Energy Management Plan for JLG Industries, Inc.

  • 2016

Energy Management Plan for JLG Industries, Inc.

Author:
Jason Grentus
Abstract:

This project was for the development of an Energy Management Plan for JLG Industries, Inc. (JLG) for use in the McConnellsburg, Pennsylvania facility. JLG’s parent company Oshkosh Corporation (Oshkosh), has agreed to reduce energy consumption by following the Department of Energy’s “Better Plants Program” that focuses on the reduction of energy by 25% over a ten year period. The project included forming an energy reduction team within the facility, developing a significant energy users report prepared by Pennsylvania Technical Assistance Program (PennTAP) from Pennsylvania State University, an approved Energy Policy and an Energy Management Plan based on ISO 500001:2011 guidance. During the building of the Energy Management Plan, the project team determined the best process model to be used for capturing the monthly key performance indicators (KPIs). The KPI’s included documenting the electric and natural gas consumption and comparing that to the direct labor hours for the McConnellsburg facility. The model used also removed the weather effects to the data to normalize energy consumption over the fiscal year. The project began on September 21, 2015 and concluded on May 13, 2016. JLG and Oshkosh strive to provide energy efficient facilities and look forward to a sustainable future.