Make More with Less: The Energy Management of Making Things
Manufacturing plants come in all sizes with a wide variation of complexity. For all manufacturing plants energy management can be a source energy performance improvement, carbon footprint reduction, and energy cost savings. This presentation will focus on the various levels of industrial strategic energy management (SEM) from just tracking the energy bills up to complex certification programs in energy management.
Tools, resources, benefits, and case studies will be presented to demonstrate a variety of successful results from strategic energy management implementation.
This presentation will help the audience understand where they may fit along the SEM continuum and what the cost and benefits are for the various levels of SEM.
The target audience will get a good overview of the who, what, when, where, why, and how of strategic energy management.
Michael Stowe is a senior energy engineer with Advanced Energy in Raleigh, North Carolina, specializing in industrial process energy efficiency and strategic energy management (SEM). He has over 30 years of involvement in manufacturing plants and energy efficiency work, including roles as a maintenance manager, facility/plant engineer and energy engineer. Mike has extensive experience with many industrial processes and all types of plant facility support systems.
Mike works with utilities, industrial equipment vendors, and manufacturing plant teams to find the best technical and most energy efficient solutions for industrial processes. He has earned numerous credentials and certifications and is a nationally recognized subject matter expert on ISO 50001 and SEM. He serves on several industrial process trade association and ISO 50001-related boards and committees.
Mike has developed and delivered numerous trainings and has led national cohorts for SEM and ISO 50001 for utilities, industrial trade associations, federal agencies, energy end users, and technical groups.
In August 2021, Mike received the 2021 Champions of Energy Efficiency in Industry award from the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE).
Georgia Tech, Mechanical Engineer, 1982
US Navy, Nuclear Power School and Submarine Officer Training, 1983