Better Plants process heating training at an ArcelorMittal facility in November 2013.
In-Plant Trainings (INPLTs) are system-specific workshops led by Better Plants experts that train participants on how to identify, implement, and replicate energy-saving projects. Better Plant partners host an on-site, three-day training at one of their facilities, and invite others to attend. The training traditionally focus around a topic such as:
- Compressed air
- Motor-driven systems
- Process heating
- Energy Management/ISO 50001
Technical expertise gained through the INPLTs help companies overcome common, critical barriers to adopting energy management practices and technologies, such as lack of technical expertise and insufficient senior management buy in for implementing energy-saving projects. Personnel from other facilities within the company, as well as from other companies in the area and suppliers, may be invited to attend.
Since April 2011, DOE has conducted 40 INPLTs that have attracted about 765 participants and led to the identification of close to 2.7 TBtu in annual energy savings and more than $14 million in associated cost savings.