Development of a Performance-based Industrial Energy Efficiency Indicator for Food Processing Plants

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This report describes the work of EPA and the food processing industry to develop an Energy Performance Indicator (EPI) for food processing plants and explains how ENERGY STAR uses EPIs to encourage industries to voluntarily improve their energy use. The report describes the data and statistical methods used to construct the EPI for the following food procession plants: juice, frozen fried potatoes, tomato products, and cookie and cracker bakeries. The equations are presented with instructions for using them in an associated Excel spreadsheet.