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How GlacierGrid's Smart Cooling Technology Works

GlacierGrid is a sophisticated energy management system that helps restaurant owners reduce their electricity bills while reducing food waste and CO2 emissions. 

But how does GlacierGrid achieve these remarkable results?  Let’s take a look at a system-level diagram to see how everything works together.


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Zoning in on the opposite sides of the diagram

On the right side of the diagram, we have the customer—a restaurant owner. Along with it are the restaurant's assets, which include the building, freezer, cooler, HVAC system, frozen food, cold food, hot food, and even the people inside the restaurant. This part represents what the restaurant owner cares about — making great food and serving their customers as a profitable business. 

Meanwhile, the left side shows that electrical power comes from utility companies or energy retailers (like direct energy or community choice aggregators). This electric power runs the freezer, cooler, HVAC system, and other equipment—like lights, sanitation, and signs. 


The utility and the retailer provide the electrical power to the customer and bill the restaurant owner, who pays the bills.  


The cost of doing business doesn’t have to be high

Electricity bills can be surprisingly high. In fact, it costs up to $10,000/month or more, depending on consumption. 


For most restaurant owners, that’s just the cost of doing business. And those bills are not just expensive—they can be complicated and confusing. Peak and off-peak energy charges, max peak and max demand charges, generation credits… who has time to understand these details on top of finding ways to reduce this hefty bill?


Here’s where GlacierGrid comes in. GlacierGrid makes is possible to reduce that bill by 10% by optimizing the usage and timing of electrical power


This involves:


  • Monitoring the health of the refrigeration equipment to protect against food spoilage, warn of equipment failures, and reduce CO2 emissions.
  • Sending carefully timed control signals (magenta arrows) to the freezer, cooler, and HVAC systems, turning them off and on at precisely the right times to have the best effect on reducing the power consumption of the restaurant as a whole and reducing its monthly bill
  • Using temperature sensors to monitor the freezer, cooler, and interior air temperature to ensure food safety and restaurant comfort. 
  • Using power sensors to monitor the power consumption of the freezer, cooler, and HVAC system to ensure that we produce the best possible savings for the restaurant owner. It’s a sophisticated real-time control system built to optimize savings while preserving food safety.

These processes are all conducted without inconveniencing the restaurant owner or affecting their business operations. Additionally, we use the industry standard IPMVP protocol to measure savings reliably. This way, you can be confident that you are getting the best possible results.


GlacierGrid is your key to drive savings

While saving money on electricity bills is possible, it does require a deeper understanding of utility charges—along with ongoing efforts to control costs and invest in modern equipment. These are just some of the barriers that have deterred many people from pursuing savings.

GlacierGrid offers an exciting opportunity to receive a guaranteed 10% reduction in electricity bills through energy efficiency and optimization without any interruptions to your business operations.

Book a demo and start your journey to a cost-effective and environment-friendly energy management system.