Industrial Refrigeration Operator Certification
Cooling off refrigeration loads
Industrial refrigeration comprises nearly 9 percent of the Northwest’s regional industrial load. Energy efficiency is increasingly playing a key role in industrial refrigeration, offering these facilities energy savings, financial savings and a stronger bottom line.
NEEA recently partnered with the Refrigerating Engineers & Technicians Association (RETA) to offer a new, energy-efficient training and certification to warehouse operators. The CRES training series provides valuable information on cost-saving energy efficiency opportunities for refrigeration plants, and offers RETA members a new opportunity to gain a competitive edge and differentiate themselves in the marketplace.
Demonstration trainings are planned in Washington and Idaho, concurrent with developing the exam and finalizing the certification process before rolling this certifcation out to the region, then to RETA's national membership.
Targeted savings are roughly 3 to 7 percent electrical savings from the Refrigeration Load by completing the two courses, with a continued ongoing improvement every year the operators maintain their certification.