Thanks to PennTAP’s support, York Wallcoverings was awarded a USDA REAP grant totaling $68,503. The LED upgrades completed will lead to annual energy savings of $14,759 and 210,840 kWh of energy.
Penn State’s Pennsylvania Technical Assistance Program (PennTAP), an official Department of Energy (DOE) 50001 Ready Partner, offers U.S. based manufacturers the opportunity to participate in a free year-long PA Industrial Energy Readiness (PIER) Program, a DOE 50001 Ready Cohort. The inaugural PIER Program came to a close this year. The next cohort launches in spring 2023 – manufacturers interested in entering the program should submit an entry form or contact their regional PennTAP technical advisor.
US Silica is an industrial sand mining company with locations across the country. The staff at US Silica looked to PennTAP for cost reduction solutions in their Mapleton facility.
PennTAP technical advisor Alanna Colvin completed an energy assessment and provided Cedar Grove Farm a technical analysis and report for their project.
PennTAP Advisor Amy Jorden connected AEPM with the Penn State College of Engineering Bernard M. Gordon Learning Factory, which provides engineering students with practical hands-on experience through industry-sponsored and client-based capstone design projects.
Based on PennTAP’s recommendations, Kunzler was able to upgrade their compressor, saving them 307,662 kWh and $92,000 annually. PennTAP also helped Kunzler obtain a $24,000 rebate from Penelec to help offset the cost of the project.
Mission Critical Solutions (MCS) is a metal fabrication company located in Alum Bank, Pennsylvania. It is a small business that is always looking for programs to offset capital expenditures and help them grow as a company.
In fall of 2019, MCS came to PennTAP looking for recommendations on upgrading both their onsite boiler system and the lighting system in their newly acquired machine shop.