Enough with the heat wave already.
At least someone is doing something to help the ConEd grid a bit, which is running at or near capacity, and possibly prevent local power outages.
DeCicco & Sons – the family-owned supermarket chain with a new location in Larchmont-is cutting back its electrical energy in its stores by switching to generator power.
According to John DeCicco, Jr, the chain’s President, “We are switching to generator power to be self sufficient to give our power and our solar power which we generate back to the grid to help prevent black outs. Combined with our stores in Larchmont and Armonk alone, we are proud to give 600 kw back to the grid. During this time, we produce our electricity by using natural gas generators.”
DeCicco & Sons were recently awarded the EPA’s Green Chill Platinum certification – the first supermarket in Westchester County’s history to achieve this level. It is also part of achieving the LEED Certification (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) from the US Green Business Council in promoting renewable, clean energy.