WEBINAR: Reducing Energy Costs in the Pulp and Paper Industry

Posted by John Leppiaho

Apr 16, 2015 8:30:00 AM

shutterstock_206918887In 2010, pulp and paper manufacturing accounted for 11 percent of total U.S. manufacturing energy use (U.S. DOE 2013).  According to the American Survey of Manufacturers, this subsector consumed more than $6.6 billion of electricity and fuels.

Paper is the 3rd highest energy-consuming industry subsector in the United States.  Paper manufacturing has the second highest electricity intensity behind primary metals of the five industries that consume the most energy in the United States.  Within the sector, pulp mills, paper mills and paperboard mills consume 95% of energy used by the pulp and paper sector.1

In the National Academy of Sciences 2010 report “Real Prospects for Energy Efficiency in the United States”, the NAS found that 14 to 22 percent of U.S. industrial energy use could be cut through cost-effective efficiency improvements, and 25 to 41 percent from the pulp and paper subsector. 

Clearly, there is a lot of energy and money that can be saved in the Pulp & Paper Industry.



Join Entegreat and industry energy expert Joe Craven as we discuss ways to reduce energy intensity for Pulp and Paper manufacturers.  Joe has over 31 years of experience in the Pulp and Paper Industry, is a Certified Energy Manager and a Certified Demand Side Manager by AEE, and has conducted Mill Energy Audits in 42 countries and 32 US states.

Reducing Energy Costs in the Pulp and Paper Industry
Thursday, May 7 at 2pm eastern (1pm central)
Register for the Webinar


This webinar will showcase the benefits of managing, analyzing and optimizing energy usage in production operations.  We will also be demonstrating how to do that leveraging the GE Proficy® platform and Entegreat’s Manufacturing Energy Management Solution (MEMSTM).

Why Should You Attend?

Paper industry sources have stated that “Energy bills can be reduced by 10% without any capital investment costs”.

A minimum of 5% energy cost reduction can easily be achieved simply by implementing an energy management system to visualize and analyze the real-time and historical energy consumption, and then acting to correct overconsumption events and machine conditions.


What could 5% reduction mean to you?
$4.5 Million for a 550,000 TPY Linerboard Machine
$2.1 Million for a 300,000 TPY Newsprint Machine
$1.2 Million for a 220,000 TPY Fine Paper Machine
$675,000 for an 80,000 TPY Through-Air-Dried Tissue Machine
$260,000 for a 30,000 TPY Light-Dry-Crepe Tissue Machine

Entegreat is proud to be a GE Intelligent Platforms Premier Solution Provider (PSP) and an Advanced Application Solution Partner (AASP). GE Intelligent Platforms has recognized Entegreat as an industry-leading systems integrator with proven skill sets and complementary technology application expertise.


1 Energy Efficiency in U.S. Manufacturing: The Case of Midwest Pulp and Paper Mills.  World Resources Institute; Aden, Bradbury and Tompkins. 2013

Topics: Energy Management, Webinar

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