Commercial & Industrial

Ahold USA
(Stop & Shop/Giant Food)

Comprehensive Energy Efficiency Treatment

retrofits significantly reduced energy consumption and qualified for substantial utility incentives.

Since 2006, Ahold USA and OpTerra Energy Services have partnered to implement various upgrades to lighting and refrigeration systems in over 400 Stop & Shop and Giant Food stores along the eastern seaboard, as well as at Stop & Shop’s 1.5 million square foot distribution center. The two organizations collaborated to develop an energy efficiency roadmap, prioritizing upgrades to stores with older technology and high energy use.


OpTerra has worked closely with Ahold USA to evaluate and recommend modern, cost-effective technologies to maximize energy savings and applicable utility incentives. The combined effect of these robust financial benefits allows Ahold USA to reduce overhead and attain improved control over operating margins. Throughout the partnership, OpTerra has designed and implemented a variety of cutting-edge solutions. Most recently, OpTerra has installed interior and exterior LED lighting technology with advanced wireless controls systems. Besides the inherent energy savings generated by switching to LED, the wireless controls allow for granular scheduling and tuning of fixtures store-wide.

Ahold USA has received tremendous benefit resulting from this program, including $25 million in utility incentives, as well as 215 million kWh in annual savings across their portfolio.

Warehouse Lighting

Advanced Wireless Controls centralized dashboard shown below allows for scheduling, tuning, and dimming of fixtures throughout store, resulting in an 85% reduction in lighting energy use.

Control Manager