Energy Management

DOE energy audits have helped U.S. plants save $190 million

Source: PlantServices.com

Mar 17, 2009

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) launched energy-saving assessments at six industrial plants in early March 2006, and the list of companies that have participated since then has grown exponentially. To see which companies have participated, view the list at http://apps1.eere.energy.gov/industry/saveenergynow/partners/participating_plants.cfm.

As of March 2, 2009, the DOE has completed 2,053 assessments, and 1,873 of these plants have reported the following*:

  • Identified energy cost savings: more than $1.2 billion
  • Implemented energy savings: more than $190 million
  • Identified natural gas savings: 131 trillion Btu
  • Total potential carbon dioxide emissions reduction: 10.3 million metric tons
    *Based on small, medium, and large plant assessments combined.

Save Energy Now is a national initiative of the Industrial Technologies Program (ITP) to drive a 25% reduction in industrial energy intensity in 10 years. Companies nationwide can participate in no-cost energy assessments and utilize ITP resources to reduce energy use while increasing profits.

Through its free energy assessments, the DOE continues to work with major manufacturing facilities to identify energy-saving opportunities, primarily by focusing on steam and process heating systems.

For more information about case histories and how to participate, see www1.eere.energy.gov/industry/saveenergynow/.