DOE Energy Saving Team Visits Dow Chemical Plant in Louisiana

December 1, 2005

DOE announced on December 1st that it has deployed an Industrial Energy Saving Team to identify opportunities to save energy at Dow Chemical Company's St. Charles Operations plant near Hahnville, Louisiana, on the Mississippi River just west of New Orleans. The visit is one of 200 deployments to energy-intensive manufacturing facilities that DOE is carrying out as part of the comprehensive national energy efficiency effort, called the "Easy Ways to Save Energy" campaign. The industrial part of the campaign is described on a Web page called "Save Energy Now," where industries can apply for a free energy-saving visit until December 20th. See the DOE press release.

Dow St. Charles Operations is an integrated petrochemical manufacturing complex that converts petroleum-based raw materials into a variety of chemicals, which wind up in thousands of everyday products. The plant produces its own power and steam, which will be a focus of the Energy Saving Team. See the Dow Web site.