The project will include energy management systems, energy-efficient lighting and high-efficiency motors for refrigeration.
The first phase of the program is projected to cost $60 million and focuses on gas stations with an average energy cost of $30,000. It is expected to be completed within two years.
Castrovilla Inc. a wholly-owned subsidiary of Blue Earth will coordinate and install the energy efficiency measures; Gexpro will supply equipment; eCORE Technology will provide program introduction, marketing and sales support and Blue Earth will provide the project financing.
In August, Efficient Energy America announced that its retrofit HVAC control system, aimed at reducing energy costs and consumption, would now be available to the convenience store market.
The company says that, after installation, customers can save as much as $800 each month on electricity costs, per location.