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Plant Wide Assessments

Published on AidPage by IDILOGIC on Jun 24, 2005
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  • Original Grant - Feb 14, 2005
Applications Due:

May 3, 2005
In order for the Industrial TechnologiesProgram to meet its program requirements.

total funding: $1,000,000
max award: $100,000
min award: $20,000
cost sharing, matching: Yes
number of awards: 10
type of funding: Grant
Description:

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of EnergyEfficiency and RenewableEnergy (EERE), through its Industrial Technologies Program, supportsindustriesin their efforts to increase energy efficiency, reduce waste, and increaseproductivity. The goal of the Industrial Technologies Program is toacceleratethe development and use of advanced energy efficient, renewable, andpollutionprevention technologies that benefit industry, the environment, and U.S.energysecurity.This Funding Opportunity Announcement is commissioned on behalf of DOE?sIndustrial Technologies Program - Technology Delivery. Technology Deliverywasestablished to provide an implementing approach for the IndustrialTechnologiesProgram. The approach combines integrated delivery of energy-savingproducts,services, and technologies to the energy intensive industries. Additionalinformation about Technology Delivery can be found on the website:http://www.oit.doe.gov/bestpractices.To qualify for this program, applicants must demonstrate a minimumestimatedenergy savings (potentially resulting from the plant wide energyassessment) of10% of the plant?s total purchased energy usage as supported by Criterion 1estimates. Assumptions and calculations used to arrive at the energysavingsestimate shall be provided in physical units (kwh/yr for electricity andbtu/yrfor fuels) and financial units ($/yr).DOE is interested in developing a portfolio of assessment methodologiesthatcan be used by industries to identify energy efficiency opportunities inindustrial plants and a comprehensive list of energy efficiency actionsthatenergy-intensive plants can consider to improve energy performance. Inaddition, DOE has developed energy assessment software tools such asAIRMaster+, MotorMaster+, PSAT, 3E Plus and PHAST. Training on utilizingthesetools may be provided by DOE for use in plant wide assessments.During the kickoff meeting DOE will emphasize the data requirements andtemplate through which PWA data and results will be reported. DOE willalsodiscuss the requirements for replication plans during the kickoff meeting.Atthe close out meeting, DOE will work with the applicant to update thereplication plan by incorporating findings from the assessment. DOE willalsowork with the applicant to compile PWA results and integrate them intoreplicable, national Case Studies. In addition, DOE is interested inmaintaining contact with plants after the Plant Wide Assessment to obtainfollow-up implementation and replication information.PWA Definitiona) A plant-wide assessment (PWA) is a comprehensive, systematicexamination ofplant energy efficiency leading to the identification of opportunities forenergy use reductions in industrial facilities. The PWA is comprehensiveinthat it examines all major aspects of energy consumption in an industrialfacility. This includes both process operations and plant utility systems.Assessment of which plant operations represent significant energyconsumptioncan be the first step of the PWA or can be completed prior to the PWA beingundertaken with the results being used to define the scope of the PWA in amorefocused fashion. An assessment of only one (or a relative few) aspect(s)ofthe industrial facility operation (building HVAC, for example) is toonarrowlyfocused to be a PWA.b) The PWA is also systematic because a systems approach is used indefiningthe scope and areas/systems to be investigated, as well as how theassessmentis conducted so that the outcomes of the assessment are synergistic and donotconflict with each other or result in a net negative energy savings from aprocess or utility systems perspective.c) Plant Wide Assessments typically consist of at least two steps: 1)Assesswhich plant systems offer the greatest energy saving potential by compilingaprofile of energy consumption; 2) Identify specific projects andopportunitiesin energy consuming systems evaluated to reduce energy consumption.Engineering studies to determine equipment specifications and designs thatwould capture the energy savings are beyond the scope of a PWA.Interested parties should access the DOE Golden Field Office Home Page at,http://www.eere.energy.gov/golden/funding.html, and access the announcementinthe Industry Interactive Procurement System (IIPS) web site by clicking onthe?Access? link. The Golden Home Page also provides instructions onregisteringand submitting applications in IIPS. The Announcement can also be obtaineddirectly through IIPS at http://e-center.doe.gov by browsing opportunitiesbyContracting Activity and selecting the Golden Field Office folder. DOEwillnot issue paper copies of the announcement.

Who can apply:

Eligible functional categories:
Funding Sources:

Conservation Research and Development

More Information:

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If you have problems accessing the full announcement, please contact: Matthew Barron

Address Info:

U.S. Department of Energy, Golden Field Office, 1617Cole Boulevard Golden, CO 80401

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