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Pump Systems Matter to Participate in Energy Efficiency Study

posted by William R. Stott
Published: June 16, 2009

Pump Systems Matter (PSM) has announced its participation in the 2009 American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) Industrial Summer Study.

The 2009 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Industry titled, “Timing is Everything: Moving Investment Decisions to Energy-Efficient Solutions,” is designed for energy decision makers, equipment manufacturers, government policymakers, electric and gas utility staff, energy consultants, leading industrial energy researchers and academics. It will take place from July 28-31 at the Conference Center Niagara Falls in Niagara Falls, NY.

Participants will discuss technical, policy, financing, and program issues related to increasing energy efficiency in industry.

Mike Pemberton, Performance Services Manager of ITT Plant Performance Services, a charter sponsor of PSM, will be presenting a white paper entitled, “Pump Systems Performance Impacts Multiple Bottom Lines,” at the ACEEE conference on Panel 6, Energy Efficiency as a Co-Benefit, on Thursday, July 30th at 8:30am. Pemberton will discuss how pump optimization practices on a facility-wide basis can increase plant profitability and asset reliability, reduce costs and improve corporate citizenship through the implementation of energy and greenhouse gas emission reduction methodologies.

In addition to the presentation, PSM will also conduct an informal session at the ACEEE Summer Study on Wednesday, July 29 from 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm. The informal session will focus on the course content of the enhanced version of the one-day course, Pumping Systems Optimization: Opportunities to Improve Life Cycle Performance and the opportunities to become a “Host” location for the course. The course focuses on pumping system optimization, energy savings opportunities and life cycle costing.

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