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Advanced Manufacturing Office Activities in Connecticut

 

Mapped AMO State Activities

The following map provides a visual representation of AMO activities in Connecticut. Click the checkboxes to filter certain activities. You may click the pushpin icon to show activity details. All locations are approximate. Following the map, there are lists that provide AMO activities (Energy Savings Assessments, Industrial Assessment Centers, Events and Trainings, and AMO Partner Projects) in Connecticut.

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Projects Pushpin Projects

AMO Project Award

AMO provided seed funding to 23 awardees for the development and delivery of industrial energy efficiency programs at the state and regional levels. These projects are aimed at delivering assessments, trainings, and technical resources to manufacturers to achieve significant reductions in industrial energy intensity.

  • No project award for this state

R&D Projects and Successes

R and D Pushpin - Denotes Projects on map above

In order to meet the challenges of improving energy efficiency, the Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) helps to mitigate its industry partners' energy use. Both share the cost of research and development (R&D) projects while reaching the common goals of improving not only energy efficiency, but economic viability, energy security, environmental quality, and resource conservation. The following list provides Connecticut's active and complete partner projects:

Project Successes Project Successes
Energy-Conserving Tool for Combustion-Dependent Industries, Advanced Fuel Research, Inc.
East Hartford, CT
Industry: Aluminum
Status: Complete
Details PDF

Sorbents for Efficient Gas Separation, Praxair, Inc.
Danbury, CT
Industry: Chemicals
Status: Complete
Details PDF

Fuel-Flexible, Low-Emissions Catalytic Combustor for Opportunity Fuels, Precision Combustion
North Haven, CT
Industry: Fuel and Feedstock Flexibility
Status: Active
Details PDF

Research, Development, and Demonstration of Biomass Boiler Applications for the Food Processing Industry
Killingly, CT
Industry: Waste Heat Minimization and Recovery
Status: Active
Details PDF
Ultra Efficient CHHP Using a High Temperature Fuel Cell To Provide On-Site Process Reducing Gas, Clean Power, and Heat
Danbury, CT
Industry: CHP and Distributed Generation
Status: Active
Details PDF

Microchannel High Temperature Recuperator for Fuel Cell Systems
Danbury, CT
Industry: Waste Heat Minimization and Recovery
Status: Active
Details PDF

Fuel Flexible, Low Emissions Catalytic Combustor for Opportunity Fuel Applications
North Haven, CT
Industry: High-Temperature Processing
Status: Active
Details PDF

Waste-Minimizing Plating Barrel, Whyco Technologies, Inc.
Thomaston, CT
Industry: Inventions and Innovations
Status: Complete
Details PDF

Large Plant Assessments (ESAs)

With emphasis on reducing natural gas consumption, DOE provides American businesses, factories, and manufacturing facilities with on-site Energy Savings Assessments (ESAs). The purpose of these assessments is to identify immediate opportunities to save energy and money that will lead to significant long-term savings. Gold and silver stars represent facilities that have been recognized for their achievements in industrial energy savings. The following is a list of businesses that have all benefited from AMO assessments in Connecticut:

ESA Pushpin - Denotes Large Plant Assessments (ESAs) on map above

Pratt & Whitney (UTC Subsidiary)
East Hartford, CT
7/11/2010

United Technologies Corporation - Research Center
East Hartford, CT
11/15/2007
Details

Cellu Tissue Holdings - East Hartford
East Harthord, CT
6/7/2010

George Weston Bakeries - Greenwich
Greenwich, CT
7/22/2008
Details

General Dynamics - Groton Shipyard
Groton, CT
4/10/2007
Details

General Dynamics - Groton Shipyard
Groton, CT
12/7/2007
Details
Vision Technical Molding - Manchester
Manchester, CT
6/25/2010

Rand-Whitney - Montville
Montville, CT
8/12/2009
Details

Rand-Whitney - Montville
Montville, CT
6/2/2008
Details

Rand-Whitney - Newtown
Newtown, CT
6/4/2008
Details

Honeywell - Northford
Northford , CT
9/1/2010

Sikorsky Aircraft (UTC Subsidiary)
Stratford, CT
6/22/2010
Ahlstrom - Windsor Locks
Windsor Locks, CT
11/15/2010

Medium / Small Plant Assessments (IACs)

Industrial Assessment Centers (IACs) provide eligible small- and medium-sized manufacturers with no-cost, on-site energy assessments to identify potential savings opportunities. The following is a list of IAC training participants in Connecticut for the past two years. A complete collection of all the publicly available assessment and recommendation data is available at the AMO IAC database.

