The Department for Energy Development and Independence (DEDI) has partnered with the Cabinet for Economic Development (CED) and the University of Louisville's Kentucky Pollution Prevention Center (KPPC) by providing funding through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).
DEDI is providing KPPC up to $2,230,000 to perform energy analyses at industrial, commercial and institutional firms or organizations. The Industrial/Commercial Sustainability Program is conducting energy efficiency workshops for target groups. Additionally, KPPC received $518,125 for its Program for Industrial Energy Efficiency - Save Energy Now (SEN) that helps businesses, industries and other organizations develop environmentally sustainable, cost-saving solutions for improved efficiency. The program will assist industrial facilities in Kentucky to achieve and sustain an annual reduction in energy intensity of 2.5 percent per year for an initial three-year period.
DEDI partnered with CED to develop the Industrial Facility Retrofit Showcase Program. The program has been given $4.4 million to provide energy efficiency and renewable energy grants and incentives to industries relocating or expanding in Kentucky. Grants and incentives encourage projects that introduce and demonstrate advanced energy saving and clean energy technologies in industrial and manufacturing facilities. As a result of the Industrial Facility Retrofit Showcase Program, several companies have completed case studies to highlight their activities and benefits. For more information on these projects, follow the links below:
- Florida Tile, Lawrenceburg, Ky. (Lighting Upgrade)
- Montaplast of North America, Frankfort, Ky. (Lighting Upgrade)
- General Electric Aviation, Madisonville, Ky. (Lighting Upgrade)
- Sekisui Specialty Chemicals, Calvert City, Ky. (Lighting Upgrade)
- International Paper Company, Henderson, Ky. (Whitewater Filtration System)
- Lonza (formally Arch Chemicals), Brandenburg, Ky. (Condensing Economizer)
- Perdue Farms Inc., Cromwell, Ky. (BioGas generator and economizer)
- 3M Company, Cynthiana, Ky. (Air Handler Upgrade and Advance Energy Monitoring)
- GM, Bowling Green, Ky. (Lighting Upgrade)
- Hausner Hard-Chrome, Inc., Owensboro, Ky. (Lighting Upgrade)
- AGC Automotive Americas, Elizabethtown, Ky. (Lighting Upgrade)
- GE Appliances, Louisville, Ky. (Lighting Upgrade and Steam/Heat Delivery Upgrade)