Market Progress Evaluation Report: Drive Power Initiative, No. 4

Date Published: March 1, 2003

Document Type: Evaluation Study / Report, Report


Program Administrator:

Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance


Currents Consulting


This report evaluates the market effects of the Drive Power Initiative. The Drive Power Initiative has three core areas of service: Electric Motor Management (EMM), motor systems efficiency, and marketing and administration of training for compressed air and pumping systems. The Initiative meets its objectives of increasing overall efficiency of the motor fleet and motor systems, increasing consumer awareness, improving repair practices and marketing the Compressed Air Challenge (CAC) and Pumping System Assessment Tool (PSAT) training through a variety of methods. These methods include implementing a broad end-user education program; deploying field consultants to work one-on-one with end-users; leveraging program success stories and information through publication in various media; helping motor service centers to improve their repair practices, coordinating efforts with trade associations, utilities, and energy-related organizations and agencies; and conducting training for the CAC and PSAT. Analysis of field data indicates that the Initiative is clearly playing a role in motivating and helping end-users to improve their motor management practices.

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