The purpose of industrial energy analysis is to empower industry and other large energy users to be globally competitive by obtaining the highest value from available energy and water resources.
Our Value to U.S. Industry
This research provides value to U.S. industry in a number of ways:
- Demonstrating to U.S. industry that the adoption of state-of-the-art energy and water management practices will increase both competitiveness and sustainability
- Developing standardized measurement and verification methods to allow market valuation of the resulting energy and water savings
- Using the resulting market valuation to establish globally recognized shareholder value of energy and water management practices
|Paul Sheaffer||PSheaffer@lbl.gov||(703) 689-1202|
|Peter Therkelsen||PTherkelsen@lbl.gov||(510) 486-5645|
|Prakash Rao||PRao@lbl.gov||(510) 486-4410|
|Arian Aghajanzadeh||AAghajanzadeh@lbl.gov||(510) 495-2145|
|Bunmi Adesola||BAdesola@lbl.gov||(510) 486-6966|
Our Research: Next-Generation Manufacturing
Berkeley Lab conducts research in collaboration with governments and industry to more effectively and productively use energy, both in the U.S. and globally. We accomplish this by developing energy management and energy efficiency and demand management practices, standards, policies, analysis, and technologies.
Energy Management Systems
ETA develops and analyzes standards, programs, workforce qualifications and implementation models for energy management business practices, especially the ISO 50001 standard and Superior Energy PerformanceTM.
- Proposed and fostered development of the ISO 50001-energy management system standard
- Chief architect of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Superior Energy PerformanceTM
- Internationally recognized expertise
P. Therkelsen, R. Sabouni, A. McKane, P. Scheihing. (2013). Assessing the Costs and Benefits of the Superior Energy Performance Program, 2013 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Industry, Niagara Falls, NY
A. McKane, P. Scheihing, R. Williams. (2007). Certifying Industrial Energy Efficiency Performance: Aligning Management, Measurement, and Practice to Create Market Value. LBNL-63413
ETA assesses the impacts of combustion systems fueled with conventional and next-generation fuels, and develops low-emission combustion systems with increased system efficiency for industrial applications.
- Revitalize the Combustion Lab and Group
- Facilitate tech transfer
P. L. Therkelsen and J. Enrique Portillo and D. Littlejohn and S. M. Martin and R. K. Cheng. (2013). "Self-induced Unstable Behaviors of CH4 and H2/CH4 Flames in a Model Combustor with a Low-swirl Injector". Combustion and Flame, Vol. 160, pp. 307-321
D. W. Davis, P. L. Therkelsen, D. Littlejohn, R. K. Cheng. (2013). Effects of hydrogen on the thermo-acoustics coupling mechanisms of low-swirl injector flames in a model gas turbine combustor. Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, Vol. 34, Iss. 2, pp. 3135-3143
Industrial Energy Systems
ETA develops tools, market assessments, and strategies for quantifying and educating industry on energy system efficiency (i.e., pumps, fans, compressed air, process heat, steam).
- Recognized world leader in industrial energy system efficiency assessment
- Leading major DOE national study of commercial and industrial motor systems and markets
P. Therkelsen, A. McKane. "Implementation and rejection of industrial steam system energy efficiency measures." Energy Policy, 06/2013, Vol. 57, pp. 318-328
A. McKane, A. Hasanbeigi. "Motor systems energy efficiency supply curves: A methodology for assessing the energy efficiency potential of industrial motor systems." Energy Policy, 10/2011, Vol. 39, Iss. 10, pp. 6595-6607
ETA demonstrates and assesses demand response strategies and opportunities, and creates models to understand load profiles, demand response availability, value to system operators, and deployment tools.
- Developed Agricultural Irrigation Demand Response Estimation Tool
- Developing Refrigerated Warehouses Demand Response Quick Assessment Tool
D. Olsen, N. E. Matson, M. D. Sohn, C. Rose; J. H. Dudley, S. Goli, S. Kiliccote, M. Hummon, D. Palchak, P. Denholm, J. Jorgenson, O. Ma. Grid Integration of Aggregated Demand Response, Part 1: Load Availability Profiles and Constraints for the Western Interconnection, 09/2013. LBNL-6417E
Thompson, L., A. B. Lekov, A. T. McKane, and M. A. Piette. (2013). Opportunities for Open Automated Demand Response in Wastewater Treatment Facilities in California - Phase II Report. San Luis Rey Wastewater Treatment Plant Case Study. LBNL-3889E
Industrial Policy, Analysis, and Program Design
ETA assesses technologies and practices for improving industrial energy efficiency, operations, productivity, and emissions; models energy use for forecasting, scenario analysis and economy-wide lifecycle impacts; and develops and evaluates energy efficiency policy and programs.
- Recognized for expertise in Energy and Water policy and program design
- Recent contributions:
- California Statewide Energy Efficiency Strategic Plan (2008, 2014)
- ISO Strategic Advisory Committee on Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
- DOE Better Buildings, Better Plants
- DOE Water Savings Pilot