Plaza Provision Co., a leading food distributor in Puerto Rico, installed its fourth thermal energy storage (TES) system from Viking Cold Solutions, Houston, Texas, to help reduce energy consumption by over 30%.

Three Viking Cold TES systems, installed in 2010, 2013 and 2014, have saved Plaza Provision over $650,000, reduced energy consumption by over 3,200 MWh and reduced carbon footprint by over 2,200 metric tons. The patented TES systems store energy at night for subsequent day use, allowing refrigeration to run less frequently.

“We purchased our fourth system because the total reduction in consumption has surpassed our expectations,” says Robert Cimino, chief executive officer of Plaza Provision. “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 the 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.”