GLRPPR Sector Resource: Northwest Food Processors Association Energy Savings Model Review
Northwest Food Processors Association Energy Savings Model Review
Founded in 1914, the Northwest Food Processors Association (NWFPA) represents over 80 food processors with 180 production plants in Oregon, Idaho and Washington. In January 2009, working in conjunction with NEEA and its efforts to transform how energy is managed in the Northwest industrial sector, the NWFPA board of directors set a goal to reduce energy intensity in their
facilities by 25 percent in ten years and 50 percent in twenty years (Barrow, Thornton 2013). This reduction in energy intensity will be achieved by implementing capital improvements or implementing low/no cost measures such as optimizing schedules, set points, and turning equipment off when it is not needed. The goal of this effort by Energy 350 is to validate the savings estimates provided by NWFPA on a subset of member sites participating in the Energy Roadmap program by performing a top-down analysis that quantifies savings at sites modeled by NWFPA during the 2013 calendar year. To this end, Energy 350 analyzed utility, production and
weather data for ten sites from 2012 and 2013. Based on the results of our review, we found the NWFPA's energy reduction campaign resulted in little electric energy savings during our 2013 performance period. However, this represents only a small portion of NWFPA's members.
Northwest Food Processors Association
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