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Energy efficient wine storage

Investor
Grona, wine producer
Location
Odesa region, Ukraine
Investment
Heat insulation for wine storage tanks
Investment Size
$26,000
Financial results
$15,500 per year
Energy savings
180 MWh per year

“Chateau Grona” is a Ukrainian winery with rich history, operating in Odesa region since 1927. The SME group provides the complete cycle of winemaking, including grape growing at own vineyards. Grona is well known in Ukraine, but the company intends to expand to Chinese and European markets.

To decrease energy costs, the company decided to improve the wine storage facility to exclude electricity consumption from the process. The UKEEP team performed the analysis of the proposed technology, its potential for energy savings, profitability and financial-technical parameters.
The investment allowed the company to reduce the cost of maintaining the desired temperature of wine and improve the quality and liquidity of inventory in the cold season. The investment will be repaid from energy savings only in less than 2 years. In addition, the project leads to the positive environmental impact by reducing the CO2 emissions.
This project demonstrates well that energy efficiency potential can be found in various industries and processes, and can bring multiple benefits to businesses.
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