U.S. Department of Energy - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Advanced Manufacturing Office
DOE Conducts Energy Assessment at a Paper Mill in Kentucky
February 23, 2006
DOE launched an Industrial Energy Saving Assessment in Wickliffe, Kentucky, on February 23rd. The three-day energy assessment is being carried out at a site where NewPage Corporation produces 282,000 tons of coated paper and 330,000 short tons of hardwood pulp each year. Through its free energy assessments, DOE is working with major manufacturing facilities to identify opportunities to save energy and money, primarily by focusing on steam and process heating systems. DOE's Energy Saving Teams have completed visits to 28 large federal facilities and are in the process of visiting 200 of the most energy-intensive manufacturing facilities in the United States as part of the national "Easy Ways to Save Energy" campaign launched in October 2005 See the DOE press release.