Wednesday, March, 29 | 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Session: A1: Federal and State Energy Programs | Track A: Optimizing Energy Efficiency
Ecogate, Inc. | President
Why Was Industrial Energy Efficiency Not Included in the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022?
Surprisingly, the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 does not include any support for industrial energy efficiency.
What is included is $128 billion for renewable energy and grid energy storage, $30 billion for nuclear power, $13 billion for electric vehicle incentives, $14 billion for home energy efficiency upgrades, $22 billion for home energy supply improvements, and $37 billion for advanced manufacturing.
This is the single largest investment in climate and energy in American history putting the United States on a pathway to achieving the climate goals, including a net-zero economy by 2050.
I'd like to show the impact of just one segment of industrial energy efficiency, an area of my expertise: Industrial exhaust ventilation. I will demonstrate that implementing on-demand industrial ventilation would save 66% of the electricity compared to traditional ventilation systems.
As ventilation fans are the largest motors in factories, and they run full shift time, electricity savings are huge: If implemented on all US exhaust ventilation systems, they would save 137 TWh of electricity per year and, at the same time, cost just 28% compared to clean electricity investment into new generation by wind turbines combined with battery storage.
Ales Litomisky is the President, and co-founder of ECOGATE, Inc. ECOGATE developed computer controlled, energy saving system for industrial ventilation. He holds a degree in electronic engineering from the Prague Technical University.