500th Energy Assessment Marks Milestone for DOE Save Energy Now Effort
May 13, 2008
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announces the completion of the 500th Industrial Technologies Program (ITP) Save Energy Now energy assessment at the Dow Chemical Company plant in Freeport, Texas. Save Energy Now energy assessments identify near-term opportunities for energy and cost savings at U.S. industrial plants by focusing on energy-intensive systems such as process heating, steam, compressed air, pumps, or fans.
“Completing the 500th assessment is a major milestone in our continued work to reduce U.S. industrial energy intensity by 25%, while furthering the President’s commitment to improving our nation’s sustainability and competitiveness,” said Assistant Secretary Andrew Karsner. “The Department remains committed to working with our industry partners to implement best practices and maximize energy savings by increasing the nation’s energy efficiency to enhance our energy security and address the serious challenge of global climate change.”
Since 2006, DOE Energy Experts have been conducting assessments using DOE software tools to analyze industrial system efficiency and calculate potential cost and energy savings at U.S. manufacturing facilities. As of May 1, 2008, approximately $112 million in energy savings recommendations have been implemented in industrial plants around the United States, resulting in 74.1 trillion Btu of natural gas savings.
Interested in saving energy and money in your plant? Visit the Save Energy Now Web site to find out how to apply today for an energy assessment at your facility. If you have already participated in an energy assessment, be sure to implement the recommendations and complete the assessment report with your DOE Energy Expert.