Save Energy Now Awards State Industrial Assessment Projects
November 29, 2007
The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Industrial Technologies Program (ITP) has selected 19 states to receive Save Energy Now plant assessments at local industrial facilities. A total of $950,000 will be given to the states for energy teams to conduct 96 new energy assessments. The effort helps achieve local results while supporting national goals to reduce energy use and carbon emissions.
The awarded projects represent an additional 5.8 trillion Btu per year in potential natural gas savings, as well as reduced Carbon Dioxide (CO2) emissions of 390,000 metric tons per year. In addition to analysis and plant assessments, each state project lead will provide follow-up technical and implementation assistance.
Through these awards and other collaborative efforts of its Save Energy Now initiative, ITP seeks to accelerate partnerships with states and local energy efficiency groups, utilities, academic institutions, and nonprofit organizations in meeting industrial energy efficiency challenges. These initial state assessment projects launch an anticipated long-term, extensive effort to expand ITP's successful Save Energy Now activities to the state level, where the greatest impact can be achieved. The awards are in response to a recent solicitation issued by DOE.
Each state will receive roughly $50,000 (though some will also receive cost-shared funding). Recipient states include: Alabama, Arkansas, California, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Massachusetts, Nebraska, Nevada, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, Washington, West Virginia, and Wisconsin. The terms of these projects are expected to be 18 to 24 months. Funding will go to the State Energy Offices to subcontract these assessments. See the EERE progress alert.
For more information, contact the EERE Information Center at 1-877-EERE-INF (1-877-337-3463).