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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

    • 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

  • 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

  • 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 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

  • 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

  • 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


EnergySmart Grocer Process


PTR Rebate Payment Process


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


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

  • Determine funding amount

    • PECI can help facilitate this process

  • Overview and Q&A Materials – coming soon

  • Sign Participation Agreement

    PECI Contact

    Steve Cofer: scofer@peci.org or 503-595-4472


Thanks for your time


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