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What is an ESA?
An ESA identifies immediate and long-term
opportunities to save energy and money in your plant,
focusing on steam, process heating, compressed air,
fan, or pumping systems. If your company is selected
for an assessment, an ESA Energy Expert will work
with you on site to identify savings opportunities. Your
plant's employees can also help gather data, learn about
software tools, and perform a system analysis, so they
can continue to find energy savings after the assessment.
What does an ESA cost?
There is no cost for the first ESA other than the time
invested by your staff. Plants may apply individually
or in groups that together consume more than 1 trillion
Btu annually. In that case, one plant usually receives
a free assessment that is then shared with the other
plants. Groups of up to 10 plants can apply together
for an assessment at each plant; in that case, DOE will
provide $4,000 toward the ESA Energy Expert's costs,
plus their travel expenses.
My plant had an ESA in 2006; can I apply again?
Plants assessed in 2006 can apply for a 2007
assessment of a different industrial system; in that case,
DOE funds 50% of the cost of the ESA Energy Expert.
Who conducts the assessments?
ESA Energy Experts conduct assessments at large
energy-intensive plants. These industry professionals
have completed the Qualified Specialist program, which
includes training in the use of sophisticated software
assessment tools and a rigorous qualifying exam.
If my plant is not selected for an ESA, can we
While only about 250 ESAs will be performed in 2007,
your company could still be eligible for a priority
assessment from a university-based DOE Industrial
Assessment Center (IAC). Teams of university faculty
members and students conduct evaluations for small-
to medium-sized plants using the software assessment
tools. If an IAC assessment is not possible, you are still
eligible for phone consultations, informational materials,
and training to help you identify energy efficiency
opportunities in your plant.
How can my company participate?
See the Save Energy Now Web site at www.eere.energy/
gov/industry/saveenergynow to apply for an assessment
and to find out how to partner with ITP in Save Energy
Now. Call the EERE Information Center (1-877-337-
3463) to learn more.
Learn More About Save Energy Now
Who can join Save Energy Now?
Companies, states, utilities, and other industry groups are all invited to " Priority assessments for small- and medium-sized plants, performed
participate. By taking part, you will improve industrial energy efficiency by teams from ITP's university-based IACs.
and productivity while helping to ensure a reliable U.S. energy supply. " Technical assistance and phone consultations from experts at the
What does Save Energy Now provide to U.S. industry? EERE Information Center.
" System assessments led by ESA Energy Experts at energy-intensive * Training in the use of ITP's powerful software analysis tools and in
plants-either individual plants that consume 1 trillion Btu or more ways to improve efficiency and productivity throughout your plant.
annually, or groups of plants that together consume more than * Access to ITP's extensive portfolio of helpful information-including
1 trillion Btu per year. CD-ROMs, tip sheets, case studies, handbooks, and more.
" Opportunities to save energy and money in steam, process heating,
compressed air, fan, or pumping systems.
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