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Lundberg Family Farms’ Energy Needs: The Solution is on the Farm. Grant Lundberg, CEO Lundberg Family Farms 2012 California Ag Summit January 27, 2012 Freeborn Hall, UC Davis. Agenda. Lundberg History Lundberg Energy History Energy Use Energy Efficiency Projects Energy Supply Waste

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Lundberg family farms energy needs the solution is on the farm

Lundberg Family Farms’ Energy Needs: The Solution is on the Farm

Grant Lundberg, CEO

Lundberg Family Farms

2012 California Ag Summit

January 27, 2012

Freeborn Hall, UC Davis


Agenda
Agenda

  • Lundberg History

  • Lundberg Energy History

  • Energy Use

  • Energy Efficiency Projects

  • Energy Supply

  • Waste

  • Solutions


Mission

To honor our family farming legacy by nourishing, conserving, and innovating for a healthier world






1980

2 lb. Bags




2003 100 of electrical energy at richvale facility generated by wind power

Green-e Certified

100% Renewable Energy

2003100% of electrical energy at Richvale facility generated by wind power.


2006 First Solar Array connected to the grid

197 kW rated system


2007 Second Solar Array connected to the grid

185 kW rated system


2010

Third Solar Array connected to the grid

377 kW rated system





Energy saving and efficiency
Energy Saving and Efficiency

  • Air System Improvements

  • Chilled Water System

  • Lighting Upgrades

  • Motor Upgrades

  • Air Compressors


Energy efficiency implementation
Energy Efficiency Implementation

  • Converted a 50 hp air compressor to a variable-speed air compressor.

  • Variable speed air compressor reduces the amount of energy required to produce compressed air.

    Estimated Electrical Energy Savings: 166,634 kWh/yr

    Estimated Seasonal Demand Savings: 19.0 kW

    Estimated Peak Demand Savings: 18.0 kW


Energy efficiency implementation1
Energy Efficiency Implementation

Estimated Electrical Cost Savings: $17,747/yr

Estimated Implementation Cost: $38,273

Simple Payback Period: 2.2 years

PG&E Incentive: $14,997

Simple Payback Period with Incentive: 1.3 years




Energy at lundberg family farms energy by type
Energy at Lundberg Family FarmsEnergy by type





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