The industrial sector accounts for more than 30% of all energy consumed in the United States, and for many manufacturers, energy costs affect overall competitiveness. While U.S. manufacturing facilities have made progress at becoming more energy efficient over the past several decades, there are opportunities to accelerate and expand this improvement through a variety of methods including investments in more efficient equipment and the expanded use of combined heat and power (CHP). These investments can improve the competitiveness of U.S. manufacturing, lower energy costs, reduce air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions, and create jobs. However, many industrial companies face shortages of capital and other barriers to making these investments.
To address these challenges, the U.S. Department of Energy, in coordination with the State and Local Energy Efficiency Action Network (SEE Action) Industrial Energy Efficiency and CHP Working Group, is hosting a Western Regional Dialogue Meeting on Tuesday, October 29, 2013, in Salt Lake City, Utah. Building on the August 30, 2012, Executive Order: Accelerating Investment in Industrial Energy Efficiency, this meeting will bring together key stakeholders to obtain input on best practices, innovative solutions, and state policies that help remove the barriers to more investments in industrial energy efficiency and CHP.
This event also includes an optional tour of the CHP system at the University of Utah, located approximately two miles from the meeting location.
Who Should Attend
The Department of Energy is inviting all key stakeholders to provide input on these topics, including:
State utility commissioners and staff
State energy and economic development agencies
Utility energy efficiency program managers
Industrial energy managers
State and regional energy efficiency alliances and industrial energy user groups
Industrial trade associations
To view the agenda and to register for this meeting, please visit www.yesevents.com/we_iee_chp