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Learn how to cut costs on farm energy use
Farm energy audits can find significant energy savings
with a 1-5 year payback.
Decide if an energy audit is right for you
A typical energy audit includes a phone interview and a two-hour farm visit
Find funding for audits or equipment
Financial assistance is available through federal, state or utility sources
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Lighting and laundry changes saved Louie Kazemier of Rickreall Dairy over $13,000.
Craig and Linda Stevens of Otsquago View cut electricity by 13,200 kWh by installing a scroll compressor and a milk vacuum pump variable speed drive.
Changes to light fixtures, transfer pump and compressors boost efficiencies at Tony Goltstein's tech-focused Union-Go Farm.
Ralph Shank of Palmyra Farm says high-performance compressors for the milk cooling system saved him $1,670 and 17,954 kWh of electricity.
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