Convenience Store Chain Rings Up $28M in Savings

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Performance Analytics
Data-Driven Opportunity
Energy Efficiency
Water Efficiency
Renewable Energy
EV Charging
Waste Management

Challenge

Throughout years of record growth, this leading global convenience store has maintained focus on operating responsibly and minimizing their environmental footprint. As business grew, they sought to accelerate their approach to scale best practices and solutions across the portfolio. To realize this vision, this convenience store engaged ENGIE Impact to inform their strategy, ensure seamless execution, and track progress across energy, water, waste and carbon reduction programs.

Solution

This global convenience store engaged ENGIE Impact to gather advanced performance analytics, global expertise and local market knowledge. This partnership’s success hinged on three pillars: Data-driven opportunity evaluation, integrated execution, and consistent reporting.

Data-Driven Opportunity Evaluation.

ENGIE Impact brought wide ranging expertise to help the convenience store evaluate a range of opportunities to inform their strategy, including:

Integrated Execution.

When implementing efficiency measures, a common barrier to value capture is often communication across siloed departments.

ENGIE Impact served as a central communication hub, ensuring that when changes occurred, related services were changed too. When consumption decreased, revisions were made to supply contracts, when new incentives became available, they were incorporated into ongoing retrofits, and when sites were open or closed, first or final invoices were paid.

When projects proved highly successful, ENGIE Impact shared the calculations to help validate the business case for other regions and business units. As this convenience store continued to invest, savings grew exponentially, with more proven technologies and best practices integrated in every project.

Consistent Performance Tracking.

The key to a successful program across a global, decentralized portfolio is consistent tracking and reporting of initiative performance. Throughout this partnership, ENGIE Impact:

  1. Tested innovative new technologies or programs through representative pilots
  2. Measured performance at the site or across the portfolio, spanning energy or water consumption, waste generation, or GHG emissions
  3. Maintained savings by identifying and acting on costly equipment issues or leaks
  4. Reported progress to employees, customers, board of directors, and investors

Results

Over the past 5 years, this global convenience store has seen the following impacts:

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