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J.R. Simplot Food

J.R. Simplot (Food Group)

Energy Performance


25% Reduction in Energy Intensity by 2019 from a 2008 Baseline


16 Plants


Cumulative (vs. Baseline) 9%
Annual (2013) -1%

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Portfolio Energy Performance

Better Buildings, Better Plants Challenge partners strive to decrease portfolio-wide source energy use intensity (EUI), and to increase the percent improvement compared to a set baseline. J.R. Simplot's Food Group portfolio consists of 6 plants as of 2013. The Food Group's energy management program emphasizes staff training and use of an internally-developed Best Practices guide. With an energy intensity improvement of 9% since its baseline year of 2008, J.R. Simplot's Food Group has made significant progress to meet its 25% reduction in energy intensity target by 2019.

Energy Performance by Facility

Looking at the percent improvement in energy performance across all facilities can provide insight into how an organization is saving energy. All but one of J.R. Simplot's facilities have improved energy performance since the baseline year of 2008, and one facility has improved its energy intensity by over 25% compared to the baseline year.

Method for Calculating Energy Performance

J.R. Simplot's Food Group produces frozen vegetables, primarily potatoes, and calculates energy intensity at the plant level, in terms of source energy consumed (in MMBtus) divided by physical output from the plant measured in thousands of pounds. Relative intensities among the plants do not vary significantly. Corporate level energy intensity is the sum of the consumption of all the plants divided by the sum of the output of all the plants. No regression analysis or other adjustments are currently used. Note: Simplot tracks energy intensity separately at its Food and Agriculture Groups. The table at the right, however, displays plant and energy consumption totals across both business groups.


2009 16 12,232,280
2010 16 12,384,184
2011 16 12,509,018
2012 16 12,632,004
2013 16 12,687,187