IAC Assessments Pushpin - Denotes Medium / Small Plant Assessments (IACs) on map above

AGC Incorporated
Meriden, CT
10/23/2009

Americas Styrenics
Gales Ferry, CT
11/13/2009

Foster Corporation
Putnam, CT
8/25/2011

PW Wood Group
Bloomfield, CT
9/30/2011
Technical Metal Finishing
Wallingford, CT
4/7/2010

Theis Precision Steel Corporation
Bristol, CT
5/31/2011

Wiremold Co.
W Hartford, CT
12/8/2010

Wyman-Gordon
Groton, CT
6/9/2011

Events and Trainings

The Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) offers system-wide and component-specific training sessions and materials to help reduce energy use, save money, and minimize waste through system optimization. The following is a list of Connecticut's past training events:

Events Pushpin - Denotes Events on map above

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Technical Resources

AMO provides information on upcoming energy efficiency events and trainings, case studies on replicable industrial energy efficiency projects, and contact information for Industrial Assessment Centers (IAC), Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Centers, and Regional Clean Energy Application Centers.

Case Studies in Connecticut

Each year AMO develops new case studies on research, development and demonstration projects; energy assessments; the use of AMO tools and training; and leveraging of AMO partner resources for energy efficiency project implementation. The case studies are developed jointly with AMO's industrial partners. The following is a list of the case studies in Connecticut:

City Of Milford Pump Optimization Project Yields $96,000 Net Present Value (City of Milford, CT)
City of Milford
Milford, CT

Improving Sewage Pump System Performance (Town of Trumbell, CT)
Town of Trumbull
Trumbull, CT

Saving Energy at a Sewage Lift Station through Pump System Modifications (City of Milford, CT)
City of Milford
Milford, CT

Town of Trumbull Pump Optimization Project Yields $60,000 Net Present Value (Town of Trumbell, CT)
Town of Trumbull
Trumbull, CT

Industrial Assessment Centers (IACs) for Region

There are 26 Industrial Assessment Centers (IACs), sponsored by AMO, located at universities across the U.S. IACs provide no-cost energy assessments to small- and medium-sized manufacturers within a 150-mile radius. Additionally, they provide industrial assessment and energy management systems training for the next generation of energy engineers.

University of Massachusetts
Director: Dr. Beka Kosanovic
Phone: (413) 545-0684
Email: kosanovi@ecs.umass.edu
Web Site: http://www.ceere.org/iac/index.html

Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEPs) in Connecticut

The National Institute of Standards and Technology's Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) is a not-for-profit network of businesses and manufacturing specialists, with almost 60 MEP centers across the nation. Funded by state, local, and private organizations, and in partnership with the IACs, they provide a variety of services to U.S. industry, including process improvements, innovation strategies, and green manufacturing techniques.

Connecticut State Technology Extension Program (CONNSTEP, Inc.)
President/CEO: Bonnie del Conte
Phone: (860) 529-5120
Fax: (860) 529-5120
Email: bdelconte@connstep.org
Web Site: http://www.connstep.org/

Clean Energy Regional Application Centers

Formerly the Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Regional Application Centers (RACs), the eight Clean Energy Application Centers across the U.S. promote CHP, waste heat recovery and other clean energy technologies and practices. They provide regional assistance for specific projects, including market assessments, targeted education and outreach, and technical assistance.

Northeast Clean Energy Application Center
Co-Director for Education and Outreach: Tom Bourgeois
Phone: (914) 422-4013
Email: tbourgeois@law.pace.edu
Web Site: http://www.northeastcleanenergy.org

State Incentives and Resource Database

This database is a comprehensive collection of incentives and resources for implementing energy-efficiency measures in a commercial or industrial facility. These incentives are often financial and are in place to reward business and residential customers for making strides in energy efficiency. The resources are in the form of analysis tools, education and training programs, and energy audits. The following link will take you to a site that will show you the energy incentives and resources in Connecticut.

State Incentive Handbooks
AMO has created handbooks of available resources and incentives for industrial energy efficiency implementation organized by system for each of the 50 states.

Resource Fact Sheets
AMO developed 50 resource fact sheets that identify local, regional, state, and utility organizations in each state that can serve as partners working together with manufacturers to advance industrial energy efficiency.

 

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Contacts

DOE Contacts

DOE Headquarters Contact
Sandy Glatt
1617 Cole Boulevard
Golden, Colorado 80401
Phone: (720) 356-1544
Email: sandy.glatt@go.doe.gov

DOE Project Contact
Jamey Evans
1617 Cole Boulevard
Golden, CO 80401
Phone: (720) 356-1536
Email: jamey.evans@go.doe.gov

State Contact(s)

State of Connecticut, Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP)
Raymond Wilson
Energy Director
450 Capitol Avenue
MS #52 ENR
Hartford, CT 06106
Phone: (860) 418-6441
Fax: (860) 418-6495
Email: raymond.wilson@ct.gov
Web Site: http://www.ct.gov/deep/site/default.asp

 

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About Connecticut Industry

Connecticut has a total of 3.6 million residents and ranks 23rd in the nation in terms of GDP, which is $211.3 billion. In 2009, Connecticut ranked 45th in the nation’s industrial energy consumption at 83.6 trillion Btu and 39th in the nation’s industrial natural gas consumption at 25.2 trillion Btu.

