This study uses the power of the FisherSolve™ and BDA industry analysis to provide an in-depth assessment of energy assets, usage, and costs by major grade and North American region. Using detailed information on every North American mill’s energy related equipment, capabilities, cost, and production levels, this study provides an enlightening perspective on the industry and all aspects of energy usage. Specific analyses include:
¨ Detailed breakdown of energy assets such as boilers and turbines in terms of number, age, capacities, capabilities, description, and developmental opportunities
¨ Review of fuel and electricity usage and consumption levels by grade, region, mill type, and mill process area
¨ Assessment of fuel, power, and total energy costs by BTU and ton, energy costs by region and grade, total energy expenditures by type, region, and grade
¨ Identification of major energy saving opportunities, new processes and technologies being developed, forecasted energy asset rebuilds and replacements over the next five years, as well as other observations and conclusions relative to energy use. This data—intensive study analyzes the industry’s energy assets, capabilities, costs, and consumption levels in total and within key segments such as major grade category, geographic region, facility type, facility size, and mill process area. With this information, industry producers, suppliers, and investors can assess development opportunities, identify areas for improvement, establish relevant benchmarks, understand other industry changes and dynamics. Eighty charts and tables contained in
over 90 page s of text focus on providing quantitative analysis and breakdowns of a range of energy information as detailed below.