Country:United States
Policy status:In Force
Date Effective:2005
Policy Type:Voluntary Approaches>Negotiated Agreements (Public-private sector), Information and Education>Advice/Aid in Implementation, Information and Education>Information provision, Regulatory Instruments>Monitoring
Policy Target:Small and Medium sized Enterprises (SMEs), Industry
Agency:Department of Energy (DOE)

The US Department of Energy (DOE)s Save Energy Now campaign forms a part of the DOE Industrial Technologies Program, which seeks to reduce excessive energy use at US industrial facilities. As part of this campaign, the DOE has distributed Save Energy Now CD-ROMs containing energy-saving information and software to 3,500 large industrial plant managers across the nation. The CDs bring together "in a single product" a compendium of tip sheets, case studies, technical manuals and software tools to help plants assess energy-saving opportunities. Through this campaign, DOE also performs no-cost energy assessments, auditing 200 large industrial facilities energy systems in the first months of 2006. As an example of completed assessments initial savings, eight plants have reported a total of $1 million in immediate savings in the first 30 days of implementing DOE recommendations. The first 61 energy-saving assessments of industrial facilities have identified, in aggregate, nearly $200 million per year in potential energy cost savings and could reduce natural gas consumption by over 22 trillion Btu per year, equivalent to the natural gas consumed by more than 300,000 homes annually. Approximately 3,500 plants were contacted based on publicly available data that DOE used to identify the most energy-intensive plants in the United States. DOE offered another round of Energy Saving Assessments for industrial facilities during the fall of 2006. Energy Saving Teams visited selected large industrial facilities to assess their steam or process heating systems. As of December 2007, DOE had (since 2005) conducted more than 300 industrial energy assessments and identified more than USD 645 million in potential energy savings. For the extension of the Save Energy Now initiative in late 2007, see separate database entry.

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