DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The "Energy Efficiency in Alabama, Kentucky, and Tennessee's Industrial Pump Systems, 2014-2017" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.
This report focuses on analyzing energy use, energy efficiency, and CO2 emissions-reduction potential in industrial pump systems in selected East South Central U.S. States of Alabama, Kentucky, and Tennessee. We have also published similar reports for industrial fan systems and compressed air systems for these states.
One of the major barriers to effective policy making and increased action by states and utilities to improve energy efficiency in industrial pump systems is the lack of information and data on the magnitude and cost-effectiveness of the energy savings potential in industrial pump systems in each state. This lack of information creates an obstacle to developing a comprehensive and effective strategy, roadmap, and programs for improving pump systems efficiency cost-effectively. It is far easier to quantify the incremental energy savings of substituting an energy-efficient motor for a standard motor than it is to quantify the energy conservation of applying other energy efficiency and system optimization practices to an existing pump system.
The researchers conducted a large initiative to study industrial motor systems in 30 states from different U.S. regions. This includes the top 20 U.S. states in terms of industrial energy consumption. We focused on industrial pumps, pumps, and compressed-air systems which together account for over 70% of electricity use in U.S. industrial motor systems.
Now that states have different programs to set targets, including passing legislation to enact formal energy efficiency resource standards, setting long-term energy savings targets through utility commissions tailored to each utility, or incorporating energy efficiency as an eligible resource in renewable portfolio standards (RPS), investment in energy efficiency in industrial pump systems to tap into the huge saving potentials quantified in this report can help utilities to meet their targets, reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, and thereby help with climate change mitigation.
Key analyses and results included:
- Electricity use by manufacturing subsector (NAICS code 31-33) in each state studied
- Electricity use for motor systems and pump systems by manufacturing subsector (NAICS code 31-33) in each state studied
- Electricity use by industrial pump systems by size in each state studied
- Market barriers to energy efficiency in industrial motor and pump systems
- Energy Efficiency Cost Curves for industrial pump systems for each state using eight major energy efficiency measures
- Energy saving potential and cost of conserved energy (US$/MWh-saved) for each efficiency measures in each state studied
- The cost-effective and total technical energy efficiency potential in industrial pump systems in each state studied
- Energy saving potential for each energy efficiency measure by system size
- GHG emissions reduction potential for each efficiency measure in each state
- Sensitivity of the results with respect to changes in electricity prices and discount rates
- Implications for markets, utilities, and policy makers
For more information about this report visit https://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/n38q58/energy_efficiency?w=4