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Boise recognized for energy savings projects at downsized Oregon paper mill

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Boise recognized for energy savings projects at downsized Oregon paper mill

September 22, 2011 - 11:39
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ST. HELENS, OR , Sept. 22, 2011 (Local News) -Boise Cascade of St. Helens was awarded $317,276 by Energy Trust of Oregon in recognition of the mill's recent completion of energy-saving projects. Boise Cascade completed four projects this year that will result in an energy savings of 3 megawatts per year.

The most recent, and largest, project to be completed was the Motor Control Center Consolidation project. This project eliminated many of the unused power stations the facility was left with after downsizing in 2008 and 2009.

"We downsized to about 2/3 of the mill, but a lot of the power still ran through old buildings we were no longer using," said Boise electrical engineer/supervisor Janet Vining. "The kicker was that there were safety issues trying to go into those areas that were not inhabited by us anymore. It made better sense for us to take that out and get the power out of those areas."

The Chronicle - Boise Cascade focus is on energy saving projects

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