The electricity bill is the second-largest cost item in supermarkets after staff. According to statistics, electricity costs are between just 5 % and 9 % of the total costs of a supermarket.
In the future, supermarkets could play an important role in the transformation of energy systems by integrating renewable energies into the power grid and giving their customers the opportunity to recharge their electric cars while shopping. Supermarkets that produce their own solar power, have intelligent energy management and use the capacity potential of their refrigeration systems are well equipped. We will showcase how this has been done today.