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Program overview

The ESI model primarily utilizes the program partner and Technical Service Proposal (TSP) consultants to deliver energy efficiency savings. BPA Energy Efficiency staff provides overall ESI program management and dedicated BPA engineers provide technical oversight and manage TSP consultant contracting. A new role, the Energy Smart Industrial Partner (ESIP), is the "go-to" expert to consult with utilities to coordinate ESI programs and resources to meet the goals and needs of their conservation program. The ESI program takes affect from Oct. 1, 2009 through Sept. 30, 2011, with subsequent program renewal to be considered thereafter.

The BPA ESI Program Delivery Manual (PDF, 792k) provides details for the implementation of the ESI program by BPA. Modifications to the manual are administered through the ESI program manager and the BPA Contracting Officer. Scheduled modifications to the manual occur bi-annually in January and July; however, the BPA ESI program manager may implement critical modifications outside these scheduled periods as appropriate. The BPA Implementation Manual takes precedence over the program delivery manual if any terms, conditions or descriptions are contradictory. For more information about the ESI program or the manual, contact your Energy Smart Industrial Partner or Jennifer Eskil, BPA Industrial Program Lead, 509-527-6232.

Energy Smart Industrial program components
The ESI program contains a number of components offering a wide range of options and benefits to both utilities and industrial facilities.

  • Energy Smart Industrial Partner (ESIP): An industrial energy efficiency expert assigned by the ESI program to provide utility efficiency program staff with a single point of contact for coordinating ESI programs and resources to meet the goals and needs of their conservation program. In addition to providing technical expertise and other assistance to utility staff, the ESIP assists in representing the ESI program to utility's industrial customers (when requested), and facilitates the development and implementation of ESI program projects. Utilities continue to be the face of industrial energy efficiency to their industrial customers and define the "rules of engagement" for ESIP interaction with their industrial customers.
  • Energy Management: Energy Management is a pilot component of the ESI program that addresses the opportunities to acquire energy savings through improved operations and maintenance (O&M) and management practices. There are three core features of Energy Management:
ESI Fact Sheet For Utilities (PDF, 50k)
ESI Fact Sheet For Industrial Facilities (PDF, 195k)
Energy Smart Industrial FAQs (PDF, 178k)
ESI Program Delivery Manual (PDF, 792k)
ESI Program Components Overview (PDF, 22k)
BPA Implementation Manual
ESI Utility Participants (PDF, 106k)
TSP Consultant Pool
    • Energy Project Manager co-funding - The goal of Energy Project Manager co-funding is to increase industrial facility management and engineering efforts devoted to electrical energy projects/activities and increase the number of projects entering the ESI program.
    • Track and Tune Projects - Track and Tune is designed to financially and technically help industrial facilities "do the little things well" while putting a system in place that allows the program and the facility to track energy performance and savings over a multi-year horizon. Track and Tune centers on O&M savings, not on large capital projects.
    • High Performance Energy Management - High Performance Energy Management provides training and support to industrial facilities on how to implement energy management in to their core business practices. High Performance Energy Management is the application of the principles and practices of continuous improvement to energy management within an industrial facility (similar to Lean and Six Sigma).
  • Small Industrial Measures: The Small Industrial component provides a cost-effective mechanism to handle specific efficiency measures where the energy savings on individual projects are small relative to typical industrial projects. Typical projects may include: compressed air (<75 hp), pumps, welders, variable frequency drives, fans, controls, refrigeration, and motor driven equipment.
  • Enhanced Lighting: Enhanced Lighting is an extension of the existing Northwest Lighting Trade Ally Network to drive more industrial lighting projects. Industrial Lighting Specialists are assigned to participating utilities to assist in these efforts.
  • Enhanced Technical Service Provider: This is an expansion and enhancement of traditional BPA TSP services, including quick-response time and materials work, BPA funding of scoping, and measurement and verification activities where appropriate.

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