OSI Expands Energy Management to 5 Facilities

February 27, 2015 By Linda Hardesty

Cascade Energy manageGlobal meat processing company OSI has hired Cascade Energy to deepen OSI’s energy efficiency efforts and expand its single-facility pilot program into five additional plants.

In 2013, Cascade Energy and OSI launched a pilot program at OSI’s Oakland, Iowa, facility that involved:

  • Setting up an energy measurement, tracking, benchmarking, and reporting system.
  • Performing a tune up on the facility’s refrigeration, compressed air and high-pressure water pump systems.
  • Delivering a final report, listing action items to be implemented.
  • Engaging OSI site staff to assist with the action item implementation.
  • Reviewing system performance to drive additional energy savings.

At the Oakland site, OSI used Cascade’s SENSEI energy management system to assign, record, track action items and monitor the resulting energy savings.

As of November 2014, OSI Oakland has saved over four million kWh and over $295,000. Based on the success of the training and tune up results at the Oakland plant, OSI will roll out a three-year program to five more facilities in Illinois, Wisconsin and Utah. Cascade and OSI will work together to help meet OSI’s companywide goal of 10 percent energy intensity reduction by 2020.

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