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Advanced Manufacturing Office Activities in Maine

 

Mapped AMO State Activities

The following map provides a visual representation of AMO activities in Maine. 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 Maine.

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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 Maine's active and complete partner projects:

Project Successes Project Successes
Thermodyne™ Evaporator: A Molded Pulp Products Dryer, Merrill Air Engineers
South Portland, ME
Industry: Forest Products
Status: Complete
Details PDF

Commercial Demonstration of Wood Recovery, Recycling, and Value-Added Technologies, Auburn Machinery, Inc.
Lewiston, ME
Industry: Forest Products
Status: Complete
Details PDF

Design and Demonstration of Multiport Cylinder Dryers, Argonne National Laboratory, Eastern Pulp and Paper Corporation, The Johnson Corporation, University of Illinois at Chicago
Lincoln, ME
Industry: Forest Products
Status: Complete
Details PDF
Directed Green Liquor Utilization (D-GLU) Pulping, Lincoln Paper and Tissue
Lincoln, ME
Industry: Forest Products
Status: Complete
Details PDF

Hemicellulose Extraction and Its Integration in Pulp Production, University of Maine
Orono, ME
Industry: Forest Products
Status: Complete
Details PDF

Optimization of Recovery Boiler Performance, University of Maine
Orono, ME
Industry: Forest Products
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 Maine:

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

Domtar - Woodland
Baileyville, ME
7/24/2006
Details

Verso Paper - Bucksport Mill
Bucksport, ME
10/7/2008
Details

Verso Paper- Androscoggin Mill
Jay, ME
9/24/2008
Details

Verso Paper- Androscoggin Mill
Jay, ME
6/16/2010

Wausau Paper - Otis Mill
Jay, ME
4/10/2006
Details
Madison Paper Industries - Madison
Madison, ME
12/2/2008
Details

Katahdin Paper Co. - Millinocket Mill
Millinocket, ME
7/21/2008
Details

Katahdin Paper Co. - Millinocket Mill
Millinocket, ME
7/21/2008
Details

Old Town Fuel & Fiber
Old Town, ME
5/23/2011

General Dynamics - Saco
Saco, ME
8/6/2010
Sappi Fine Paper - Somerset
Skowhegan, ME
5/16/2006
Details

National Semiconductor - South Portland
South Portland, ME
1/5/2011

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 Maine 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

There are no medium/small plant assessments (IACs) in this state.

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 Maine's past training events:

Events Pushpin - Denotes Events on map above

There are no events or trainings in this state.

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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.

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 Maine

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.

Maine Manufacturing Extension Partnership
Director: Rod Rodrigue
Phone: (207) 623-0680
Fax: (207) 623-0779
Email: director@mainemep.org
Web Site: http://www.mainemep.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 Maine.

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)

Maine Public Utilities Commission, Efficiency Maine
John R. Brautigam
Director
242 State Street
18 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333-0018
Phone: (207) 287-1594
Fax: (207) 287-0139
Email: john.r.brautigam@maine.gov
Web Site: http://www.efficiencymaine.com/

Maine Public Utilities Commission, Efficiency Maine
Michael Stoddard
Executive Director
242 State Street
18 State House Station
Augusta, Maine 04333
Phone: (207) 213-4158
Fax: (207) 287-0138
Email: michael.stoddard@efficiencymaine.com
Web Site: http://www.efficiencymaine.com/

 

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About Maine Industry

Maine has a total of 1.3 million residents and ranks 44th in the nation in terms of GDP, which is $46 billion. In 2009, Maine ranked 43rd in the nation’s industrial energy consumption at 139.7 trillion Btu and 38th in the nation’s industrial natural gas consumption at 26.5 trillion Btu.

Maine’s leading industries (by total value of shipments) include Paper Manufacturing, Transportation Equipment Manufacturing, and Food 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

Maine At a Glance

State Information (1)
2010 Population (Million) 1.3
2010 GDP (Billion) $46.0
GDP Rank 44
Energy Statistics (2) Source PDF for Energy Statistics
Total Energy Consumption 2009 (Trillion Btu) 430.5
Total Industrial Energy Consumption 2009 (Trillion Btu) 139.7
Total Industrial Energy Consumption Rank 43
Total Industrial GDP 2009 (Thousand) $7,916,000.0
Industrial Energy Intensity (Btu/GDP) 17,647.0
Industrial Energy Intensity Rank 12
Total Industrial Electricity Use 2009 (Trillion Btu)* 30.2
Total Industrial Electricity Use Rank 44
Total Industrial Natural Gas Use 2009 (Trillion Btu) 26.5
Total Industrial Natural Gas Use Rank 38
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* Total industrial electricity use reflects industrial retail electricity sales and electrical system energy losses.

Total Industrial Energy Consumption Statistics in Maine

Year Energy Consumption
(Trillion Btu)
National Average
(Trillion Btu)
2009 139.7 560.4
2008 176.8 613.3
2007 158.1 636.5
2006 145.4 635.0
2005 157.1 637.0
2004 153.0 656.0
2003 152.3 638.6
2002 168.2 640.6
2001 195.6 642.2
2000 226.8 678.9
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Top Industries in Maine




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)
322 Paper Manufacturing 7,751 12,866 $469,666 $357,980 $2,355,509 $110,041 $1,677,309 $4,080,368
336 Transportation Equipment Manufacturing 8,113 10,329 $432,120 $279,353 $1,002,880 $22,881 $1,556,483 $2,566,861
332 Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing 5,172 6,726 $229,764 $133,394 $505,195 $29,391 $718,239 $1,222,859
311 Food Manufacturing 6,625 7,897 $237,173 $123,586 $761,368 $33,214 $899,893 $1,663,625
321 Wood Product Manufacturing 3,779 5,887 $134,195 $89,679 $381,537 $21,829 $286,111 $702,435
334 Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing 3,839 4,485 $160,771 $77,589 $338,253 $54,778 $572,728 $924,706
333 Machinery Manufacturing 2,264 2,884 $98,326 $59,057 $188,743 $16,707 $209,992 $417,731
326 Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing 2,416 3,430 $92,413 $56,870 $238,262 $17,968 $294,744 $539,890
312 Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing 1,062 1,595 $54,441 $42,241 $265,228 $23,033 $676,477 $939,529
323 Printing and Related Support Activities 1,768 2,240 $64,435 $42,231 $98,869 $5,741 $124,361 $226,297
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 ME:
http://money.cnn.com/magazines/fortune/fortune500/2010/states/ME.html

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