ConAgra Foods Lamb Weston and Bonneville Power Honored for Energy Efficiency Efforts

  ConAgra Foods Lamb Weston and Bonneville Power Honored for Energy Efficiency
  Efforts

 Association of Energy Engineers recognizes ConAgra Foods Lamb Weston and its
      energy efficiency champion along with two long-time BPA employees

World Energy Engineering Conference

Business Wire

ATLANTA -- October 31, 2012

(from the World Energy Engineering Conference) – The Northwest came up just
shy of a sweep as the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) awarded six of its
eight awards for regional excellence in energy efficiency to Northwest
engineers and organizations. Half of the winners also have ties to Bonneville
Power Administration’s (BPA) Energy Smart Industrial (ESI) program.

Chris Milan of BPA (left) and Mike Henderson of ConAgra Foods Lamb Weston
accept their awards Tuesda ...

Chris Milan of BPA (left) and Mike Henderson of ConAgra Foods Lamb Weston
accept their awards Tuesday evening. (Photo: Business Wire)

“These accolades shine a light on the incredible performance of our Energy
Smart Industrial program,” said Jennifer Eskil, Industrial Sector Lead at BPA.
“It also illustrates how Northwest facilities and electric utilities are
collaborating to unlock a tremendous amount of energy savings.”

“We couldn’t be more proud of this recognition, and the results of our efforts
to reduce energy use,” said Mike Henderson, Energy and Environmental
Engineering Manager, ConAgra Foods Lamb Weston. “We have a great team across
Lamb Weston and these accomplishments are the result of many hands, including
staff at our ConAgra Foods Lamb Weston plants and our corporate team. We also
had great support from our utility suppliers and consulting experts. Together,
we were able to move the ball forward and bring our citizenship commitment to
life by doing business in a way that’s good for you, good for the community
and good for the planet.”

BPA’s ESI program enters its fourth year as a regional clearinghouse for
industrial energy efficiency. To date, ESI serves 99 percent of Northwest
public power’s industrial load and boasts nearly 370 million kilowatt-hours in
verified energy savings from its first two years. Earlier this year, the
program was also recognized for “Outstanding Achievement in Program Design &
Implementation Non-residential Program” by the Association of Energy Service
Professionals (AESP).

Award recipients include:

Chris Milan, BPA – Energy Engineer of the Year: Milan has worked for BPA on
regional industrial energy conservation for the past 22 years. During that
time he has supported a diverse range of custom projects across numerous
utility territories as well as program development and implementation (most
recently BPA's award-winning ESI program). Milan also takes an active
leadership role in several other regional and national energy efficiency
efforts.

ConAgra Foods Lamb Weston – Corporate Energy Management: By seizing every
opportunity to monitor and reduce its energy usage, ConAgra Foods Lamb Weston
has proven itself a leader in corporate energy management and corporate
responsibility. Within AEE’s Western Region, Lamb Weston’s food plants and
coldstorage facilities in the area have partnered with their serving utilities
to accomplish significant cost-effective electric energy savings by utilizing
nearly every component of BPA’s ESI program.

Mike Henderson, ConAgra Foods Lamb Weston – Energy Manager of the Year: In his
role as Energy and Environmental Engineering Manager at Lamb Weston, Henderson
supports a broad range of company-wide sustainability programs with a primary
focus on energy intensity reduction through conservation and acquisition.
Regionally, Henderson serves as the Energy Committee Chair for the Northwest
Food Processors Association while providing leadership to a team that manages
energy efficiency projects at more than 10 of Lamb Weston’s facilities. With
support from BPA ESI and local utilities, he has achieved greater than 20
million kilowatt-hours (kWh) savings in electrical energy in 2010 and 2011.

Todd Amundson, BPA – Energy Professional Development: Through his work at BPA,
Amundson is recognized as leader in industrial energy efficiency. He holds a
range of responsibilities, including field engineering support for energy
efficiency projects at federal facilities and plays a prominent role in the
design and implementation of BPA's ESI Program, which acquired more than 250
million kWh in cost-effective energy efficiency resources in 2011. Amundson
has also actively contributed to the development of new engineering
professionals through his direct support of the Washington Pulp and Paper
Foundation's Bioresource Science and Engineering Intern Program.

Through its annual awards program, AEE acknowledges those who have achieved
prominence in energy efficiency across five regions of the United States. The
Western Region (Region V) covers Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho,
Nevada, Oregon, Utah and Washington. Awards are given in numerous categories
to recognize individuals (Energy Engineer, Energy Manager, Energy Professional
Development, Renewable Energy Innovator, Young Energy Professional);
corporations (Corporate Energy Management); and projects (Energy Project,
Renewable Energy Project).

About BPA ESI

BPA’s Energy Smart Industrial (ESI) program works through its Northwest
customer utilities and their industrial facilities through to deliver
cost-effective energy savings across a wide variety of industrial markets. ESI
provides technical expertise and resources to address energy efficiency
opportunities that meet varying industry needs and company budget levels.
Learn more at www.EnergySmartIndustrial.com.

About ConAgra Foods Lamb Weston

Lamb Weston makes quality frozen potato, sweet potato and other vegetable
products for restaurants, retailers and other foodservice operations
throughout the world. Lamb Weston is a brand of ConAgra Foods, Inc.,
(NYSE:CAG), one of North America’s leading food companies, with brands in 97
percent of America’s households. For more information, please visit us at
www.lambweston.com.

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Contact:

BPA Energy Smart Industrial
Doug Anderson, 503-928-4811
mediarelations@energysmartindustrial.com
or
ConAgra Foods Lamb Weston
Marti DeMoss, 208-424-5459
marti.demoss@conagrafoods.com
 
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