Energy Management in Food and Drink

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The Food and Drinks industry, according to the Carbon Trust, is the fourth highest consumer of energy in the UK. Therefore, it is fundamental businesses look to implement energy efficiency measures, in order to reduce their carbon footprint and improve cost savings.

How is energy used in the food and drinks sector?

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Air loss in cooled store rooms can consume up to 30% of the total heat energy used in food and drinks businesses.
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Boilers and heat can account for up to 60% of the total energy bill.
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Refrigeration can account for around 50% of all electricity used.
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The business case for energy saving

Increase revenue and profits

Within catering businesses, a lot of energy is used up when preparing and keeping food fresh. Surprisingly, this only uses a small amount of the total energy, whilst the rest is wasted as heat in the kitchen. Investing in energy management could help identify when and where this energy is wasted, directly improving revenue and profitability.

Meet climate agreements

Many businesses within the sector are now obligated to new energy targets, under Climate Change Agreements (CCAs). In order to successfully meet them and improve compliance with green legislation, energy usage and efficiency must improve.

Boost staff morale

Engaging in environmentally conscious and energy saving behaviours as a business, can improve morale. Especially in today’s climate, people want to know that they are having a positive impact on the environment within the business. Setting energy targets with staff and providing visibility over usage can help to achieve this. Energy saving can also improve working conditions, which improves overall happiness amongst staff.

Improve your green reputation

As the threat of climate change intensifies, the public are becoming increasingly environmentally conscious, impacting their choices. To demonstrate to potential customers green values, and maintain a competitive advantage, implementing an energy system may be vital.

Why choose our energy management solution?

  • AEMS provides insight into the day-to-day running of your business with daily energy reports so you can identify energy usage and track waste
  • Receive industry benchmarking statistics and see how your business is performing compared to other similar ones in the industry.
  • The mode detection feature allows you to pinpoint when unusual activity is taking place so you can identify where energy is being used inefficiently
  • Using sophisticated machine learning techniques, AEMS learns patterns of behaviour to create tailored insights that are specific to your business.
  • Develop Key Performance Indicators against production or industry standards, compare across all sites and identify poor performance.

Work with our team of experts

After working with a diverse range of food and drinks businesses, our team are experienced in helping users change the way they use and view their energy.

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Customer success story

As someone who loves to know the ins and outs of his business, this local butcher has been given more insight into how his business actually runs thanks to AEMS, being made aware of how much energy his machinery uses whilst in use and in the background.

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  • AEMS provides insight into the day-to-day running of your business with daily energy reports so you can identify energy usage and track waste
  • Receive industry benchmarking statistics and see how your business is performing compared to other similar ones in the industry.
  • The mode detection feature allows you to pinpoint when unusual activity is taking place so you can identify where energy is being used inefficiently
  • Using sophisticated machine learning techniques, AEMS learns patterns of behaviour to create tailored insights that are specific to your business.
  • Develop Key Performance Indicators against production or industry standards, compare across all sites and identify poor performance.

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