Energy-Efficient Motor Systems: A Handbook on Technology, Program, and Policy Opportunities, 2nd Ed.



Steven Nadel, R. Neal Elliott, Michael Shepard, Steve Greenberg, Gail Katz, and Anibal T. de Almeida


Motors use more than half of all electricity, yet efforts to improve efficiency and cost-effectiveness of drivepower systems have received relatively little attention. This volume outlines a systems approach encompassing high-efficiency motors, optimized controls, improved component monitoring and maintenance. Full application of the measures described here can cut U.S. electricity demand by 27% to 40%, save motor users and utilities billions of dollars, reduce pollutant emissions, and enhance productivity.