Leading Grape Growers Plug into the Smart Grid and Score Instant ROI

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Nov 21, 2013 (3 years and 10 months ago)

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POWERIT SOLUTIONS WINS TWO ACCOUNTS IN DELANO, CALIFORNIA

Leading Grape Growers Plug into the Smart Grid
and
Score Instant ROI

(SEATTLE, WA,
October 28,

2010) Seattle
-
based
Powerit Solutions
, a cleantech company that
plugs energy
-
intensive businesses and buildings
into the smart grid, has added Pandol Bros. Inc
.
(
also known as M&L Cold Storage
)
and La Jolla Farming Inc. to its roster of food processing
customers.

Both based in Delano, Calif. (
in the
San Joaquin Valley), the two new customers
specialize in growing
and processing premium California grapes.


Immediate ROI

with Auto
-
DR

Powerit’s Spara system, an integrated hardware and software product, will put cash into each
grape business’s pockets when

their utility,

Southern California Edison, calls for a demand
r
esponse event.

Demand response programs pay participants to reduce electricity consumption
on demand at times to be determined.

Plus
,
in return for
signing up for
the

most sophisticated
form of demand response
, Auto
-
DR, each
company received incentive

pay
ments that gave them instant
ROI
on their

new Spara system
s
.

Auto
-
DR programs automate the demand response process: the utility or grid operator signal
s

the customer’s energy management system (such as Spara)
that a demand response event is
occurring, and
the system takes predefined actions to curtail power loads.

Bob Zak, Powerit Solutions North America’s general manager and president, says, “Auto
-
DR is
hot in California right now

forward
-
thinking companies like Pandol and La Jolla are well
positioned to t
ake control of their energy costs
.”

Demand Control Savings
,

Too

Pandol and La Jolla will
also save

money every month
using

Spara’s demand control
capability
.
Demand control is a
n energy
-
management

strategy almost all industrial facilities can employ. It
in
volves tracking where and when costly energy spikes occur and taking precisely timed
measures to reduce those spikes.
Pandol is looking forward to an
estimated annual savings of
$21,450 with demand control

while

La

Jolla
will see savings
of
around

$18,317.

About Powerit Solutions

Powerit Solutions is a Seattle
-
based
international
cleantech company that plugs energy
-
intensive
businesses into the smart grid. Powerit’s Spara system enables users to automatically increase
energy efficiency, cut peak
-
rate usage,

participate in demand response programs, and respond
to real
-
time pricing advantageously

without compromising quality, production or comfort. For
more information:

www.poweritsolutions.com
.

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