U.S. Department of Energy - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Advanced Manufacturing Office
ITP Launches Round 3 of its Industrial Energy Assessments
August 24, 2007
ITP has launched its third round of energy assessments to help industrial plants identify energy- and cost-savings at their manufacturing facilities. Get on the path to energy savings by applying for a Save Energy Now energy assessment! Visit the Save Energy Now Web site for more information and to apply.
Since the Save Energy Now campaign began in 2005, DOE's Energy Experts have performed energy assessments at 324 industrial plants throughout the United States. The assessments primarily focus on energy-intensive systems such as compressed air, fans, pumping, process heating, and steam. To date, the assessments have identified potential cost savings of $574 million per year. So far, the participating plants have planned improvements that will yield $263 million in annual energy savings. If the plants fully implement these recommendations, they will, on average, reduce their energy bill by more than 7% and $2.3 million per year. Furthermore this translates into a potential CO2 emissions reduction of 3.75 million tons per year.
Round 3 applications for energy assessments opened on August 20, 2007. DOE will make its initial selections of industrial plants for energy assessments starting in mid-September; additional selections will be announced periodically until the target of 250 assessments is reached for the calendar year 2008. Why wait? Apply today!