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July 02, 2003

Onsite Energy Cuts Energy Costs at Food Processing Plants

Onsite Energy Corporation recently announced three separate contracts to bring its energy-saving technologies to work at food processing and cold-storage facilities in California. At Pacific Coast Producers' tomato processing plant in Woodland, Onsite will install steam condensate return lines and add insulation to cookers and other equipment. The project should save $300,000 annually at the tomato processing plant. In Santa Maria, Onsite will install control systems and variable-frequency cooling fan motors for Bonita Packing Company, Inc., saving about $114,000 each year for the maker of packaged fresh vegetables. And in Watsonville, Onsite installed in early June a facility demands control system for Del Mar Food Products. The system is expected to reduce Del Mar Foods' peak electrical load by about 400 kilowatts.

Onsite holds an Agriculture Peak Load Reduction Contract with the California Energy Commission, which allows the company to provide financial incentives for the energy-saving projects. The company is also administering the payment of incentives for the Pacific Gas and Electric Company. See the Onsite press releases for June 3rd (PDF 10 KB) and June 19th (PDF 12 KB). Download Acrobat Reader.