Energy champions within industrial facilities may be the largest piece missing from the energy policy and program landscape. Some energy program administrators are sponsoring the placement of dedicated energy managers at industrial facilities to overcome the obstacles to energy optimization. These pilot efforts seek to accelerate the pace and volume of industrial energy-efficiency projects.
The placement of empowered, professional energy managers is an important contributor to implementing industrial energy management standards, policies and programs. The American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy released a report, Onsite Energy Manager Pilot Programs: A Survey of Practices and Lessons Learned , that profiles some of the recent programs and identifies elements that lead to successful models. Read more. Source: American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy, 5/16/13