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.
PennTAP technical advisor Alanna Colvin completed an energy assessment and provided Cedar Grove Farm a technical analysis and report for their project.
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.
Bon Tool is a professional hand tool manufacturer and supplier in Allegheny County, PA.
While planning for process improvement projects, Bon Tool reached out to PennTAP for energy assistance.
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.