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SALT LAKE CITY – The Utah Industrial Energy Efficiency Challenge and Utah Office of Energy Development have recognized three Utah industrial firms for their successes in reducing their energy demand through energy efficiency initiatives. The winners were Fresenius Medical Care, Boart Longyear and ATK. They awards were presented March 27 during the Excellence in Energy Efficiency Awards breakfast at the Utah State Capitol Building.
"The cheapest and cleanest energy source is energy efficiency,” said Kevin Emerson, senior policy and regulatory associate of Utah Clean Energy who manages the challenge. “Today’s award recipients have proven leadership in industrial energy efficiency through innovative and effective efforts that have resulted in amazing energy savings. We are delighted to recognize these companies for their role in advancing the industrial sector’s transition to reduced energy consumption."
Governor Herbert’s energy advisor Cody Stewart, presented the awardees with the honor. “The companies recognized today represent the very best in energy efficiency leadership,” Stewart said. “The significant energy savings achieved is not only good for the companies’ bottom line, but also reduces Utah’s overall energy demand which benefits all Utahns.”
Winners were selected based on demonstrated excellence in energy savings, number of completed projects and implementation. Combined, the winning companies have
saved the amount of energy equal to over 3,600 Utah households’ annual energy consumption.
First-place Winner: Fresenius Medical Care
Fresenius Medical Care is the world’s largest manufacturer of Peritoneal Dialyzers and Hemodialysis solutions used by patients during their Dialysis treatments. Fresenius Medical Care NA is a U.S.-based company that has been in Ogden for 20 years.
The combination of a strong reduction in energy intensity and total energy savings from projects implemented, and the variety of depth of energy savings projects (beyond the typical “low-hanging fruit”) made Fresenius’ nomination stand out from among other nominees.
Winner: Boart Longyear
In addition to providing drilling services and products to the global mining industry, Boart Longyear also services industries in water exploration, environmental sampling, energy and oil sands exploration.
Boart Longyear’s energy savings achieved in its Salt Lake City bit manufacturing plant, coupled with strategic energy management practices ensured Boart Longyear a place amongst the winning companies
ATK has facilities in Clearfield, Magna and Promontory, and manufactures solid fuel rocket propulsion systems, and supported the NASA Space Shuttle program with solid boosters for more than 30 years. ATK has implemented a large number of energy savings projects and reported high total energy savings. ATK has been a long-time leader in helping to shape the energy efficiency programs and resources that serve Utah’s industrial sector.