31,865 tonnes of carbon savings for the UK per year.

Sainsbury’s is the first supermarket to use Open Energi’s intelligent demand response technology – automatically adjusting their equipment’s electricity consumption at over 200 stores – to help National Grid balance electricity supply and demand in real-time. They have connected over 2,300 pieces of equipment across over 200 stores, including HVAC equipment – electric immersion heaters, air handling units etc – and following this success are trialling refrigeration.

Results
· By 2020 Sainsbury’s is expected to free up 14MW of flexible power for National Grid; this equates to 31,865 tonnes of carbon savings for the UK per year.

“Sainsbury’s is proud to join our other partners in being a pioneer of the Living Grid and to address one of the UK’s most important sustainability issues. By joining forces with others to change how we use electricity, we’re saving extra carbon emissions for the UK and helping to make our electricity network more efficient, for the benefit of everyone in the UK.”

Paul Crewe, Head of Sustainability, Engineering, Energy & Environment, Sainsbury’s

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