Energy and Operations Efficiency Workshop  for Idaho Food Processors <ul><li>John Thornton </li></ul><ul><li>Northwest Foo...
NWFPA Energy Projects <ul><li>Energy Intensity Baseline </li></ul><ul><li>Access to Energy Data pilot </li></ul><ul><li>En...
Energy Intensity Baseline <ul><li>2009: First time to measure energy intensity of an entire industrial sector </li></ul><u...
Baseline Participants <ul><li>70+ NW Food Processing Plants </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Identity protected by confidentiality ag...
Energy Intensity Defined <ul><li>What is it? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Energy Intensity is the  quantity of energy  required p...
Calculating Energy Intensity <ul><li>Standard Units of Measure: </li></ul>12/2/2010 <ul><li>Energy Consumed = BTUs </li></...
Data Collection Example 12/2/2010 x 3,412 x 100,000 x 91,600 Energy & Operations Efficiency Workshop – 12/2/2010
Why Measure Energy Intensity? <ul><li>“ You can only manage what you measure” </li></ul><ul><li>Data collection and report...
Energy Intensity Baseline November 30, 2010 Energy & Operations Efficiency Workshop – 12/2/2010 Measures 2006 2007 2008 20...
2008 NW Food Processor Baseline 12/2/2010 Median = geometric center of all individual plant energy intensities Mean Aggreg...
Histogram of 2009 Intensity Data Mean: 4995 BTU/Lb Median: 2362 BTU/Lb Aggregate: 2080 BTU/Lb Median = geometric center of...
Intensity by Processing Method 12/2/2010 Source: NWFPA analysis of 1987 – 2007 energy efficiency audits conducted at 129 I...
Participate in Energy Baseline <ul><li>It’s not too late </li></ul><ul><li>Receive annual updates </li></ul><ul><li>Get ac...
Energy Mapping and Assessment <ul><li>Identify 10-year savings potential in a sample of food processing plants, analyze an...
Access to Energy Data pilot <ul><li>What? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Determine most effective and cost-efficient methods to col...
Access to Energy Data pilot <ul><li>Success story: </li></ul><ul><li>Discovered night-time energy consumption </li></ul><u...
Participate in NWFPA Energy  Programs <ul><li>NWFPA is an  Advocate  for members’ interests and a  Resource  for enhancing...
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  • Measure &amp; Characterize energy use across a regional industry sector Compare against historical data from Industrial Assessment Center s (IACs) database Sub-cluster characterization – compare like-to-like
  • Prepared by Northwest Food Processors Association With support from US Department of Energy and Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance
  • Data collection and reporting
  • Energy and Productivity Workshop for Competitiveness: Energy Intensity_John Thornton_Dec 2 2010_CleanFuture

    1. 1. Energy and Operations Efficiency Workshop for Idaho Food Processors <ul><li>John Thornton </li></ul><ul><li>Northwest Food Processors Association </li></ul><ul><li>Twin Falls, Idaho </li></ul><ul><li>December 2, 2010 </li></ul>Plant Productivity: Measuring Plant Energy Intensity
    2. 2. NWFPA Energy Projects <ul><li>Energy Intensity Baseline </li></ul><ul><li>Access to Energy Data pilot </li></ul><ul><li>Energy Mapping and Assessment pilot </li></ul>Energy & Operations Efficiency Workshop – 12/2/2010
    3. 3. Energy Intensity Baseline <ul><li>2009: First time to measure energy intensity of an entire industrial sector </li></ul><ul><li>Primary Objectives: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Determine best way to measure energy intensity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Set a baseline energy intensity value that best represents the NW food processing industry </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Compare processing methods (frozen foods, dehydrated products, canned product, etc.) </li></ul></ul>12/2/2010 Energy & Operations Efficiency Workshop – 12/2/2010
    4. 4. Baseline Participants <ul><li>70+ NW Food Processing Plants </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Identity protected by confidentiality agreement </li></ul></ul>12/2/2010 Prepared by: With support from: Energy & Operations Efficiency Workshop – 12/2/2010
    5. 5. Energy Intensity Defined <ul><li>What is it? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Energy Intensity is the quantity of energy required per unit of output. </li></ul></ul>12/2/2010 Energy Consumed Production Volume = Using less energy to produce a product reduces energy intensity
    6. 6. Calculating Energy Intensity <ul><li>Standard Units of Measure: </li></ul>12/2/2010 <ul><li>Energy Consumed = BTUs </li></ul><ul><li>1 kWh = 3,412 BTUs </li></ul><ul><li>1 Natural gas therm = 100,000 BTUs </li></ul><ul><li>1 Gallon propane = 91,600 BTUs </li></ul><ul><li>Production Volume = Pounds </li></ul><ul><li>Plants determine conversion rate </li></ul>BTUs Pounds (BTU = British Thermal Unit)
