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Energy Assessment Tool

Through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, the Missouri Department of Natural Resources’ Division of Energy has designed a new Energy Assessment Tool to assist users in performing common energy audit measurements, calculations and evaluate potential savings associated with energy efficiency upgrades in their buildings. The assessment tool will provide commercial and industrial facilities with the opportunity to identify and analyze the potential savings and cost effectiveness of implementing energy efficiency projects.

The tool is a self-contained application developed in MS Excel that reads site specific information entered by the user. The tool then allows the user to conduct an analysis of the benefits associated with implementing common energy conservation projects by focusing on the following systems:

Download the tool for free here.

Training sessions were held for the Energy Assessment Tool. A copy of the training presentations are available below:
Download training webinar presentation here.
Download training workshop presentation here.

Industrial Energy Management Tools

Through the U.S. DOE Save Energy Now Program, U.S. Industry is working with the Industrial Technologies Program to find ways to reduce energy intensity 25 percent or more in 10 years.

Visit http://www1.eere.energy.gov/industry/bestpractices/software.html for information, resources and tools to help increase your plant's energy efficiency, productivity and cost savings while reducing emissions and energy intensity.

Tools available include:

Energize Missouri Industries

In June 2009, the Department of Energy approved Missouri’s application under the U.S. Department of Energy's State Energy Program for $57,393,000 in Recovery Act funding for energy efficiency and renewable energy programs. The Department of Natural Resources made this funding available through various grants, loans or rebates for industry.

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources is offered $11 million in funding under the Industrial Energy Efficiency and the Best Price Efficiency Programs. These funds provided companies with the opportunity to realize measurable energy savings that resulted in reduced energy costs and improved market competitiveness.

Industrial Energy Efficiency Program

The department awarded more than $5.6 million in grant funding to 41 industrial companies for energy efficiency and conservation projects throughout Missouri under the Energize Missouri Industries program.

The department made these Energize Missouri Industries grants available through funding received from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. The grant funds provided small and large businesses with the opportunity to realize measurable energy savings that resulted in reduced energy costs and improved market competitiveness. Industries used the grants to benchmark facility energy performance, conduct energy audits, and perform energy systems retrofits by installing energy efficiency projects.

The department received project applications for the Industrial Energy Efficiency Program through a competitive application process. The program received a total of 196 applications from industrial companies requesting over $18 million for energy efficiency projects. 

Applications were reviewed and ranked using several factors including energy-saving potential and feasibility. The most popular projects were lighting upgrades and energy audits. Applicants were eligible for funding to conduct energy audits in conjunction with the Industrial Energy Efficiency Program. Energy audits were conducted following ASHRAE Energy Survey and Analysis (http://www.ashrae.org) energy audit guidelines. Audits were performed by a qualified energy auditor. Qualified auditors were required to meet strict standards which included a four-year technical degree from an accredited university or college and relevant work experience in commercial and industrial auditing, professional engineers or certified energy managers with relevant auditing experience.

Northeast Missouri Grantees

Bodine Aluminum Inc. – a manufacturing company in Troy, received a grant award of $605,000 for the installation of a regenerative thermal oxidizer. The total project cost was more than $1.2 million.

Buckman USA – a chemical company in Cadet, received a grant award of $45,261 to install a boiler control system and insulation. The total project cost was nearly $50,000.

Continental Casting LLC – a manufacturer in Monroe, received a grant award of $123,850 to upgrade lighting and replace standard air compressors. The total project cost was more than $290,000.

Continental Cement Company LLC – a cement company in Hannibal, received a grant award of $50,000 to conduct an energy assessment audit for alternate fuels.  The total project cost was $72,000.

Henniges Automotive – an automotive company in New Haven, received a grant award of $53,379 to upgrade their blower system. The total project cost was nearly $100,000.

LMC Industries Inc.- a manufacturer in Arnold, received a grant award of $50,000 to conduct an energy audit and to upgrade lighting. The total project cost was more than $150,000.

St. Louis Area Grantees

Anheuser-Busch Inc. - a brewery in St. Louis, received a grant award of $750,000 to upgrade lighting and install steam control components and monitors. The total project cost was more than $1.2 million.

Mallinckrodt/Covidien – a chemical company in St. Louis, received grant awards of $500,000 to retrofit the existing chillers. The company also received a grant award of $78,481 to upgrade lighting. The company constructed an energy management center with a total project cost of more than $20 million.

Elantas PDG Inc. – a manufacturer in St. Louis, received a grant award of $46,480 to upgrade lighting and install a heat recovery unit. The total project cost was more than $120,000.

Nestle Purina Petcare Company – a petcare company in St. Louis, received a grant award of $481,651 to upgrade their boiler system and a grant award of $154,563 to install an energy recovery system. The total cost for all projects was nearly $1.2 million.

New World Pasta – a food company in St. Louis, received a grant award of $500,000 to upgrade their boiler system. They also received a grant award of $62,647 to upgrade lighting. The total project cost was more than $1 million.

Rexam Food Containers - a plastic packaging company in St. Louis, received a grant award of approximately $25,000 to install piping insulation. The total project cost was almost $50,000.

Sigma-Aldrich - a chemical company in St. Louis, received a grant award of $50,000 to conduct Level II and Level III energy audits at two facilities. The total project cost was more than $120,000.

SSM DePaul Hospital - a healthcare system in St. Louis, received a grant award of $318,887 to replace two boilers. The total project cost was more than $785,000.

