Why should public and private utilities focus on cold storage facilities? Because they have the #1 highest demand per cubic foot and the #3 highest consumption of any industrial category on the grid. And now there is a customer-located energy storage medium that can handle the formerly inaccessible high demand and continuous refrigeration equipment run time required to operate these facilities.
Operators in this industry, which consumes over $30 billion USD worth of electricity annually to keep food cold, now have the flexibility to determine how they purchase, store, and consume that energy.
Viking Cold’s Thermal Energy Storage (TES) technology sits behind the meter and leverages the heat transference properties of phase change material, intelligent controls, and 24/7 monitoring and reporting software to reduce energy consumption and shift time-of-use while better maintaining stable freezer temperatures to safeguard frozen product.
This happens because the TES systems allow the energy intensive refrigeration equipment to be turned off for long periods of time during peak periods, or at times when renewable energy sources go offline, to flatten out demand spikes.
TES now provides utilities access to the enormous load of the cold storage industry for additional grid capacity and resiliency. This newly accessible load helps utilities delay costly infrastructure projects and provides a path to engagement with commercial and industrial customers.
Viking Colds TES technology has been tested, accepted, and incentivized by many utilities across North America, and our systems are installed and running in multiple countries.
Additional Capacity & Resiliency
20% to 30% Reduced Demand
Behind the Meter Storage
Address “Duck Curve” and Renewable Load Shifts
24/7 Remote Monitoring
Engage Industrial Customers
Utility Proven & Accepted Technology
Learn more about the grid benefits and demand shifting capabilities of Thermal Energy Storage technology in the heavy load and high demand sector of cold storage.
Viking Cold Solutions™ enables companies to achieve a 20%-35% reduction in energy consumption.
TES leverages phase change material to store energy in the form of cold for future use. It is engineered to freeze/thaw at the freezer’s designated temperature setpoint. This allows the refrigeration equipment to be turned off for long periods of time while maintaining stable temperatures in the freezer.
The Viking Cold TES system has no mechanical components and is the perfect solution to managing energy demand and load inside cold storage facilities. Being system agnostic, we leverage the existing refrigeration equipment to minimize energy costs while simultaneously maintaining temperature control.
Our Thermal Energy Storage system works well for new construction, retrofit or refurbishment projects.
PROVEN BENEFITS THERMAL ENERGY STORAGE
38% Greater Temp Stability
20-35% Energy Savings
70% Energy Load Reduction
Reduced Mechanical Runtime
Stores Solar or Grid Energy
Phase Change Material (PCM)
Viking Cold proprietary algorithms
Temperature monitoring & alarms
Equipment monitoring & alarms
Energy monitoring & reporting
Viking Cold’s commercial and industrial freezer installations have been tested, accepted and incentivized by numerous utilities across the country to shift load to the desired times and help defer costly infrastructure investments.
Our Solutions are successfully installed in:
Viking Cold Solutions™ has developed processes and technology to improve overall system energy and temperature performance, resulting in a world-class refrigeration solution.
Sophisticated software algorithms optimized in real-world deployments combined with state-of- the-art measurement components are the core of our innovation.
Our proprietary algorithms and energy management software optimize thermal energy performance and energy efficiencies within a facility thereby reducing consumption, shifting demand and yielding lower costs. Viking Cold Solutions™ remote connectivity gives managers real-time desktop data and remote command and control at both the single location and total enterprise levels.
For businesses in the frozen food market, energy costs are a major expense. Reducing the electricity used in storage facilities directly impacts the bottom line, making it a top priority for owners and operators. Cold storage operators who make the move to an innovative thermal energy storage system will realize significant cost savings, enhanced product monitoring, and protection for low temperature cold storage.
Thermal Energy Storage (TES) is an effective energy savings strategy that allows thermal energy to be stored when electricity is less expensive and used later when prices are higher and utility demand charges and consumption are at their daily peak. TES systems have been in use for decades, mainly in HVAC applications to lower energy costs and ease demand on the electrical grid.
Butterfield and Vallis, a leading food distributor in Bermuda, is saving over 40% of their electricity consumption using Viking Cold’s Thermal Energy Storage Solution. Viking Cold’s patented thermal energy cells were installed in the ceiling of Butterfield and Vallis' 10,000-square-foot warehouse freezer in 2015.