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Free Compressed Air Workshops in TN

The TN Tech IAC & Local Power Companies around TN are hosting FREE One-Day Compressed Air Workshops. 
Each workshop will run 8am-4p
m and focus on these key areas:
  • Operation of Compressed Air Systems
  • Cost of Compressed Air
  • How to Achieve Savings: proper operation, control, maintenance

  -Lunch will be provided
  -CEU credits are available
  -Pre-Registration is required (but the workshop is FREE)
  **To Register, contact Michelle Davis at mdavis@tntech.edu or (931) 372-6386


-August 10 at AEC in New Market, TN   Click Here For Detailed Flyer
-August 12 at EPB in Chattanooga, TN  Click Here For Detailed Flyer

-August 14 at MLGW in Memphis, TN    Click Here For Detailed Flyer

Presentations from Industrial EE Summit - Click HERE

Heard At th
e Industrial EE Summit: 

After any of our in person events, we like to capture some unique points that were overheard during presentations, facilitated discussion or just random break time chatter.  Here are a few.  

-One company is directing waste heat to pre heat boiler intake air resulting in gas savings

-The previous point was uncovered during a meeting of the company's energy champions from several plants, two roughly identical plants had different gas spends and the pre-heat was the difference.  Get your plants together for benchmarking and best practice exchange

-One company is using chillers to make ice during off peak hours which is then used during the day to shed daytime demand.

-CHP is starting to become attractive from a reliability standpoint to avoid costly power outages.  One company calculated the cost of power "blips" on their production and is using the time value of this cost to justify a CHP installation.

-Many companies are moving beyond projects and working towards comprehensive energy management through systems approaches like ISO 50001 and SEP or in house systems using lean tactics (follow the links!)

-For one company, doing energy assessments or kaizen events at small plants yielded the same percentage of energy reduction as the larger plants where you might expect greater opportunity - don't forget about your small facilities.

-Payback periods for energy projects appear to be shortening overall.

-Companies are leveraging the DOE Better Plants program for peer interaction, validation of activity, and resources such as training and vendor/technology verification.


Energy Efficiency Webcast Recordings

The Industrial EE Network partnered with EPRI's Industrial Center of Excellence to deliver two energy efficiency focused webcasts.  One focused on Power Quality and the other Electric Boiler Technology.  Both were recorded and you can view them on our Webcast Archive Page.

Industrial EE Network Director, Rick Marsh, received "Champion of Energy Efficiency in Industry" Award

The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) presented four "Champion of Energy Efficiency Awards" at its biennial Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Industry. The awards recognize leadership and accomplishment in the energy efficiency field. Winners are selected based on demonstrated excellence in program implementation, research and development, energy policy, or private sector initiatives.  The four winners were nominated by their peers and selected by a committee of ACEEE’s Board of Directors from an impressive group of over 75 nominations. Selection criteria were based on each nominee’s impact, innovation, and leadership in the energy efficiency field.

"It is an honor to receive this award," said Rick Marsh during the award ceremony. "This recognition speaks to the uniqueness of our program and the void it has filled by uniting manufacturers to drive implementation of energy efficiency measures through peer-to-peer connections.  A sincere thank you to my many colleagues from manufacturing and beyond who have actively participated, shared content with others and hosted events at their facilities.  Thank you also to the Department of Energy and the Energy Foundation for financial support over the years to execute this work as a resource to manufacturing."

Click HERE for the full ACEEE release

(L to R) Ethan Rogers - ACEEE, Jennifer Eskil - BPA, Rick Marsh - Industrial EE Network, Paul Scheihing - US DOE, Joe Almaguer - DOW Chemical, Neal Elliott - ACEEE  (photo credit: ACEEE)

The 2013 Award Winners:
  • Bonneville Power Administration’s Energy Smart Industrial Program and Jennifer Eskil, industrial sector lead, for the development and delivery of an exemplary industrial energy efficiency program on an aggressive schedule with impressive results.
  • Rick Marsh, director at the Industrial Energy Efficiency Network, for leadership in industrial energy efficiency in the Southeast, and serving as a mentor to other industrial energy efficiency professionals around the country.
  • Paul Scheihing, technology manager at the U.S. DOE's Advanced Manufacturing Office, for leadership in implementation of industrial energy efficiency, and a career of advocating for energy efficiency within government and industry.
  • Joe Almaguer, global energy efficiency & conservation leader at The Dow Chemical Company, for a career of implementing industrial energy efficiency at The Dow Chemical Company, and providing leadership on industrial energy efficiency policies globally.

Presentations & Video from the Inaugural Industrial EE Summit

Thank you to the attendees of the Industrial Energy Efficiency Summit event held in Nashville during July 2013. Your participation made this event a great success. Presentations are now online so you can review what you learned.  Also, through our partnership with the TN Energy Education Initiative, many of the sessions were video recorded and you can watch the speaker alongside the slide deck.  For those unable to make it, we certainly missed you.  But you don't have to miss out on the Summit's content. 

Jump directly to our EVENT RECAP page.