Perfect Food & Gas
Perfect Food and Gas, across five locations, has slashed their electric bill by roughly $13,500 per year. By year 10, they'll have recouped over $125,000 in profits that otherwise would've been spent on energy use.
Perfect Food & Gas wanted to take advantage of the generous business rebates offered by the Public Service Company of Oklahoma (PSO). These rebates apply to energy efficiency measures, and are available to local small businesses and commercial kitchens. Perfect Food & Gas were interested in getting these rebates for more than five (5) of their locations in the Tulsa region.
Their main areas of focus were their walk-in coolers and freezers, reach-in coolers, and free-standing beverage coolers, as well as the coolers’ lighting. One of the criteria most important to the owner of Perfect Food & Gas was a quick and hassle-free installation.
First and foremost, NRM provided the type of true turnkey installation that the owner of Perfect Food & Gas wanted. NRM implemented their solution with no impact on the five locations’ business operations—the stores didn‘t even need to close during the installation! And the duties were performed by in-house, licensed electricians.
NRM upgraded the refrigeration equipment with high-efficiency retrofits that included smart controls, EC motors, a timed system shutdown button, anti-sweat door heater controls, and on-demand defrost. The controls, which optimize the system’s runtimes based on space conditions and preset, custom cooling requirements, were able to reduce overall operation by as much as 60% in some locations.
The Public Service Company of Oklahoma offered incentives of 70% of the total project costs. This equaled roughly $36,000 of the cost being absorbed by the utility. And this meant each of the locations averaged a payback period of less than one year.
Overall, these improvements recoup about 120,000 kWh (or roughly $14,000) annually for the convenience store chain.