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AGRICULTURE PROGRAMS

SOWING THE SEEDS OF ENERGY SAVINGS & DEMAND REDUCTION

Agriculture is evolving, and we’re evolving with it.

Agricultural energy efficiency, demand response and other distributed energy resources pose unique challenges—and opportunities. That’s always been the case, but it’s never been truer than today, as innovation takes hold across the agriculture sector.

Traditional farms are major consumers of resources. According to the USDA, farm businesses account for 90 percent of fuel and electricity consumption in the agriculture sector. Whether through direct energy consumption in the form of gasoline, diesel, electricity and natural gas or indirect consumption from energy-intensive fertilizers and pesticides, farms are ripe for innovative grid optimization strategies.

Add to that the recent rise in indoor agriculture, wineries and breweries, and it’s clear that the time for pioneering agricultural programs is now.

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INTEGRATION FOR EVERY SEASON

The agriculture market is uniquely poised to embrace grid optimization. Some farms already produce renewable energy themselves. Others lease out land for wind turbine, solar, geothermal, oil or gas development. And a small but growing number of farmers are growing biomass fuels.

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By finding synergies and carefully considering season-specific energy and cost needs, Franklin Energy designs grid optimization programs that work in every situation. These integrated programs help agricultural customers save the most energy and water possible. At the same time, we strategically reduce peak demand to keep resources flowing across the board.

We work with our clients and their customers to identify heavy-hitting operational improvements. Then we make them easy to implement, with funding mechanisms and generation opportunities tied to the seasonal nature of the business and the customer’s available budget.

 

IRRIGATION INNOVATION

On most farms, poor pumping plant efficiency means that irrigation and pumping are the biggest electricity hogs. Franklin Energy tackles that head-on with programs that combine irrigation system efficiency with comprehensive water and irrigation education programs.

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Our goal is to promote scientific irrigation management practices. Automatic control systems and time-of-use-rate schedules meet off-peak pumping, demand response and self-generation incentives. The combination nets major savings and load control benefits.

THE FRANKLIN DIFFERENCE

ON TIME. ON BUDGET.

Upfront project expense can be a barrier, especially when active seasons require long hours and offseasons require saving dollars. We calculate all our programs carefully to help customers achieve the greatest incentives and return for their projects.

SAFETY FIRST. ALWAYS.

From farm equipment to extreme temperatures, agricultural environments pose unique risks. That’s why we make safety our number one priority in all we do. Our in-field specialists adhere to industry-leading safety and biosecurity procedures wherever they are.

HOME-GROWN EXPERTISE

A successful agricultural program calls for people who understand the farming way of life. That’s why we staff our programs with experts who have first-hand farming expertise. Many of our agricultural experts come from farming families themselves.
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