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Advanced Manufacturing Office Activities in Rhode Island


Mapped AMO State Activities

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

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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.

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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 Rhode Island's active and complete partner projects:

Johnston Rhode Island Combined Cycle Electricity Generation Plant Fueled by Landfill Gas
Johnston, RI
Industry: CHP and Distributed Generation
Status: Active

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 Rhode Island:

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General Dynamics - Quonset Point facility
North Kingstown, RI

Toray Plastics Incorporated - North Kingstown
North Kingstown, RI

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 Rhode Island 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

Barry Plastics
Bristol, RI

Murdock Webbing Company Inc
Central Falls, RI

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 Rhode Island's past training events:

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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 Rhode Island

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.

Rhode Island Manufacturing Extension Services
CEO: Leslie Taito
Phone: (401) 294-3535
Fax: (401) 294-2300
Email: ltaito@rimes.org
Web Site: http://www.rimes.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 Rhode Island.

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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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)

Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources
Kenneth Payne
One Capitol Hill
2nd Floor
Providence, RI 02908-5890
Phone: (401) 574-9119
Fax: (401) 222-1260
Email: kpayne@energy.ri.gov
Web Site: http://www.energy.ri.gov/index.php

Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources
Tom Ferri
Energy Efficiency Specialist
One Capitol Hill
2nd Floor
Providence, RI 02908-5890
Phone: (401) 574-9116
Fax: (401) 222-1260
Email: TomF@energy.ri.gov
Web Site: http://www.energy.ri.gov/index.php


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About Rhode Island Industry

Rhode Island has a total of 1.1 million residents and ranks 46th in the nation in terms of GDP, which is $44 billion. In 2009, Rhode Island ranked 49th in the nationís industrial energy consumption at 29.6 trillion Btu and 47th in the nationís industrial natural gas consumption at 7.9 trillion Btu.

Rhode Islandís leading industries (by total value of shipments) include Miscellaneous Manufacturing, Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing, and Chemical Manufacturing. Information on the stateís top industries is displayed in the table below, which can be sorted based on number of employees, production workersí 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

Rhode Island At a Glance

State Information (1)
2010 Population (Million) 1.1
2010 GDP (Billion) $44.0
GDP Rank 46
Energy Statistics (2) Source PDF for Energy Statistics
Total Energy Consumption 2009 (Trillion Btu) 219.3
Total Industrial Energy Consumption 2009 (Trillion Btu) 29.6
Total Industrial Energy Consumption Rank 49
Total Industrial GDP 2009 (Thousand) $5,712,000.0
Industrial Energy Intensity (Btu/GDP) 5,182.0
Industrial Energy Intensity Rank 46
Total Industrial Electricity Use 2009 (Trillion Btu)* 10.5
Total Industrial Electricity Use Rank 50
Total Industrial Natural Gas Use 2009 (Trillion Btu) 7.9
Total Industrial Natural Gas Use Rank 47
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* Total industrial electricity use reflects industrial retail electricity sales and electrical system energy losses.

Total Industrial Energy Consumption Statistics in Rhode Island

Year Energy Consumption
(Trillion Btu)
National Average
(Trillion Btu)
2009 29.6 560.4
2008 29.6 613.3
2007 23.5 636.5
2006 25.8 635.0
2005 26.5 637.0
2004 26.2 656.0
2003 25.9 638.6
2002 24.9 640.6
2001 26.6 642.2
2000 29.3 678.9
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Source: http://www.eia.doe.gov/emeu/states/sep_use/ind/use_ind_ri.html

Top Industries in Rhode Island

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)
332 Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing 6,916 10,742 $333,794 $200,613 $1,084,558 $55,447 $468,237 $1,506,065
339 Miscellaneous Manufacturing 6,635 7,495 $308,003 $123,625 $666,424 $30,815 $1,011,413 $1,665,136
325 Chemical Manufacturing 2,896 4,238 $214,446 $134,787 Data Not Available $101,238 Data Not Available $899,187
326 Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing 2,685 3,893 $130,524 $65,292 $297,601 $17,343 $275,111 $583,722
323 Printing and Related Support Activities 2,115 2,883 $93,445 $50,969 $112,289 $12,927 $186,760 $300,794
311 Food Manufacturing 2,136 2,847 $71,817 $40,657 $233,080 $12,122 $203,838 $440,795
333 Machinery Manufacturing 2,280 2,693 $115,595 $53,389 $218,703 $13,425 $303,738 $530,110
313 Textile Mills 1,712 2,345 $67,096 $42,058 $190,779 $5,696 $175,009 $375,339
334 Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing 3,437 2,040 $234,293 $43,890 $317,416 $19,325 $398,170 $729,773
337 Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing 1,591 1,981 $70,482 $38,891 $101,443 $1,954 $118,389 $225,566
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 RI:

American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy's Policy Database for Rhode Island: