbach Enterprises, to ensure temperature stability and manage energy usage at its Richmond warehouse. By installing a Viking Cold TES system, Dreisbach is again demonstrating their customer focus by adding more product temperature stability measures while reducing the electricity demand of the facility by over 55 percent – from 850 kilowatts to 400 kilowatts for 11 hours each day – and reducing its total electricity consumption by as much as 35 percent.

Low-temperature cold storage facilities require the highest energy demand per cubic foot of any industrial electricity load. In some markets, peak demand charges comprise up to 70 percent of a facility’s electricity bill, encouraging customers to shut off equipment during peak periods. This ‘fly-wheeling’ tactic can cause micro-thawing and micro-freezing, which degrades cell structure and reduces the quality and shelf life of foods. TES serves as a much-needed heat sink to manage heat infiltration, protect product, increase refrigeration efficiencies and reduce peak demand costs.

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April 30, 2018

T&D World Features Viking Cold’s AZ Installation with Utility SRP

Leading utility-focused publication T&D World published an article about Viking Cold’s Thermal Energy Storage (TES) systems being installed in a low-temperature warehouse owned by Bashas Family of Stores’ near Phoenix, AZ. This installation is a project in conjunction with Salt River Project (SRP), the local utility provider, to demonstrate how Viking Cold’s TES technology lowers demand in the C&I space during peak periods.

T&D World’s mission is to provide utility executives, managers, engineers, supervisors, operators and linemen with must-read information on the design, engineering, construction, operation and maintenance of the electric power-delivery system.

April 20, 2018

Alternative Energy Now Has Alternative Storage on UtilityDive.com

Viking Cold’s Thermal Energy Storage technology was recently featured on UtilityDive.com. The article discusses how Viking Cold’s thermal energy storage (TES) technology provides an alternative storage technology for alternative energy sources.

Utility Dive provides professionals with a bird’s-eye-view of the utility industry through industry news, original analysis, and published in-depth feature articles.

March 31, 2018

“Cold Chain Innovations” from GCCA’s Cold Facts Magazine Features Viking Cold

Viking Cold’s Thermal Energy Storage (TES) technology was installed in a facility with GCCA co-member Dreisbach Enterprises. The addition of this efficiency and demand shift technology into Dreisbach’s freezers was featured in the publication’s first ever “Cold Chain Innovations” section. Dreisbach experienced an immediate reduction in refrigeration equipment run time, significant load reduction during peak pricing periods, and stable temperatures throughout the entire freezer.

Cold Facts is the bimonthly publication of the Global Cold Chain Alliance (GCCA), the leading global cold storage organization.

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