The Plant Energy Profiler, or PEP, is an online software tool provided by the U.S. Department of Energy to help industrial plant managers in the United States identify how energy is being purchased and consumed at their plant and identify potential energy and cost savings. PEP is designed so that the users can complete a plant profile in about an hour. PEP provides users with a customized, printable report that shows the details of energy purchases, how energy is consumed, potential cost and energy savings, and a list of next steps that can be followed to save energy.
If you would like to be able to save cases for future reference, you must first register for a username and password on the DOE Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) Energy Resources Center (eCenter). You can register for a username and password using the following link. Once registered, login to the eCenter using the sign in link in the upper right corner of the screen.
PEP (formerly QuickPEP) was released on November 10, 2011. The updated version includes an improved user interface, streamlined data entry process, and cleaner report page. Users are able to import cases from QuickPEP into PEP using the import legacy case link on step 1.
The tool is provided in two formats: online and downloadable. System Requirements for the downloadable version:
- Microsoft Windows 7 Operating System
- Microsoft Internet Explorer 7 or higher
- 32 or 64-bit operating system
- .NET framework 2.0 or higher
- Administrative privileges on the local computer
System Requirements for the Online Version
To ensure that you have complete access to all the functionality, it is recommended that you use a level 1 browser for administrative tasks. This includes Windows Internet Explorer 6 or higher. For more information, visit the Microsoft Office Sharepoint Server 2007 requirements page.
- Plant Energy Profiler (PEP 1.1)
- PEP 1.1 Downloadable Version
- Instructions for PEP 1.0 Downloadable Version
- PEP 1.0 Questions Checklist
- PEP 1.0 Tutorial
- PEP 1.0 Frequently Asked Questions
- PEP 1.1 Release Notes
We welcome all comments and feedback regarding the PEP software tool. If you have any specific comments or feedback that you would like to give, please send an email to the following address: AMOeCenterHelpDesk@ppc.com.
If you are reporting a bug or error please include as much information as possible as to which screen you were on at the time and the full text of any error message that you receive.