Friday 28th Oct 2016 - Logistics Manager

ACS&T in trials to cut electricity use

Food logistics specialist ACS&T is to trial an electricity monitoring system at its Tewkesbury cold store with the aim of reducing power usage during peak periods.

The Demand Response system, supplied by REstore, allows energy suppliers and transmission grid operators to look to energy users, such as ACS&T, to relieve the energy market and the grid of excess demand at critical times.

REstore will install equipment to monitor ACS&T’s electricity usage in its cold store, limiting unnecessary power usage at peak times.

Jeremy Pettit, general manager at ACS&T Tewkesbury said: “Using REstore’s Demand Response service at our Tewkesbury site will enable us to minimise our power demand at critical times without any impact on our service. This should return some prudent savings on our energy costs and will help to lessen the impact of future electricity increases, which are a significant part of our operating costs.”

If the trial is successful, the system will be rolled out to the company’s other three sites:  Grimsby, Wolverhampton, and Scarborough.