Members of the GKN Hoeganaes team with the carbon reduction award.
Members of the GKN Hoeganaes team with the carbon reduction award.

GKN Hoeganaes says that its plant in Gallatin, TN, USA, has received a carbon reduction award by the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) for its effort in reducing its carbon footprint.

The company was recognized for having a ‘significant impact on carbon reduction as a result of lowering its peaks in demand’, the TVA said.

Over the last three years, GKN Hoeganaes has reportedly reduced its electricity usage by 183.04 lbs CO2/kWH by monitoring its overall peak load. To determine peak load, GKN and TVA monitor the CO2/kWH power used during its peak time compared to other energy consumption types like nuclear or hydro. By reducing peak loads, the company can achieve lower consumption of CO2emissions.

Its Gallatin plant has also implemented a program aimed at reducing its energy demand. By comparing maximum demand pulled over one-month (max demand), to the maximum demand pulled for a daily six-hour window over that same month (peak demand) GKN was able to identify opportunities to reduce energy usage, it said.

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