Improving your energy efficiency not only protects the environment, but also your bottom line. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to reduce energy costs on the farm, and it helps to have an expert to walk you through the process. That’s why DFA Energy has partnered with EnSave, a leading agricultural energy efficiency consulting firm, to offer its agricultural energy efficiency audits to you. EnSave will provide an individualized plan, with cost-effective ways your operation can reduce costs and save energy.
Some of the areas of your operation EnSave will focus on include lighting systems, milk cooling and other milking equipment. Common recommendations include upgrading to more efficient compact fluorescent lamps or LED lights, utilizing a pre-cooler or installing variable-speed drives or plate coolers.
Energy audits and installing the recommended upgrades are often eligible for a number of state and federal cost-share programs, include EQIP and REAP grants. Our experts at DFA Energy can help you navigate those programs.