As the grid accommodates more renewables, utilities and their customers are looking for solutions to manage peak demand, control energy bills and improve grid resiliency. With the right utility partnerships and technology, the cold storage industry – which accounts for more than $40billion of electricity annually and maintains the highest energy demand per cubic foot of all industrial categories – can become a powerful demand response asset.
This presentation will elaborate on a recent measurement and verification study of a Thermal Energy Storage (TES) project in a Dreisbach Enterprises cold storage warehouse, in which Viking Cold’s technology reduced electricity demand by up to 45 percent for 11 hours a day, 6 days a week (link: https://bit.ly/2K2AMip).
Thermal Energy Storage is a non-mechanical storage solution that can manage peak load in the high-energy global cold chain plus add efficiency. Through the installation of TES technology, companies like Dreisbach Enterprises and their utilities can reduce electricity usage during periods of peak demand, while maintaining food quality for the general public.
Vice President, Sales and Marketing
Viking Cold Solutions
Since 2013 Mr. Coker has led the efforts to market adoption and installations of Viking Cold’s TES systems throughout North America, the Caribbean, and Australia. He regularly collaborates with energy and refrigeration experts from third-party engineering firms, utilities, government agencies, and cold storage operators for validation studies, pilots, and customer installations. He has also been responsible for the acceptance of Viking Cold’s TES technology into numerous utility programs across the country.
Prior to joining Viking Cold, Collin had three decades of sales and leadership experience and more than 20 years in wholesale and retail energy. He held executive and leadership roles with StarTex Power/Constellation, Gexa Energy, Direct Energy, and Reliant Energy. He attended Texas State University and earned sales and leadership certifications from universities including the Wharton School of Business, Villanova University, Rice University, and Motorola University.
He is considered a subject matter expert in thermal energy storage and frequently presents at engineering, grocery, cold storage, utility, and energy storage conferences around the world.