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Industrial Energy Efficiency Programs

January 6, 2015
Everyone knows that energy efficiency results in saving energy, but evidence points to an array of wider benefits. The term “multiple benefits” has emerged to describe the additional value that emerges with any energy performance...
October 30, 2014
We’ve heard a lot lately about some large energy-using customers like large factories and retail chains seeking to opt out of energy efficiency programs. But what about the states and utility service territories where these customers are...
July 29, 2014
Smart manufacturing, the integration of all facets of manufacturing through the use of information and communication technologies (ICT), is set to transform the industrial sector and its use of energy, raw materials, and labor over the next twenty...
May 29, 2014
What is the true value of energy efficiency? Well, we all know that manufacturers use energy to meet their production goals. Energy is the lifeblood of the process and the business of manufacturing. Energy drives not just the machines, but also the...
May 5, 2014
State and local governments are laboratories for innovation in energy efficiency policies and programs. Policymakers, regulators, and citizens at all levels increasingly recognize that energy efficiency is crucially important to their economies and...
March 19, 2014
Energy service outsourcing is a business relationship that relieves a large facility from the potential distractions imposed by the ongoing management of one or more energy functions, such as steam, compressed air, water treatment, lighting, or...
March 12, 2014
What began in the Indiana Senate as an ill-advised but simple industrial opt-out bill took an unexpected, hard turn in the Indiana General Assembly last week, morphing into a bill that completely eliminates Indiana’s energy efficiency resource...
February 24, 2014
Proposed legislation in Indiana (SB 340) would devastate the state’s very promising energy efficiency programs, which were created under order of the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission (IURC) in 2009. SB 340 would allow any customer of 1 MW...
January 31, 2014
Most of us involved in energy efficiency have realized at one time or another that there are greater opportunities to save energy through system optimization than through improvements to the efficiency of an individual device. A good way to...
January 9, 2014
Any serious effort to acquire energy savings from the manufacturing sector will need to address the needs of small and medium-sized manufacturers. While most industrial energy efficiency programs have first exploited efficiencies of scale by...