    7. 7. Data Collection Example 12/2/2010 x 3,412 x 100,000 x 91,600 Energy & Operations Efficiency Workshop – 12/2/2010
    8. 8. Why Measure Energy Intensity? <ul><li>“ You can only manage what you measure” </li></ul><ul><li>Data collection and reporting is critical for any energy efficiency strategy </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Corporate or industry-wide </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Sets a benchmark for comparison </li></ul></ul></ul>12/2/2010 Energy & Operations Efficiency Workshop – 12/2/2010
    9. 9. Energy Intensity Baseline November 30, 2010 Energy & Operations Efficiency Workshop – 12/2/2010 Measures 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Number of Plants 56 65 71 63 16 Aggregate Energy Intensity (BTU/Lb) 2,204 2,071 2,088 2,080 1,056 Median Energy Intensity (BTU/Lb) 2,267 2,132 2,266 2,362 1,906 Mean Energy Intensity (BTU/Lb) 5,630 5,071 4,941 4,995 6,910 Est. Error % Primary Method 2.8% 2.9% 7.9% 11.9% 44.6% Est. Error % Secondary Method Confidence = 95% 12.9% 11.7% 7.4% 2.7% 129.2% Confidence = 90% 5.0% 5.0% 0.8% 3.8% 91.4% Confidence = 85% 0.3% 0.4% 3.6% 5.6% 69.4%
    10. 10. 2008 NW Food Processor Baseline 12/2/2010 Median = geometric center of all individual plant energy intensities Mean Aggregate Approximate Lognormal Distribution Median: 1,994 BTU/Lb
    11. 11. Histogram of 2009 Intensity Data Mean: 4995 BTU/Lb Median: 2362 BTU/Lb Aggregate: 2080 BTU/Lb Median = geometric center of all individual plant energy intensities
    12. 12. Intensity by Processing Method 12/2/2010 Source: NWFPA analysis of 1987 – 2007 energy efficiency audits conducted at 129 ID, OR, and WA food processing plants by the Industrial Assessment Centers at Oregon State University and University of Washington. Processing Method BTU ’ s/Pound Dairy, Milk, Cream, Cheese 375 Grain & Oilseed 473 Frozen Foods 1,073 Baking 1,125 Prepared Refrigerated Foods 1,153 Seafood 1,182 Canning 1,913 Animal Slaughtering & Processing 2,570 Prepared Non Refrigerated Foods 3,257 Dehydrators 4,656
    13. 13. Participate in Energy Baseline <ul><li>It’s not too late </li></ul><ul><li>Receive annual updates </li></ul><ul><li>Get access to the complete study </li></ul><ul><li>Contact John Thornton at NWFPA: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>503-327-2214 </li></ul></ul>12/2/2010 Energy & Operations Efficiency Workshop – 12/2/2010
    14. 14. Energy Mapping and Assessment <ul><li>Identify 10-year savings potential in a sample of food processing plants, analyze and reconcile against energy reduction goal. </li></ul><ul><li>Determine common approach for food processing facilities. </li></ul><ul><li>Determine the major energy efficiency areas for Energy Roadmap focus. </li></ul><ul><li>Identify barriers to energy efficiency implementation and propose solutions. </li></ul>Energy & Operations Efficiency Workshop – 12/2/2010
    15. 15. Access to Energy Data pilot <ul><li>What? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Determine most effective and cost-efficient methods to collect and present energy data </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Deploy hardware and software for energy monitoring systems in food processing plants </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Document energy/operations results from access to energy data </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Develop industry-wide approach for energy management systems </li></ul></ul><ul><li>What does it mean to me? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ability to easily access energy consumption data to aid plant decision making and improve operations. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Assistance to defray costs metering and sub-metering costs not otherwise covered. </li></ul></ul>Energy & Operations Efficiency Workshop – 12/2/2010
    16. 16. Access to Energy Data pilot <ul><li>Success story: </li></ul><ul><li>Discovered night-time energy consumption </li></ul><ul><li>Simple solution: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Mechanical timer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>to turn off load at </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>night. </li></ul></ul>
    17. 17. Participate in NWFPA Energy Programs <ul><li>NWFPA is an Advocate for members’ interests and a Resource for enhancing their competitive capabilities. NWFPA is your partner for improvement, also to work with other partners to improve the competitiveness of your business. </li></ul><ul><li>Engage NWFPA as your efficiency advocate & resource, contact John Thornton: </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>503-327-2214 </li></ul>Energy & Operations Efficiency Workshop – 12/2/2010

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