U.S. Department of Energy - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

Advanced Manufacturing Office – Industrial Distributed Energy

DOE Industrial Technologies Program Presents Save Energy Now Awards

November 5, 2009

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Industrial Technologies Program (ITP) today announced the Save Energy Now award winners for 2009. 

The Program awarded 140 plants for making significant progress in implementing the energy savings opportunities identified through a Save Energy Now energy assessment. In total, the award recipients achieved more than $47 million in cost savings and 6.4 trillion Btu in total energy savings.

Save Energy Now is a national initiative to reduce industrial energy intensity by 25% or more in 10 years. Companies nationwide can partner with DOE, participate in no-cost energy assessments, and use ITP's proven resources to reduce energy use and improve efficiency, while increasing profits.

Save Energy Now awards are presented annually in two categories:

  • Energy Champion, which awards plants for achieving more than 250,000 million Btu total energy savings or more than 15% total energy savings
  • Energy Saver, which awards plants for achieving more than 75,000 MMBtu total energy savings or more than 7.5% total energy savings

Energy Champion and Energy Saver award recipients completed Save Energy Now energy assessments with ITP in 2008. The plants worked with a DOE Energy Expert or university-based team to assess key industrial process systems and identify cost-saving opportunities.

To view the list of Save Energy Now Energy Champion Plant and Energy Saver award recipients from 2009 and from previous years, visit the Industrial Energy Savings Recognition Web page.

Visit the Save Energy Now results and participating plants Web pages to see how companies are attaining national energy and environmental goals. DOE is also recognizing companies that commit to reducing energy intensity 25% or more in 10 years as a Save Energy Now LEADER.

Find out how your company can qualify for a Save Energy Now award and what happens when your company receives an award.

To learn more about ITP, visit the Program Web site at http://www.industry.energy.gov/.