DENVER – Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019 – The Colorado Energy Office (CEO) today announced the launch of the Colorado Industrial Strategic Energy Management (I-SEM) program. The Colorado I-SEM program will provide free education workshops and energy management coaching for eligible, large industrial organizations to guide energy performance improvements.
According to CEO’s 2017 report, Industrial Energy Efficiency and Distributed Generation Opportunities in Colorado, major industrial operations account for one-third of total energy consumption in the U.S. and over $740 million in annual energy costs in Colorado. The Colorado I-SEM program will help participants establish energy management system elements such as policies, teams and employee engagement processes that yield facility-wide savings. SEM programs across the U.S. and Canada have produced energy savings ranging from 5-20% annually without a need for capital improvements.
The Colorado I-SEM program will offer free onsite facility walk-throughs, energy management assessments, workshops and technical coaching. Through program workshops, participants will work as a cohort to share ideas, lessons learned and best practices.
“As the sector becomes increasingly competitive, industrial organizations need to look beyond traditional energy savings projects and take a more systematic approach,” said CEO Director of Commercial & Industrial Energy Services Michael Turner. “We look forward to supporting Colorado industry in the coming years through the Colorado I-SEM program,” added Turner.
More information about the Colorado I-SEM program including eligibility and how to apply can be found here.