U.S. Department of Energy - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Advanced Manufacturing Office
OIT Times: Second Round of Plant-wide Energy Assessments Announced
September 21, 2000
OIT recently announced the winners of its second round of lant-wide energy efficiency assessments.The winners are listed in the table below. The assessments will evaluate a variety of energy efficiency opportunities in steam systems, electric-motor systems, compressed air systems, heat exchange networks, combined heat and power systems and so on. The assessments will evaluate energy efficiency opportunities using process engineering and best practice analysis techniques. OIT and the participants will share the cost of the assessments (estimated at $150,000 per plant) on a 0-50basis.
Plants were selected based on proposals received in response to a solicitation that OIT ran earlier this year. Each proposer was evaluated on demonstrated technical proficiency and core competency in the implementation of a comprehensive plant-wide systems approach to increase energy efficiency and reduce environmental emissions.
OIT hopes that the results from these assessments will encourage other energy-intensive U.S. companies to replicate this approach to improving energy efficiency. Hence, OIT will publish and widely distribute the completed assessments in order to help inform industry about the benefits of using a plant-wide approach to energy efficiency and how to do this.