DOE and Partners to Host Webinar on Fuel Cells for Supermarkets
The webinar will also explore the reasons why supermarkets are an especially attractive venue for fuel cells. According to DOE, using fuel cells as a combined heat and power application allows supermarkets to not only power lighting, refrigeration cases, freezers, and air conditioners, but also allows operators to use the thermal energy for cooling, space heating, snow and ice melting, and desiccant dehumidification. Having a reliable supply of electric power is critical to supermarkets because their refrigerated inventory needs constant cooling, and downtime due to power outages affects sales revenue.
Featured speakers will include:
• Frank Blake, electrical specialist, Price Chopper
• Scott Larsen, project manager for industrial research and development, New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA)
• Kathy Loftus, global leader for sustainable engineering, maintenance, and energy management, Whole Foods Market
• Benny D. Smith, vice president of facilities, Golub Corp.
There will be time after the presentations for Q&A.
To register for the webinar, go to https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/194055761.
Publication date: 03/28/2011