Stop & Shop Cuts Energy Use to Avert Blackouts

Stop & Shop is participating in a demand-response program that reduces its energy usage at 415 stores during times of peak energy demand such as the summer months. Under the voluntary program, managed by Enernoc, Boston, nonessential lighting over the sales floor is turned off during daylight hours to help prevent brownouts or blackouts in neighboring communities, said Paul Grenier,

QUINCY, Mass. — Stop & Shop here is participating in a demand-response program that reduces its energy usage at 415 stores during times of peak energy demand such as the summer months.

Under the voluntary program, managed by Enernoc, Boston, “nonessential lighting” over the sales floor is turned off during daylight hours to help prevent brownouts or blackouts in neighboring communities, said Paul Grenier, manager of energy, budgeting and procurement for Stop & Shop. “We

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