Monthly Archives: April 2012
Through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, the Missouri Department of Natural Resources’ Division of Energy has designed a new Energy Assessment Tool to assist users in performing common energy audit measurements, calculations and evaluate potential savings associated with energy efficiency upgrades in their buildings. The assessment tool will provide commercial and industrial facilities with the opportunity to identify and analyze the potential savings and cost effectiveness of implementing energy efficiency projects.
The tool is a self-contained application developed in MS Excel that reads site specific information entered by the user. The tool then allows the user to conduct an analysis of the benefits associated with implementing common energy conservation projects by focusing on the following systems:
- Lighting and sensors.
- Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) systems.
- Vending Machines.
- Compressors, pumps and motors.
- Air Leaks.
- Steam Traps.
Download the tool for free here.
The department will host a number of training sessions across the state to discuss the benefits of conducting an energy audit and cover a practical example of how the tool should be used. These workshop training sessions will be open to the public and will be free of cost.
- May 16, 2012, 11 am – noon CST, registration link: https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/598698422
- May 17, 2012, 11 am – noon CST, registration link: https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/461029686
- May 18, 2012, 11 am – noon CST, registration link: https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/222461702
Workshop dates: May 30, 31 and June 1.
If you are interested in additional information, please email us at EMI.firstname.lastname@example.org or call toll free 1-877-610-0834.
In this edition of Energy 101, brought to you by the U.S. Department of Energy, we explore lumens. When you’re shopping for light bulbs, compare lumens to be sure you’re getting the amount of light, or level of brightness, you want.
The new lighting, made possible with the help of Ameren and Innovative Facilities Systems, will save the Foodbank $14,000 annually, which translates into providing 51,800 more meals for families in need. Llona C. Weiss, director of the division of energy, spoke at the event. She is pictured with Foodbank CEO and President Frank Finnegan. Leanne Tippett Mosby, deputy director of operations for the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, presented a proclamation from Gov. Jay Nixon to the Foodbank.
The proclamation notes that the Foodbank’s energy management project will reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 122 tons per year.
The project was made possible by funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The department’s Best Price Energy Efficiency Program awarded a $17,425 grant to Innovative Facilities Systems, and they passed through $12,839 to the St. Louis Area Foodbank.
In October 2010, the Division of Energy awarded a $450,000 renewable energy biogas grant to KCP&L Greater Missouri Operations Company (GMO) to assist in the implementation of a landfill-gas-to-electricity project at the City of St. Joseph landfill, its first such endeavor. The funding was made available through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The project converts captured landfill gas into enough electricity to power nearly 1,000 homes annually.
The division granted $450,000 in 2010 to Hampton Feed Lot in Chariton County for installing an anaerobic digester system, the first digester-to-electricity project in Missouri. KCP&L GMO purchases the remaining power generated from the system after onsite use. The total generation capacity is 300 KW.
In the linked video, KCP&L showcases the methane collection system at the St. Joseph Landfill and the anaerobic digester at the Hampton Feed Lot.