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DOE qualified to provide IAC-equivalent assessments

By January 1, 2024May 9th, 2024Energy Briefs

Unlock Efficiency, Sustainability, and Profitability in Your Industrial Operations

We are excited to announce that we have been qualified by the U.S. Department of Energy as a provider of Industrial Assessment Centers (IAC)-equivalent assessments! The IACs have performed no-cost technical energy assessments for small- and medium-sized manufacturers for over 45 years. Now, through the IAC Implementation Grants Program, recipients of assessments from qualified assessors like us can apply for grants of up to $300,000 (with a one-to-one match) each application round to implement assessment project recommendations.

When your facility wastes energy, you’re impacting more than just the environment; you’re also hurting your profit, productivity, and people. Unlock and maximize your facility’s profit with an in-depth assessment through the Department of Energy’s Industrial Assessment Center (IAC) Program.

Small and medium-sized manufacturing firms are eligible for grants up to $300,000 at 50% cost share. Grant applications are accepted on a rolling basis and reviewed quarterly. As a provider of IAC-equivalent assessments, Michaels Energy can complete energy audits and provide all the supporting materials needed for your grant application.

Learn more here or contact us today to schedule a consultation and discover how an assessment can maximize the value of your facility.

Program Background

For over 45 years, Industrial Assessment Centers have operated with bipartisan support to assist small- and medium-sized manufacturers to save energy, improve productivity, and reduce waste by providing no-cost technical assessments and training the next generation of energy-savvy engineers and manufacturing professionals in the process.

The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) invests $550 million to expand the IAC Program in support of the Biden Administration’s goals of reducing industrial emissions, creating pathways to high-quality jobs, a skilled manufacturing workforce, and enhancing U.S. manufacturing competitiveness in a net-zero economy.

The IAC Implementation Grants Program is providing up to $400 million in grants (of up to $300,000 each application round, with 50% cost share) to small- and medium-sized manufacturers to implement recommendations made in IAC or Combined Heat & Power Technical Assistance Partnership (CHP TAP) – including what are now called “Onsite Energy TAP” assessments. The program also qualifies assessments from third-party assessors as “IAC-equivalent” so that recipients of those assessments can be eligible for implementation grants.

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