FortisBC – Ice Rink Resurfacing Efficiency Pilot Program Measurement & Verification Results

30 Jun FortisBC – Ice Rink Resurfacing Efficiency Pilot Program Measurement & Verification Results

Summary

  • 90% of the pilot participants successfully adapted their operations to the REALice® technology.
  • The achieved ice quality was evaluated from acceptable to excellent.
  • FortisBC quantified the average savings across the participating pilot arenas at  330 GJ in Natural Gas per year
  • Across the pilot arenas, an increase of the slab temperature was required at all sites and an average increase of  3°F was observed. A reduction in the ice slab thickness on average by 0.25 – 0.5 inch was noted also.
  • Electricity savings through increasing the slab temperature (approx. 20,000 kWh per 1.8°F) and reduction of the ice thickness are significant and can be added on top of the calculated electricity savings from the Fortis report. Please refer to: Ice Rink Resurfacing Efficiency Pilot – Summary of Study Results.pdf to see internal results and estimates from some of the arenas also.

 

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