energy savings checks out for grocery chain





over $4M in annual energy savings

We helped Associated Food Stores, Inc. (AFS) receive over $4 million and 50 million kWh of annual savings.

annual cost savings


annual kWh savings


utility incentives received


number of stores


simple payback (months)


grocery chain sustainability soars

American retail cooperative owns over 500 independent grocery stores across Utah, Arizona, Idaho, Colorado, Montana, Oregon, Nevada, and Wyoming.


kW Engineering has been instrumental in our efforts to be more energy efficiency minded. I would not proceed with any project without first consulting them.
- Bill Walley, V.P., Associated Food Stores


Since 2005, we have been a trusted partner for AFS, guiding their energy management strategy and helping them leverage local utility sponsored programs.


We have supported projects at all 40 AFS corporately owned grocery stores as well as over 50 independent stores across Utah.

utility efficiency program support

Working the Rocky Mountain Power wattsmart program, we obtained almost $3 million in incentives for AFS.


We developed and oversaw implementation of approximately $5 million towards energy savings projects that include lighting and refrigeration controls upgrades resulting in increased profits.

store size

45,000 to 75,000 sq. ft.

energy efficiency projects

  • Refrigeration case, compressor rack and condenser upgrades
  • Refrigeration controls upgrades include floating suction and floating head controls
  • Case lighting controls upgrades
  • Anti-Sweat Heater controls upgrades
  • Store lighting controls upgrades
  • HVAC controls upgrades
  • Optimization of Defrost controls

implementation support

We worked closely with AFS to scope projects and implement cost-effective solutions based on specific operational and economic criteria.


To ensure intended operation and verify savings, we performed commissioning and verification activities for the implemented projects and provide savings documentation to AFS management.

related reading

Scroll to Top