Advanced Manufacturing Office Activities in South Carolina
Mapped AMO State Activities
The following map provides a visual representation of AMO activities in South Carolina. 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 South Carolina.
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.
R&D Projects and Successes
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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 South Carolina's active and complete partner projects:
Chemical for Increasing Wood Pulping Yield: ChemStone OAE-11®, Chemstone
Industry: Forest Products
ChemStone RBS400, Chemstone
Industry: Forest Products
Removal of Bark from Whole Logs, Morgan Industries, Inc.
Industry: Forest Products
Highly Dispersed Metal Catalyst for Fuel Cell Electrodes, Savannah River National Laboratory
Ultra-efficient and Power Dense Electric Motors for U.S. Industry, Baldor Electric Company
Industry: Energy Intensive Processes
E – SMARRT: Energy Saving Melting and Revert Reduction Technology, Advanced Technology Institute
Industry: Metal Casting
Energy Saving Melting and Revert Reduction Technology (ESMARRT)
Industry: Sustainable Manufacturing
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 South Carolina:
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Owens Corning - Aiken Plant
Shaw Industries - Plant 78
Owens Corning - Anderson Plant
Baldor Electric Company
Jervis B. Webb Company - Carlisle Forging Plant
Roy Metal Finishing Company - Conestee Plant
Palmetto Finishing, LLC
Goose Creek, SC
Alcoa - Mount Holly Plant
Goose Creek, SC
3M - Greenville
Velux - America, Incorporated - Greenwood
Nan Ya Plastics Corp America - Lake City
Lake City, SC
CeramTec - North America - Laurens Plant
Michelin Tire Corp - Sandy Springs
Sandy Springs, SC
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 South Carolina for the past two years. A complete collection of all the publicly available assessment and recommendation data is available at the AMO IAC database.
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Eaton Plant 1
Fort Mill, SC
Rock Hill, SC
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 South Carolina's past training events:
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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 South Carolina
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 South Carolina:
Improving Dust Collection System at an Aluminum Refinery (Alumax)
Berkeley County, SC
Upgrade of Compressed Air Control System Reduces Energy Costs at Michelin Tire Plant
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.
Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEPs) in South Carolina
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.
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.
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 South Carolina.
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.
DOE Headquarters Contact
1617 Cole Boulevard
Golden, Colorado 80401
Phone: (720) 356-1544
DOE Project Contact
1617 Cole Boulevard
Golden, CO 80401
Phone: (720) 356-1536
South Carolina Energy Office
1200 Senate Street
408 Wade Hampton Building
Columbia, South Carolina 29201
Phone: (803) 737-8285
Fax: (803) 737-9846
Web Site: http://www.energy.sc.gov/
About South Carolina Industry
South Carolina has a total of 4.6 million residents and ranks 27th in the nation in terms of GDP, which is $145.1 billion. In 2009, South Carolina ranked 19th in the nation’s industrial energy consumption at 516 trillion Btu and 29th in the nation’s industrial natural gas consumption at 66.7 trillion Btu.
South Carolina’s leading industries (by total value of shipments) include Chemical Manufacturing, Transportation Equipment Manufacturing, and Paper 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
South Carolina At a Glance
|State Information (1)|
|2010 Population (Million)||4.6|
|2010 GDP (Billion)||$145.1|
|Energy Statistics (2)|
|Total Energy Consumption 2009 (Trillion Btu)||1,581.0|
|Total Industrial Energy Consumption 2009 (Trillion Btu)||516.0|
|Total Industrial Energy Consumption Rank||19|
|Total Industrial GDP 2009 (Thousand)||$33,156,000.0|
|Industrial Energy Intensity (Btu/GDP)||15,562.0|
|Industrial Energy Intensity Rank||16|
|Total Industrial Electricity Use 2009 (Trillion Btu)*||269.2|
|Total Industrial Electricity Use Rank||13|
|Total Industrial Natural Gas Use 2009 (Trillion Btu)||66.7|
|Total Industrial Natural Gas Use Rank||29|
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|* Total industrial electricity use reflects industrial retail electricity sales and electrical system energy losses.|
Total Industrial Energy Consumption Statistics in South Carolina
Top Industries in South Carolina
|NAICS Code||Industry 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||25,103||35,495||$1,276,940||$760,459||$7,160,795||$330,713||$4,458,524||$11,395,567|
|332||Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing||21,634||32,114||$922,733||$586,179||$2,447,482||$162,227||$2,822,725||$5,335,508|
|326||Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing||18,873||29,091||$849,948||$587,760||$3,735,994||$136,541||$2,975,326||$6,724,196|
|335||Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing||9,400||14,630||$418,955||$273,386||$2,249,062||$167,345||$1,936,340||$4,208,905|
|321||Wood Product Manufacturing||6,577||10,730||$270,191||$170,371||$1,084,120||$49,205||$607,835||$1,726,879|
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.
List of Fortune 500 Companies in SC:
American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy's Policy Database for South Carolina: