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DOE Conducts Energy Assessment at Chemical Plant in West Virginia
DOE launched an Industrial Energy Saving Assessment in South Charleston, West Virginia, on February 21st. The three-day energy assessment is being carried out at a site where Union Carbide Corporation's chemical plant produces more than 500 different chemicals and plastics. 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 See the DOE press release and the description of the Union Carbide chemical plant on the Dow Chemical Company Web site.