Energy usage is evaluated at West Linn Paper
Washington, DC— The U.S.
Department of Energy (DOE) conducted an industrial Energy Saving
Assessment at the West Linn Paper Company facility in West Linn,
Oregon, as part of the comprehensive national energy efficiency
effort undertaken by the Bush administration. Through no-cost
assessments, DOE is working with manufacturing facilities to identify
energy and money saving opportunities, primarily by focusing on
steam and process heating systems.
The West Linn Paper Company,
an independent paper manufacturer, is the oldest active paper
mill in the western United States. West Linn Paper’s Nature
Web® line is an environmentally friendly recycled grade that
offers 10 percent to 30 percent post consumer waste content.
DOE’s Energy Saving Teams
have completed visits to 28 large federal facilities and are in
the process of visiting 200 of the most energy-intensive manufacturing
facilities in the United States as part of the national “Easy
Ways to Save Energy” campaign launched by Secretary Bodman
on October 3, 2005.
The first nine Energy Saving
Assessments have identified, in aggregate, $28 million per year
in energy cost savings and will reduce natural gas consumption
by more than 3 trillion Btu per year, equivalent to the natural
gas consumed by more than 40,000 typical U.S. homes annually.