DOE Conducts Energy Assessments at a Steel Mill and Two Paper Mills
February 23, 2006
DOE launched Industrial Energy Saving Assessments at industries in three states on February 22nd. The three-day energy assessments are being carried out at paper mills in Kentucky and Louisiana and at a steel mill in New Jersey. Through its free energy assessments, DOE is working with major manufacturing facilities to identify opportunities to save energy and money, primarily by focusing on steam and process heating systems. DOE's Energy Saving Teams have completed visits to 28 large federal facilities and are in the process of visiting 200 of the most energy-intensive manufacturing facilities in the United States as part of the national "Easy Ways to Save Energy" campaign launched in October 2005.
The three Energy Saving Teams are visiting Wickliffe, Kentucky, where NewPage Corporation produces 282,000 tons of coated paper and 330,000 short tons of hardwood pulp each year; St. Francisville, Louisiana, where Tembec USA produces roughly 1,000 tons per day of paper products; and Perth Amboy, New Jersey, where Gerdau Ameristeel converts scrap metal into wire rod and coiled rebar. See the DOE press releases on the Kentucky, Louisiana, and New Jersey visits.