New energy initiative launched
Stores can save up to €14,000 on their annual electricity bills by switching to the carbon reducing system
9 December 2008
Three leading firms, Musgrave, Energia and ResourceKraft are behind a carbon reduction initiative in Supervalu and Centra stores nationwide which will potentially see up to 2,100 tonnes of CO2 eliminated from the atmosphere. Energia and ResourceKraft will offer a new computerised energy efficiency system to Supervalu and Centra stores throughout Ireland.
Musgrave has made a major commitment to environmental sustainability and currently operates dedicated energy and natural resource management programmes. Already a major supplier to Musgrave, Energia supplies over 500 SuperValu and Centra stores nationwide, including power generated from renewable resources.
The estimated carbon and electricity reductions are based on the possibility of up to 80 stores taking part in the initiative; those that do will achieve a 10% reduction in their electricity usage. One of the first stores to have benefited from trials of the ResourceKraft system is Twohigs Supervalu in Kanturk, Co. Cork, which is now saving over €14,000 on its annual electricity bill.