Companies Recognized for Pledge to Kentucky Save Energy Now
Fifteen companies from across Kentucky were recognized at an awards ceremony October 28 for their commitment to reducing energy usage through the Kentucky Save Energy Now (KY SEN) initiative. Administered by KPPC, KY SEN is modeled after the national Save Energy Now program, which is run by the U.S. Department of Energy. It promotes and leverages the wide array of U.S. DOE resources, but is tailored to Kentucky companies and builds upon the technical expertise of KPPC’s engineers.
KY SEN helps energy-intensive facilities build self-sustaining energy-savings programs. The goal is to reduce energy use in these facilities by 2.5 percent per year for 10 years. Through KY SEN, KPPC offers assessments, training, technology demonstrations, assistance with identifying project implementation resources and recognition of achievements.
University of Louisville President Dr. James Ramsey, Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet Secretary Dr. Len Peters and KPPC Executive Director Cam Metcalf presented the awards, highlighting the companies’ progress through a five-level recognition program. The companies recognized on October 28 included:
Level 1: Sign the KY SEN pledge and develop an energy use baseline.
- Eckart America, Louisville
- General Cable, Lawrenceburg
- Hausner Hard-Chrome of Kentucky, Owensboro
- Pikeville College, Pikeville
- Publishers Printing Company, Shepherdsville
- Temple-Inland, Maysville
Level 2: Institute an energy management policy, establish a cross-functional energy team and attend energy management training.
- Altec Industries, Elizabethtown
- Greenlee Textron, Inc., Louisville
- Kindred Healthcare, Louisville
- TG Kentucky, Lebanon
- The United States Playing Card Company, Erlanger
Level 3: Assess operations for energy saving opportunities and develop an energy action plan for saving at least 2.5 percent/year.
- Central Motor Wheel of America, Paris
- Intertape Polymer Group-Richmond Plant, Richmond
- Reynolds Packaging-Louisville Laminating Plant, Louisville
Level 5: Develop an internal recognition program and mentor other KY SEN participants.
- Sherwin-Williams Richmond Plant, Richmond
The KY SEN initiative is funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act through the combined efforts of the following organizations: Kentucky Department for Energy Development and Independence, the U.S. Department of Energy and KPPC.