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GLRPPR Sector Resource: Energy Use and Loss Footprints

Energy Use and Loss Footprints

Energy Footprints map the flow of energy supply, demand, and losses in U.S. manufacturing industries. Identifying the sources and end uses of energy helps to pinpoint areas of energy-saving opportunities, and provides a baseline to calculate the benefits of improving energy efficiency. Each footprint represents an average picture of energy use for each industry and illustrates: * The portion of energy that is purchased from utilities, generated onsite, and transported to the local grid. * Where and how energy is used within a typical plant. * Where energy is lost due to inefficiencies, both inside and outside the plant. Actual energy use in a plant will vary from the industry average. Energy losses shown on the footprints indicate immediate opportunities to improve efficiency and lower energy consumption by implementing best energy management practices, improved energy systems, and new technology.


DOE Industrial Technologies Program

Resource Type:
Other resources

Date of Publication:
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