Pepsi Manufacturing Facility reduces annual energy costs by $1 million
Pepsi’s Central Production Facility Co-op & Northeast Hot Fill Co-op (CPF-NEHF) in Ayer, Massachusetts, is enhancing their in-house manufacturing processes through the implementation of upgraded technologies that improve profitability and increase energy efficiency. Through National Grid’s Industrial Program – administered by Leidos – the CPF-NEHF engineering team learned about energy efficiency opportunities as well as available technical project support and incentives. This partnership with Leidos and National Grid sparked several projects – energy-reducing improvements that are saving the facility an estimated $1 million in electric costs each year.
CPF-NEHF’s initial project focused on the installation of LED lighting to illuminate the aisles in their bottling plant. In addition to increased visibility for employees and auditors, the new lighting also enhanced worker safety. The success of the lighting improvements encouraged the management team to look for other substantial energy improvements.
Leidos helped CPF-NEHF analyze other energy reduction projects and access additional incentives from National Grid. The facility installed a new compressor that improved energy efficiency and reused wastewater heat during their manufacturing process. In addition, the bottling plant added several blow molders to their operation, which allowed CPF-NEHF to bring the process in-house rather than relying on the purchase of outsourced pre-made bottles. National Grid supported the facility improvements through incentives and financing – helping CPF-NEHF build positive cash flow from the projects.
Leidos is focused on helping utilities and their large industrial customers generate project opportunities that go beyond lighting. In fact, 88 percent of the savings achieved through National Grid’s Industrial Program is delivered through non-lighting projects. Our experienced team targets process and operational improvements that produce substantial energy savings and important ancillary benefits – like increased safety, reduced carbon emissions, and better long-term sustainability. Leidos helps manufacturing plants operate with greater efficiency, thus lowering production costs and enhancing their competitiveness in a global marketplace.
Contact our team to learn more about Leidos’ Industrial Program solutions and how we are delivering significant energy savings to energy efficiency portfolios across the country.
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