30 January 2009 by Industries of the Future-West Virginia
Morgantown, W.Va. — One West Virginia steelmaker discovered that saving energy brings its own rewards.
Wheeling Nisshin, Inc. of Follansbee, W.Va. received the “Governor’s Award for Excellence in Industrial Energy Efficiency” at West Virginia University’s Industries of the Future—West Virginia Day luncheon in Charleston, on Tuesday, January 26. The steel maker was recognized for its work with the IOF-WV program for nearly a decade, both as a research partner and as a recipient of services such as energy assessments.
Wheeling-Nisshin also received a U.S. Department of Energy’s Industrial Technologies Program Save Energy Now Award for their energy efficiency efforts. This award is given to plants for achieving more than 75,000 MMBtu total energy savings or more than 7.5% total energy savings. The company has reduced its energy costs by $400,000 annually.
IOF-WV is a program of the West Virginia Development Office, the West Virginia Division of Energy, and the National Research Center for Coal and Energy at West Virginia University.