HOUSTON — Plaza Provision Co., a leading food distributor in Puerto Rico, has purchased its fourth thermal energy storage (TES) system from Viking Cold Solutions, and where installed, the TES system has reduced energy consumption by over 30 percent.

Three Viking Cold thermal energy storage systems, installed in 2010, 2013, and 2014, have saved Plaza Provision Co. over $650,000, reduced energy consumption by over 3,200 MWh, and reduced its carbon footprint by over 2,200 metric tons, said the company. The patented systems store energy at night for subsequent day use, allowing refrigeration to run less frequently. The result is significant cost and electricity savings.

“We purchased our fourth system because the total reduction in consumption has surpassed our expectations,” said Robert Cimino, CEO of Plaza Provision Co. “Also, having real-time monitoring has been invaluable and has helped us to recognize and address equipment issues before they become costly problems.”

“Robert Cimino’s use of state-of-the-art efficiency technology to not only improve his bottom line, but also to preserve the environment, is an example of what can be achieved using Viking Cold’s TES system,” said James Bell, CEO of Viking Cold Solutions. “Our TES system can be installed in cold storage facilities and supermarkets to reduce energy consumption and carbon footprint while mitigating risk with temperature monitoring and backup thermal protection.”

Plaza Provision Co.’s system is among 24 that Viking Cold has installed in cold storage warehouses and supermarkets in Puerto Rico, Bermuda, St. Thomas, California, New Mexico, and Texas.

Aireko Services and Installation Inc., a leading HVAC services company, is the authorized distributor of Viking Cold’s TES system in Puerto Rico. The firm has been installing Viking Cold’s systems since 2010.

For more information, visit www.vikingcold.com.

Publication date: 9/19/2016

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