Oak Ridge National Laboratory


News Release

Media Contact: Fred Strohl (strohlhf@ornl.gov)
Communications and External Relations


DOE study shows potential industrial savings

OAK RIDGE, Tenn., June 6, 2007 — A DOE study of 200 U.S. industrial sites has found these facilities could reduce their annual energy costs by $494 million. ORNL's Tony Wright heads a team that manages the nationwide study, noting these energy savings are good for improving the U.S. business climate.

These high savings enable these industries to be more competitive as money saved from high energy costs can be rerouted to other aspects of doing business in a large industrial setting. A number of these sites are already implementing energy savings recommendations from the study. The funding source is DOE's Industrial Technology Program.

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