Battery storage capacity in the U.S. has doubled every two years since 2011. By the end of 2017, there was over 700 MW of installed capacity in the U.S. Traditionally, battery storage projects have been implemented by utilities and independent power producers for grid management. Lately, commercial and industrial facilities are getting into the action, taking advantage of onsite storage to regulate the frequency, support voltage/reactive power, and lower peak demand charges.
Advances in technology and lower prices make battery storage a more accessible tool for controlling electricity prices, improving energy quality, and managing a plant’s carbon footprint. During this webinar participants will get an overview of the state of battery storage in the industrial sector and hear from two industrial organizations on battery storage projects in their manufacturing facilities. Presenters will discuss how to determine whether battery storage is appropriate for a facility.
For the past twenty two years, the Indiana Partners for Pollution Prevention (Partners) have sponsored a statewide pollution prevention conference and trade show. Conference topics have ranged from new and innovative pollution prevention technologies being used in Indiana to training on how pollution prevention (P2) can save facilities money. These conferences have been extremely successful as P2 practices among industry continue to grow.
More manufacturers are adopting P2 technologies and methods not only because it promotes environmental best management practices, but also because it benefits the company’s bottom line. Interest in pollution prevention is growing across the entire country and beyond.
The Partners conference will be held in Indianapolis, Indiana on September 18 and will feature two tracks of breakout sessions focused on success stories and water topics.
Visit the Partners website for more information and conference registration.
Continue to learn about EPA’s ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager tool, with a deeper dive into more advanced functionalities such as: managing and tracking changes to your property uses over time; using spreadsheet templates to update property data; setting goals and targets to plan energy improvements for properties; generating and using custom reports; and using the Sustainable Buildings Checklist.
Attend this webinar if you’re interested in:
• Portfolio Manager
• Sharing property data
Webinar level: Intermediate
With a good background on the basic functionality of EPA’s ENERGY STAR® Portfolio Manager® tool, learn about some advanced features including: using spreadsheet upload templates to update property data; setting goals and targets to plan energy improvements for properties; creating custom reports; and using the Sustainable Buildings Checklist.
Attend this webinar if you’re interested in:
• Portfolio Manager
• Setting goals for energy improvement
• Custom reports
Webinar level: Advanced
Water use in restrooms and laundries can account for nearly 40 percent of water use within a facility. Join us to learn about water-efficient operation and maintenance practices and retrofit and replacements options that can help reduce water and energy use in public and private bathrooms and commercial laundries. Find out how using WaterSense labeled and ENERGY STAR qualified products in these areas can significantly reduce your facility operating costs.
What is your kW and water use per unit of production?
Join leading plant engineers, maintenance managers and energy managers at the 2019 Best Practices Expo & Conference.
The BEST PRACTICES 2019 conference is designed to educate and provide tools to the people who make industrial utility projects happen at a factory. Factory personnel (General Managers, Production Managers, Energy Managers, Plant Engineers, Maintenance Managers) will convene here to identify Key Performance Indicators, learn to measure them and identify projects to reduce kW and H2O consumption per unit of product produced.
All levels of expertise from the compressed air, vacuum, blower and cooling system industries will attend to either share or enhance their knowledge of these systems. Sales engineers, in particular, will be trained on techniques to help their industrial accounts embrace these opportunities. Specifying engineers and utility incentive program representatives will also attend to learn to better advise their industrial accounts.
Key topics will include:
- Track 1: Compressed Air Supply Strategies
- Track 2: Compressed Air Demand Reduction
- Track 3: Blower and Vacuum Optimization
- Track 4: Cooling Systems and Energy Management
North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE) will hold its 48th Annual International Conference along with its 16th Research Symposium from October 15-19, 2019 at the Lexington Convention Center in Lexington, KY. The Kentucky Association for Environmental Education (KAEE) will be co-hosting the conference with the NAAEE this year.
With more than 1,000 formal and nonformal environmental educators from more than thirty countries, this conference is one of the largest gatherings of environmental educators in the world. This year’s conference focuses on educating for a more just and sustainable future, building on the three interwoven pillars of sustainability—social equity, shared prosperity, and environmental integrity. The conference will also highlight the role of education in inspiring action and how every individual, community, and organization can inspire hope and create positive change.
Special Discount for KAEE Members
Because KAEE is co-hosting the event, members of KAEE are entitled to a special discount on their conference registration. Organizational Members of KAEE may use this special discount for up to three team members when registering for the NAAEE conference.
“What you gonna do when they come for you?” Being Proactive rather than Reactive for CyberSecurity in the Manufacturing Industry
The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation’s October Pollution Prevention Webinar will cover the importance of the manufacturing industry being proactive with cybersecurity. Discussion will include why the manufacturing industry should care about cybersecurity, how cybersecurity relates to them, how and where they can get help from, and why cybersecurity is a shared responsibility among all employees.