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Energy efficiency and conservation on the farm

Energy Efficiency and Conservation on the Farm

2008 SARE, New American Farm Conference, March 25-27, 2008 / Kansas City, MO


Agenda
Agenda

  • Overview of our services

  • Some past and current programs

  • Energy pyramid

  • Energy audit overview

2008 SARE, New American Farm Conference, March 25-27, 2008 / Kansas City, MO


About ensave
About EnSave

  • Since 1991, EnSave has supported the American agricultural sector with innovative energy efficiency and resource conservation solutions.

2008 SARE, New American Farm Conference, March 25-27, 2008 / Kansas City, MO


Who works with us
Who works with us?

  • Utility companies

  • State energy offices

  • Public benefit corporations

  • Federal and state agencies

  • Utility commissions

  • RC&Ds

  • Conservation Districts

  • Agribusinesses

2008 SARE, New American Farm Conference, March 25-27, 2008 / Kansas City, MO


Our services
Our Services

  • Program design and implementation

  • Measure installation projects

  • Farm energy audits

  • Special projects/consulting

2008 SARE, New American Farm Conference, March 25-27, 2008 / Kansas City, MO



New york state variable speed drive farm program
New York State Variable Speed Drive Farm Program Kansas City, MO

  • Program ran from 1999 to 2003.

  • Funding source was the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA).

  • 572 dairy producers across the state participated in the program, installing and receiving rebates for milking vacuum pump variable speed drives.

  • The program saved 10 million kWh, 2.92 tons of NOx emissions, and delivered $1.2 million first-year energy savings to participants.

2008 SARE, New American Farm Conference, March 25-27, 2008 / Kansas City, MO


Dairy energy efficiency program
Dairy Energy Efficiency Program Kansas City, MO

  • This program offers cash incentives on equipment such as variable speed drives, lighting, ventilation, and more to dairy customers of Pacific Gas and Electric Company.

  • To date this program has saved agricultural customers of PG&E about 4 million kWh, which equals $560,000 in energy savings.

2008 SARE, New American Farm Conference, March 25-27, 2008 / Kansas City, MO


Maryland farm energy audit program phase i ii
Maryland Farm Energy Audit Program Phase I &II Kansas City, MO

  • Currently partnering with 9 Maryland organizations

  • Program operation 2007-2008

  • Performing energy audits for 75 farms

  • Energy savings, production benefits recommended

2008 SARE, New American Farm Conference, March 25-27, 2008 / Kansas City, MO


Diesel emission reduction program
Diesel Emission Reduction Program Kansas City, MO

  • Educated farmers in Eastern Washington State about no-till direct seeding and provided incentives for each acre switched from conventional tillage to no-till direct seeding.

  • Ran from December 2006 to December 2007

  • Helped 21 farmers enroll over 16,000 acres into the program and helped save over 26,000 gallons of diesel fuel, a 59% reduction in fuel use.

2008 SARE, New American Farm Conference, March 25-27, 2008 / Kansas City, MO


Energy pyramid
Energy Pyramid Kansas City, MO

2008 SARE, New American Farm Conference, March 25-27, 2008 / Kansas City, MO


Energy audits
Energy audits Kansas City, MO

  • What is an energy audit?

  • An energy audit records and analyzes energy use and recommends actions to reduce energy usage and/or increase production.

  • EnSave offers three levels of audits:

    • Level1 Basic (CSP)

    • Level 2 Comprehensive

    • Level 3 Custom (Section 9006 or integrated audits)

2008 SARE, New American Farm Conference, March 25-27, 2008 / Kansas City, MO


Ensave uses a 5 step process for energy audits
EnSave uses a 5 step process for energy audits Kansas City, MO

2008 SARE, New American Farm Conference, March 25-27, 2008 / Kansas City, MO


Step one pre site visit interview
Step One: Pre-site Visit Interview Kansas City, MO

  • Identify specific needs of producer and collect information about the operation

  • Inform producer of the data we’ll need in advance: electric and gas/propane bills to determine usage history

  • Explain the audit process – what to expect, how long it will take

  • Identify possible bio-security issues

2008 SARE, New American Farm Conference, March 25-27, 2008 / Kansas City, MO


Step two site visit
Step Two: Site Visit Kansas City, MO

  • A data collector visits the site to collect energy end-use data:

    • Lighting (wattage, number and type of lights)

    • Ventilation (fan make, model, and speed)

    • Insulation (where and how much)

    • Motors (HP, make, and model)

    • Heating (equipment type, make, and model)

    • Interested in renewable energy opportunities?

    • Other

2008 SARE, New American Farm Conference, March 25-27, 2008 / Kansas City, MO


Step three data analysis
Step Three: Data Analysis Kansas City, MO

  • Raw data is entered into EnSave’s audit software, AutoAuditTM

  • EnSave calculates energy savings and/or production benefits

2008 SARE, New American Farm Conference, March 25-27, 2008 / Kansas City, MO


Step four reporting
Step four: Reporting Kansas City, MO

  • EnSave creates a narrative report, which includes:

    • An analysis of present energy usage

    • Recommendations for improvements

    • Cost analysis of recommended improvements, including payback period

    • Productivity improvements, if any

2008 SARE, New American Farm Conference, March 25-27, 2008 / Kansas City, MO


Step five follow up
Step five: Follow-up Kansas City, MO

  • EnSave calls the producer to review the narrative report, and answer any questions.

  • We talk with the producer to encourage them to take action and move forward with the recommendations.

2008 SARE, New American Farm Conference, March 25-27, 2008 / Kansas City, MO


Examples of our audits
Examples of our Audits Kansas City, MO

  • Our poultry audit:

  • www.ensave.com/documents/SAMPLEAUDIT.pdf

  • Our dairy audit:

  • www.ensave.com/documents/DAIRYAUDIT.pdf

2008 SARE, New American Farm Conference, March 25-27, 2008 / Kansas City, MO


Thank you
Thank you! Kansas City, MO

If you have any questions about this presentation, or other programs EnSave offers, please call:

Craig Metz

Vice President

EnSave Inc.

65 Millet St. Suite 105

Richmond, VT 05477

[email protected]

2008 SARE, New American Farm Conference, March 25-27, 2008 / Kansas City, MO


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