Rebuild proves beneficial in wake of energy cost rises
ENERGY efficiencies introduced into the rebuild of Daly’s IGA Portland supermarket in 2013 after the disastrous fire of the previous year are having a beneficial impact in the face of soaring electricity prices, according to the company’s group operations manager Nathan Lovell.
Some large organisations in Portland, such as Portland District Health, are facing huge power bill increases in the current financial year.
Last year Portland District Health chief executive officer Chris Giles revealed its power bill would increase by $266,000, or 80%, in the 2017-18 financial year after Health Purchasing Victoria renegotiated new contracts.
However, Mr Lovell said the efficiencies introduced to the Portland supermarket during its rebuild were definitely now proving beneficial in relation to reducing energy consumption.
He said there had been a decision to install doors on the dairy foods and small goods section.