The Alabama Technology Network; Alabama Power; and the Mayors of Montgomery, Huntsville, and Tuscaloosa have teamed up to deliver E3 to 40 automotive industry suppliers that have committed to take part in the project. To date, the project has identified $263,200 of potential energy savings and more than 26,700 metric tons of greenhouse gasses. Alabama Saves will provide low interest long term financing to support energy efficiency projects for manufacturers. »Additional Information from E3 Alabama
Southern CA is in the midst of completing three E3 assessments, which include comprehensive Lean & Clean assessments, plus worker safety reviews and financial benchmarking analyses. E3: Southern CA is working with myriad partners to carry out the assessments, including Southern CA Gas Company, CA Manufacturing Technology Consulting, local pollution prevention experts, and others.
Although Colorado has completed three E3 assessments, they are still in the process of drafting a charter. The E3 assessments, which they are calling Green Value Stream Maps, have taken place at manufacturers of floor cleaning equipment, metal processing, and medical equipment.
Companies looking to participate in Idaho’s E3 program will partner with DEQ, Tech Help (Idaho’s Manufacturing Extension Partnership), and other state agencies to develop a thorough audit of energy use, waste and other pollution generation, and employ opportunities for increasing production efficiency. »Additional Information from Idaho Department of Environmental Quality
DTE Energy, with the support of the Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center, the Department of Natural Resources and Environment, the Michigan Department of Energy, Labor and Economic Growth, the Michigan Small Business and Technology Development Center and other partners are supporting E3. Phase 1 of this project is a pilot project focusing on 10 companies in Southeast Michigan. Following the success of Phase 1, Phase 2 will assess 50-100 manufacturers statewide. »Additional Information from the Michigan E3 Initiative
E3: North Carolina kicked-off in late 2010 with pilot programs in Winston-Salem and Burke and Cleveland counties. Continuing to gain momentum, E3 is expanding to new communities throughout the state. E3: North Carolina seeks to provide technical assessments opportunities for business, productivity, environmental, energy, safety; assist in project implementations, transforming opportunities into savings; and document and share the gains, establishing local E3 sustainability councils. The pilot programs were so successful that E3 is expanding throughout the state. »Additional Information from E3 North Carolina
American Electric Power (AEP), with the support of the Columbus mayor's office and the Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio, nominated suppliers to take part in E3 assessments. After six assessments were completed, the companies learned of opportunities to improve operations that could result in an average annual cost savings of $800,000 per facility. E3 continues to gain momentum in Ohio, with more companies getting involved. In 2010, the E3 project team was awarded SWACO's "Emerald Award for Innovation." The Mid Ohio Regional Planning Commission was the recipient of the climate change grant, and has focused on the combination of By-Product Synergy and E3.
CPS Energy, the nation's largest municipally-owned electric utility, has a goal of reducing nine megawatts of electrical demand from the San Antonio manufacturing sector by 2020. There have been a total of 23 facilities that participated in the E3 program in 2011, and TMAC estimated that the facilities could recover the capital costs associated with implementing the improvements within two years.
CPS Energy partnered with the Texas Manufacturing Assistance Center (TMAC) and the Southwest Research Institute to help area manufacturers increase energy efficiency and conserve resources. The first nine facilities that participated in projects are expected to save more than 2 million kilowatt-hours of electricity annually and save $300,000 annually. With six other assessments completed, and more in progress, San Antonio expects to see great returns from E3. Many of the participating manufacturers have already begun implementation. In San Antonio, E3 is self-sustaining through client and utility funding.
South Carolina Manufacturing Extension Partnership Center, Duke Energy, the South Carolina Workforce Investment Board, and the South Carolina Small Business Development Center partnered to bring E3 to South Carolina. One assessment has been completed and five more are anticipated in 2012.
The Manufacturing Technology Center (MTC) has partnered with Appalachian Electric Power, Bristol Virginia Utilities, Southwest VA Alliance for Manufacturing, the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry, the Virginia Community College System and Genedge Alliance to bring E3 to the Applachian Corridor. Seven Southwestern Virginia counties are included: Bland, Smyth, Washington, Wythe, Scott, Tazewell, Russell. E3 Southwest Virginia has completed a total of three E3 technical assessments with the goal of completing 12 within a one year period. Additionally, E3 Southwest Virginia will conduct four Lean and Green events to allow a thorough review of the facility's core processes with emphasis on improving their efficiency, environmental performance and energy conservation efforts, four Energy and Environmental Peer to Peer Conference and have conducted a Save Energy Event and DOE Pump System workshop focusing on energy conservation.
The West Virginia Division of Energy, the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection, Appalachian Power (a unit of AEP), and the West Virginia Manufacturing Extension Partnership Center at West Virginia University are leading the E3 effort in West Virginia. With a total of 17 E3 assessments completed and 11 in progress, West Virginia has elevated the importance of energy efficiency, energy conservation, and resource conservation.
The City of Milwaukee and its partners launched a sustainable manufacturing program for the City’s small and medium-sized manufacturers. This program—Milwaukee E3 (ME3)—is a no-cost program to help manufacturers cut costs while at the same time helping to minimize negative environmental impacts of their manufacturing processes and practices. »Additional Information from ME3