DOE Awards Plant-Wide Assessment Cost-Share Funds
December 4, 2003
DOE recently announced it would invest nearly $800,000 in fiscal year 2004 in eight plant-wide assessments (PWAs) for companies in the chemical, glass, forging, mining, and automobile manufacturing industries. Each PWA awardee will receive approximately $100,000 in matching funds toward the assessment's cost. PWAs identify production improvements and energy-efficiency savings that can be realized by implementing best energy management practices and proven, state-of-the-art technologies. Learn more about PWAs. Read more about which companies were recently awarded PWA cost-share funds and the focus of those assessments.
The PWA awards are part of $61 million that DOE will invest in 32 industrial energy-efficiency projects across the United States. Industrial partners will contribute more than $54 million for a cost-shared investment of $115 million over the next 3 years. The projects involve cooperation among more than 150 private companies plus universities, research institutions, and DOE national laboratories.
"The Department of Energy is working closely with industry to help improve energy efficiency leading to America's energy independence," Secretary of Energy Spencer Abraham said on November 5, 2003, when he announced the project selection.