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Energy Efficiency for Oregon Industry
In recent years, Oregon industry has led the nation in the rate of manufacturing growth. In 1999, industry accounted for 88 percent of Oregon´s $109 billion dollar-a-year economy. In 1999 some 7,175 manufacturers report they employ over 242,000 Oregonians with a payroll alone totaling nearly 10 percent of the state gross product. According to Oregon Department of Economic and Community Development, manufacturing employment indirectly accounts for four additional service sector employees for each direct-hire employee. 

In 1999, Oregon´s industries consumed 31 percent of all energy used in the state. This is the single largest energy use segment. Transportation accounts for 28 percent of the total 1999 energy use. In that same year, commercial and residential buildings used 19 and 21 percent of energy in Oregon respectively. 

Because industry plays such a large part in the states energy and economic resources, the Oregon Department of Energy provides these web pages to assist industry to improve efficiency and productivity. Office technical staff are available to provide independent third party review of an industries energy policy, technologies under consideration or specific energy efficiency projects.  Referral to other providers with the expertise to meet the various  needs of industry is also available.

Best Practices: This page provides access to information on:
  • Energy analysis
  • Low and no cost opportunities for operation and maintenance savings
  • The most energy efficient practice nationwide pertaining to motors, steam systems, air compression, distributed generation and heat processes from the Industries of the Future

Technical Services for Industry: This page provides information on:
  • Financial incentives from the Oregon Department of Energy;
  • Financial incentives from other organizations programs;
  • Organizations that provide assessment services for industry.
  • Customers of PGE, Pacific Power or NW Natural may also contact the Energy Trust of Oregon at www.energytrust.org

  Industry-Specific Pages - Individual pages have been developed for several specific industries listed in the column to the right.
This series of  industry pages at the Oregon Department of Energy Web site were developed as a service of the Industries of the Future program under a grant provided by the United States Department of Energy, Office of Industrial Technology.   

Resources for inventors

Combined Heat and Power in Oregon

Business Energy Incentives

Energy Loan Program

Utility restructuring

Self direction of public purpose funds for large electric consumers
NW Energy Efficiency Alliance
Best Practices 

Technical Services for Industry

Energy Analysis

Energy Conversion Factors
Top Five Energy Savings

Explore an Industry:
Agricultural Products and Food Processing
Circuit Boards & Semiconductors
Metal Casting
Paper & Pulp