U.S. Department of Energy - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Advanced Manufacturing Office
DOE to Announce Plant-Wide Assessment Financial Opportunity
March 25, 2004
The Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Industrial Technologies Program (ITP), will announce this spring that it is seeking public-private partnerships to conduct plant-wide assessments (PWA) for U.S. energy-intensive industrial plants. The solicitation's goal is to gather a suite of energy assessment methodologies that systematically evaluate and assess the energy efficiency of industrial plants and identify cost-effective energy reduction measures.
The project period for each award is generally 1 year. DOE is targeting approximately $1 million for solicitation funding, which is subject to FY05 funding availability. The awards are limited to $100,000 per awardee, and all awardees must provide at least 50% of the assessment's cost. Priority will be given to sites in the following energy-intensive industries: agriculture, aluminum, cement, chemicals, food processing, forest products, glass, metal casting, mining, petroleum refining, and steel. Proposals from other energy-intensive industries, however, will also be considered.
Help your company save energy and money by conducting a PWA. The solicitation will be announced in the near future. Check the BestPractices Solicitations page frequently to watch for the solicitation announcement.
Read more about PWAs. Learn about companies that have been awarded PWA cost-share funds and the focus of those assessments. Details