5 Steps for Guaranteeing the Best Lighting Upgrade in Industrial Facilities

Mike Robinson

Rapid growth in LED technology has brought good news for energy managers in industrial facilities, as they have more options than ever before in planning facility retrofits. Finding high-quality fixtures that reduce energy consumption and cut maintenance costs is easier today than it was several years ago. The bad news is that this relatively young   …Continue Reading

Optimizing Steam, Utilities Efficiency in Food and Beverage

Karen Henry

There are a number of strategies plant operators can use to optimize steam power and other plant utilities in the food and beverage industry, according to an article on the Food Processing website. Accurate flow measurements result in reduced operating costs. However, monitoring and controlling steam flow can be challenging at low flow rates. When   …Continue Reading

Emulsion Mist Collectors Designed for Heavy Industry

Linda Hardesty

A new line of emulsion mist collectors from Camfil Air Pollution Control (APC) handles the heaviest loads encountered in industry to clean up contaminants generated during milling, drilling, tapping, turning, grinding and other machining processes that utilize emulsion mist coolants. Camfil’s Handte EM Profi collector uses long-life coarse and fine filter demisters followed by a   …Continue Reading

NGSA Calls for Gas Exports, Other Major Policies

Josh Kessler

The Natural Gas Supply Association (NGSA) sent letters to the House and Senate energy committee leaders on June 19 calling for three major policies to advance the interests of the US natural gas industry. According to its website, NGSA represents suppliers that produce and market natural gas. Dena Wiggins, president and CEO of NGSA, said   …Continue Reading

Barriers Impede Industrial Energy Efficiency

Linda Hardesty

The US Department of Energy (DOE) released the report “Barriers to Industrial Energy Efficiency,” which was prepared with collaboration from nearly 50 experts, including representatives from industrial associations, combined heat and power (CHP) groups, environmental stewardship organizations, associations of state governmental agencies and federal governmental agencies. According to the report, industrial end-use energy efficiency includes   …Continue Reading

NY Electricity Prices Have Fallen 34% under Deregulation

Josh Kessler

Nominal wholesale electricity prices in New York were just 2 percent higher in 2013 than at the outset of deregulation in 2000, writes The Buffalo News. Inflation-adjusted (“real”) electricity prices are 34 percent lower than in 2000. Meanwhile, the state’s generation fleet runs far more efficiently now, using 27 percent less fuel to produce the   …Continue Reading

EMC Secures $450,000 in Incentives to Conduct Lighting Retrofits for Ohio Businesses

Linda Hardesty

Energy Management Collaborative (EMC), a provider of energy efficient lighting, was awarded $450,000 in incentives through the AEP Ohio Bid4efficiency Program, which provides funding for retrofit projects to replace outdated T12 fluorescent lighting in industrial and commercial buildings in Ohio. The Bid4efficiency program targets manufacturers and commercial consumers located in Ohio that seek ways to   …Continue Reading

Larson 300W Portable Light Tower Suits Industrial Needs

Linda Hardesty

Larson Electronics released a 300 watt explosion proof quadpod mounted work light – the EPL-LQP-2X150RT-100 for heavy industrial usage. The work light provides 15,000 square feet of work area coverage with 26,000 lumens of light. The portable light tower has a removable light head assembly mounted on top of a four-legged aluminum quadpod equipped with   …Continue Reading

EnergyUnited Resells GridPoint Energy Management

Linda Hardesty

EnergyUnited, a North Carolina-based utility and energy services company, has become a partner in GridPoint’s Channel Partner Program. EnergyUnited will resell GridPoint energy management systems to its customers, starting with large industrial facilities. In partnering with GridPoint, EnergyUnited intends to help its customers better understand energy cost drivers and identify opportunities for efficiencies. GridPoint’s integrated   …Continue Reading

Pennsylvania Legislation Would Let Large Energy Users Opt Out of Efficiency Goals

Linda Hardesty

A Pennsylvania state representative has introduced legislation that would allow industrial customers to opt-out of the state’s Act 129 energy efficiency targets. State Senator Lisa Boscola recently introduced the Large Commercial and Industrial Opt-Out of Act 129 legislation, according to an ACEEE blog posting. Allowing large consumers to opt out is a bad idea, according   …Continue Reading