Food & Beverage
Biogas Cogeneration Project
EPS identified an opportunity for a leading brewery to greatly reduce both its energy consumption and waste generation with a 1 MW biogas driven cogeneration system. EPS was selected to perform the engineering, design, procurement and construction activities related to the installation of the generator and electrical interconnection of the cogeneration plant to the utility service. In this waste to energy project, biogas is recovered from the beer waste utilizing an anaerobic digester. This biogas is then used to fuel the cogeneration plant, which produces electricity to power the facility. The thermal energy produced by the cogeneration plant is used to heat the digester, and make high-quality steam and hot water for use in various beer manufacturing processes. EPS Corp secured a $1 Million rebate for the brewery from the local utility as part of this project.
The net result: Over 8,000,000 kWh annual electric generation with an adjusted payback of less than one year.
Demand Response Project
EPS Corp conducted a comprehensive Demand Response audit on behalf of PG&E for a specialty food manufacturer in California. EPS evaluated the production data and identified Demand Response measures to decrease the peak electric demand by 500 kW, including resetting the control system to manage peak loads and fly wheeling the cold storage rooms.
The net result: The company is now able to participate in the Demand Response program and reduced its energy fees as a result. And they did so without any capital costs since they were eligible for the PG&E incentive.
Energy Efficiency Project
Under PG&E’s Non-Residential New Construction (NRNC) program, EPS Corp performed extensive energy analysis, calculated potential rebates, and determined the environmental impact of implementing energy efficiency measures for a confectionary manufacturer. The measures included the addition of variable frequency drives (VFDs) on the pump motors and the cooling tower fan, as well as the installation of a condensing set point on the chiller.
The net result: Annual energy savings of 449,760 kWh with a payback of only a few months.
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