Energy Assessments for Small to Mid-Size Manufacturers
Pennsylvania's 2015 Climate Change Action Plan Update contains a work plan that calls for greatly increasing the number of energy assessments for the manufacturing sector to reduce GHG emissions. Through US Department of Energy's (DOE's) State Energy Program (SEP), DEP's Office of Pollution Prevention and Energy Assistance is providing financial assistance to the Pennsylvania Technical Assistance Program (PennTAP) and the Emerging Technology Applications Center (ETAC) to provide energy efficiency (E2) assessments and technical assistance to Pennsylvania manufacturers to help decrease greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The project activities will also educate the next generation of engineering students. The estimated outcomes from this project based on previous years of experience are:
- 178,522 metric tons of CO2 reduced
- 99.69 metric tons of air emissions avoided
- 125,000 MMBTU/yr of other energy conserved
- 8,865,000 kWh/yr electricity conserved
- $1,470,000 economic benefits
If you are a small to mid-sized manufacturer interested in receiving an E2 assessment, these assessments will focus on one or more areas and include an estimated payback for conservation opportunities. Both PennTAP and ETAC can review your energy bills, conduct power analyses, look for replacement lighting, identify building/motor/electrical thermal anomalies, and measure combustion efficiency to find energy savings for you.
Both organizations are able to work across the entire state, but PennTAP is most often working with manufacturers in the mid-to-western parts of PA and ETAC with those in the mid-to-eastern parts of PA.
For more information or receive an energy efficiency assessment by a professional technical assistance provider please refer to:
PENNTAP or contact them directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
ETAC or contact them directly at email@example.com
PennTAP will also be providing statewide training on the ISO 50001 Energy Management Standard and U.S. DOE's Superior Energy Performance program. Stay tuned for future announcements.