Refrigeration accounts for about 17.5% and 10% of commercial and industrial (C&I) electric load, respectively. The 2018 CARD potential study showed that refrigeration represents nearly 20% of the potential electric C&I program savings in Minnesota through 2029. Yet, in 2017 refrigeration represented less than 2% of the combined total electric C&I CIP savings achieved by Minnesota's three largest electric investor-owned utilities (IOU).
In this webinar Russ Landry (Center for Energy and Environment), Steve Mulqueen (Cascade Energy), Melanie Lord (Slipstream), and Jim Kelsey (kW Engineering) discuss the barriers and opportunities for utility driven C&I refrigeration efficiency. Through in-depth interviews with facility managers, contractors, distributors, utility program managers and more, the project team has assessed the state of the Minnesota C&I refrigeration market and identified technologies and program approaches that can help maximize utilities’ refrigeration program savings. They will present a quantitative look at the large refrigeration dominated facilities in MN (Grocery stores, food processing facilities, cold storage warehouses, and ice arenas), as well as the refrigeration measures that apply to them. This expands on the 2018 CARD potential study by providing a detailed view of the available energy savings in this important market in Minnesota.
Join us for a webinar to consider the CIP opportunities in the C&I refrigeration market.