The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Office of Industrial Technologies (OIT) recently released a comprehensive assessment of opportunities to increase electric motor system efficiency and reduce energy costs in U.S. industry. Industrial motor-driven systems account for 23% of the nation’s electricity usage and two-thirds of its industry’s electricity consumption. This assessment is the first study in 20 years that characterizes the population of motor systems in the manufacturing sector nationwide, using direct observations of a representative sample. The assessment profiles the current stock of motor-driven equipment in industrial facilities, characterizes efficiency opportunities in motor systems, and describes current motor system purchase and maintenance practices. For a copy of the U.S. Industrial Electric Motor Systems Market Opportunities Assessment, call Motor Challenge at (800) 862-2086. Motor Challenge is a partnership program with U.S. industry, administered by DOE OIT, to promote energy efficiency in industrial motor systems.