San Deigo, September 1, 2010 — GreenHouse Holdings, Inc., a San Diego, California based integrated energy solutions provider and developer of eco-friendly infrastructure, today announced that PepsiCo will partner with GreenHouse to use Southern California Edison’s Automated Demand Response program at its Buena Park bottling plant.
GreenHouse is a qualified service provider of SCE‘s Auto-DR program, providing site assessment, feasibility studies, project development, engineering, installation of enabling technologies and complete processing of all incentives.
The Auto-DR program offers financial incentives and technical support to SCE customers with automated load control systems that participate in demand response events.
Auto-DR uses control systems to automatically achieve specified energy demand reductions (kW and duration) during periods of peak energy demand.
PepsiCo is a recognized leader in the beverage industry for their efforts in sustainability and energy efficiency by consistently operating their plants in the most energy-conscious manner possible.
“It’s clear to Pepsi that both Southern California Edison and GreenHouse are working in the best interests of Pepsi and other ratepayers with their Auto-DR program,” said Pablo Cussatti, Vice President of Manufacturing at Pepsi Beverages Co. West. “We are pleased to be doing our part for the environment and promote the responsible management of critical resources like the electric grid.”
In utilizing the Auto-DR system, Pepsi can shed or reduce electric consumption during costly peak energy periods when the demand is highest. In addition, the system provides Pepsi the ability to reduce operating costs by curtailing the use and purchase of electricity. Pepsi will then receive financial incentives from SCE for doing so.