Manufacturers often rely on energy-intensive technologies and processes. AMO conducts a range of analyses to explore energy use and trends by sector.
ENERGY DATA AND INFORMATION
Starting in 2013, AMO developed and refined a consistent methodology for bandwidth studies such that comparisons could be made across the manufacturing sector. Energy Bandwidth Studies analyze energy use and the potential for energy savings in various processes for selected manufacturing sectors. The studies estimate potential energy savings by calculating differences among the typical energy consumption levels for a specific process and lower consumption levels based on the use of state of the art technology and technology currently under research and development. Bandwidth studies are available for the following sectors,:
- Advanced High-Strength Steel (AHSS)
- Carbon Fiber
- Food and Beverage
- Glass Fiber
- Iron & Steel
- Petroleum Refining
- Plastics and Rubber
- Pulp & Paper
- Seawater Desalination
LARGE ENERGY USER MANUFACTURING FACILITIES BY STATE
Energy consumption among manufacturing facilities is heavily weighted toward larger, more energy-intensive companies. A study estimates the number of manufacturing large energy users (LEUs) in every state by manufacturing sector. Large energy users are defined as manufacturing facilities with total site energy consumption greater than 0.2 TBtu.
Visit our Energy Resource Center to learn about software tools, training, and technical publications to help with energy analysis of plant systems. For more sector-specific resources, see our Industries and Technologies page.