Save Money with Energy Efficiency Funding Programs for Dairies
EnSave Energy Analyst, Chris Abbott-Koch’s article was featured in the month’s issues of Progressive Dairyman. In the article Chris discusses how dairies can save money by taking advantage of energy efficiency programs such as NRCS’s Environmental Quality Incentives Program and USDA’s Rural Energy for America program.
“It’s always a good season for saving money, whether commodity prices are high or low. Energy costs on your dairy can often be reduced by 10 to 35 percent, saving you money in the long run. In our experience, this savings equates to anywhere from 2 cents to 30 cents per hundredweight in avoided costs.
You can make these savings even better by taking advantage of funding opportunities through the USDA for energy-saving projects.”
Chris goes on to provide information about each of the programs, and offers advice on how to make sure you pick a technical service provider or grant writer – such as EnSave – that can help you from application through implementation.