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Weis Markets has expanded its deployment of EnerNOC's energy intelligence software across its chain of 163 supermarkets spanning Pennsylvania, Maryland, New Jersey, New York and West Virginia.
"Controlling energy use and costs has a material impact on the success of our company, which makes energy management a major operational focus," explained R. Kevin Small, VP of store development at Sunbury, Pa.-based Weis. "We were looking for an enterprise-wide solution that identifies operational leaders and opportunities, which helps us accurately anticipate costs and create and track against budgets. That's what EnerNOC's energy intelligence software does for us."
As a way to contain costs, Weis first introduced the software at 20 of its more energy-intensive stores back in 2012. Using EnerNOC's software analytics, Weis' team was able to identify considerable energy savings opportunities requiring little or no capital investments. During the 40-store pilot phase of installation that followed, Weis pinpointed more than $160,000 in savings opportunities, which spurred it to deploy the software to all of its locations.
"Energy expense management is essential in hypercompetitive industries like the grocery business, but it can't be too time-intensive or complex for staff to understand," asserted Tim Healy, chairman and CEO of Boston-based EnerNOC. "We've simplified energy expense management by centralizing disparate information into one easy-to-use platform and connecting energy usage to costs. Companies like Weis Markets have seen the results EnerNOC's energy intelligence software delivers, and by expanding it across a portfolio, these leading organizations are positioned to achieve greater operational efficiency."