Industrial Energy Project Identification

  • Jerry Zolkowski
Keywords: Industrial Energy


Industrial sites seeking energy improvements must have a means of identifying prospective projects. Upon starting a program of energy efficiency, a site typically progresses through methods that easily find prospects and takes on increasingly more difficult identification methods as the energy efficiency program matures. Four types of project identification are addressed in order of increasing difficulty.


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Author Biography

Jerry Zolkowski

Jerry Zolkowski, PE, CEM, has been a senior engineer at DNV GL since 2013. He works on the Consumers Energy Business Solutions incentive program in Michigan with a focus on making industrial plants more efficient. He can be contacted at: Gerard.Zolkowski@dnvgl. com

Prior experience includes 2.5 years with Dow Corning, the world leader in silicones, supporting global manufacturing energy efficiency efforts; and 6 years finding and evaluating energy conservation opportunities for Shaw Industries’ manufacturing operations. Shaw has over 50 manufacturing plants and is the country’s largest carpet producer. Also 10 years at the state’s industrial extension service at Georgia Tech. That work included energy conservation, environmental compliance, and plant & design engineering.

Jerry has a BS in mechanical engineering from the University of Rochester and an MBA from Columbus State College.