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DOE Distributes Tools for Industrial Energy Savings
DOE has distributed CD-ROMs with energy-saving information and software to 3,500 industrial plant managers across the United States to help them cut energy use and costs. These large industrial plants were identified as some of the most energy-intensive plants in the United States, and the Save Energy Now CDs contain tip sheets, case studies, software, and guidance on energy management and plant assessment to help them identify opportunities to save energy.
Under the Save Energy Now initiative, DOE has also been conducting no-cost energy assessments at 200 large industrial facilities, with a focus on steam or process heating systems. The first 61 assessments have identified a total of almost $200 million per year in potential energy cost savings, which could reduce natural gas consumption by over 22 trillion Btu per year. Within the first 30 days of implementing energy saving measures recommended during the assessments, eight plants reported a total of $1 million in immediate savings. The new CD-ROMs allow DOE to provide assistance to a greater number of plants across the country. See the DOE press release and for more information and to order a CD, see the Save Energy Now Web site.