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BPA EnergySmart Grocer. What We’ll Cover. EnergySmart Grocer Overview Potential and Challenges Program Elements Program Process Q & A . Program Overview. EnergySmart Grocer Program Established contractors, audits, rebates and marketing

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What we ll cover
What We’ll Cover

  • EnergySmart Grocer Overview

  • Potential and Challenges

  • Program Elements

  • Program Process

  • Q & A


Program overview
Program Overview

  • EnergySmart Grocer Program

    • Established contractors, audits, rebates and marketing

    • High touch – repeat visits, hands on, sustaining ongoing relationships

    • PECI running program since 2002

    • Programs throughout CA and one in WA

  • Current contract: Initial funding for enrollment and early start-up as funds last

  • Work with EERs, Identify interested utilities and get commitment

  • Develop a program design that meets utilities needs


Lots of potential in refrigeration
Lots of Potential in Refrigeration

  • Refrigeration accounts for roughly 50% of energy consumed in a typical grocery store

  • Commercial refrigeration is a complex and relatively untouched efficiency opportunity

  • Refrigeration offers large kWh savings

Source: ASHRAE, 2000


There s a gap
There’s a Gap

  • Market research shows gap between national chains and independent grocers, convenience and other commercial businesses

Quantum Consulting, Study for Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance, 2000.


Proven results ca 2002 today
Proven Results: CA 2002 - Today

  • Proven program

  • High customer satisfaction

  • 2,500 audits

  • 2,350 retrofits

  • 600 repeat customers

  • 95 million annual kWh savings

Primo Foods - saving $22,200

(158,500 kWh) a year by

implementing:

  • Gaskets

  • Night covers

  • Strip curtains

  • Auto closers

  • Cases

  • Lighting


Challenges
Challenges

  • The technical complexity and endless variety of refrigeration systems require a customized approach to capturing efficiency

  • The grocery sector is traditionally hard to reach

  • Difficult to find qualified contractors

  • The Solution – EnergySmart Grocer


Energysmart grocer program elements
EnergySmart Grocer Program Elements

  • Skilled Field Energy Analysts

  • Trained Contractor Allies

  • Menu of Prescriptive Measures

  • Sophisticated Audit Software

  • Inform-to-Invest

  • Project Delivery Assistance

  • Rebate Delivery

  • Quality Assurance

“They showed me my options and didn’t waste my time.”

- Dirk Stump, Stump’s Apple Market




Utility involvement
Utility Involvement

  • Required

    • Sign Agreement

      • Authorize PTR guest account privileges to PECI

      • Allow PECI to implement the ESG program in utility territory

      • Allocate funding amount

    • Post install quality control

    • Estimating budgets and selecting funding source to pay rebates

      • CRC

      • CAA

  • Optional

    • Customer referrals

    • Provide customer database

    • Utility marketing/public relations


Puget sound energy co early results

Initial projection of 2,000,000 annual kWh, will achieve 4,000,000 annual kWh

Puget Sound Energy Co. Early Results

Started Audits


Next steps
Next Steps 4,000,000 annual kWh

  • Determine funding amount

    • PECI can help facilitate this process

  • Overview and Q&A Materials – coming soon

  • Sign Participation Agreement

    PECI Contact

    Steve Cofer: [email protected] or 503-595-4472


Thanks for your time 4,000,000 annual kWh


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