The Southeastern Center for Industrial Energy Intensity Reduction is a joint effort among Mississippi State University, North Carolina State University, the University of Florida, and the Mississippi Development Authority. The Center supports the US Department of Energy’s (DOE) Industrial Technologies Program’s (ITP) goals of reducing energy intensity by 2.5% annually through 2017. The Center’s efforts focus on nine Southeastern states: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee. Its programs will create partnerships among DOE, sate and local government, academia, end users, utilities, nongovernmental organizations and companies providing energy services to end users.
The Center’s core energy saving activities include Level I and II Site Assessments, workshops and conferences, ITP training sessions, and Distant Learning Classes
- Projected 55.1-trillion Btu energy intensity reduction throughout the region over the three-year project period.
- Estimated emissions reduction of 3,300,000 tons of CO2, 5,230 tons of NOX, and 13,941 tons of SO2.
- Increased energy-management education opportunities and implementation of energy efficiency programs by training 660 professionals.