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Technical Assistance Activities

AMO's Industrial Technical Assistance program (fact sheet) supports the deployment of energy efficient manufacturing technologies and practices, including strategic energy management and combined heat and power (CHP), across American industry through training programs, site assessments, and standards development.

Reduce energy costs and get the most out of existing manufacturing facilities by using AMO's resources. Learn how to improve energy efficiency by selecting state-of-the-art technology and adopting energy management best practices.

Tools and training in the Energy Resource Center are available to help companies of all sizes identify energy saving projects and chart a path toward continual energy improvement. Implement projects with the help of product and service providers, financial incentives, and other information. Work toward conformance to the ISO 50001 Energy Management Standard to continuously improve your energy management program and energy performance. 

Corporations can gain recognition for leadership in manufacturing energy efficiency by participating in the Better Plants Program and the Better Plants Challenge. Plants can implement the ISO 50001 and achieve verifiable improvements in energy performance and management with the Superior Energy Performance program's proven methodology.

Our state and utility partnerships are building a lasting local infrastructure to help manufacturers save energy. The Industrial Assessment Centers are providing hands-on training for students while providing assessments to small- and medium-sized manufacturers. In addition, the CHP Technical Assistance Partnerships (CHP TAPs) are helping organizations understand the cost savings and other benefits from CHP, waste heat recovery, and district energy technologies. The State and Local Energy Efficiency Action Network (SEE Action) is a state and local effort facilitated by DOE and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to take energy efficiency to scale.

In the Spotlight

  • The SEE Action working group on Industrial Energy Efficiency and Combined Heat and Power has a new report that provides state regulators, utilities, and other program administrators with an overview of U.S. industrial energy efficiency programs delivered by a variety of entities. 

  • During and after Hurricane Sandy, CHP enabled a number of critical infrastructure and other facilities to continue operating when the electric grid went down. A report developed by DOE, EPA, and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development provides practical information on factors to consider when configuring a CHP system to operate independently of the grid.

  • Try the new Steam System Modeler Tool to construct and adjust models, increasing the efficiency and stability of your system!