Food Services

Energy Management Solutions for Multi-Site Food Service Chains

Energy is one the most significant reoccurring expenses in the food service business. As a result, reducing energy usage produces the greatest measurable financial savings for food service retailers. According to the Edison Electric Institute, the cost of energy accounts for anywhere from three to eight percent of a food service chain’s total operating expense. Energy use costs are especially high for grocery stores and  studies shows that a 10 percent reduction in energy costs for the average supermarket can boost net profit margins by as much as 16 percent and sales per square foot by $44.

In restaurants, similar numbers  also in favorite for energy efficiency plans, where studies shows that a 10 percent reduction in energy costs for the average limited service restaurant can boost net profit margins by as much as 4 percent and sales per square foot by $17.

Panoramic Power's wireless, self-powered sensors are engineered to allow rapid, non-invasive installation with no disturbance of daily operations. Once installed, the sensors become part of the building infrastructure, never requiring maintenance, service or battery replacement. ePlanet  helps you overcome the many challenges multi-site food service organizations face when looking at energy management solutions. VIA ePlanet  the Panoramic Power solution, technology and services provide organizations with large numbers of highly dispersed, small facilities with a cost effective, easy to deploy solution that delivers unmatched visibility into each site’s energy landscape.

Key Benefits of ePlanet’s Demand Side Energy Management Solutions for Food Service Retail

  • Maximize saving in energy expenditure by monitoring the energy consumption of individual devices/assets to identify savings and inefficiencies
  • Detect failures before they occur by recognizing unusual energy usage patterns that suggest a potential problem
  • Minimize installation costs even for disperse small sites
  • Promote behavior change by educating on-site staff on their energy consumption
  • Overcome engineering issues, by using intuitive dashboard and automatic reporting and alerting tools
  • Avoid unnecessary expenditure, by eliminating redundant M&V costs.
  • Generate revenue by participating in Demand Response Programs
  • Effectively plan your Demand Response event load shedding strategy based on granular, load level data from each site