Frozen Gourmet Installs Cold Thermal Energy Storage System

Viking Cold Solutions’ Thermal Energy Storage reduced Frozen Gourmet’s energy consumption by nearly 30 percent since the beginning of 2017, while also maintaining more stable temperatures inside their freezers.

Frozen Gourmet, a Nestlé facility and ice cream distribution company on the West Coast, installed a Thermal Energy Storage (TES) system from Viking Cold Solutions™ that has reduced energy consumption by more than 27 percent.

Viking Cold’s patented system was installed at the end of 2016 and has reduced energy consumption by more than 45,000 kilowatt-hours since the start of 2017. The TES system also reduced peak demand charges by shifting the electrical load to night time. The passive system stores energy at night for subsequent day use, enabling refrigeration to run less frequently and during off-peak rate hours. The installation reduces cost and electricity usage, which is important especially in California where expensive daytime demand charges are common.

The integrated Viking Cold Energy Management System also maintains more stable temperatures inside their freezers and optimizes the existing refrigeration equipment. The team receives daily reports and alarm notifications in the event of temperature abnormalities, mechanical equipment failure and power outages.

“We searched for a year to find the right technology to reduce our energy costs and decided to purchase the Viking Cold TES system after seeing the capability and flexibility the system provides,” Bill Kohn, CEO of Frozen Gourmet, said in prepared remarks. “The reduction in energy consumption has improved our bottom line and the real-time monitoring has been invaluable in helping us recognize and address equipment issues before expensive problems arise.”

“This technology is revolutionizing energy efficiency in the freezer space while helping to better protect the food with intelligent controls and sensors.  There’s simply no other option available that combines efficiency and load management,” added James Bell, CEO of Viking Cold Solutions.

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