Safeway selects Hara to help reduce energy use

Redwood City, Calif. Safeway Inc. has selected Hara to help it identify and implement measures to reduce its energy usage and carbon footprint, Hara reported.

The supermarket chain is in the initial stages of deploying the Hara Environmental and Energy Management (EEM) solution to consolidate energy and environmental data onto a single platform and establish an environmental system of record.  According to Hara, the solution provides Safeway with a centralized platform to collect, monitor and manage energy costs, greenhouse gas emissions, forecasting, modeling and market information across its stores, manufacturing distribution centers and fuel stations.

In addition, Hara EEM will also help Safeway achieve a consolidated view of its companywide utility spending on an automated basis.

“We have a long history of reducing our energy costs through innovative supply arrangements and implementation of energy efficiency projects,” said Joe Pettus, senior VP of fuel and energy at Safeway. “We believe that by implementing the right tools, we will be well positioned to make significant progress towards our goals,” “Hara adds value by giving us not only reliable insight into the size and makeup of our energy usage and carbon footprint, but also a solid roadmap for achieving further cost reductions and better carbon management.”

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