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February 23, 2018

Ecology Action Partners with Safeway and Truckee Donnor PUD

EnergyConnect, Ecology Action’s large commercial portfolio program, provides innovative full-suite energy-management services to companies nationwide. EnergyConnect staff members work with clients to develop a thorough understanding of their desired payback thresholds and then apply our deep technical, financial, and creative knowledge to finding the right energy-saving opportunities.

EnergyConnect recently facilitated an incentive model focused on energy conservation between Safeway and the Truckee Donner Public Utility District (PUD). The project focused on replacing less-efficient evaporator fans in refrigerated coolers and freezers with electric commutated motor (ECM) fans. Refrigeration devices are among the most energy-intensive equipment in a grocery store, and ECM fans are key to reducing in-store energy usage. The PUD provided a grant that was necessary for the energy conservation project to succeed, and the energy saved after these upgrades was estimated to be more than 276,000 kWh per year.

Click to read official Safeway statement.