Northwest Food Processors Association Commits to Save Energy Now

February 18, 2009

On February 17, 2009, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the Northwest Food Processors Association (NWFPA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to work toward reducing industrial energy intensity 25% in 10 years (PDF 1.4 MB). Download Adobe Reader. Industrial Technologies Program (ITP) Program Manager Douglas Kaempf and NWFPA President David Zepponi signed the MOU in Portland, Oregon, at the Northwest Industrial Energy Efficiency Summit. The MOU develops a framework for food processing and other manufacturers in the region to pursue opportunities for energy efficiency and directly supports DOE’s Save Energy Now initiative.

Representatives from the Bonneville Power Administration, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Idaho National Laboratory, and the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliances were present at the signing and discussed their ideas to effectively deal with rising energy costs, limit carbon emissions, spur industrial growth, and stabilize employment in the region’s manufacturing sector.

“The Northwest Food Processors show tremendous foresight by making this significant dedication to improve efficiency,” said Kaempf. “The ability to do more with less is fundamental to bolstering our economy and creating a sustainable future for U.S. manufacturers.”

Read the full DOE press release.