Industrial Efficiency & CHP
The following publications and presentations released by the Southwest Energy Efficiency Project relate to
Industrial Efficiency & CHP:
A Budding Opportunity: Energy efficiency best practices for cannabis grow operations (PDF - 1.53 MB)
December 2017 - Cannabis cultivation is an energy-intensive sector: energy consumption per square foot for indoor grow operations is about ten times that of a typical office building.
Industrial Recommissioning: Not Just a Building Tune-up (PDF - 684 KB)
February 2017 - Industrial re-commissioning programs can help all sizes of industrial customers save energy and money. Through low-cost improvements to common industrial energy systems such as compressed air, pumping, process cooling, and refrigeration, customers can often save 10-20 percent of the energy consumption of the systems targeted. This report reviews features of six existing programs and provides a set of recommendations for successfully implementing a new industrial re-commissioning program.
Energy Manager Cofunding: You Can't Manage Without a Manager (PDF - 1.28 MB)
January 2016 - SWEEP Paper: Providing funding for energy managers helps large customers overcome one of their most significant barriers to improved energy efficiency – the lack of staff time and expertise.
Utility SEM Programs from the Southwest (PDF - 305 KB)
August 2015 - Report presented at the 2015 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Industry
Financing Options for Combined Heat and Power Systems (PDF - 866 KB)
February 2014 - SWEEP Paper: Capital for CHP projects can be tough to find, but lease options and third-party ownership can fill the financing gap for systems larger than two megawatts.
Utility Strategic Energy Management Programs (PDF - 1.82 MB)
March 2013 - SWEEP Report: Based upon a review of three highly effective strategic energy management (SEM) programs currently offered in the Pacific Northwest region of the U.S., the report makes recommendations for utilities which are considering developing such programs in the Southwest and elsewhere.
Utility Financing Programs for Industrial Customers (PDF - 852 KB)
September 2012 - SWEEP Report: This report provides an overview of the variety of financing programs available for industrial energy efficiency projects, along with profiles of five successful utility financing programs for industrial customers.
Southwest Utility Industrial Energy Efficiency Programs: Highlights and Best Practices (PDF - 574 KB)
June 2012 - SWEEP Report: Based on a review of nine utility industrial energy efficiency programs, in the region this report offers best-practice recommendations to help utilities achieve greater energy savings, higher participation and better cost-effectiveness in their energy efficiency programs for industrial customers.