TIGHTER REFRIGERATION CONTROLS CUT KROGER'S ENERGY BILLS

CINCINNATI -- Energy conservation efforts focused on refrigeration have helped Kroger Co. here save more than $500,000 in electricity costs at approximately 80 stores in the Dallas Kroger Marketing Area during the first half of 1997.Lowering of head pressures on refrigeration compressors has been the key element in reducing electricity costs, said Keith Oliver, manager and facility engineer for the

CINCINNATI -- Energy conservation efforts focused on refrigeration have helped Kroger Co. here save more than $500,000 in electricity costs at approximately 80 stores in the Dallas Kroger Marketing Area during the first half of 1997.

Lowering of head pressures on refrigeration compressors has been the key element in reducing electricity costs, said Keith Oliver, manager and facility engineer for the Dallas KMA, based in Keller, Texas. Refrigeration typically accounts for 50% of electr

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