30 Jun FortisBC – Ice Rink Resurfacing Efficiency Pilot Program Measurement & Verification Results
- 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 (according to SaskPower and Manitoba Hydro) 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.