Connecticut’s leading industries (by total value of shipments) include Transportation Equipment Manufacturing, Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing, and Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing. Information on the state’s top industries is displayed in the table below, which can be sorted based on number of employees, production workers’ hours, and payroll, among other categories.

The Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) is providing funding for the development and delivery of industrial energy efficiency programs implemented on a local, state or regional level. These projects are delivering Save Energy Now resources to reduce industrial energy intensity in the states. AMO has 23 total active state and regional projects that are impacting 36 states across the U.S. Learn More

Connecticut At a Glance

State Information (1)
2010 Population (Million) 3.6
2010 GDP (Billion) $211.3
GDP Rank 23
Energy Statistics (2) Source PDF for Energy Statistics
Total Energy Consumption 2009 (Trillion Btu) 788.4
Total Industrial Energy Consumption 2009 (Trillion Btu) 83.6
Total Industrial Energy Consumption Rank 45
Total Industrial GDP 2009 (Thousand) $30,373,000.0
Industrial Energy Intensity (Btu/GDP) 2,752.0
Industrial Energy Intensity Rank 51
Total Industrial Electricity Use 2009 (Trillion Btu)* 39.1
Total Industrial Electricity Use Rank 41
Total Industrial Natural Gas Use 2009 (Trillion Btu) 25.2
Total Industrial Natural Gas Use Rank 39
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* Total industrial electricity use reflects industrial retail electricity sales and electrical system energy losses.

Total Industrial Energy Consumption Statistics in Connecticut

Year Energy Consumption
(Trillion Btu)
National Average
(Trillion Btu)
2009 83.6 560.4
2008 89.4 613.3
2007 114.8 636.5
2006 118.7 635.0
2005 125.5 637.0
2004 123.5 656.0
2003 125.5 638.6
2002 113.9 640.6
2001 118.8 642.2
2000 143.9 678.9
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Source: http://www.eia.doe.gov/emeu/states/sep_use/ind/use_ind_ct.html


Top Industries in Connecticut




NAICS CodeIndustry Name Number of Employees Production Workers' Hours (1,000) Annual Payroll ($1,000) Production Workers' Wages ($1,000) Total Cost of Materials ($1,000) Total Capital Expenditures ($1,000) Value Added ($1,000) Total Value of Shipments ($1,000)
336 Transportation Equipment Manufacturing 41,308 39,962 $3,023,546 $1,363,133 $6,646,395 $236,419 $9,517,223 $16,281,070
332 Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing 31,612 44,754 $1,535,856 $896,663 $2,298,240 $276,189 $3,936,168 $6,247,636
334 Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing 15,606 14,094 $936,300 $312,386 $2,022,534 $82,109 $2,518,323 $4,559,254
333 Machinery Manufacturing 13,765 14,193 $802,528 $356,354 $1,351,849 $62,805 $1,712,715 $3,044,138
335 Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing 11,355 13,439 $619,052 $281,779 $1,262,718 $74,957 $1,564,544 $2,865,546
339 Miscellaneous Manufacturing 8,391 10,421 $435,905 $170,213 $756,516 $78,539 $1,452,673 $2,230,003
325 Chemical Manufacturing 6,538 7,190 $399,804 $185,493 $1,115,545 $88,475 $1,693,972 $2,824,348
323 Printing and Related Support Activities 6,960 8,851 $319,043 $183,435 $451,078 $33,114 $684,030 $1,138,845
326 Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing 6,605 9,953 $284,282 $175,435 $607,945 $38,756 $699,589 $1,323,561
311 Food Manufacturing 6,199 7,617 $241,368 $134,919 $1,080,485 $58,039 $1,591,948 $2,674,284
Source: http://factfinder.census.gov/servlet/IBQTable?_bm=y&-ds_name=AM0931AS101

Note: The data included in this table is from the U.S. Census Bureau's Annual Survey of Manufactures, except for years that end in "2" or "7", when data from its more comprehensive Economic Census is reported.


Additional Resources

List of Fortune 500 Companies in CT:
http://money.cnn.com/magazines/fortune/fortune500/2010/states/CT.html

American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy's Policy Database for Connecticut:
http://www.aceee.org/sector/state-policy/connecticut