The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recognizes Foremost Farms, for attaining 50001 Ready status at its Plover, Wisconsin facility. The plant began working with Energy Performance Services (EPS) and Leidos as part of the SEM program in mid-2015.
In 2017, with the implementation of 50001 Ready and Focus on Energy’s EMIS along with support from EPS, Foremost Farms Plover facility surpassed their energy targets of 2.5% reductions by 20% and completed their Strategic Energy Management project in July 2019.
EPS developed a business case and plan for ISO 50001 and custom EMIS adoption, which was incorporated into Focus on Energy’s SEM program. The business case justified Foremost investing $100k in metering equipment and commitment to 50001 Ready. Together, 50001 Ready based SEM and the EMIS delivered an effective approach to controlling energy use. The additional sub-metering and reporting from the EMIS accelerated the implementation of 50001 Ready by enabling the plant to visualize, set targets, and subsequently manage energy use.
* Note for the photo : Published on U.S. Department of Energy, Better Buildings.
Left to Right: Doug Bauer, Plant Manager, Ann Berres-Olivotti, Senior Manager of Technical Services, and Andrew Beese, Plant Superintendent. Photo Credit: Justin Pope/ Foremost Farms.