Industrial Manufacturing

From product design, to the manufacturing of raw materials into finished goods, energy powers manufacturing.

Discover new ways that managing energy could maximize the production and quality of your products.

How you benefit

  • Achieve leaner operations with efficient processes that decrease costs, overproduction, and waste
  • Increase profitability through long-term, reduced energy costs
  • Improve the reliability and decrease downtime of your systems and equipment
  • Ensure security, worker safety, and comfort across your manufacturing plants
  • Reduce your carbon footprint and contribute to a cleaner and healthier community

Key energy saving opportunities

1. Strategic Energy Management (SEM)

SEM is the framework for aligning energy efficiency with business practices and opportunities. Instead of managing energy saving projects one by one, it allows you to manage energy in a coordinated and strategic way across your organization and facilities. SEM is a holistic process that includes forming a dedicated energy team, regularly collecting and tracking your energy use, creating an energy action plan, driving employee engagement, and more.

Learn more about strategic energy management.

2. Dedicated Energy Managers

Improve operations in your plant by assigning or hiring a dedicated on-site energy manager. Energy managers are responsible for creating efficient processes that decrease costs and waste—helping your business achieve leaner operations. Energy managers can also help build a culture of sustainability within your organization and train your staff in energy-efficient operations.

Learn more about dedicated energy managers.

3. Motor Upgrades and Variable Frequency Drives (VFDs)

Motors can use more energy than any other piece of equipment in a manufacturing plant. By installing and using high-efficiency motors, your business can save both energy and money. You can also use VFDs to make sure your manufacturing equipment is operating at the most efficient speed—reducing wear and tear and extending equipment life.

Learn more about motors and variable frequency drives.

4. Combined Heat & Power (CHP)

CHP systems provide industrial manufacturers with an on-site source of electricity and heat. These systems recover heat wasted during power generation and use it as an energy source. That energy can then fuel industrial processes in your plant, provide domestic hot water, or generate space heating and cooling. CHP systems are designed to run on a daily basis, saving energy and providing your business with resiliency during grid outages.

Learn more about combined heat and power.

For a full list of programs, visit our energy programs and incentives page.

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