RPower has been selected by PAK Quality Foods, a San Angelo, Texas-based food and beverage distributor, to design, build and optimize a natural gas-fueled microgrid solution at the company’s Fort Worth facility.
RPower’s expertise in system engineering and optimization will enable PAK Quality Foods to offset a substantial portion of the installed system costs by participating in key market programs in the Electric Reliability Council of Texas.
In the wake of Winter Storm Uri in 2021 and record spring heat in 2022, power outages and power prices continue to rise. PAK Quality Foods carries cold-storage inventories and made a decision to mitigate the risk of sustained long-term outages by contracting with RPower for an on-site microgrid solution.
“With the frequency and duration of power outages increasing, we elevated this program’s priority to ensure we continue to deliver excellent service to our customers,” said Terry Stokes, CFO for PAK Quality Foods.
“We established a great working relationship with the RPower team which helped us understand all our options for resilience. RPower’s openness and transparency revealed important benefits and upside that we could access via a collaborative partnership with RPower.”
“The PAK Quality Foods team understands the value of resilience to their operation. We appreciate their trust and confidence in RPower to unlock the value streams that our systems return to their bottom line,” said Jamie Smith, RPower COO. “Quality is key to PAK’s identity and we are proud to help reinforce this value with our custom resilience solution coupled with RPower’s asset optimization services.”
Founded in 2021, RPower designs, installs, maintains and optimizes microgrid systems to meet customer needs and goals. RPower offers a spectrum of packaged and a-la-carte energy solutions, from resilience-as-a-service to microgrid design, build, transfer contracts, to energy management services. The company’s solutions help companies continue their business operations through grid outages.