Cold Storage Operator Cuts Energy Consumption
Red de Frios was able to reduce energy consumption at its 2,500 ft2 frozen food warehouse in Monterrey, Mexico, with help from a thermal energy storage (TES) system.
Viking Cold Solutions’ TES system reduces overall electricity consumption and shifts energy usage to less expensive periods of the day, according to the company. It was configured to operate specifically for Red de Frios’ utility rate structure and facility requirements.
During the months of July, August and September, Red de Frios has seen a 20 percent reduction in energy consumption due to the TES system. During daily periods of high energy costs when refrigeration equipment is cycled off, the company has seen a slower increase in temperatures and greater temperature stability.