OTTAWA – Canadian industries can now download a tool that will help boost their competitiveness and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The Government of Canada announced earlier this week that the CANADIAN MOTOR SELECTION TOOL (CanMOST) is now available at no cost from Natural Resources Canada at http://oee.nrcan.gc.ca/egi .
CanMOST allows users to compare operating costs of various motors and assess reductions in energy consumption, electricity costs and emissions associated with purchasing and operating more energy-efficient industrial motors.
CanMOST is designed to support utility auditors, energy consultants and industrial end-users in developing plans and actions to manage energy consumption and improve motor efficiency. It features 43,000 European and North American motors, a bilingual user interface and the ability to translate energy savings into greenhouse gas reductions. In addition, it provides energy and dollar savings from different high-efficiency motors in three specific scenarios: making a new purchase; comparing the cost of repairing versus replacing a motor; and replacing an inefficient existing motor before the end of its useful life.