U.S. Department of Energy - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Advanced Manufacturing Office
Read the Summer 2008 Issue of Energy Matters!
July 30, 2008
The Summer 2008 issue of Energy Matters is now available! This issue is full of information to help you improve efficiency and reliability in your industrial motors and motor-driven systems. As electric motors use roughly 60% of electricity in industrial applications, optimizing these systems is critical to reducing energy use and boosting the bottom line.
Read our feature article to learn about how to implement a reliability-centered motor maintenance program at your company. Another article profiles a major cement manufacturer who is partnering with DOE's Industrial Technologies Program to boost efficiency in motor and other systems, saving energy and costs. Look to our Ask an Energy Expert column to learn how to improve efficiency of industrial fan systems; in another article, the EERE Information Center clarifies questions about power factor correction. This issue also informs readers about new legislation that means good news for motor users. And, the technology spotlight shines on two new energy-saving motor technologies that are now commercially available. Finally, learn about financial resources available from ITP and other federal agencies to help you develop and commercialize your industrial R&D projects.
Subscribe now to Energy Matters, ITP's free award-winning quarterly online magazine. Each issue brings you in-depth, practical information to help you save energy, reduce costs, and improve productivity!