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Energy Efficiency and Conservation on the Farm. Agenda. Overview of our services Some past and current programs Energy pyramid Energy audit overview. About EnSave.

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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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

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

energy audits
Energy audits
  • 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

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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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!

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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