Cascades Plastics Inc. – a plastics and foam manufacturer in Warrenton, received a grant award of $18,000 to upgrade lighting. They also received a grant award of $53,000 to conduct a Level II energy audit and to replace a chiller.  The total project cost was nearly $120,000.

Kansas City Area Grantees

Boulevard Brewing Company – a brewery in Kansas City, received a grant award of $33,769 to upgrade their building mechanical system efficiency. The total project cost was more than $520,000.

Family Center Warehouse- a farm supply store in Harrisonville, received a grant award of $8,912 to upgrade the lighting system. The total project cost was more than $20,000.

Insteel Wire Products Company – a manufacturer in St. Joseph, received a grant award of $71,672 for lighting and occupancy sensors upgrades. The total project cost was more than $100,000.

Missouri Plating Company – a manufacturing company in Kansas City, received a grant award of $112,479 to replace a boiler. The total project cost was more than $112,500.

Onesteel Grinding Systems – a manufacturer in Kansas City, received a grant award of $250,000 to retrofit a furnace recuperator. The total project cost was more than $440,000.

Central Missouri Grantees

ABB Inc. - a technology company in Jefferson City, received a grant award of $49,500 to conduct a Level III energy audit. The total project cost was $66,000.

Dura Automotive Systems - an automotive parts manufacturer in Moberly, received a grant award of $15,000 to conduct a Level II energy audit. The total project cost was $15,000.

Everlast Sports Manufacturing Corporation – a manufacturer in Moberly, received a grant award of $12,000 to conduct a Level II energy audit. The total project cost was $12,000.

Hubbell Power Systems Inc. – a manufacturer in Centralia, received a grant award of $133,014 to conduct an energy audit and upgrade lighting and sensors. They also received a grant award of $15,000 to conduct a Level II energy audit. The total project cost was nearly $290,000.

Unilever – a manufacturer in Jefferson City, received a grant award of $15,000 to conduct a Level II energy audit. The total project cost was $35,000.

Von Hoffman Corporation - DBA RR Donnelley - a printing company in Owensville, received a grant award of $49,500 to conduct a Level III energy audit. The total project cost was $66,000.

Southwest Missouri Grantees

Able Manufacturing – a manufacturer in Joplin, received a grant award of $104,127 to replace inefficient lights with high efficiency lights. The total project cost was more than $250,000.

AC Buckhorn LLC – a plastic package manufacturer in Springfield, received a grant award of $159,895 to upgrade lighting. The total project cost was more than $235,000.

K & S Wire Products Inc. - a welding company in Neosho, received a grant award of $10,264 to conduct a Level II energy audit. The total project cost was $15,000.

Springfield Remanufacturing Corp. – a manufacturer in Springfield, received a grant award of $30,000 to conduct a Level III energy audit. The total project cost was $40,000.

Standard Transportation Services – a transit company in Springfield, received a grant award of $19,237 to upgrade lighting. The total project cost was more than $90,000.

Thorco Industries Inc. - a manufacturer in Nevada, received a grant award of $15,000 to conduct a Level II energy audit. The total project cost was $15,000.

Southeast Missouri Grantees

Buchheit Inc. - a supply company in Perryville, received a grant award of $40,196 to upgrade lighting and occupancy sensors. The total project cost was nearly $100,000.

Noranda Aluminum Inc. - an aluminum company in New Madrid, received a grant award of $50,000 to conduct a Level III energy audit. Total project cost was nearly $70,000.

Unilever - a manufacturer in Sikeston, received a grant award of $15,000 to conduct a Level II energy audit. The total project cost was $15,000.

Mississippi Lime Company – a lime producer in Ste. Genevieve, received a grant award of $355,254 to update the facility induced draft fan system. The total project cost was nearly $800,000.

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Best Price Efficiency Program

The department provided grants to energy efficiency companies that competitively bid for energy efficiency incentives through a “reverse auction.” The reverse auction was held as part of the Energize Missouri Industries program, an initiative of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources. The overall goal of the online auction was to provide industries and commercial entities with the opportunity to realize measureable energy savings that would result in reduced energy costs and increased market competitiveness.

When the winners implement their programs, Missouri could save approximately 64 million kWh (kilowatt-hours) of energy, equivalent to powering 5,565 homes for a year or taking 8,767 cars off the road for a year.

The online reverse auction allowed pre-qualified providers to bid on $3 million in incentives on a $/kWh saved basis for expected nergy efficiency projects. Available incentive dollars were allocated based on a lowest-price obtained, thus increasing the cost-effectiveness of the program and allowing the department to spread the dollar further.

The winning bidders were:

The reverse auction winners had approximately two years to identify industrial and commercial customers to implement energy efficiency projects to expend their allotment of incentive funds and fulfill their energy savings obligation to the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.

The department worked closely with the reverse auction winners to assist with funding efforts that support energy efficiency projects as well as provide a financial savings. The winning bidders had their energy-savings plans reviewed by the department before implementation. For more information about the Best Price Efficiency Program, email EMI.bestprice@shawgrp.com or call toll-free at 1-877-610-0834.

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Contact Information

Missouri Department of Natural Resources
Division of Energy
1101 Riverside Drive, P.O. Box 176
Jefferson City, MO 65102-0176
800-361-4827 or 573-751-3443
energy@dnr.mo.gov email

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