Energy Efficiency Project Delivers up to 40% Energy Savings
A BEST partner in Malaysia has brokered a landmark energy deal with global fast-food giants KFC, paving the way for a potentially huge Southeast Asian Eniscope energy monitoring roll-out. That is despite tough competition in a 12-company tender battle.
Headline features for this project:
- 18% Average Savings – That’s 100,000+pcm across the estate
- 1,912 location potential roll-out scope in the coming years
- Energy bill savings of up to 40% in some stores
- Around $100,000 worth of savings every month
What was the context?
KFC is a great example of a quick-service restaurant provider enjoying massive global success, operating in over 22,000 locations across 136 countries. They are second only to McDonald’s in their size and scope.
The chain in a subsidiary of Yum! Brands, who also own Pizza Hut and Taco Bell chains. Operating long hours with energy-intensive functions, quick-service restaurants are a great fit for Eniscope-led energy management.
The project began with a hotly contested tender process. Competing against 11 other providers of energy monitoring and management solutions, Seido Solutions conducted a single store Proof of Concept installation.
Crucially, Seido managed to deliver 24% savings on that store – the best result of any of the tendering suppliers. Thanks in no small part to the quality of the technology they had at their disposal as a BEST international partner, including leading energy-saving products ACES (air conditioning) and CUES (refrigeration units).
What was the overall impact and what does the future hold?
Following the successful PoC, Seido have now installed across 105 locations – including 99 KFCs and 17 Pizza Huts. They have delivered an average of 18% savings across the board, rising to 40% in some stores!
The energy team at Seido have been invited to assist in the Green Building Initiative project in Malaysia with KFC, with Eniscope the chosen device for this project. This got the attention of Yum! Brands themselves, which has unlocked negotiations for further projects in Southeast Asia.
Proof on Concept installations are already underway in six other countries, with new regions beginning to show interest with every week that passes. In total, as many as 1,912 KFC outlets fall within the potential scope of this massive roll-out.
The end result:
- A constant flow of real-time energy data
- An intuitive dashboard system for analysis
- Ongoing opportunities for savings, including no-cost behavioural change solutions.
- Data to support Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and great PR opportunities