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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


6 Plants


Cumulative (vs. Baseline) 10%
Annual (2012) -2%

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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 2012. 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 10% since its baseline year of 2008, J.R. Simplot's Food Group is on track 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 six 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 AgriBusiness Groups. The table at the right, however, displays plant and energy consumption totals across both business groups.


2009 15 12,931,590
2010 15 11,619,767
2011 15 11,743,850
2012 15 12,193,728