DOE Conducts Energy Assessments at Facilities in Four States
April 24, 2006
DOE launched four industrial Energy Saving Assessments on April 24th at facilities in Alabama, Louisiana, Nebraska, and New York. The GAF Materials Corporation facility in Mobile, Alabama, produces roofing materials for residential and commercial construction. The Donaldsonville Nitrogen Complex in Louisiana, owned by CF Industries, Inc., is the largest nitrogen production facility in the United States, producing three types of nitrogen fertilizers. The Nucor Steel facility in Norfolk, Nebraska, part of the Nucor Bar Mill Group, produces more than 200 grades of steel. And Eastman Kodak's facility in Rochester, New York, produces photographic materials and is the largest industrial complex in the northeast United States. DOE's free three-day energy assessments are helping major manufacturing facilities to identify energy-saving opportunities, primarily by focusing on steam and process heating systems used at the plants. See the DOE press releases on the visits to Alabama, Louisiana, Nebraska, and New York, as well as the Web sites for Nucor Steel - Nebraska and CF Industries.
DOE's Energy Saving Teams have completed visits to 33 large federal facilities and are in the process of visiting 200 energy-intensive manufacturing facilities as part of the national "Easy Ways to Save Energy" campaign launched in October 2005. The first 33 industrial Energy Saving Assessments have identified a total of $92 million per year in potential energy cost savings. If implemented, these energy-saving measures could reduce natural gas consumption by more than 11 trillion Btu per year. See the results of many of these industrial Energy Saving Assessments on the "Save Energy Now" Web site, provided by DOE's Industrial Technologies Program.