Cold Room Storage
With the he average cold store, after wages, electricity is generally the second largest operational cost. With the huge increases in electricity network and renewable energy charges in recent times, the cost of electricity is predicted to increase by around 30%.
The days of cheap electricity are unlikely to return, however substantial savings can be made in the refrigeration cold storage sector where the industry looks to employ the lastest energy efficiency measures that can drastically reduce their energy bill.
Oxford Cold Storage (2013) Reducing Energy Use in the Cold Storage Industry - A Case Study
Swire Cold Storage (2012) Cool energy savings for cold storage warehouse
Intelligent Energy Solutions for a Sustainable Future (2014) Refrigeration Controls - Case Study
Berkely National Laboratory (2009) Report on the Opportunities for Energy Efficiency and Automated Demand Response in Industrial Refrigerated Warehouses in California. Outlines over 10 case studies highlighting benefits to the refrigerated warehouse sector.
Building Energy Analytics (2014) Outline of potential energy efficiencies in warehouses includes links to cases studies covering cold room warehouses.
CREE (2013) Case Study outlining $408,000 (USD) in annual energy savings through innovative cold storage initiatives.
NSW Farmers (2014) Infomation sheet on energy-efficient cool rooms and refrigeration with links to appropriate case studies.
Simplot (2014) Information on upgrades and system modifications made to their refrigerated warehouse in NSW.
Henningsen Cold Storage Company (2013) Information on how the company reduced their energy consumption by 1.1 million kWH per annum to realise huge savings.