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Energy Management Solutions for Valley Agriculture & Food ProcessingOverview of PG&E Ag Programs and Examples of Efficiency and DR projectsFarming Clean Energy ConferenceNov 6, 2008

Energy efficiency panel
Energy Efficiency Panel

  • PG&E Ag Programs Overview– 15 min - Patsy Dugger, Facilitator

  • Lighting Retrofit Case Study – 15 min - Kathy Williams, RHA, and Mel Kazarian, Circle K Farms

  • EnSave Dairy Rebate program – 15 min - EnSave

  • Demand Response Opportunities in Ag – 15 min, Cole Shelton, EnerNoc

  • Panel Q&A – 10 min

Pg e s ag food processing targeted market has program offerings for
PG&E’s Ag & Food Processing Targeted Market has program offerings for:

  • Farms and Irrigation

  • Postharvest facilities

  • Wineries & Vineyards

  • Dairies

  • Greenhouses

  • Food Processors

  • Refrigerated warehouses

Energy efficiency services at a glance
Energy Efficiency Services at a Glance offerings for:

  • Analysis: Energy Audits and Pump Tests

  • Cash Rebates for equipment replacement

  • Customized Incentives for retrofit and new construction projects

  • New: Retro-Commissioning (RCX)

  • Third Party and Government Partnerships provide special services and program bundles

  • Education and Training

  • Emerging Technologies

  • Codes & Standards

Energy audits
Energy Audits offerings for:

  • PG&E will conduct an on-site audit of your facility, equipment and bills

  • Audit can evaluate efficiency, DR and distributed generation opportunities

  • Audit report itemizes 1) no cost 2) low cost and 3) investment grade recommendations.

  • Includes estimated energy/cost savings, investment paybacks, and available PG&E incentives.

  • Use this report as a Project Roadmap to help prioritize and plan your energy investments.

Pump tests and repair
Pump Tests and Repair offerings for:

  • Ag Pumping Efficiency Program (APEP) available to irrigators and MUNI Water Ag

  • Pump Tests: Pays $150 - $200 subsidy towards test costs - Customers select from a list of participating testers at

  • Pump Test report indicate water flow rate, pumping lift, discharge pressure & energy input, and identifies repair opportunities

  • Incentives: APEP pays .08/kwh saved for pump repairs. Post-test report is required

  • Seminars: Available for your area with a mobile pump testing unit

  • Help: APEP pump efficiency hotline at 1(800) 845-6038

Rebates offerings for:

  • Rebates are the fastest and easiest way to get cash back for common energy efficiency retrofits

  • Hundreds of pre-determined rebates are available in different equipment categories

  • Check out the Ag and Food Processing Rebate Catalogue for all rebates that apply

    • Tank insulation, greenhouse heat curtains, sprinkler to drip, pipe insulation, high bay lighting retrofits, etc…

  • Applications get sent in after the project is completed, along with your paid invoices

  • Rebate is delivered in about 4 weeks

Customized Incentives offerings for:

  • For projects not available on the rebate catalog

  • Standard incentive rates paid per kWh or therm reduced

  • PG&E will pay up to 50% of project implementation cost for retrofits up to $3.6 million - can go to facility owner or owner’s project sponsor (ie,vendor)

  • Calculation support is available

  • Important! PG&E needs to pre-approve your project and do a pre-inspection of your existing equipment

Savings by design new construction program
Savings By Design New Construction Program offerings for:

  • Encourages high-performance building and process system design

  • PG&E offers free consulting services to help you optimize the performance of your planned expansion and calculate savings and rebates on different options you may be considering

  • Performance-based incentives are based on energy savings beyond either Title 24 or industry standard practice, up to $500K/project

  • Bring your project to PG&E as early as possible for the best result. A project manager will be assigned to usher your project through the program

Retro commissioning rcx
Retro-Commissioning (RCX) offerings for:

  • Offers audits and incentives to do bring existing equipment up to optimum operating conditions (i.e., control systems, wine tank insulation repair, HVAC)

  • Provides an audit, report, and incentives to pay down the project to a 1 year payback

Competitively selected third party programs serving ag food
Competitively Selected “Third Party” Programs serving Ag/Food

  • Comprehensive Dairy Audit and Retrofit Program (RSG) – Integrated Audits, technical support, project support, incentives

  • Dairyrebate program (Ensave) offers rebates on VFDs, precoolers, lighting, compressors, vent. Fans, controls, and motors.

  • Industrial Refrigeration audit and retrofit program(VaCom) provides audits, rebates, controls strategies, ongoing monitoring and facility ops training

  • Enovity Boiler Efficiecy Program – Focusing on efficiency projects that can be paired with NOX upgrade requirements

  • Ag Mercury Vapor retrofit program (RHA) provides free mercury vapor retrofits for ag communities and also acts as a fundraiser for local ag organizations for each retrofit submitted.

  • Comprehensive Food Processing Program (Global Energy Partners)

Education and training
Education and Training Ag/Food

  • Education and Training

    • Hundreds of classes offered throughout the year - green building, LEED, solar, Title 24, HVAC, lighting, process systems, materials, daylighting, etc.

    • San Francisco, Stockton, partnership locations, and web-based learning. Click on “Education and Training” on home page for a full schedule

  • Industry-specific and System-specific

    • Irrigation efficiency, winery and vineyard workshops, dairies, food processing

    • Refrigeration, boilers, compressed air, motors and VDS, steam systems

    • Go to home page, top right to search for classes

Emerging technologies to codes standards
Emerging Technologies to Codes & Standards Ag/Food

  • Emerging Technologies: Brings new opportunities into the portfolio by identifying market-ready emerging energy efficient technologies and deploying them. Examples:

    • Electrodialysis for winery tartrate stabilization

    • WWT - oxygen injection, solar-bee pumping

    • Dairy refrigeration design improvements

    • Thermosorber for hot and cold water apps

    • Field precooling efficiency improvements

  • Codes and Standards: Sunsets incentives for technologies by working with the CEC to codify them

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