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DOE Conducts Energy Assessment at Food Processing Plant
DOE launched an industrial Energy Saving Assessment on March 21st at the Kraft Foods facility in Campbell, New York. Through its free energy assessments, DOE is working with major manufacturing facilities to identify energy-saving opportunities, primarily by focusing on steam and process heating systems. Kraft's Campbell facility includes a 72,833-square-foot manufacturing plant that makes a variety of cheeses and other dairy products. The facility also includes more than 66,000 square feet for warehousing and distribution. See the DOE press release.
DOE's Energy Saving Teams have completed visits to 29 large federal facilities and are in the process of visiting 200 U.S. manufacturing facilities as part of the national "Easy Ways to Save Energy" campaign launched in October 2005. The first nine Energy Saving Assessments have identified a total of $28 million per year in potential energy cost savings. If implemented, these energy-saving measures will reduce natural gas consumption by more than three trillion Btu per year, equivalent to the natural gas consumed by more than 40,000 typical U.S. homes.